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GPS Disruption and Critical National Infrastructure – World Security Report

GPS Disruption and Critical National Infrastructure – World Security Report

June 23, 2017

Editor’s Note: An excellent article by Spirent’s Guy Buesnel. Guy is slated to speak at the US PNT Advisory Board meeting in Baltimore next week…

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‘GPS Performance Near-Perfect’ – USAF Press Release Ignores Problems

‘GPS Performance Near-Perfect’ – USAF Press Release Ignores Problems

June 20, 2017

Last week the US Air Force boasted in a press release “New reports confirm near-perfect performance record for civil GPS service.” The press release is…

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“$1.32B/day Damage w/o GNSS” – New UK Study Points to eLoran, Satelles

“$1.32B/day Damage w/o GNSS” – New UK Study Points to eLoran, Satelles

June 19, 2017

A just-posted study from London Economics says that a 5 day disruption to GPS/GNSS services would cost the nation at least £5.2B or about $1.32B…

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OCX Costs to Reach $5.5 Billion, GPS III Satellites Pushed Back – Air Force Magazine

OCX Costs to Reach $5.5 Billion, GPS III Satellites Pushed Back – Air Force Magazine

June 15, 2017

Blog Editor’s note: Maintaining GPS as a world premier and secure system is essential. The US government is spending a lot of money to make some…

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EU eLoran Efforts Sharpen while U.S. Requirements Study Continues – Inside GNSS

EU eLoran Efforts Sharpen while U.S. Requirements Study Continues – Inside GNSS

June 14, 2017

Editor’s Note:  Another excellent article by award-winning reporter Dee Ann Divis. A great summary of where these projects stand in the US and Europe. It…

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How to Steal a Ship – Part 2,  fm ‘Maritime Executive’

How to Steal a Ship – Part 2, fm ‘Maritime Executive’

June 13, 2017

Editor’s Note: Last week we published a thought experiment about how a cargo ship could be spoofed and sailed into the hands of bad actors.…

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Unmanned Ships on the Horizon – Maritime Executive

Unmanned Ships on the Horizon – Maritime Executive

June 11, 2017

Editor’s Note: Maritime probably has the greatest potential for early commercial use of unmanned cargo vessels. Human pilots could navigate ships out of and into…

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Real World Spoofing Trials and Mitigation – Inside GNSS

Real World Spoofing Trials and Mitigation – Inside GNSS

June 10, 2017

Editor’s Note: This working paper published by Inside GNSS is some great work by a group of satnav notables. It encourages use of sophisticated antennae…

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Video, Navy League to Congress – GPS a Single Point of Failure, eLoran

Video, Navy League to Congress – GPS a Single Point of Failure, eLoran

June 9, 2017

Wednesday, Mr. John Acton testified at one of a series of House of Representatives hearings on national infrastructure needs. Two Coast Guard Vice Admirals and an…

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Ships Collide, but AIS-GPS Says They Passed Safely

Ships Collide, but AIS-GPS Says They Passed Safely

June 8, 2017

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) does a lot of things but it was designed to help prevent collisions between ships. AIS transceivers use Global Positioning System…

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eLoran and Loran testing underway in late June – GPS World

eLoran and Loran testing underway in late June – GPS World

June 7, 2017

Editor’s Note: The Department of Homeland Security has long been concerned with the lack of an alternative for GPS to support critical infrastructure, particularly for…

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Army Trying to Solve Europe & Korea Cyber & PNT Problems

Army Trying to Solve Europe & Korea Cyber & PNT Problems

June 6, 2017

The US Army seems to be ramping up its concern and efforts over GPS denial in Europe and Korea. Last week, Maj. Gen. Wilson Shoffner told…

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Ligado May Hurt GPS, But They Will Sell You a Fix

Ligado May Hurt GPS, But They Will Sell You a Fix

June 5, 2017

The Ligado company (formerly Lightsquared) has asked the FCC for permission to broadcast in frequencies adjacent to those assigned for satellite navigation signals like GPS.…

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How to Steal A Ship – Maritime Executive

How to Steal A Ship – Maritime Executive

June 4, 2017

Editor’s Note: ‘The prudent mariner will use every means at their disposal to determine their position’ is an axiom that dates back to the age…

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More on Mystery Signals, Concerns Maybe Hurting GPS, GNSS

More on Mystery Signals, Concerns Maybe Hurting GPS, GNSS

June 2, 2017

Editor’s Note: Here is a follow-on Linkedin post to a item we posted a couple days ago: How is GPS SVN-49 behaving? Published on May 30,…

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Master Mariners Support eLoran Provision

Master Mariners Support eLoran Provision

June 1, 2017

The Council of American Master Mariners wrote to Senator John Thune and the other members of the Senate Commerce Committee today expressing support for provisions…

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Can Congress establish a backup for GPS before it’s too late?- The Hill

Can Congress establish a backup for GPS before it’s too late?- The Hill

May 31, 2017

Editor’s Note: “The Hill” is a publication widely read by members of Congress and their staffs. They published an opinion piece by RNTF President Dana…

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GPS Vulnerability Questioned After Cyber Attacks – Maritime Journal

GPS Vulnerability Questioned After Cyber Attacks – Maritime Journal

May 30, 2017

Editor’s Note: The below article by Dag Pike caught our eye. Dag is an old salt of the finest sort. He has been merchant captain,…

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Extra Signals Being Heard on GPS Frequency

Extra Signals Being Heard on GPS Frequency

May 29, 2017

We recently saw the below interesting post on a Linkedin group and obtained permission from the author to re-post it here. Inquiries we made to various…

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Maritime Electronics Stds Body, RTCM, Supporting eLoran Legislation

Maritime Electronics Stds Body, RTCM, Supporting eLoran Legislation

May 27, 2017

View Post The world’s premier body for development of maritime electronics requirements and standards, Radio Technical Commission Maritime (RTCM), is supporting legislation requiring establishment of…

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Another Reason to Use GPS Jammers – Police Tracking Darts

Another Reason to Use GPS Jammers – Police Tracking Darts

May 22, 2017

Editor’s Note: There are all kinds of reasons why people buy and use illegal GNSS jammers. Sometimes they are even inadvertently advertised by the media. Last…

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Why Congress is Interested in GPS Vulnerability & eLoran

Why Congress is Interested in GPS Vulnerability & eLoran

May 21, 2017

On Friday a bill was introduced into the House of Representatives that contained language requiring the Secretary of Transportation to work through the Coast Guard…

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“Secretary of Transportation Shall Protect GPS w/eLoran” – Bill in Congress

“Secretary of Transportation Shall Protect GPS w/eLoran” – Bill in Congress

May 20, 2017

Yesterday Congressman Duncan Hunter introduced HR 2518, the House version of the US Coast Guard Authorization Act for 2018 and 2019. Chapter 807 begins: “80701.…

