PNT

May 6, 2019

Homeland Security Says PNT a “National Critical Function”

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated positioning, navigation, and timing services (PNT) a “National Critical Function.” That is PNT is now officially a capability so vital to the United States that its “disruption, corruption, or dysfunction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety.”

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By Dee Ann Divis
April 16, 2019

Emlid Releases Multi-Band RTK GNSS Receiver with Centimeter Precision

Designed for surveying, mapping and navigation, the new REACH RS2 RTK GNSS receiver from Emlid comes with a mobile app.

Reach RS2 gets a fixed solution in just seconds and maintains robust performance even in challenging conditions, according to the manufacturer. Centimeter accuracy can be achieved on distances over 60 kilometers in RTK, and 100 kilometers in PPK mode.

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By Inside GNSS
March 28, 2019

ENC 2019 Returns to Poland April 9-12

The European Navigation Conference 2019 (ENC 2019) comes to Warsaw, Poland on April 9-12. The European Group of Institutes of Navigation (EUGIN) and Polish Navigation Forum (PNF) invite attendees to the conference, which is organized by the Polish Navigation Forum. PNF is a non-profit organization, founded in the ’80s, with the aim of associating people involved in development of the science of navigation. This is the second time Poland is hosting the ENC conference participants, and the venue will be the Novotel Warszawa Centrum Hotel.

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By Inside GNSS
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
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