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July 19, 2024

U.S. Army Releases White Paper Request for CMFF Prototypes

The US Army released a Request for White Papers (RfWP) to develop new CMFF prototypes. CMFF—C5ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) Mounted Form Factor—is the Army’s effort to easily and rapidly equip ground vehicles and aviation platforms with capabilities like positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) and electronic warfare (EW), through capability cards plugged into a common chassis.

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By Inside GNSS
July 16, 2024

Swift Navigation and Bad Elf Collaborate to Enhance Precision for Construction and Utilities

Swift Navigation and Bad Elf have announced a partnership to deliver a complete, turnkey solution for high volume and high precision GIS data collection. GIS data enables workers across industries to create precise digital maps (showing the location of buried infrastructure, for example) that improve worker safety and efficiency in construction, utilities, and environmental management.

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By Inside GNSS
July 12, 2024

ESA White Paper Takes PNT Vision to 2035

The European Space Agency’s Navigation Innovation and Support Program Advisory Committee (NAVAC) has released a new white paper outlining its vision for the evolution of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) technology, applications, and services until 2035.

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By Peter Gutierrez
July 11, 2024

Ariane 6 Launches: Impacts for Galileo G2

Ariane 6’s inaugural rocket launch took place from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana at 16:00 local time on 9 July. It has taken over from Ariane 5, featuring a modular design that can launch missions from low-Earth orbit and into deep space. Galileo Second Generation (G2) satellites are projected to join the constellation in 2026 with the Ariane 6 launcher. G2 satellites will use electric propulsion and host a more powerful navigation antenna, better atomic clocks and fully digital payloads.

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By Inside GNSS
July 8, 2024

EASA Issues Updated Advisory on GNSS Outages and Navigation Disruptions

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released a revised Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) addressing the growing issue of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) outages and disruptions. This updated advisory, SIB No. 2022-02R3, highlights the increasing sophistication and impact of GNSS jamming and spoofing, which have become significant concerns for aviation safety.

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By Inside GNSS
July 3, 2024

Consortium Led by KrattWorks Secures €6 Million for Project BadB to Develop GNSS-Free Navigation

The European Defence Fund (EDF) and the Ministries of Defence of Estonia and Finland have awarded a €6 million investment to Project BadB, a consortium led by Estonian defence technology company KrattWorks. The project focuses on developing advanced navigation solutions for land and aerial vehicles that do not rely on global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).

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By Inside GNSS
July 1, 2024

Taoglas Unveils Dual-Band GNSS “Patch-in-a-Patch” Antenna

Taoglas, a provider of antennas and IoT components, has announced the launch of Inception, a new GNSS L1/L5 ultra-low-profile “patch-in-a-patch” antenna. The HP5354.A offers dual-band stacked patch performance in a single 35 x 35 x 4mm form factor. This design integrates the second antenna within the first, eliminating the need for stacking parts and reducing the antenna height by 50%.

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By Inside GNSS
June 27, 2024

Improved Height Determination with GNSS CORS and InSAR Technologies

Researchers in Hungary have developed a new method for geodetic height determination, exploiting the synergies of multi-constellation GNSS and interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR). The solution, proposed by the Lechner Knowledge Center in Budapest, comprises a modernized reference network of integrated, continuously operating reference stations (CORS) with InSAR corner reflectors.

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By Peter Gutierrez
June 25, 2024

PSIONIC’s SurePath Velocity Sensor Protects Against RF Interference, Jamming 

PSIONIC is taking a different approach to RF and jamming mitigation. The company’s new laser-based sensor, SurePath, features a proprietary navigation filter that uses real-time velocity vectors to correct IMU sensor errors—providing information in one platform that typically requires multiple. And, according to the company, the undetectable velocimeter can’t be spoofed or jammed. 

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By Renee Knight
June 24, 2024

New NAVISP INSPIRe Project Targets Integrity

The European Space Agency’s NAVISP program continues to churn out on-point, PNT-related research at a time of increasing interest in the resilience, or lack thereof, of GNSS-based solutions. Among the latest NAVISP-funded projects to achieve completion is INSPIRe (Integrated Navigation System-of-Systems PNT Integrity for Resilience), which investigated a number of approaches for providing integrity of GNSS-derived PNT for maritime users.

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By Peter Gutierrez
June 21, 2024

BAE Systems Preparing Warfighters for M-Code 

With the recent introduction of NavStorm-M, BAE Systems has updated nearly all of its GPS receivers with M-Code capability, giving warfighters access to equipment that is more resistant to spoofing and jamming—something that’s becoming increasingly critical on today’s battlefield. 

