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August 11, 2022

Q: How can ground monitoring of GNSS constellations improve on the performance and integrity commitments made by GNSS constellation providers regarding the integrity of their signals and services? What performance benefits might result?

A: The “GNSS Solutions” column in the May/June issue of Inside GNSS [1] described the commitments that have been made by GNSS service providers in terms of limits on Signal-in-Space (SIS) range errors, satellite failure probabilities, and times to alert and recover from failures.

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By Inside GNSS
July 27, 2022

Brussels View: Europe’s Sharp Eye on Positioning, Navigation and Timing

The European Space Agency’s new navigation head, Francisco-Javier Benedicto Ruiz, has a lot to say about GNSS, both present and future. We recently spoke with him about his views on satellite navigation, signal vulnerability and authentication, and the agency’s working relationship, or not, with Russia. The technical team behind the Galileo authentication service and industry representatives developing alternative positioning, navigation and timing solutions also share insights.

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By Peter Gutierrez
May 26, 2022

Virtual Aiding Methods: GPS Alternatives for Assured PNT

Robustness to GPS jamming and spoofing is critical for military applications yet challenging, and numerous alternative sensing techniques have been explored over the years. Virtual aiding methods have proven effective, with the ability to constrain and localize the search space for improved operability in GPS-denied environments. 

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By Inside GNSS
May 24, 2022

Q: What commitments have the various constellation providers made to GNSS users regarding the integrity of their signals and services? How are these commitments transmitted to users, and how can they be updated if circumstances require?

A: GNSS users who must verify the integrity of their navigation solutions to meet safety requirements need at least some knowledge of the degree to which they can trust the signals received from GNSS satellites before additional monitoring is added.

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