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“Time Warfare: Threats to GPS Aren’t Just About Navigation and Positioning” – Defense One

“Time Warfare: Threats to GPS Aren’t Just About Navigation and Positioning” – Defense One

May 15, 2017

Editor’s Note – The authors make excellent points about the dominant importance of the “T” (time) in PNT (positioning, navigation and timing). Their suggestion for…

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“US Adversaries Focusing on Jamming GPS, Other Satellites” – Dir. National Intelligence

“US Adversaries Focusing on Jamming GPS, Other Satellites” – Dir. National Intelligence

May 14, 2017

This week the US Director of National Intelligence informed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are expected to…

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DHS Reports – Mobile Device Security, Critical Infrastructure & Growing Risks

DHS Reports – Mobile Device Security, Critical Infrastructure & Growing Risks

May 12, 2017

Things seem to come in batches.  Two reports by DHS of interest to our readers popped up on the radar the other day. The first…

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With $2T in Damage Looming, Senate Passes Space Weather Act

With $2T in Damage Looming, Senate Passes Space Weather Act

May 4, 2017

Bill Calls for Protection of Critical Infrastructure, National Security Assets On the first of September 1859 the Earth was hit by a massive solar flare. It…

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The Galileo clock failures have a lot to teach us about GNSS testing – ITProPortal

The Galileo clock failures have a lot to teach us about GNSS testing – ITProPortal

May 2, 2017

Blog Editor’s Note: A great article by long-time RNTF member Guy Buesnel.  As you read through the article, you will see that clock failures have not…

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“GPS not Critical Infrastructure” – US Dept of Homeland Security

“GPS not Critical Infrastructure” – US Dept of Homeland Security

April 29, 2017

This month Canada’s Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence has recommended that the nation’s satellites be declared critical infrastructure. In a report on military…

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ESA Space Debris Film – Do we have 20 years left in space?

ESA Space Debris Film – Do we have 20 years left in space?

April 24, 2017

“Tomorrow Never Dies,” a  James Bond movie, premiered in 1997 and featured GPS spoofing that caused an international incident. Fourteen years later, in 2011, Iran…

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Outer-Space Hacking a Top NASA Concern  – Bloomberg

Outer-Space Hacking a Top NASA Concern – Bloomberg

April 17, 2017

Blog Editor’s Note: Several interesting things about the below article: A NASA facility monitoring the cyber-security of US satellites to ensure they don’t get hacked by adversary nation…

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Anti-jam technology: Demystifying the CRPA – GPS World

Anti-jam technology: Demystifying the CRPA – GPS World

April 14, 2017

Editor’s Note: There is a lot of good technology out there, but not nearly enough people are using it.  Good article in GPS World by…

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GEN Hyten & Sen. Cruz – GPS Reliance, Threats to Space

GEN Hyten & Sen. Cruz – GPS Reliance, Threats to Space

April 13, 2017

On the 4th of April General Hyten, Commander of Strategic Command, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Senator Cruz asked about threats to space…

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The Politics of Resilience – Speaking Truth to Power on PNT

The Politics of Resilience – Speaking Truth to Power on PNT

April 7, 2017

Here is the presentation that we gave at the ATIS Workshop on Synchronization and Timing Systems yesterday in San Jose, CA. We were surprised to see…

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Continental Electronics Patents New eLoran Antenna

Continental Electronics Patents New eLoran Antenna

April 6, 2017

A couple weeks ago one of our members, Reelectronika, showed us an eLoran/Chayka/GNSS receiver that was only 6cm long with a 5cm antenna. Yesterday our…

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Armed Police Drones & Hackable, Jammable GPS

Armed Police Drones & Hackable, Jammable GPS

April 5, 2017

It was the same day the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees were being warned by experts that GPS signals are weak, easily jammed…

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Interpol Sec Gen – Single Points of Failure for Critical Infrastructure

Interpol Sec Gen – Single Points of Failure for Critical Infrastructure

April 4, 2017

From discussion and passage of a United Nations’ Resolution calling on member states to address threats to critical infrastructure: “JÜRGEN STOCK, Secretary-General of the International…

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Congress Hearing Focuses on GPS Disruption, Homeland Security

Congress Hearing Focuses on GPS Disruption, Homeland Security

March 30, 2017

In an unusual move the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, and the House Homeland Security Committee held a joint hearing yesterday…

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Is It Time for a Backup? – Opinion, GPS World

Is It Time for a Backup? – Opinion, GPS World

March 28, 2017

Blog Editor’s Note: A great opinion piece by GPS World editor Alan Cameron.  His editorials regularly speak for the GPS community at large and this one…

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FAA Abandons Drones, Future with Nav Strategy 2016

FAA Abandons Drones, Future with Nav Strategy 2016

March 28, 2017

We will save you some time if you don’t want to wade through the 37 pages of the FAA’s Navigation Strategy 2016. It says: More…

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Senator Cruz – Admiral Zunkunft on GPS Backup/eLoran

Senator Cruz – Admiral Zunkunft on GPS Backup/eLoran

March 24, 2017

From Bloomberg Government Hearing on State of the Coast Guard, 22 March 2017 Senator Cruz (R-TX): Let me shift to a different issue, which is —…

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Results from Munich – It Is Time for a GNSS Backup! –  US says “long overdue”

Results from Munich – It Is Time for a GNSS Backup! – US says “long overdue”

March 18, 2017

“GNSS – Is It Time for Backup?” was the theme of this year’s Munich Satellite Navigation Summit. The answer seemed to be a resounding “YES!”…

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Receiver only 6cm Integrates eLoran, Chayka, GNSS

Receiver only 6cm Integrates eLoran, Chayka, GNSS

March 15, 2017

The other day we posted about a new navigation receiver that integrated eLoran, Chayka, and GNSS signals. What we didn’t realize until we saw one…

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Next GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Workshop (#4) 30 March 2017

Next GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Workshop (#4) 30 March 2017

March 14, 2017

We got this note from Stephen M. Mackey at the Volpe Center and are passing it along: “The next GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Workshop, Workshop…

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New high-tech Turkish system reduces dependence on GPS

New high-tech Turkish system reduces dependence on GPS

March 9, 2017

Blog Editor’s Note: Turkey’s neighbors, Russia & Iran, as well as many other players in the region, have long histories of jamming and spoofing satellite…

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GPS disruption a full-fledged aviation problem – GPS World

GPS disruption a full-fledged aviation problem – GPS World

March 7, 2017

Blog editor’s note: Great article below.  See also report here of aircraft that almost lost control due to GPS jamming. March 6, 2017  By  Guy…

