June 5, 2019

GMV Uses GPS and Galileo to Provide Robust Timing for the Financial Sector

An increasing number of applications require accurate, reliable, and traceable signals for time and synchronization. Key fields of application include banking and finance, telecom networks and electricity grids. GMV’s WANTime is a new time service for the city of Madrid, Spain, distributed using the White-Rabbit network protocol over optical fiber. A pilot customer of the service is currently the Madrid Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Madrid), connected to GMV’s datacenter by a network link of around 50 kilometers.

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By Inside GNSS
April 17, 2019

From Munich: Satellites and the City

As urban populations grow, cities will have to become smarter to provide the same level of services to their residents, while tackling growing environmental and logistical challenges. A dedicated session at the recent Munich Satellite Navigation Summit discussed the future needs of smart cities and how synergies between GNSS and other emerging technologies support the applications that will meet these needs.

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By Inside GNSS
April 12, 2019

Orolia Upgrades U.S. SAR Ground Stations for the NOAA

Orolia, which provides GNSS-based systems for defense and commercial industries around the world, has successfully installed the world’s first operational Cospas-Sarsat second-generation technology on search and rescue ground stations for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Florida and Hawaii. These ground stations have been upgraded with Second Generation Beacon (SGB) signal processing capabilities to more accurately and quickly locate the source of distress signals.

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By Inside GNSS
April 2, 2019

EU’s ESCAPE Project Launches Positioning Module for Autonomous Driving

Automated vehicles are on the way, and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) sees satellite navigation as a core technology that will help to ensure their safe operation. At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the GSA shared its space with the “ESCAPE” project, a European Union-funded initiative that has developed a unique positioning module for autonomous or semi-autonomous driving.

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By Inside GNSS
March 28, 2019

ENC 2019 Returns to Poland April 9-12

The European Navigation Conference 2019 (ENC 2019) comes to Warsaw, Poland on April 9-12. The European Group of Institutes of Navigation (EUGIN) and Polish Navigation Forum (PNF) invite attendees to the conference, which is organized by the Polish Navigation Forum. PNF is a non-profit organization, founded in the ’80s, with the aim of associating people involved in development of the science of navigation. This is the second time Poland is hosting the ENC conference participants, and the venue will be the Novotel Warszawa Centrum Hotel.

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By Inside GNSS
March 14, 2019

European Space Sector Gets Defensive

Officials representing the European Union are now publicly advancing the use of EU space assets, including the Galileo satellite-based navigation system, for military purposes. Galileo has traditionally been touted as a purely civil, purely nonmilitary system, but times and circumstances are changing.

The theme of the EU Space Week session Security and Defense was established by the introductory text that appeared in the event’s program: “The development of the European space sector has, from the outset, been linked to security, either that of the Member States or the EU itself.”

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By Peter Gutierrez
March 7, 2019

Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2019 Theme is “Augment Yourself with GNSS…”

Officials for the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit announced the theme for the 2019 event while attending the ION GNSS+ conference in Miami last fall and are now preparing for their 2019 conference in the spring.

“Augment Yourself with GNSS…”  will be the theme of the 2019 edition of the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit, taking place on March 25–27, 2019 at the Alte Kongresshalle in Munich. The organizing Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications (ISTA) of the Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen will invite experts from all over the world to talk about the latest news on Positioning, Navigation, and Timing and their role for Augmented/Mixed Reality as well as other up-to-date technologies.

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By Inside GNSS
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