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By Renee Knight
June 20, 2024

Iridium Expands Satellite Time and Location Service to Europe and Asia Pacific

Iridium Communications Inc. has announced the expanded commercial availability of its Satellite Time and Location (STL) service to parts of Europe and the Asia Pacific region. This expansion is driven by increasing demand and aims to provide an alternative positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solution to protect critical infrastructure against GPS and Galileo spoofing and jamming.

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July 19, 2024

U.S. Army Releases White Paper Request for CMFF Prototypes

The US Army released a Request for White Papers (RfWP) to develop new CMFF prototypes. CMFF—C5ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) Mounted Form Factor—is the Army’s effort to easily and rapidly equip ground vehicles and aviation platforms with capabilities like positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) and electronic warfare (EW), through capability cards plugged into a common chassis.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
July 1, 2024

Taoglas Unveils Dual-Band GNSS “Patch-in-a-Patch” Antenna

Taoglas, a provider of antennas and IoT components, has announced the launch of Inception, a new GNSS L1/L5 ultra-low-profile “patch-in-a-patch” antenna. The HP5354.A offers dual-band stacked patch performance in a single 35 x 35 x 4mm form factor. This design integrates the second antenna within the first, eliminating the need for stacking parts and reducing the antenna height by 50%.

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By Inside GNSS
June 25, 2024

PSIONIC’s SurePath Velocity Sensor Protects Against RF Interference, Jamming 

PSIONIC is taking a different approach to RF and jamming mitigation. The company’s new laser-based sensor, SurePath, features a proprietary navigation filter that uses real-time velocity vectors to correct IMU sensor errors—providing information in one platform that typically requires multiple. And, according to the company, the undetectable velocimeter can’t be spoofed or jammed. 

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By Renee Knight
June 20, 2024

GPR and Rheinmetall Provectus Announce Strategic Collaboration for Advanced Localization Technology

GPR Ground Positioning Radar, a producer of ground-penetrating radar technology for autonomous vehicle localization, has announced a strategic collaboration with Rheinmetall Provectus, a global provider of autonomous navigation solutions. This partnership aims to integrate GPR’s WaveSense localization system into Rheinmetall Provectus’ autonomous platforms, enhancing positioning and navigation capabilities in GNSS-denied environments.

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January 2, 2024

Trimble executive: GNSS still core of PNT

Speaking to Inside GNSS at the recent InterGEO conference in Berlin, Olivier Casabianca, Vice President of Trimble Positioning Services, said “If you look at the way we work today, GNSS is still the key component, serving all of what we would consider the central geospatial industries, meaning construction, agriculture, transportation, etcetera. People talk about making a digital version of the world, and we understand that starts with knowing where you are, before, during and after, whatever job you’re doing. Precise positioning is fundamental.”

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By Peter Gutierrez
March 13, 2023

Silicon Sensing Appoints New Chief Engineer

Dr Mark Marshall takes on role as emerging inertial sensing technologies open new market opportunities.

Dr Mark Marshall has been appointed as Chief Engineer of Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd. Dr Marshall joined Silicon Sensing in 2017 as the lead engineer on numerous inertial programmes. Immediately prior to commencing as Chief Engineer he was the company’s Consultant Engineer and Electronics Discipline Manager. In this role he was responsible for the electronics and mechanical design of the company’s latest generation, tactical grade inertial measurement unit (IMU) – the DMU41.

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By Inside GNSS
September 27, 2022

Dr. Boris Pervan Receives Kepler Award

The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Satellite Division presented Dr. Boris Pervan with its Johannes Kepler Award September 23, 2022 during the ION GNSS+ Conference held September 19-23, at the Hyatt Regency Denver At Colorado Convention Center.

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By Inside GNSS
January 28, 2022

ION 2022 Fellow Memberships Announced

The Institute of Navigation (ION) announced the recipients of the 2022 Fellow membership during the ION International Technical Meeting (ITM) and Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications (PTTI) meeting held January 25- 27, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, California.

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By Inside GNSS
January 27, 2022

Human Engineering: Faragher Ascendant

FocalPoint Positioning, founded in 2015, is, as they say, very happening. Its Supercorrelation is a chipset-level software product for mobiles, wearables and vehicles that is changing the positioning game in urban environments. Interesting and energetic, FocalPoint founder Ramsey Faragher came out of the defense industry and has a risen rapidly in the GNSS firmament.

