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November 14, 2016

11th RIN Baška GNSS Conference

The 11th RIN Baška GNSS Conference will take place May 7 – 9, 2017, in Baška, Krk Island, Croatia, organized jointly by The Royal Institute of Navigation (London, UK), Faculty of Maritime Studies (University of Rijeka, Croatia), and the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences (University of Zagreb, Croatia), with technical co-sponsorship from Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Beijing, China).

The abstract deadline is February 6, 2017. Please contact Renato Filjar.

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November 2, 2016


The Winspear Opera House and the Meyerson Symphony Center in the Downtown Dallas Arts District

AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2017, All Things Unmanned will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. from May 8 – 11, 2017.

Online registration is open. Early bird registration ends November 30, 2016. Onsite registration will be available.

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November 1, 2016

ENC 2017: European Navigation Conference

EPFL Campus, Lausanne and Lake Geneva (photo A. Herzog)

The 2017 European Navigation Conference (ENC 2017) will take place on the EPFL campus in the new Swiss Tech Convention Centre (STCC) on the shores of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland from May 9 – 12, 2017.

The call for papers is now open. The submission deadline is January 8, 2017. Registration and conference program will be available soon.

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September 14, 2016

DHS Continues to Test GNSS Timing for Critical Infrastructure

Because GPS and other GNSS are critical to the nation’s infrastructure, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is testing an augmentation system and developing new requirements to protect it, a DHS official told the U.S. Department of Transportations’s Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) meeting this week in Portland, Oregon.

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August 17, 2016

NovAtel Rolls Out Marine GNSS Antennas

NovAtel has released its GPS-173-GGG-N and GPS-713-GGGL-N explosive atmosphere- (ATEX)–qualified GNSS marine antennas with Inmarsat rejection filters.
The triple-frequency antennas are based on the company’s Pinwheel technology. Both antennas receive GPS L1, L2, and L5; GLONASS L1, L2, and L3 ; BeiDou B1 and B2; and Galileo E1 and E5a/b frequencies. The antennas can also receive satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) signals and those from Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) satellites.

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August 16, 2016

Dana Goward

Dana A. Goward is the President & Executive Director of the Resilient Navigation & Timing Foundation, a nonprofit, public benefit corporation that helps protect critical infrastructure by promoting resilient navigation and timing worldwide.

In 2013 he retired from the federal Senior Executive Service having served as the maritime navigation authority for the United States and Director, Marine Transportation Systems for the U.S. Coast Guard.

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GNSS Forum: Seven Easy Ways the Administration or Congress Could Get a Quick Win Protecting GPS and America

Dana Goward, President & Executive Director, Resilient Navigation & Timing Foundation

The U.S. Secretary of Defense has said “I hate GPS” and “I want to unplug the military from GPS.” Senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have called GPS “a single point of failure for critical infrastructure.”

GPS signals are used by virtually every technology. Their disruption for more than a brief period of time or over more than a small area could impact cell phone service, financial systems, computer networks, emergency radio systems, and every mode of transportation. It could be catastrophic for America.

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July 24, 2016

Souichirou Kozuka

Souichirou Kozuka (Ph.D., Tokyo University) is a professor of law at Gakushuin University, Tokyo.

He specializes in commercial law, corporate law, and maritime, air and space law.

Kozuka is co-chair of the Space Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) for 2016 and 2017, correspondent of UNIDROIT (the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law) and an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL).

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By Inside GNSS
July 5, 2016

Federal Agencies Plan Shutdown of 37 Differential GPS Stations

Graphic Depicting NDGPS Coverage After Site Reductions

The U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Department of Transportation (DoT) released a Federal Register notice today (July 5, 2016) announcing a reduction of the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS).

The planned reduction calls for the shutdown and decommissioning of 37 DGPS sites, leaving 46 operational sites available to users in coastal areas. Termination of the NDGPS broadcasts is scheduled to occur on August 5, 2016.

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