Inaccuracy in cities has been the persistent and lingering problem for GNSS, engendering many attempts at a solution and revealing deeply embedded difficulties. This article provides an overview of the Google solution, the rollout in Android phones, and before/after results.
The u-blox ALEX-R5, a miniature cellular module, integrates low-power wide-area (LPWA) connectivity and GNSS technology into an ultra-small system-in-package (SiP) form factor.By Inside GNSS
A free virtual workshop sponsored by GMV and ESA will be held on the 12th March between 09:30 and 12:00 (see registration details below) to broadcast the achievements of GINTO5G project.By Inside GNSS
Telit announced its SE868SY-D a multi-frequency, high-precision GNSS receiver module for applications that require high accuracy, fast updates, multi-constellation support and multipath resistance. At 11×11 mm, the SE868SY-D easily accommodates ultra-compact devices and Internet of Things (IoT) trackers.By Inside GNSS
Jackson Labs Technologies, Inc. announced availability of the STL-2600 Satellite Timing and Location (STL) receiver designed in partnership with Satelles, Inc., the service provider of STL. This commercial receiver provides a completely GNSS-independent, low-cost capability to generate UTC nanosecond timing and meters-accurate positioning anywhere in the worldBy Inside GNSS
Innovative features of cellular fifth-generation (5G) signals enable the wireless system to play a major role in autonomous technologies. Test results of a ground vehicle navigating with signals from five 5G base stations (gNBs) over a trajectory of 773 m traversed in 110 seconds show a position root mean-squared error of 4.1 m.
By Logan Scott
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DoT’s) “Complementary PNT and GPS Backup Technologies Demonstration Report” released this January has some excellent data on the relative performances of various systems in timing and positioning.By Inside GNSS
u-blox announced the ALEX-R5, a miniature cellular module that integrates low-power wide-area (LPWA) connectivity and GNSS technology into an ultra-small system-in-package (SiP) form factor.By Inside GNSS
STMicroelectronics announced that its new BPF8089-01SC6 plug-and-play RF front-end for GNSS receivers simplifies design and saves real estate by integrating the impedance-matching and electrostatic-discharge (ESD) protection circuitry typically implemented using discrete components.By Inside GNSS
The Department of Transportation (DOT) submitted its “National Timing Resilience and Security Act: Roadmap to Implementation” report to Congress in mid-January. Following a competitive application process, demonstrations and review of 11 candidate technologies to back up GPS capabilities, the DOT concluded that “none of the systems can universally backup the positioning and navigations capabilities provided byGPS and its augmentations.” However, “all vendors demonstrated some PNT performance of value, but only one vendor, NextNav, demonstrated in all applicable use case scenarios.”By Inside GNSS
TeleOrbit GmbH of Nuremberg, Germany, announced that it has implemented testing capability for Galileo’s Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OSNMA) aboard the company’s GNSS Receiver with Open Software Interface (GOOSE).By Inside GNSS
The White House issued a January 15 policy directive addressing U.S. dependence on GPS and the need to prepare for GPS disruptions. It may also signal an intent to authenticate GPS signals in the future.By Inside GNSS