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
February 10, 2012

2012 Joint Navigation Conference begins on Tuesday, June 12, one day later than planned

Air Force Capt. Bryony Veater in Kandahar, Afghanistan with a Defense Advanced GPS Receiver in November 2011. She trains U.S. and coalition forces in GPS, its limitations and alternatives on the battlefield.(USAF photo/David Carbajal)

The 2012 Joint Navigation Conference, previously scheduled to begin at the Crowne Plaza in Colorado Springs on Monday, June 11 will instead open on Tuesday, June 12 and run through Friday, June 15.

The change was made to accommodate the classified sessions that now will take place on Friday at the United States Air Force Academy.

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By Inside GNSS
January 6, 2012

Going to the Adriatic in May? Submit Your Abstracts for the GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions Conference

Baska, Krk Island beach

This annual seminar on the Croatian Adriatic aims at GNSS experts and
covers the risks and vulnerabilities of the global navigation satellite
systems and efforts to improve accuracy and reliability.

The sixth GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions Conference  will take place at Baska on the resort island of Krk in Croatia from May 21 to May 24, 2012.

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By Inside GNSS
October 31, 2011

EU Leaders Call for Galileo Completion at European Space Policy Conference in Brussels

President Jerzy Buzek, European Parliament

[UPDATED November 1] The presidents of the European Parliament and European Council and the president and vice-president of the European Commission have issued an urgent call to EU business and government leaders and citizens to complete Galileo, the EU satellite navigation system, and other space-based initiatives even in the face of the current economic crisis.

They are patrons of a high-level European space policy conference to be held in the Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on November 9 and 10. 

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By Inside GNSS
August 17, 2011

See the USA Challenge ‘Final Five’ Best Ideas at ION GNSS 2011

Artist’s clay rendering of the USA Challenge “Oscar.” The five finalists will be awarded this statuette in bronze at ION GNSS 2011.
Artist’s clay rendering of the USA Challenge “Oscar.” The five finalists will be awarded this stauette in bronze at ION GNSS 2011.

Right now, six GNSS experts are poring over the GNSS spplications ideas and location-based services submitted to the 2011 USA Challenge, one of 23 regional contests in the European Satellite Navigation Competition.

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By Inside GNSS