SBAS and RNSS

February 22, 2018

ESA, Airbus Sign Contract for EGNOS V3 Upgrades

Airbus has been selected as the main contractor to develop EGNOS V3, the next generation of Europe’s Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS). The company was awarded the contract by the European Space Agency (ESA), which manages EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) development under a working arrangement signed with the European GNSS Agency (GSA).

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By Inside GNSS
February 15, 2018

The Federal Budget is Confusing, but GPS Appears OK – for Now

Congress is in the midst of a confusing multi-budget-year scramble to fund the government for fiscal year 2018 – which is now nearly half over – while taking into account additional monies made available in a budget deal signed February 9 and keeping an eye on the deficit ballooning from that deal and under the FY19 White House budget submitted February 12.

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By Dee Ann Divis
February 6, 2018

Japan-Australia Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) Industrial Utilization Workshop

This free workshop will share information about QZSS and GPS related technologies and the latest developments in the applications of this technology in a range of sectors including agriculture, autonomous driving, advanced route guidance and the maritime sector. The all-day workshop will explore avenues for future cooperation with Australian organizations, both in the private and public sectors and report on trials undertaken in Australia using QZSS applications.

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By Inside GNSS
January 1, 2018

RNSS and the ITU Radio Regulations

All applications of satellite navigation show a strong growth. They can now rely on four global systems (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou) and additional regional systems, sometimes aiming for future global extension (QZSS, NavIC). All these systems and their applications rely on very limited satellite orbit spectrum. This article is providing background and insights on the growing pressure on this limited resource, giving rise to proposals for “sharing” spectrum. How satellite navigation will survive and find the necessary spectrum resources to grow is reviewed in details in the following paragraphs.

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By Ingo Baumann