PNT

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
January 3, 2019

FAA Selects NovAtel to Provide Safety-Critical Infrastructure for North American Navigation Network

NovAtel has been awarded a contract from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to design, produce and deliver 40 next-generation Ground Uplink Station (GUS) Signal Generators to support the FAA’s safety of life Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) navigation service. The contract also includes ongoing engineering support services for NovAtel’s complete portfolio of Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) products deployed by the FAA, including the WAAS G-III reference receiver platform.

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By Inside GNSS

PNT Technology May Get More Export Controls

Additional export controls are being considered for position, navigation, and timing (PNT) advances as well 13 other wide-ranging categories of technology. Among these categories are emerging disciplines like machine learning, robotics, object recognition and artificial intelligence that often incorporate PNT to support new applications in self-driving vehicles, drones, remote sensing and urban mobility.

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By Dee Ann Divis
December 5, 2018

Measuring Galileo Performance: Navigation and Timing Performance Figures of Merit | Part 2

This article provides an overview of the current Galileo system deployment status and performance trends since the Initial Open Service declaration on December 15, 2016. The system performance is assessed through a set of navigation and timing performance figures of merit. The outstanding performance results along with the acceleration in the constellation and ground segment deployment confirm that the Galileo system is on track towards Full Operational Capability. That Initial Open Service Declaration in late 2016 marked a historical milestone in the Galileo program. Here the authors will illustrate that Galileo has arrived and that it works.

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By Inside GNSS
October 31, 2018

Imagination Technologies Introduces Comprehensive GNSS IP Core

Imagination Technologies today announced the offering of the Ensigma Location GNSS IP core that supports GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou as well as several Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) including WAAS and EGNOS. Designed for ultra-low power consumption, the IP is designed to optimize battery powered remote IoT sensors and edge devices, wearables, health monitors, consumer mobile products, automotive after-sales products such as insurance boxes and road tolling equipment, and asset tracking devices.

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By Stan Goff
October 30, 2018

International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing Slated for Nov. 13-16

The International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing (ITSNT) is an annual event organized by CNES (Centre national d’études spatiales) and ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile) for professionals and researchers working with or interested in navigation and timing technologies and their use. This year’s event will take place Nov. 13-16 in Toulouse, France, on the campus of ENAC.

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By Inside GNSS
October 25, 2018

HERE Technologies’ HERE XYZ Cloud Service Designed for Fast, Flexible Management of Location Data

HERE Technologies recently announced the availability of HERE XYZ, a real-time, flexible, and open location data management cloud service built for a broad range of developers and users: from students to small and medium businesses to large enterprises to data journalists and cartographers. The service, currently in Beta, fills a major gap for mapmakers and developers of location-aware applications by providing live access to uploaded data, complete flexibility in rendering tools, and cloud services to share your location data with the world in an instant.

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By Inside GNSS
October 24, 2018

ION Announces 2019-2021 Nominations Notice

Nominations for officers were submitted by the 2019-2021 Nominating Committee of The Institute of Navigation. The ION’s Nominating Committee was chaired by Dr. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska and included three representatives from each region.

Additional Nominees. Pursuant to Article V of The Institute of Navigation’s bylaws, “additional nominations may be made by petition, signed by at least 25 members entitled to vote for the office for which the candidate is nominated.” All additional nominees must fulfill nomination requirements as indicated in the ION bylaws and the nomination must be received at the ION National Office by November 7.

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By Inside GNSS