National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board Meeting November 2011

Aerial view of the U.S. Commerce Department building in Washington D.C., where the Space-Based PNT coordination office is located.

The 2011-13 members of the federal Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board will hold their second meeting of the year on Thursday and Friday, November 9-10 at the Washington Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria Hotel, 901 North Fairfax, Alexandria, Virginia.

On Thursday, the meeting runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, it will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

The meeting is open to the public, limited by the capacity of the room.

The 2011-13 members of the federal Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board will hold their second meeting of the year on Thursday and Friday, November 9-10 at the Washington Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria Hotel, 901 North Fairfax, Alexandria, Virginia.

On Thursday, the meeting runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, it will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

The meeting is open to the public, limited by the capacity of the room.

The main topic will be the continuing controversy over the proposed terrestrial broadband network, LightSquared, and its transmitters’ interference with global positioning system signals.

Other topics include:

·      future challenges to PNT service providers and users, such as
protecting the emerging role of PNT in cyber networks, including the
need for back-ups.
·      opportunities for enhancing the interoperability of GPS with
other emerging international Global Navigation Satellite System
constellation services.
·      a review of GPS Standard Positioning Service Performance
Standards and effects on “non-ICD compliant” receivers in the
marketplace

The advisory board meets at least twice a year. It is composed of people outside of government, who advise departments and agencies on U.S. space-based PNT policy. It sponsored by NASA, for the national executive committee.

For further information, contact: James J. Miller, Human Exploration and
Operations Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space
Administration, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-4417.

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