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Today’s vehicular navigation systems couple global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers with an inertial navigation system (INS). Low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite signals are a particularly attractive INS aiding source in GNSS-challenged environments.
Today, more and more integral fields of application including banking and finance, telecom networks and electricity grids, rely heavily on accurate, reliable, and traceable signals for time and synchronization.
GNSS positioning is strongly challenged in urban canyon areas. The signal reflection induces multipath and non-light-of-sight (NLOS). These signal blockages and reflections are caused by the obstacles of signal transmission between the satellites and receiver.
Program managers have defended as useful redundancy what many consider an expensive system overbuilt to accommodate the political expectations of the large number of Galileo member-states.
Ligado Networks is pushing spectrum regulators to make a decision on its request to allow satellite frequencies near the GPS band to also be used for terrestrial 5G networks.
Europe has set out to abolish the national patchwork for drone operations. Faced with different drone rules all over the continent, the legislative bodies of the European Union have been very busy lately.