GPS

February 18, 2019

GPSIA Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Garmin GPS 155’s FAA Certification

WASHINGTON – The GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA) issued the following statement, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) certification of the Garmin GPS 155, a device that for the first time enabled pilots to use Global Positioning System as their primary navigation source across all phases of flight — including approach to landing in poor weather conditions. Members of the public may view the prototype, as part of the Time and Navigation exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum.

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By Inside GNSS

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