Dee Ann Divis, Author at Inside GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite Systems Engineering, Policy, and Design

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April 23, 2020
FCC Chooses “Broadcast-Till-You-Break-It” GPS Interference Standard

In its order allowing Ligado Networks to use satellite frequencies for on-the-ground wireless, the Federal Communications Commission set conditions on the firm’s operations,…

By Dee Ann Divis


April 21, 2020
Opposition to Ligado Plan Remains Strong During Wait for Final Order

Though the FCC approved Ligado Networks’ request to use satellite frequencies to support terrestrial 5G, opposition to the move remains firm as everyone…

By Dee Ann Divis


April 21, 2020
Homeland Security Offers Free Testing for GPS Equipment

The Department of Homeland Security is offering to test GPS equipment used in critical infrastructure to see how resilient it is against spoofing….

By Dee Ann Divis


April 20, 2020
FCC Unanimously Approves Ligado Plan; Questions, Opposition Remain

The five members of the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to approve a request by Ligado Networks to use satellite frequencies neighboring those…

By Dee Ann Divis


April 16, 2020
Lead-up to Impending Ligado Decision Started with 10 years of Testing and Controversy

Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai’s step this week toward approving Ligado Networks’ request to use its satellite frequencies for a terrestrial 5G service…

By Dee Ann Divis


April 16, 2020
FCC Chairman Moves Forward on Ligado Approval Interfering with GPS

“Ligado’s planned usage will likely harm military capabilities, particularly for the U.S. Space Force, and have major impact on the national economy,” two…

By Dee Ann Divis


April 13, 2020
Multi-agency Report Opposing Ligado Request Could Be Last Element in Controversy

Thirteen agencies responsible for much if not most of the nation’s military, civil, security and economic activity say Ligado Networks’ plan to use…

By Dee Ann Divis


April 9, 2020
Progress Logged on Strengthening and Backing Up PNT

After years of delay, we see movement toward a back-up service for PNT and ensuring that critical infrastructure owners and operators take steps…

By Dee Ann Divis


April 8, 2020
GPS III Launch Delayed by Pandemic

The Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) announced Tuesday it would reschedule the launch of the GPS III SV03 satellite “to…

By Dee Ann Divis


April 7, 2020
GPS Backup Analysis Stays on Track

Though the pandemic impacts federal workers and contractors across the country, the early-March testing of GPS backup technologies finished on time and the…

By Dee Ann Divis


April 2, 2020
Washington View: Progress Logged on Strengthening and Backing Up PNT

After years of delay, we see movement toward a back-up service for PNT and ensuring that critical infrastructure owners and operators take steps…

By Dee Ann Divis


March 27, 2020
OCX Hardware Must Be Replaced; Effect on Schedule Unknown

The U.S. Space Force ordered replacement of the computer hardware in the new GPS ground system due to the due to the sale…

By Dee Ann Divis


March 24, 2020
Ship-tracking Microsatellites Could Spot GPS Jammers from Space

A satellite firm now offering ship monitoring and tracking is studying whether it can use its new, formation-flying satellites to pinpoint GPS jammers…

By Dee Ann Divis


March 3, 2020
Air and Space Forces Want $100s of Millions More for GPS-related Priority Projects

When the White House submits its budget request for the Department of Defense to Congress every year, that is not the final word….

By Dee Ann Divis


February 28, 2020
GPS IIIF Slows as Program Funding Shifts to Space Force

The White House wants to maintain the pattern of steady investment in the GPS program though it appears the administration has decided to…

By Dee Ann Divis


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