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Alan Cameron is editor-at-large of GPS World magazine, where he has worked since 2000.

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Without Galileo, life goes on Posted on 25 Jul 2019 in the GNSS & Latest News & Opinions categories.

Global markets learned something important from the brown-out of Galileo signals over a week’s time in July: Life goes on without a hiccup in the absence of the European GNSS.... Read more»

AFRL tests Chimera to battle spoofers and hackers Posted on 24 Jul 2019 in the Defense & From the Magazine & Latest News categories.

L1C Signal Could Be Watermarked as Countermeasure The U.S. Air Force will load a new signal feature, designed to make spoofing detectable, aboard a satellite that will broadcast it from... Read more»

What value does precise timing hold for GPS? Posted on 24 Jul 2019 in the From the Magazine & Opinions categories.

This just in: a Final Report on the Economic Benefits of GPS. Sponsored by National Institute of Standards and Technology, the study began a couple of years ago, conducted by... Read more»

Galileo picks itself up and moves on Posted on 18 Jul 2019 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News categories.

Galileo Initial Services have been restored after a week-long signal outage, according to a statement released on July 18 by the European GNSS Agency (GSA). “Commercial users can already see signs... Read more»

Galileo’s initial services rocky patch continues Posted on 15 Jul 2019 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News & Uncategorized categories.

The Galileo signal outage, ongoing since Thursday, July 11, has been attributed to a problem with the system’s ground infrastructure, according to an announcement by the European GNSS Agency (GSA).... Read more»

Galileo down over weekend Posted on 14 Jul 2019 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News categories.

The entire Galileo system suffered an unexpected and hitherto unexplained signal outage, beginning on Thursday, July 11, at 1 p.m. Central European Time. At about that time, users noticed that all... Read more»

Aircraft lands autonomously without ground assistance Posted on 09 Jul 2019 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Transportation & UAV/UGV & Uncategorized categories.

A German research team successfully demonstrated a completely autonomous airplane landing in May, without assistance from any ground-based systems, fulfilling a key step towards autonomous air traffic and the much-bruited... Read more»

Israel accuses Russia of spoofing in its airspace Posted on 29 Jun 2019 in the GNSS & Latest News & Transportation categories.

Israeli security officials publicly accused Russia of disrupting and spoofing GPS signal reception in Israeli airspace throughout the month of June. The electronic warfare at which Russia is known to be... Read more»