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A Big Obstacle to Drone Safety, Productivity

A Big Obstacle to Drone Safety, Productivity

March 2, 2017

Guest Post by CAPT Joe Burns, CEO, Sensurion Aerospace  A major challenge facing the unmanned systems industry, especially in aviation and upcoming Beyond Visual Line…

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Ligado Says NASCTN LTE-GPS Report Completes Record for FCC Action

Ligado Says NASCTN LTE-GPS Report Completes Record for FCC Action

February 21, 2017

This is a re-post from NPSTC.org – Note that quite a way down in the post it reads “The report presents a huge amount of…

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DHS Will be Jamming and Spoofing – Asks Rcvr Makers to Participate

DHS Will be Jamming and Spoofing – Asks Rcvr Makers to Participate

February 16, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security has announced an opportunity for GPS receiver manufacturers to test equipment performance in an active jamming and spoofing environment. The…

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Spectrum Piracy Threatens Aviation Nav & GNSS Freqs

Spectrum Piracy Threatens Aviation Nav & GNSS Freqs

February 14, 2017

Guest Post by Mitch Narins Last month a letter sent to the FCC by lawyers representing the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), provided great detail…

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Spirent security experts predict greater risk to GNSS in 2017

Spirent security experts predict greater risk to GNSS in 2017

February 11, 2017

Editor’s Note: This is an interesting report that coincides with things we have heard from government officials. Longtime RNTF member Guy Buesnel from Spirent will…

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Sen. Roy Blunt at Hearing – ‘Where are we on GPS Backup?’

Sen. Roy Blunt at Hearing – ‘Where are we on GPS Backup?’

February 10, 2017

At a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo) questioned progress on establishing a system to protect GPS. Sen. Blunt asked DOT Inspector General Calvin…

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Time from the Sky  – Orolia and Satelles

Time from the Sky – Orolia and Satelles

February 9, 2017

We have seen and heard a lot over the last year about Satelles and their new satellite PNT service. Recently, their efforts were bolstered when…

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‘Threats To Damage US via GPS Disruption Increasing’ – Dept of Homeland Security

‘Threats To Damage US via GPS Disruption Increasing’ – Dept of Homeland Security

February 8, 2017

At a New York Stock Exchange industry event last month a representative from the Department of Homeland Security said that adversaries of the United States are…

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Interference Location From Space – papers from Inside GNSS

Interference Location From Space – papers from Inside GNSS

February 3, 2017

In this post we are pointing you to two interesting papers about locating GNSS disruption sources on the ground using satellites. We like this idea because locating…

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Shipping industry vulnerable to cyber attacks and GPS jamming – CNBC

Shipping industry vulnerable to cyber attacks and GPS jamming – CNBC

February 2, 2017

Blog editor’s Note: This is a good overview of the impacts on maritime and features comments from long-time RNTF Advisory Council member Prof David Last, BSc(Eng),…

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Performance Std for Marine eLoran Receivers Issued

Performance Std for Marine eLoran Receivers Issued

February 1, 2017

On January 6th the Radio Technical Commission, Maritime (RTCM) issued its “Minimum Performance Standards for Marine eLoran Receiving Equipment.” This 71 page document is the…

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‘Users Hazard Infrastructure With GPS Rcvr Picks’ – Notes fm ATIS Workshop

‘Users Hazard Infrastructure With GPS Rcvr Picks’ – Notes fm ATIS Workshop

January 30, 2017

The ATIS “Time and Money” workshop at the New York Stock Exchange last week had something for everyone. There were technical presentations, panel discussions, and…

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The Next Big Threat to National Security Is ‘Spoofing’ – The Observer

The Next Big Threat to National Security Is ‘Spoofing’ – The Observer

January 29, 2017

Editor’s Note: We really like the author’s admonition to “Treat GPS like Reagan treated Russia: Trust but verify.” GPS jamming and spoofing are poorly recognized…

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eLoran Time – Results fm 2016 Tests & Demos

eLoran Time – Results fm 2016 Tests & Demos

January 25, 2017

This week UrsaNav posted their most recent results from the work they have been doing with Harris Corp. and the Department of Homeland Security to…

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Cascading and Escalating Failures – World Security Report

Cascading and Escalating Failures – World Security Report

January 24, 2017

A new paper by the World Security Report says: “Critical infrastructure interdependencies constitute a risk multiplier: they can themselves be a threat or hazard, affect…

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Galileo Working, but Some Clocks Failing

Galileo Working, but Some Clocks Failing

January 20, 2017

Editor’s Note: Each satellite has four clocks aboard, so these failures have not been fatal for the system, nor even an individual satellite. They are…

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Your Smartphone is Violating the Law – FCC Seeking Comment

Your Smartphone is Violating the Law – FCC Seeking Comment

January 18, 2017

  OK – your smartphone is probably violating the law. It’s illegal in the U.S. to receive and use other nations’ satellite navigation signals. And most…

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PNT Leader Halvorsen to Retire from Defense Dept. in February

PNT Leader Halvorsen to Retire from Defense Dept. in February

January 17, 2017

In a post last week Jared Serbu of Federal News Radio reported that Terry Halvorsen, Defense Department CIO, will retire by the end of February. While…

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The looming national security threat everyone keeps ignoring – Goward in the Washington Post

The looming national security threat everyone keeps ignoring – Goward in the Washington Post

January 12, 2017

Blog Editor’s Note: The Washington Post just published an opinion piece by RNT Foundation President Dana Goward:   Opinions By Dana Goward January 12 at…

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US DOT – ‘GPS Single Point of Failure for Transportation’

US DOT – ‘GPS Single Point of Failure for Transportation’

January 11, 2017

On Monday the US Department of Transportation issued a press release announcing the availability of  “Beyond Traffic 2045,” the department’s framework for thinking about the…

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eLoran Infrastructure Waiting – Las Vegas Sun article

eLoran Infrastructure Waiting – Las Vegas Sun article

January 10, 2017

Editor’s note:  A good reminder that the federal government still has all the properties needed for a quick implementation of system to defend GPS.  And…

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US DHS Calls for Fake Antennae, Better GPS Receivers

US DHS Calls for Fake Antennae, Better GPS Receivers

January 9, 2017

Friday the US Department of Homeland Security published a list of 22 recommendations for installation, selection and use of GPS receivers to minimize opportunities for…

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ATIS Time & Money Workshop – 25 Jan 17

ATIS Time & Money Workshop – 25 Jan 17

January 4, 2017

Editor’s Note: This looks like an interesting event at the New York Stock Exchange.  We are going to attend. A similar event was hosted there…

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$Millions in US Supplied Drones for Ukraine Disappoint – too vulnerable to jamming/hacking

$Millions in US Supplied Drones for Ukraine Disappoint – too vulnerable to jamming/hacking

