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

Making it safe for drones to fly over people Posted on 20 Feb 2019 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Changes to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operational drone restriction were recently proposed in order to allow some flights over people. This proposed rulemaking appears to be a major step... Read more»

Air taxi, hydrogen fuel cells and airships top UAV news Posted on 23 Jan 2019 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Looking around the industry over the last few weeks, there continues to be a flood of innovation that promises new approaches for unmanned aircraft in addressing several new opportunities. This... Read more»

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»