Q: How do you use GNSS to compute the attitude of an object?By Inside GNSS
Multinational semiconductor and telecommunications company Qualcomm is a world leader in the design and marketing of 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Qualcomm has been widening its footprint in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, with a core focus in Europe.
“We expect to grow Qualcomm’s presence in Europe, becoming a major EU (European Union) player in the digitization of European industries,” said Qualcomm senior vice president and president of Qualcomm Europe, Enrico Salvatori.By Inside GNSS
Carlo Bagnoli is Director of Infotainment BU System and Applications at STMicroelectronics. The company is a global semiconductor leader focusing on smart driving and the internet of things, creating intelligent and energy-efficient products that enable intelligent transport as well as smarter factories, cities and homes.
Within the infotainment business unit, Bagnoli and his team work to develop positioning receivers, broadcast receivers and communication processors for the automotive market. Doing so means gathering GNSS signals from far and wide.By Inside GNSS
The GPS community and Virginia-based Ligado are weighing new and upcoming test results as the standoff over interference with satellite navigation services enters its seventh year.
The dispute centers on the company’s now modified proposal to build a terrestrial wireless network supported by frequencies originally allocated for satellites. Though there had been a move some years earlier to augment the satellite services with ground stations the company’s first plan envisioned some 30,000 high-powered ground terminals.By Dee Ann Divis
Q: Is it possible to build a low-cost system to detect and locate a single GNSS jammer in near-real time?
A: GNSS jammers are an ongoing threat to the reliable use of GNSS. The problem of geolocating GNSS jammers can be addressed using a time-difference-of-arrival (TDOA) processing technique; however, this problem is quite different than geolocating jammers in other radio frequency systems. The two main differences are:
(1) No GNSS are available to use as a timing reference.By Inside GNSS
With the Australian government’s announcement earlier this month that it would invest $12 million in a two-year program looking into the future of positioning technology in Australia, comes plans for testing of satellite based augmentation systems (SBAS) to be undertaken, and for future applications for all four major modes of transport in Australia, as well as for potential safety, productivity, efficiency and environmental benefits.By Inside GNSS
The 14th Conference on Space Weather, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Committee on Space Weather, will be held January 22 – 26 2017, as part of the 97th AMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Online registration is open. Pre-registration prices end December 1, 2016.By Inside GNSS
The 49th American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting will take place from December 12-16, 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.By Inside GNSS
A U.S. Transportation Department (DoT) public workshop will address GNSS receiver testing results October 14, 2016 at RTCA, Inc., 1150 18th ST NW, Suite 910, in Washington, DC.
The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.EDT.
Workshop members, as part of DoT’s fifth GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment (ABC) effort, will discuss GNSS receiver testing that includes non-certified aviation, cellular, general location and navigation, high precision and networks, timing, and space-based receivers, the agency said.By Inside GNSS