January 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: For years the US administration has turned a blind eye to  problems of jamming and spoofing of all kinds.  The example below of…

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New PNT Leader in DOD – Brig. Gen. Kevin Kelly

New PNT Leader in DOD – Brig. Gen. Kevin Kelly

December 30, 2016

The Air Force announced the assignment of Brig. Gen. Kevin Kelly to be Deputy DOD Chief Information Officer for Command, Communications and Computers (C4) and Information…

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US Congress Leading GPS/PNT Issues – see article fm ‘Inside GNSS’

US Congress Leading GPS/PNT Issues – see article fm ‘Inside GNSS’

December 28, 2016

Editor’s Note: The following excellent article by Dee Ann Divis points out that the US Congress remains very much int the lead for GPS/PNT policy in the United…

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US DHS Looking for Tech to Find Jammers, Protect First Responder Comms

US DHS Looking for Tech to Find Jammers, Protect First Responder Comms

December 21, 2016

In a Request for Information posted on the 20th of December the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate is seeking partners in a…

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100 microseconds New Standard for US Markets

100 microseconds New Standard for US Markets

December 20, 2016

Last month the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to accept as a part of the National Market System a Consolidated Audit Trail data…

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‘GPS + eLoran Greater than Sum of Parts’ – Dr. Gene McCall

‘GPS + eLoran Greater than Sum of Parts’ – Dr. Gene McCall

December 19, 2016

Editor’s Note: Dr. Gene McCall makes several excellent points in the below article about the need to focus on an architecture that will ensure delivery…

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Better Protection of Spectrum is a Defense Necessity

Better Protection of Spectrum is a Defense Necessity

December 18, 2016

Graphic from AFCEA Editor’s Note: The author of this article starts with “Safeguarding the electromagnetic spectrum is critical to success throughout the battlespace, but the…

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Jamming Biggest GPS Danger to U.S.

Jamming Biggest GPS Danger to U.S.

December 15, 2016

The cumulative effects of daily low power jamming by thousands of criminals and privacy seekers, and the threat of high power jamming by terrorist and…

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“GPS Vulnerable, But There Is a Solution” by Congressman John Garamendi

“GPS Vulnerable, But There Is a Solution” by Congressman John Garamendi

December 13, 2016

Editor’s Note: “National Defense” is the journal of the National Defense Industrial Association. This article was posted on it’s website in December 2016 and will…

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Telecom Industry Comes Down Hard for Better PNT

Telecom Industry Comes Down Hard for Better PNT

December 12, 2016

In a presentation to the National PNT Advisory Board last week, ATIS, the telecommunications industry standards body, strongly urged: Great care licensing transmissions in bands adjacent…

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Europe Finding Jammers Everywhere – U.S. Not Even Looking

Europe Finding Jammers Everywhere – U.S. Not Even Looking

December 8, 2016

In a dramatic presentation at the National PNT Advisory Board this week, Mr. Mark Dumville  of Nottingham Scientific, Ltd. discussed the European GNSS Agency’s STRIKE3 project to detect…

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Cyber Commission Slams Administration – “Need to Protect PNT”

Cyber Commission Slams Administration – “Need to Protect PNT”

December 6, 2016

The 1 December  “Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy” by the President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity quietly slams eight years of inaction on many…

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Defense Act for 2017 Speaks to Resilient PNT & eLoran

Defense Act for 2017 Speaks to Resilient PNT & eLoran

December 5, 2016

Blog Editor’s Note: The House Report accompanying the National Defense Authorization Act  for 2017 directs the Secretaries of Defense, Transportation, and Homeland Security to examine…

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DoT Starts Hunt for GPS Timing Backup Supplier – from Inside GNSS

DoT Starts Hunt for GPS Timing Backup Supplier – from Inside GNSS

December 2, 2016

Blog Editor’s Note: Another excellent article below by Dee Ann Divis. One additional note  – the federal register notice focuses on timing, which has always been…

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GPS & eLoran Under Trump – Article from “Inside GNSS”

GPS & eLoran Under Trump – Article from “Inside GNSS”

December 2, 2016

Editor’s Note:  The below is yet another excellent article by award-winning journalist Dee Ann Divis looking at how specific lawmakers and the new administration may…

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Spoofing will attain virus status, warns expert – GPS World

Spoofing will attain virus status, warns expert – GPS World

December 1, 2016

Blog editor’s note: Cyber-security officials and experts have always seemed resistant to the idea that GPS jamming and spoofing were cyber problems. This has never…

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US Government Seeking Backup System(s) for GPS

US Government Seeking Backup System(s) for GPS

November 30, 2016

The US Department of Transportation is seeking “…one or more PNT technologies to back up signals from GPS and to ensure resiliency of PNT for…

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GPS Antennas Still Jamming Each Other

GPS Antennas Still Jamming Each Other

November 23, 2016

Ever since GPS became popular enough that receiver antennas began sprouting up in the same general area they have been interfering with each other. A brand new…

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Trump’s $1 Trillion for Infrastructure – Talk or Action?

Trump’s $1 Trillion for Infrastructure – Talk or Action?

November 21, 2016

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything.”*   So far, it has been the same with GPS/GNSS/PNT vunlerability and the need for…

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Maritime Academies Teach GPS-Free Navigation… that Requires GPS

Maritime Academies Teach GPS-Free Navigation… that Requires GPS

November 16, 2016

Concerned about the vulnerability of GPS to disruption from a myriad of sources, the US Naval Academy, US Coast Guard Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy…

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Jumping GPS Hurting Uber

Jumping GPS Hurting Uber

November 8, 2016

I had a flight the next morning. Rather than wait and return with the group I walked to a dark lonely city street corner and…

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GPS disruption is a growing problem for aviation, reports show

GPS disruption is a growing problem for aviation, reports show

November 7, 2016

Editor’s Note: Some folks in the FAA will dismiss the role of GPS in aviation and claim that commercial aircraft don’ have the same dependencies…

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Master Mariners Support eLoran – Now!

Master Mariners Support eLoran – Now!

October 28, 2016

In a letter to each of the members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation the Council of American Masters Mariners urged appointment…

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Timing & Smart Grid – Quotes fm NIST Workshop

Timing & Smart Grid – Quotes fm NIST Workshop

October 27, 2016

On the 26th of October NIST and IEEE hosted a workshop on “Timing Challenges in the Smart Grid” at the sprawling and attractive NIST campus…

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RNT Foundation Supports Legislation For GPS Complement/Backup

RNT Foundation Supports Legislation For GPS Complement/Backup

October 26, 2016

The RNT Foundation has actively endorsed specific legislation to provide more resilient PNT services. In a letter to selected members of the Senate the foundation…

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Putin Goes All Out Jamming, Spoofing GPS

Putin Goes All Out Jamming, Spoofing GPS

October 23, 2016

Photo: By Kremlin.ru Despotic regimes have to be paranoid. Two recent news items show that the Russians are particularly and extremely concerned about the power that GPS…

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Don Jewell, 1949–2016 – “From GPS World”

Don Jewell, 1949–2016 – “From GPS World”

October 21, 2016

Editor’s Note: Don Jewell was a member of RNT Foundation’s first Advisory Council. As a practical navigator, scientist and student of public policy, he was…

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Leap Smear, Leap Second – How ever you do it, here it comes!