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By Peter Gutierrez
October 14, 2021

GNSS Expert Mark Psiaki Receives ION Kepler Award

The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Satellite Division presented Dr. Mark Psiaki with its Johannes Kepler Award during the Institute of Navigation (ION) GNSS+ 2021 Conference. In addition to many other achievements, Psiaki co-authored the Inside GNSS cover story, “TRANSIT on Steroids: Doppler-Based GNSS Meets Large LEO Constellations”

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July 16, 2024

Swift Navigation and Bad Elf Collaborate to Enhance Precision for Construction and Utilities

Swift Navigation and Bad Elf have announced a partnership to deliver a complete, turnkey solution for high volume and high precision GIS data collection. GIS data enables workers across industries to create precise digital maps (showing the location of buried infrastructure, for example) that improve worker safety and efficiency in construction, utilities, and environmental management.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
July 3, 2024

Consortium Led by KrattWorks Secures €6 Million for Project BadB to Develop GNSS-Free Navigation

The European Defence Fund (EDF) and the Ministries of Defence of Estonia and Finland have awarded a €6 million investment to Project BadB, a consortium led by Estonian defence technology company KrattWorks. The project focuses on developing advanced navigation solutions for land and aerial vehicles that do not rely on global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
June 21, 2024

BAE Systems Preparing Warfighters for M-Code 

With the recent introduction of NavStorm-M, BAE Systems has updated nearly all of its GPS receivers with M-Code capability, giving warfighters access to equipment that is more resistant to spoofing and jamming—something that’s becoming increasingly critical on today’s battlefield. 

Read More >

By Renee Knight
June 20, 2024

Iridium Expands Satellite Time and Location Service to Europe and Asia Pacific

Iridium Communications Inc. has announced the expanded commercial availability of its Satellite Time and Location (STL) service to parts of Europe and the Asia Pacific region. This expansion is driven by increasing demand and aims to provide an alternative positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solution to protect critical infrastructure against GPS and Galileo spoofing and jamming.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
June 20, 2024

GPR and Rheinmetall Provectus Announce Strategic Collaboration for Advanced Localization Technology

GPR Ground Positioning Radar, a producer of ground-penetrating radar technology for autonomous vehicle localization, has announced a strategic collaboration with Rheinmetall Provectus, a global provider of autonomous navigation solutions. This partnership aims to integrate GPR’s WaveSense localization system into Rheinmetall Provectus’ autonomous platforms, enhancing positioning and navigation capabilities in GNSS-denied environments.

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By Inside GNSS
June 6, 2024

NAVSYS Corporation Wins $4.4M Contract for Alternative PNT Solution from Air Force Research Laboratory

NAVSYS Corporation has secured a $4.4 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Rapid Architecture Prototyping and Integration Development (RAPID) Laboratory. The contract is part of AFRL’s Commercial Alternative Positioning, Navigation, and Timing for RAPID (CAPR) program, aimed at enhancing the Department of Defense’s (DoD) access to robust and resilient PNT services, especially when GPS is unavailable or compromised.

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By Inside GNSS
June 4, 2024

BAE Systems Announces NavStorm™-M at Joint Navigation Conference

At the Joint Navigation Conference in Cincinnati, BAE Systems unveiled NavStorm™-M, a gun-hardened integrated anti-jamming and global positioning system (GPS) receiver for artillery, bombs, missiles, and unmanned systems. The newly enhanced GPS receiver is the latest addition to BAE Systems’ extensive portfolio of products that provide advanced and secure GPS solutions for airborne, ground, and weapons systems.

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By Inside GNSS
May 22, 2024

Iridium STL to Provide Resilient Timing Sync Service to FAA Critical Infrastructure Through L3Harris Contract

Iridium recently announced its newly acquired Iridium Satellite Time and Location (STL) service will provide resilient timing synchronization to FAA data center facilities across the U.S. Through a five-year contract with L3Harris Technologies, the global voice and data satellite communications provider will make the service available to more than three dozen L3Harris-operated communications network backbone nodes and a similar number of FAA facilities.

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By Renee Knight
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July 19, 2024

U.S. Army Releases White Paper Request for CMFF Prototypes

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July 18, 2024

Inertial Labs’ RESEPI LIDAR Solution Now Integrated with ideaForge High-Performance Drones

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July 15, 2024

SparkFun Electronics Releases RTK Evaluation Kit for Prototyping PNT Solutions

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March 14, 2024

XPONENTIAL 2024

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January 24, 2024

IGNSS 2024 Conference in Sydney: Celebrating 50 Years of GNSS and Navigating the Next 50

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December 19, 2023

Lunar PNT Panel Session at the Multi-GNSS Asia Conference 2024

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