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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

New UAV uses: Flying air taxis and detecting landmines Posted on 21 Sep 2022 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UGV categories.

Funding continues to flow into companies developing and testing electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) drones — both piloted and unpiloted. Plus, the potential for clearing landmines using drones is being investigated by... Read more»

Contrasting the use of drones on Mars and in Afghanistan Posted on 10 Aug 2022 in the Defense & Opinions categories.

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have been cooking up a way to get some of Mars back to Earth, so samples can be analyzed in detail. Read more»

UK powers drones, Greece bristles, UAV tiff Posted on 20 Jul 2022 in the Defense & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Industry, defense and commercial UAS news This month, we have developments across the globe, with drones inspecting power distribution systems and nuclear waste disposal in the United Kingdom, counter UAS... Read more»

Why drones can’t help prevent school shootings — yet Posted on 14 Jun 2022 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Plus: UAVs in Ukraine, vineyard protection and a royally awesome light show Taser-equipped drones We hear of mass shootings in schools, and this week on a crowded street in Philadelphia... Read more»

A mess in Boston? Moon navigation? GNSS to the rescue Posted on 18 May 2022 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

This month our UAV and GNSS news ranges from a drone diving into the Boston subway to a GNSS receiver designed for Moon orbit. We also look at the types... Read more»

Reapers used to fight California wildfires Posted on 20 Apr 2022 in the Featured Stories & UAV/UGV categories.

From military Reaper unmanned vehicles being turned into civilian fire-fighters to AI-system monitored e-scooters – we take a look at some new applications which might interest even the most tech-savvy. Read more»

FCC, FAA and 5G Posted on 16 Mar 2022 in the Featured Stories categories.

Last month we attempted to provide an overview of the issue concerning Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) licensing of C-Band radio spectrum, the subsequent fielding of wireless service for 5G phones... Read more»

Delivery robots begin to look real Posted on 16 Feb 2022 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

On university and business campuses, getting lunch and dinner is becoming a lot easier as robot delivery units hit the pathways. If you were a student or faculty member at... Read more»