Leap Smear, Leap Second – How ever you do it, here it comes!

October 21, 2016

The planet doesn’t seem to care about how fast or slowly we think it should rotate. Perhaps it is a good reminder that we aren’t…

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American Military’s Greatest Vulnerability: No GPS in a War

American Military’s Greatest Vulnerability: No GPS in a War

October 19, 2016

Editor’s Note: The below item is re-posted from “The National Interest.” It is disappointing to see that, in all the discussions in academia, think tanks,…

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GPS-Free Navigation! – Except it’s Not

GPS-Free Navigation! – Except it’s Not

October 18, 2016

Some really smart and clever people are figuring out how to navigate without GPS – or so their headlines claim. Take for example this recent post…

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Pyongyang’s GPS disruptions affect over 2,100 planes since 2010 – Korea Herald

Pyongyang’s GPS disruptions affect over 2,100 planes since 2010 – Korea Herald

October 12, 2016

Editor’s note: In June we posted a South Korean news item that contained much of this same information. The most significant difference with this news item…

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Largest Unmanned Naval Systems Exercise Begins – “Maritime Executive”

Largest Unmanned Naval Systems Exercise Begins – “Maritime Executive”

October 11, 2016

Editor’s Note: Many futurists see the coming decade as the real dawn of the age of robotics and autonomous systems. This post from “Maritime Executive”…

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Kiplinger – The Scary Threat to GPS That Could Paralyze U.S. Businesses

Kiplinger – The Scary Threat to GPS That Could Paralyze U.S. Businesses

October 3, 2016

Blog editor’s Note: Not a bad overview article on Kiplinger.com Two points, though.  First, the bit about “What’s the value of oxygen?  GPS is oxygen”…

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Munich Summit will Emphasize GNSS Backup – GPS World

Munich Summit will Emphasize GNSS Backup – GPS World

September 29, 2016

Blog Editor’s Note: In 1998 President Clinton directed a study of the growing dependency on satellite navigation and timing systems. In 2001 the resulting report…

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House Passes Bill for GPS Backup System

House Passes Bill for GPS Backup System

September 28, 2016

Editor’s note: The legislative progress on this important issue continues.  A link to the bill itself, HR 5978 Links to materials submitted to the Congressional Record associated…

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Who’s In Charge? – PNT Protection in US Leaderless, According to Some

Who’s In Charge? – PNT Protection in US Leaderless, According to Some

September 27, 2016

Discussing his agency’s efforts to protect GPS and the Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) services it provides, a government official was recently quoted saying that…

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China Jamming US Forces’ GPS

China Jamming US Forces’ GPS

September 26, 2016

Editor’s note: This is the first open press item we recall that discusses China’s use of GPS jamming against US forces. GPS jamming and spoofing are…

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New DHS PMO for PNT – Request for Help

New DHS PMO for PNT – Request for Help

September 23, 2016

Government officials tell us that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is standing up a Program Management Office (PMO) for Positioning, Navigation and Timing…

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GPS Interference at Le Mans

GPS Interference at Le Mans

September 21, 2016

Editor’s Note: This is a re-post from the blog of our friends at SPIRENT. Very interesting example of how GPS vulnerability impacts so many areas…

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“Coast Guard Must Build eLoran for GPS Backup” – House T&I Committee Passes Bill

“Coast Guard Must Build eLoran for GPS Backup” – House T&I Committee Passes Bill

September 17, 2016

From Congressman Garamendi’s Web Site: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Passes Strong Legislation Co-Authored by Ranking Member Garamendi and Chairman Hunter on GPS Backup Systems…

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GPS jamming is a growing threat to satellite navigation, positioning, and precision timing

GPS jamming is a growing threat to satellite navigation, positioning, and precision timing

September 16, 2016

Military & Aerospace June 28, 2016 By John Keller Editor How much do you trust and rely on your personal GPS satellite navigation device to…

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Improved GPS Jammers For Sale!

Improved GPS Jammers For Sale!

September 11, 2016

Editor’s Note: Jammers for every budget and use can be easily found  on the internet from sites like Jammerall.com. We thought that this item from IHS was…

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Euro Commission Report – GNSS & eLoran Most Practical Methods to Support Cell Phone Systems using TDD

Euro Commission Report – GNSS & eLoran Most Practical Methods to Support Cell Phone Systems using TDD

September 7, 2016

A CEPT Electronic Communications Committee report from 2014 that was recently posted giving practical guidance for TDD networks lists four ways to provide essential timing…

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SEXTANT: Innovative Study on Position, Navigation, and Timing Resiliency

SEXTANT: Innovative Study on Position, Navigation, and Timing Resiliency

August 31, 2016

Aerospace Corporation – The purpose of Sextant is to improve resiliency by combining existing and new PNT signal sources. (Illustration: Joseph Hidalgo) Aerospace is pioneering…

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NIST – “GPS Still Achilles Heel for Internet of Things”

NIST – “GPS Still Achilles Heel for Internet of Things”

August 30, 2016

Last year NIST released a report with the tag line:  “Lack of Effective Timing Signals Could Hamper ‘Internet of Things’ Development.” In it the authors…

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SAE International Developing New Standard for Terrestrial PNT – Support for Drones, Critical Infrastructure

SAE International Developing New Standard for Terrestrial PNT – Support for Drones, Critical Infrastructure

August 29, 2016

Blog editor note: Our Google Alerts dug this up over the weekend. SAE International is the largest automotive and aerospace standards-setting body in the world.…

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UK Firm Develops GPS-Free Positioning System – Maritime Executive

UK Firm Develops GPS-Free Positioning System – Maritime Executive

August 25, 2016

By MarEx 2016-08-15 18:04:59 Defense contractors Polaris Consulting have developed a software system to use visual and radar data to compute a vessel’s position in…

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GPS Spoofing – Unicorn Team, Qihoo 360 China

GPS Spoofing – Unicorn Team, Qihoo 360 China

August 24, 2016

Blog Editor’s Note: Recently a video using a Rohde & Schwarz signal generator to cheat Pokemon Go went viral. We hear that the opportunity to spoof Pokemon…

