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March 6, 2024

CPNT Go Time for USDOT: An Exclusive Interview with the PNT Director

Just five months ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research (DOT/OST-R), Volpe Center issued a 15-day quick-turn Request for Information (RFI), which was subsequently extended for an additional 15 days, to industry seeking feedback on the availability of operationally ready (Technical Readiness Level or TRL ≥ 8) complementary positioning navigation and timing (CPNT) technologies to meet critical infrastructure needs when GPS service is not available, degraded or disrupted.

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By Dawn M.K. Zoldi (Colonel, USAF, Ret.)
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January 18, 2024

ESA: LEO PNT A Game Changer

Speaking at the 2024 ESA Director General’s Annual Press Briefing in Paris, the agency’s Director of Navigation Javier Benedicto provided an update on ESA satellite navigation activities. About the LEO PNT (Low Earth Orbit, Positioning, Navigation and Timing) program, he said, “We have completed the procurement process for this, one of our flagship programs, approved by the [ESA] ministerial conference in November 2022.

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By Peter Gutierrez
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