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Autoliv Introduces GPS-Aided Electronic Horizon Module at the ITS World Congress

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 09.10.2015.

Autoliv, Inc., an automotive safety–focused company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, announced the availability of its Electronic Horizon module, which provides beyond-line-of-sight road context and information to safety and efficiency systems at the 22nd Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress being held this week in Bordeaux, France.

China Launches 20th BeiDou Satellite

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.09.2015.

China launched a new-generation satellite into orbit that will support its GNSS network at 7:13 a.m. Beijing Time Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
According to the China state news agency Xinhua, the spacecraft was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan on a Long March-3B carrier rocket. It was the 20th satellite for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and for the first time featured a hydrogen atomic clock.

GPS III Launch Services RFP Released by Air Force

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.09.2015.

The U.S. Air Force GPS Directorate released a final request for proposal (RFP) for Global Positioning System (GPS) III Launch Services today (September 30, 2015).
Launch services include launch vehicle production, mission integration, and launch operations for a GPS III mission scheduled to launch in 2018. Proposals are due back to the Air Force no later than Nov. 16 in accordance with the solicitation instructions.

Privacy Hard to Maintain as Apps Gather GNSS Location Data for Retailers, Crowd-Sourcing

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.09.2015.

The average person with a smart phone has their location revealed every three minutes, according to a recent study, information that can be determined even if GNSS capabilities are turned off, experts said.

Research published last year by Carnegie Mellon, showed that, overall, “somebody or something was trying to get your location” every three minutes, said Logan Scott, an expert in GPS, cellular and wireless technologies. “Over a space of two weeks the average is about 6,200 position reports coming out of that (phone).”

GNSS Receiver Manufacturers Thwart Jamming, Spoofing

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.09.2015.

[SIGNALS exclusive] With customers demanding greater security against hackers and jamming, GNSS receiver manufacturers are incorporating a widening array of techniques to thwart interference both natural and nefarious.

But sometimes security-related innovations take a while to catch on.

GNSS Stars in ITS World Congress

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.09.2015.

GNSS technology, which has been in the background of many intelligent transport system (ITS) projects and programs, will be front and center at the ITS World Congress 2015 next week (October 5-9, 2015) in Bordeaux, France.

Under the theme, “Towards Intelligent Mobility — Better Use of Space,” the event will draw thousands of registered attendees and around 200 exhibitors to take part in technical sessions, panel discussions, and demonstrations of ITS technology, products, and servuces.

Newest Galileo Satellites Enter Next Phase of Operations

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 25.09.2015.

Operational responsibility for two recently launched Galileo satellites has been handed over to the Galileo Control Center (GCC) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.
Launched September 11, Galileo spacecraft numbers 9 and 10 (fully operational capability satellites 5 and 6) passed their initial check-out in space, allowing control to be transferred for their integration into the existing constellation. The satellites were handed over on September 19 and 20, respectively, to the GOC, managed by SpaceOpal.

Development Risks May Slow GPS Military Receiver Program

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 18.09.2015.

New GPS Director Brings Technical, Space Program Background

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 18.09.2015.

Unicore Releases High-End, High-Precision UB380 GNSS Receiver Board

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 17.09.2015.

Unicore released UB380 GPS/GLONASSS/BDS high precision board at ION GNSS+ 2015, held this week in Tampa, Florida.

UB380 is a 384-channel, multi-GNSS receiver that supports GPS, GLONASS, and the BeiDou Satellite System (BDS) based on Unicore’s multi-GNSS system on a chip. The receiver board can support GPS L1, L2, and L5; GLONASS L1, L2; and BDS B1, B2 and B3.

UNAVCO Names Septentrio as Preferred Vendor for GNSS Reference Stations

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.09.2015.

UNAVCO has announced the selection of Septentrio to be the preferred vendor of next-generation GNSS reference stations for the Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope (GAGE) Facility. The preferred vendor status is valid through the duration of the GAGE Facility Cooperative Agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Another Successful Launch, But Pressure Still on for Galileo

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.09.2015.

Military Receivers: Air Force Wants Foreign GNSS Capability

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.09.2015.

ESA Launches Two Galileo Satellites

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 11.09.2015.

Two Galileo satellites were carried into space today (September 10, 2015) with a successful launch at 10:08 p.m. (EDT) ((02:08 GMT on September 11) from the Soyuz Launch Complex at the European spaceport in French Guiana.

GAO: OCX Problems Threaten GPS Constellation

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 10.09.2015.