PNT

February 28, 2019

Report: Russian Navy Gets New Precision Terrestrial System to Backup GPS/GLONASS

According to a news report,“Sprut-N1 [a] new-generation precision navigation radio system (RNS) has been created for the Russian Navy. It will determine geographic location, speed and altitude with a precision superior to that of GLONASS and GPS. The coordinates are determined by ground stations of the system which transmit coded signals to warships and aircraft. The main advantage against satellite navigation is that the signal of the high-tech system cannot be jammed, the Izvestia daily writes.”

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By Dana A. Goward
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 8, 2019

SATELLITE 2019 Returns to DC in May

SATELLITE 2019 is a global show designed for anyone from anywhere in the world who is looking to better their business operations or enhance their strategy through connectivity and by joining thousands with the same mindset. The conference will be held May 6-9, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

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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 29, 2019

ION’s ITM/PTTI 2019 Kicks Off in Fine Fashion on Tuesday

The first full day of the Institute of Navigation’s ITM/PTTI 2019 conference wrapped up Tuesday after a busy, education-filled day at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Virginia.

The program kicked off with a welcome and introductions by ION President Dr. John Raquet and program chairs Dr. Olivier Julien (ITM Program) and Dr. Michael Coleman (PTTI Program), who announced that this year marked 50 years of meetings for PTTI, with the first meeting having been held in 1969.

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By Stan Goff
January 25, 2019

ION’s Pacific PNT Returns to Honolulu

ION’s Pacific PNT Conference is a global cooperative development of Positioning, Navigation and Timing technology and applications where policy and technical leaders from Japan, Singapore, China, South Korea, Australia, the United States and more meet to discuss policy updates, receive program status updates and exchange technical information.

Held April 8-11 at the Hilton Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, Pacific PNT is “Where East Meets West in the Global Cooperative Development of Positioning, Navigation and Timing Technology.”

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By Inside GNSS
January 22, 2019

GNSS Technologists Continue to Impact Industry Developments, Policies

At next week’s Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications (PTTI) annual conference sponsored by ION, attendees can take part in a technical program designed to disseminate and coordinate PTTI information at the user level, review present and future PTTI requirements, inform government and industry engineers, technicians, and managers of precise time and frequency technology and its problems, and provide an opportunity for an active exchange of new technology associated with PTTI.

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By Stan Goff
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