GNSS (all systems) Archives - Page 3 of 86 - Inside GNSS

GNSS (all systems)

October 9, 2019

India’s NavIC SatNav Approved for Cell Phone, Tablet Use

The global wireless communications standards body 3GPP has accepted the interface specifications of NavIC, India’s regional satellite navigation system. With this permission, NaVIC can be integrated into devices like smartphones and tablets. The announcement givea a big boost to India’s mobile telecom industry while also encouraging use of NavIC throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
October 3, 2019

Enhanced GNSS Location over 5G Networks Trialed by ESA

Positioning with 5G next-generation cellular technology, based on higher bandwidths and frequencies, promises to open up new possibilities for localization services. As GNSS receivers share their position awareness across more powerful cellular networks, smart traffic management, asset tracking and personalized drone-based delivery will be just three examples of expanded capability. A European Space Agency (ESA)-sponsored test recently simulated this broadening PNT potential.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
October 2, 2019

Vehicle Takes Three on Autonomous Drive from Midwest to D.C.

Autonomous vehicle research firm VSI Labs took its show on the road in September, as a three-member team was driven—by their autonomous car—on a thousand-mile journey from Minneapolis to Washington D.C. The Drive East employed Trimble’s precise point positioning (PPP) technology, Trimble RTX, delivering GNSS corrections via satellite or cellular.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS

Ivan Revnivykh: Bringing Russian GNSS to the World

Ivan Revnivykh’s life and experience encompass the far frontiers of his homeland, Russia, from the magnifi cent landscapes of the country’s Pacifi c coast to research stations in Antarctica, to the great capital city of Moscow where he lives and works today. To everything he does he brings a sense of excitement and adventure.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS

Lessons to be Learned from Galileo Signal Outage

Every GNSS has experienced a failure. On January 26, 2016, an error in the GPS data upload system caused incorrect data to be transmitted from the satellites on the L1 band used by most commercial GPS receivers. Th e problem was resolved within six hours, although some users experienced problems for as much as twelve hours. Th e next day, the US Air Force (USAF) released a full statement explaining that the problem was caused by ground system soft ware when one satellite was decommissioned.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
September 30, 2019

Ultra-Wideband Re-Emerges As GPS Interference Issue

Seventeen years after federal regulators restricted a promising wireless technology to protect GPS and other spectrum users, they are being asked to loosen those limitations. Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) proponents insist the strictures are too tight and cut off their ability to innovate. In June, Robert Bosch LLC formally requested the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) do what it said it would do back in April 2002: reexamine controls on UWB that the FCC itself called “extremely conservative” when they were written. The request is not to change the rules—not just yet anyway—but for the FCC to launch a rulemaking process that could eventually lead to changes in the rules. And Bosch wants a lot of changes.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS

Septentrio, Artisense Demonstrating Advanced Localization Technology for Autonomous Vehicles

Septentrio, a manufacturer of high-accuracy GPS/GNSS technology for demanding applications, is providing positioning technology to Artisense, supplier of innovative computer vision solutions for automated vehicles. Artisense incorporates Septentrio GPS/GNSS in their latest Visual Inertial Navigation System (VINS), which was just demonstrated at the Auto.ai show in Berlin, Germany on September 25-27, 2019.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS

Detecting and Geolocating Jammers and Spoofers

Due to the proliferation of personal privacy devices and other jamming sources, it is imperative for safety-critical GNSS users such as airports and marine ports to be situationally aware of local GNSS interference. This article proposes and validates an enhanced method for geolocating GNSS interference sources so that jammers and spoofers can be found and disabled.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
September 29, 2019

Galileo Hits the Spot

The introduction of a new generation of mass-market chips based on multi GNSS dual frequency measurements, already being commercialized and integrated in smartphones by major manufacturers, is contributing to a new level of positioning accuracy in the mass-market location-based services.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
September 25, 2019

ION Presents Teunissen with Prestigious Johannes Kepler Award

The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Satellite Division presented Professor Peter Teunissen with its Johannes Kepler Award September 20, 2019 at the ION GNSS+ Conference in Miami, Florida. Prof. Teunissen was recognized for his influential and groundbreaking contributions to the algorithmic foundations of satellite navigation, and for sustained dedication to the global education of the next generation of navigation engineers.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS