GPS

Telit Releases NavIC-Enabled SL869T3-I GNSS Module

Designed to support the Indian NavIC (formerly IRNSS) constellation L5 signal simultaneously with GPS L1 and SBAS, the Telit SL869T3-I GNSS module is the new multi-constellation member of the company’s SL869 family of modules.

The SL869T3-I is equipped with special HW and SW to support navigation on L1 and L5 bands. It can navigate using GPS L1, IRNSS/NavIC L5 and the GAGAN L1 SBAS systems concurrently, according to the company.

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By Inside GNSS
February 14, 2019

Government Researchers Working to Address GPS Vulnerabilities

Two recent reports have underscored the threats to the GPS system from space-capable adversaries. Both the Worldwide Threat Assessment, released Jan. 30 by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and theDefense Intelligence Agency’s newly released Challenges to Security in Spacedetail the potential for China, Russia and others to damage the constellation or disrupt its signals.

With worries mounting about these risks, and the more mundane but still harmful prospect of regional jamming or spoofing, organizations throughout the U.S. government are working on ways to address vulnerabilities and find ways to operate without GPS.

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By Dee Ann Divis
February 12, 2019

Inertial Sense Releases Small RTK-INS For Mass-Market Consumer Applications

Inertial Sense, creators of the smallest high-performance precision GPS-Inertial Navigation Systems, recently announced the release of precise RTK-level accuracy. The new inertial navigation solution offers an accuracy of 2-3 centimeters GPS position, in combination with inertial sensors (including on-board sensor fusion), at a lower price point than competitive INS+RTK Sensor offerings, according to the manufacturer.

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By Inside GNSS
February 4, 2019

Institute of Navigation Announces Winners of 2018 Annual Awards at ITM and PTTI Conference

The Institute of Navigation (ION) presented its Annual Awards during the ION International Technical Meeting (ITM) and Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications (PTTI) meeting in Reston, Virginia, January 28-31, 2019. The ION Annual Awards Program is sponsored by The Institute of Navigation to recognize individuals making significant contributions or demonstrating outstanding performance relating to the art and science of navigation.

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By Inside GNSS
January 31, 2019

GPS Backup May Get More Attention as Lawmakers Highlight Risks to Space Assets, Critical Infrastructure

China, Russia and other adversaries including Iran and North Korea pose a threat to U.S. infrastructure on the ground and in space according to a new congressional report,  a conclusion that may sharpen lawmakers’ focus on building a recently mandated backup system for GPS timing,

The Worldwide Threat Assessment, released Wednesday by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, says that all four nations plus criminal organizations have the ability to use cyber techniques to create local disruptions of critical infrastructure.

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By Dee Ann Divis
January 17, 2019

Geolocation Data Could Get Privacy Protection Under New ADD Act

New legislation aiming to protect the privacy of internet and phone users could shield not just their browsing and buying habits but their location information as well.

The American Data Dissemination (ADD) Act, introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio on January 16, covers service providers that use the internet and “collect records” — a very broad definition. The Act will also be enforced against common carriers — that is telecommunications companies.

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By Dee Ann Divis
January 10, 2019

Webinar on GNSS Jamming and Crowd Sourcing Detection and GeoLocation Held Jan. 22

Smartphones are seemingly omnipresent in our everyday lives. But new usage suggests that these mighty miniature devices can utilize crowd sourcing to defeat GPS jamming. For the latest on this critical topic, make sure to register for this 90-minute webinar on January 22 that will explore and compare the potential and current limitations of using smartphone density, ease of deployment and signal utility against the capabilities of dedicated networks.

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By Inside GNSS
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