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GPS hacking takes centre stage at DEFCON 24

GPS hacking takes centre stage at DEFCON 24

August 24, 2016

Blog Editor’s Note:  This outstanding guest post first appeared on Linkedin and is courtesy of member Guy Buesnel.  Guy’s company, Spirent, is very much concerned…

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Spectracom Introduces GSG-6 Series GNSS Simulators, eLoran Backup for Timing Reference – Inside GNSS

Spectracom Introduces GSG-6 Series GNSS Simulators, eLoran Backup for Timing Reference – Inside GNSS

August 23, 2016

Blog editor’s note: We think that multi-function receivers integrating diverse signals are part of the future for resilient PNT.  Good job Spectracom! “Backup” might not…

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Global Anti-Jamming Market for GPS Worth USD 4.08 Billion by 2022  -Business Wire

Global Anti-Jamming Market for GPS Worth USD 4.08 Billion by 2022 -Business Wire

August 22, 2016

August 19, 2016 12:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Anti-Jamming Market for GPS by Technique (Nulling…

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Seven Easy Ways to Get a Win Protecting GPS – Inside GNSS

Seven Easy Ways to Get a Win Protecting GPS – Inside GNSS

August 17, 2016

INSIDE GNSS NEWS GNSS Forum: Seven Easy Ways the Administration or Congress Could Get a Quick Win Protecting GPS and America Dana Goward August 16,…

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Spoofing GPS is surprisingly easy; detecting it is surprisingly hard – boingboing

Spoofing GPS is surprisingly easy; detecting it is surprisingly hard – boingboing

August 17, 2016

/ CORY DOCTOROW / 8:24 AM THU AUG 4, 2016 GPS security is increasingly implicated in both physical and information security: from steering a super-yacht…

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Providers Must Spend More on Anti-Jamming – Discussion in GPS World

Providers Must Spend More on Anti-Jamming – Discussion in GPS World

August 16, 2016

This is a great set of Q&A from “GPS World.” It lays out the case for the R&D budget requirements for protecting GPS from jamming.…

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IEEE/NIST Timing Challenges in the Smart Grid Workshop

IEEE/NIST Timing Challenges in the Smart Grid Workshop

August 15, 2016

Purpose: On October 26, NIST will host the IEEE-SA/NIST Timing Challenges in the Smart Grid Workshop. The result of the workshop is to enable stakeholders…

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How Cyberwar From Hacking To GPS Jamming Is Changing The Face Of Society – Forbes

How Cyberwar From Hacking To GPS Jamming Is Changing The Face Of Society – Forbes

August 15, 2016

AUG 8, 2016 @ 10:55 PM Kalev Leetaru ,  Contributor This past March Bloomberg offered a compelling look inside the world of election hacking in…

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A Solar Storm Almost Led to War With the Soviet Union – Popular Science

A Solar Storm Almost Led to War With the Soviet Union – Popular Science

August 12, 2016

IN 1967, THE SUN HEATED UP THE COLD WAR By Mary Beth Griggs August 9, 2016 Five years after the Cuban Missile crisis brought the…

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GPS Under Attack as Crooks, Rogue Workers Wage Electronic War – NBC.com

GPS Under Attack as Crooks, Rogue Workers Wage Electronic War – NBC.com

August 8, 2016

by MIKE BRUNKER 8 August 2016 Once the province of hostile nations, electronic warfare has arrived with little fanfare on U.S. highways and byways. Criminals,…

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Dueling Government Studies – GPS Interference & the New Lightsquared (Ligado)

Dueling Government Studies – GPS Interference & the New Lightsquared (Ligado)

August 2, 2016

Blog Editor’s Notes: Really interesting article from “Inside GNSS” below.  Until now, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has had the lead on evaluating the…

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Could Pokemon Go cheaters threaten your cybersecurity? – Archer Security Group

Could Pokemon Go cheaters threaten your cybersecurity? – Archer Security Group

August 1, 2016

By: Kerry Tomlinson Some say the rise in “location-spoofing” could lead to more GPS attacks on cell towers, drones and more. It’s not enough to play…

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GALANT against jamming and spoofing – suppression of interference and decoy signals at sea – DLR

GALANT against jamming and spoofing – suppression of interference and decoy signals at sea – DLR

August 1, 2016

Ships can be led astray with fake GPS signals. If signals for navigation of vessels are jammed or spoofed, positional and other critical data, such…

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Protecting GPS From Spoofers Is Critical to the Future of Navigation – IEEE Spectrum

Protecting GPS From Spoofers Is Critical to the Future of Navigation – IEEE Spectrum

August 1, 2016

Blog Editor’s Note: A good article by Professors Psiaki and Humphreys on how to improve GPS receivers.  One method they don’t mention is protecting GPS receivers from…

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DHS BAA Assured Timing – Extended Until 12 August 2016

DHS BAA Assured Timing – Extended Until 12 August 2016

August 1, 2016

HSHQDC-15-R-B0008 Assured Timing for Critical Infrastructure This BAA solicitation (HSHQDC-15-R-B0008) is a call issued against Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T), Resilient…

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USCG Notice – GPS Degradation at High Latitudes 29 July 2016

USCG Notice – GPS Degradation at High Latitudes 29 July 2016

July 27, 2016

(Thanks to Dennis Bryant and his excellent blog for bringing this to our attention) USCG NAVIGATION CENTER HIGH HORIZONTAL DILUTION OF PRECISION (HDOP) ADVISORY FOR…

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Watch Out for the Leap Second – Again!

Watch Out for the Leap Second – Again!

July 24, 2016

This is another in our irregular series of guest blogs, this time from Mitch Narins at Strategic Synergies, LLC.   The old adage tells us…

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DoT Calls for Even More ABC Tests – “Inside GNSS”

DoT Calls for Even More ABC Tests – “Inside GNSS”

July 20, 2016

Department of Transportation Calls for More Testing of GPS/GNSS Receivers for Adjacent Band Compatibility ABC study will evaluate the adjacent radio frequency band power levels…

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Pokemon Go – Recruiting & Training GPS Spoofers

Pokemon Go – Recruiting & Training GPS Spoofers

July 14, 2016

“Wait, wait – you can make your phone think it is someplace it is not? What if you could mess with GPS and do that…

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Terrestrial beacons bring wide-area location indoors – GPS World

Terrestrial beacons bring wide-area location indoors – GPS World

July 14, 2016

Extraordinary though satellite navigation may be, GPS and other satellite-based constellations are limited when there is not a line-of-sight or near-line-of-sight path to at least…

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eLoran Demo Signal Scheduled 29 Jul – 15 Aug

eLoran Demo Signal Scheduled 29 Jul – 15 Aug

July 12, 2016

The Wildwood, NJ eLoran transmitter will be continuously broadcasting from 0900 (EST) on 29 July 2016 through 1200 (EST) on 15 August 2016. Wildwood will…

