January 8, 2013

Receiver standards? January 22 webinar discusses why, what and how

Do we need performance specs for GNSS user equipment design? For a long time, the signal-in-space interface guidelines provided enough technical guidance. But times have changed.

Over the past two years, the effort by LightSquared to persuade the FCC to allow it to operate high-powered terrestrial transmitters in frequencies adjacent to GPS focused attention on potential vulnerabilities of GNSS user equipment.

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By Inside GNSS
December 11, 2012

Longer Show Hours, Fewer Days for ION GNSS 2013 Exhibitors


Companies who exhibit at the Institute of Navigation GNSS conference next September will have longer exhibit hall hours to work the floor – but fewer days to do so – at the 2013 event in Nashville, Tennessee.

Based on feedback from exhibitors, ION will eliminate the Friday hours for the industry show and increase the Wednesday and Thursday hours next year.  

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By Inside GNSS
September 7, 2012

2013 China SatNav Conference in Wuhan Calls for Papers

The fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2013) has issued a call for papers to be presented at the international event scheduled May 15–17, 2013 in Wuhan, China.

The theme of CSNC 2013 is “BeiDou Application — Opportunities and Challenges” and will include an academic exchange as well as a commercial exhibition and technical forum.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is October 31, 2012. Full papers are due by December 20. Authors whose papers have been accepted will be notified by the end of February 2012.

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By Inside GNSS
August 31, 2012

ION’s Big Year! GNSS 2012 Plus a New Pacific Rim Conference

Marriott Waikiki Beach

It’s a big year for the Institute of Navigation, with the venerable ION GNSS 2012 happening this September in Nashville and the new and highly anticipated Pacific PNT conference opening for the first time next April in Honolulu.

ION GNSS 2012, the granddaddy of all GNSS events, begins shortly in Music City, USA: Nashville, Tennessee.

It’s scheduled during the third week of September at the downtown Nashville Convention Center, a five minute walk to the Country Music Hall of Fame and other attractions.

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By Inside GNSS
August 8, 2012

L-3 Interstate Electronics Demonstrates of New TruTrak Evolution Type II SAASM GPS Receiver at AUVSI

L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) will conduct an operational demonstration of its new TruTrak Evolution (TTE) Type II Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS receiver at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference taking place this week (August 6–9, 2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The demonstration will highlight the new TruTrak receiver’s multi-use capabilities as a high-performing Ground-Based GPS Receiver Applications Module (GB-GRAM) for use on UAS platforms and precision weapons.

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By Inside GNSS
May 26, 2012

Stanford and Aalborg Announce Summer Workshop on GNSS Positioning for the Future

A number of GNSS experts from the United States, Denmark, Norway and China will lead a weeklong workshop on the future of satellite-based positioning technologies from August 27 through September 2 at the Slettestrand Holiday Center in North Jutland, Denmark.

The topics range from GNSS basics and Intelligent Transportation Systems to new GNSSes, new receivers and indoor navigation as well as environmental monitoring and arctic navigation. The event is organized by Stanford and Aalborg universities.

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By Inside GNSS
March 26, 2012

Watch the Video: Physicists and GPS Expert Debate Results from the Large Hadron Collider

OPERA neutrino experiment at the Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy. (Photo: LNGS)

[Updated March 26, 2012] Six experts debatd the exciting – and controversial – claims of faster-than-light neutrinos from physicists who used the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator, in a European experiment that called into question the basics of modern physics.

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By Inside GNSS
March 21, 2012

Register Now for the 2012 GPS Partnership Council at Los Angeles AFB in May

GPS Partnership Council golf competition (USAF photo by Joe Juarez)

Registration is open for the 2012 GPS Partnership Council meeting at the USAF Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, on Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2.  As always, participants can compete in a golf tournament on an optional third day of networking and camaraderie on Wednesday, May 3.

The registration deadline is April 27.

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By Inside GNSS
March 20, 2012

NAV12 and the Royal Institute of Navigation Request Your Papers, Please

The University Park Hotel under construction next to the East Midlands Conference Centre

The British Royal Institute of Navigation has given prospective authors a May 4 deadline for abstracts for its annual conference, NAV12. The theme this year is "GNSS and Beyond."

Authors have a broad choice of navigation and technology topics from GNSS, eLoran and integrated systems technology to satellite navigation vulnerabilities to jamming and space weather to low-cost consumer apps design.

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By Inside GNSS
March 7, 2012

Going to Nashville in September? Submit your ION GNSS 2012 Abstracts by March 9

Aerial view of downtown Nashville, Tennessee USA

Join the 250 other technical presenters at this year’s Institute of Navigation GNSS conference and submit your abstract by Friday, March 9.

The U.S. Institute of Navigation sponsors the world’s oldest and largest conference on global navigation satellite systems. ION GNSS 2012 will take place next September 17 through 21 at the Nashville Convention Center in Tennessee. Tutorials and the CGSIC meeting will take place on September 17 and 18.

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By Inside GNSS