About Tony Murfin

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Tony Murfin is managing consultant for GNSS Aerospace LLC, Florida. Murfin provides business development consulting services to companies involved in GNSS products and markets, and writes for GPS World as the OEM Professional contributing editor.

Previously, Murfin worked for NovAtel Inc. in Calgary, Canada, as vice president of Business Development; for CMC Electronics in Montreal, Canada, as business development manager, product manager, software manger and software engineer; for CAE in Montreal as simulation software engineer; and for BAe in Warton, UK, as senior avionics engineer.

Murfin has a B.Sc. from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the UK, and is a UK Chartered Engineer (CEng MIET).

Posts by Tony Murfin

Iono Blob holds back air safety advances Posted on 19 Dec 2018 in the GNSS & Opinions & Transportation categories.

Where have all the SBAS gone? Space Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) –  known in North America as the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) – have been... Read more»

FAA program advances drone integration in National Airspace System Posted on 20 Nov 2018 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

This report covers a number of UAV topics, including the news of another U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program to advance drone integration in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS);... Read more»

Hurricane cleanup, shark patrol top UAV applications Posted on 17 Oct 2018 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Another month, another hurricane in the southern United States. News channels showed drone-captured video of the mess left behind in Northern Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. More useful is the... Read more»

UAV Report: Growth trends & opportunities for 2019 Posted on 01 Oct 2018 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & UAV/UGV categories.

If you blink, you might miss something! The examples here represent only a fraction of this booming field, but they show how diverse drone use has become. Interspersed among them,... Read more»

UAV industry growing with new applications, countermeasures Posted on 19 Sep 2018 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

As Hurricane Florence rattles along the coastlines of the Carolinas and Georgia creating havoc, everything that flies is grounded. Right now the hurricane has slowed to a tropical storm, but... Read more»

GPS World survey: UAVs on a roll to dominance Posted on 05 Sep 2018 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UGV categories.

The sector a driver for change across industries As precision guidance, autonomous operations, high-definition geocoded images and high-volume data processing all improve, drone use will continue to increase. OEM receiver... Read more»

UAVs used for disaster management, identifying threats Posted on 15 Aug 2018 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

UAVs made international headlines this month with an apparent attack on Venezuelan President Maduro in Caracas on Aug. 4 during his speech at a military parade. The attack seems to... Read more»

UAV updates highlighted on European front Posted on 26 Jul 2018 in the Featured Stories & OEM & Opinions categories.

After a couple of good hours of progress, we suddenly ran up against a massive “tail-back” — as the English call road-blocks — on the A303. We eventually crawled along... Read more»