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“The Night GPS Failed”- The movie (“GPS World” magazine)

“The Night GPS Failed”- The movie (“GPS World” magazine)

July 12, 2016

“The Atlantic”… “The New Yorker”… “The Christian Science Monitor”… “The Economist”…NPR’s radio shows “Science Friday” and “Here and Now”… “The National Space-based PNT Advisory Board”……

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Surveyors Identify GPS/ SatNav Problems in Alaska

Surveyors Identify GPS/ SatNav Problems in Alaska

July 11, 2016

Writing recently in “GPS World,” Tim Burch, Secretary of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, outlined the increased challenges of using, and problems depending upon, GPS and…

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DHS, PNT ExCom Move on Backing Up GPS – Inside GNSS

DHS, PNT ExCom Move on Backing Up GPS – Inside GNSS

July 4, 2016

Dee Ann Divis June 30, 2016 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is moving forward to establish a backup for the position, navigation, and timing…

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N. Korea Disrupted GPS 2,143 times this year – So Far

N. Korea Disrupted GPS 2,143 times this year – So Far

June 30, 2016

UPI North Korea sent 2,100 GPS jamming signals to South By Elizabeth Shim   |   June 29, 2016 at 11:12 AM SEOUL, June 29 (UPI) —…

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Army Industry Day(s) for Assured PNT 2-4 August

Army Industry Day(s) for Assured PNT 2-4 August

June 28, 2016

The Army PMO for Assured PNT will host industry days at Aberdeen Proving Grounds from 2 to 4 August 2016. Register by 7 July. Read…

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Norway Open to Commercial eLoran System, Discussions On-Going

Norway Open to Commercial eLoran System, Discussions On-Going

June 27, 2016

Translation by Google Translate Western Edge Magazine OPEN TO PRIVATIZATION OF CIVIL SECURITY By MARENO Leonhardsen MARENO@BLV.NO Published: 27 June 2016, at. 6:30 p.m. BO:…

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ICAO to Warn North Korea on Jamming – NKNews.org

ICAO to Warn North Korea on Jamming – NKNews.org

June 27, 2016

Aviation agency to warn North Korea on GPS jamming Jamming operations by North targeted at aircraft navigation systems in South NK*News.org By John G. Grisafi …

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GNSS Anti-Jam Market to Hit 4.8B/yr by 2020

GNSS Anti-Jam Market to Hit 4.8B/yr by 2020

June 27, 2016

Editor’s note: With all of the jamming we hear about these days, we will be surprised if this market doesn’t get a lot hotter a lot…

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Re-Calculating GPS – Trajectory Magazine

Re-Calculating GPS – Trajectory Magazine

June 27, 2016

2016 Issue 2 By Matt Alderton Anyone who reads the Sunday comics has probably chuckled at the antics of red-bearded, big-bellied Hägar the Horrible. Part…

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Rolls-Royce: Autonomous “Revolution” Has Begun (Maritime Executive)

Rolls-Royce: Autonomous “Revolution” Has Begun (Maritime Executive)

June 23, 2016

By MarEx 2016-06-21 19:09:13 On Tuesday, Rolls Royce and its partners in the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications (AAWA) initiative released a white paper on their…

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New Bill Would Make Coast Guard Responsible for eLoran GPS Backup

New Bill Would Make Coast Guard Responsible for eLoran GPS Backup

June 22, 2016

The “Miscellaneous Maritime Transportation Amendments Act of 2016” introduced today by Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) provides for:  “Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Commandant…

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Financial Industry Opposes 350 Microsecond Standard for Trades – Washington Post

Financial Industry Opposes 350 Microsecond Standard for Trades – Washington Post

June 20, 2016

Editor’s Note: This very interesting article from the Washington Post shows how policy and timing technology are inextricably intertwined. There is also an interesting video…

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DHS – Assured PNT Project Announcement

DHS – Assured PNT Project Announcement

June 17, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security demonstrated its on-going concern about the need for positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) for critical infrastructure this week with a…

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DARPA Eyes ‘Very Low Frequency’ Signals For PNT Systems as GPS Backup – Govt. Executive Magazine

DARPA Eyes ‘Very Low Frequency’ Signals For PNT Systems as GPS Backup – Govt. Executive Magazine

June 17, 2016

Ramona Adams June 16, 2016 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to demonstrate a positioning, navigation and timing system that will use very low frequency band…

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What Happens if GPS Fails? – The Atlantic

What Happens if GPS Fails? – The Atlantic

June 15, 2016

Blog editor’s note: This is a good popular overview of the issue, how long the government has known there is a problem, and how long…

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Arqiva to Trial eLoran Timing for Broadcast and Telecommunications Infrastructure

Arqiva to Trial eLoran Timing for Broadcast and Telecommunications Infrastructure

June 14, 2016

Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, UK 10 June 2016 Arqiva, the communications infrastructure company, is trialling eLoran timing technology – which delivers precise UTC traceable time – from the…

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Cancelled? – FAA Warns of GPS Outages This Month During Mysterious Tests on the West Coast – Gizmodo

Cancelled? – FAA Warns of GPS Outages This Month During Mysterious Tests on the West Coast – Gizmodo

June 8, 2016

Blog Editor Update: We have not seen an announcement, but we are told that the tests described below were “cancelled by the sponsor.”  Perhaps because…

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Iran Developing Homegrown Alternative to GPS (probably Loran)

Iran Developing Homegrown Alternative to GPS (probably Loran)

June 3, 2016

RNTF Blog Editor Notes: Iran made an announcement about a land-based navigation system similar to the recent one below in December of 2013. Interesting that they…

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GPS Attacks at Cairo Airport – Just After Egypt Air Loss

GPS Attacks at Cairo Airport – Just After Egypt Air Loss

May 30, 2016

The Mirror Fresh Terror fears as hackers trying to disable planes at Cairo Airport Nick Dorman Terror fears have been raised over Egypt after pilots were…

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Proposal That Could Degrade GPS – Our Comments to the FCC

Proposal That Could Degrade GPS – Our Comments to the FCC

May 20, 2016

“Protect the adjacent bands to GNSS as a quiet neighborhood” is one of the core principles of RNT Foundation’s Protect, Toughen and Augment recommendations to…

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GPS is Everywhere, is That a Good Thing? – NPR Radio Shows

GPS is Everywhere, is That a Good Thing? – NPR Radio Shows

May 12, 2016

National Public Radio has recently discovered the many interesting issues surrounding GPS, thanks to author Greg Milner and his new book “Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology,…

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Map slippage is real, and it’s about to matter – David Rudin on KillScreen.com

Map slippage is real, and it’s about to matter – David Rudin on KillScreen.com

May 11, 2016

05.09.16 by DAVID RUDIN@DavidSRudin If an object does not exist on a map, does it exist at all? Do you? You can see it with…

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“Air Force never really wanted GPS” – New Book on GPS History and Current Issues

“Air Force never really wanted GPS” – New Book on GPS History and Current Issues

May 10, 2016

“Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture and Our Minds” (Norton, 2016), by journalist Greg Milner, is a fascinating look at the history of GPS,…

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Protecting India’s Satellite System – dnaindia.com

Protecting India’s Satellite System – dnaindia.com

May 7, 2016

Site editor’s note: The author discusses concerns about jamming and spoofing on the Indian subcontinent. VIDYA SAGAR REDDY | Fri, 6 May 2016-08:05am, Mumbai, dna…

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What Would Happen if GPS Failed – The New Yorker

What Would Happen if GPS Failed – The New Yorker

May 7, 2016

BY GREG MILNER The radio signal that is the lifeblood of the Global Positioning System originates from a constellation of twenty-four satellites, orbiting more than…

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GPS Spectrum Protection – Secure World Panel

GPS Spectrum Protection – Secure World Panel

May 6, 2016

On the 8th of April the Secure World Foundation hosted a distinguished panel discussing the challenges and need to protect the GPS spectrum. The panel…

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Army RFI Preparing for U.S. Purchase of eLoran Network?

Army RFI Preparing for U.S. Purchase of eLoran Network?

May 4, 2016

Many analysts are concluding that a Request for Information (RFI) for Assured PNT (A-PNT) recently published by the Army is the next step in the…

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DEMETRA Workshop on Time – 20 May Turin, Italy

DEMETRA Workshop on Time – 20 May Turin, Italy

May 3, 2016

As time becomes more important the European Union is exploring how to better provide it from space. Workshop Flier Here

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FCC Opens GPS-Adjacent Ligado Proposal for Comment – Inside GNSS

FCC Opens GPS-Adjacent Ligado Proposal for Comment – Inside GNSS

May 3, 2016

Dee Ann Divis April 29, 2016 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is officially asking for feedback on a proposal by Ligado Networks to repurpose frequencies…

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GPS Threat to Smart Grid Growing – New Paper by MITRE (March 2016)

GPS Threat to Smart Grid Growing – New Paper by MITRE (March 2016)

May 3, 2016

As we make the grid more efficient, GPS time becomes more important to keeping it going. Here is a new presentation by Kevin M. Skey and…

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South Korea revives GPS backup project after blaming North for jamming – Reuters

South Korea revives GPS backup project after blaming North for jamming – Reuters

May 3, 2016

REUTERS, 1 May 2016 SEOUL/LONDON | BY JACK KIM AND JONATHAN SAULBlog Editor’s Note – While maritime needs are discussed in this article, all…

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Why Industry Needs Time – A Power Industry Case Study – ATIS Webinar 4 May

Why Industry Needs Time – A Power Industry Case Study – ATIS Webinar 4 May

April 29, 2016

Wednesday,May 4, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET Precision Time is becoming increasingly important in many industries. Applications and industries that benefit from accurate…

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Pentagon Confusion on GPS Back-up/eLoran

Pentagon Confusion on GPS Back-up/eLoran

April 28, 2016

In December Deputy Secretary of Defense Work co-signed a letter to five Congressmen sharing their concern about GPS vulnerability and the need for a complementary…

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2016 Space Resiliency Summit, June 7-8 Alexandria, VA

2016 Space Resiliency Summit, June 7-8 Alexandria, VA

April 27, 2016

DEFENSE STRATEGIES INSTITUTE This year’s summit brings together ISR, C2, SATCOM and IC communities along with key leaders in industry with the sole objective of advancing and integrating innovative…

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US Govt. Touts eLoran at NY Stock Exchange

US Govt. Touts eLoran at NY Stock Exchange

April 21, 2016

“Accurate position, navigation, and timing is necessary for the function and integrity of many critical infrastructure sectors, such as the electric grid, communication networks, and…

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US Army – “eLoran is a Pseudolite”

US Army – “eLoran is a Pseudolite”

April 20, 2016

The US Army published another Request for Information (RFI) for Assured-PNT Monday. One of its interesting features is that it describes eLoran as a pseudo-satellite…

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Norway Armed Forces – “GPS Failures Endanger National Security”

Norway Armed Forces – “GPS Failures Endanger National Security”

April 16, 2016

Norway has reacted to the GPS timing errors at the end of January by halting demolition of their Loran infrastructure. Here is an interesting article…

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Robot Ships Trading by 2020

Robot Ships Trading by 2020

April 16, 2016

By Maritime Executive  2016-04-12 12:56:58 Last week, the Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) project presented its first findings at a conference in Helsinki,…

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Update – North Korea Testing New Jammers?

Update – North Korea Testing New Jammers?

April 12, 2016

While comprehensive information about North Korea’s most recent spate of GPS jamming has yet to be made available, additional and intriguing bits continue to appear…

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Is GPS Jamming the New Normal?

Is GPS Jamming the New Normal?

April 6, 2016

Guest Post by Mr. Charles Schue, CEO, UrsaNav, Inc. Over the past several days, North Korea has “reached across its borders” to jam GPS signals in…

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Invitation to Special Event at NYSE: Focus on Secure Timing

Invitation to Special Event at NYSE: Focus on Secure Timing

April 4, 2016

Juniper Networks, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will host a special event at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, April…

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N. Korea Jamming Impacts Ships, Aircraft

N. Korea Jamming Impacts Ships, Aircraft

April 4, 2016

Contradicting initial reports in the New York Times of no impact, the South Korean KBS News Radio reported that maritime and aviation traffic has been…

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North Korea Jamming GPS in the South…again

North Korea Jamming GPS in the South…again

April 1, 2016

South Korean officials have reported that their neighbors to the north are, once again, jamming GPS signals, according to an item in the New York…

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Congressmen Oppose NDGPS Plan Pending “Resilient PNT Architecture”

Congressmen Oppose NDGPS Plan Pending “Resilient PNT Architecture”

March 30, 2016

Blog Editor Note: In December a group of Congressmen wrote to Deputy Secretary Mendez at the Department of Transportation objecting to DoT’s plans to demolish…

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The Need to Clarify Galileo’s Legal Basis for Time – GPS World

The Need to Clarify Galileo’s Legal Basis for Time – GPS World

March 29, 2016

GPS World March 28, 2016  – By Tim Reynolds One new potential wrinkle for Galileo was hinted at during the Munich Satellive Navigation Summit session in…

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Where Time Comes From

Where Time Comes From

March 28, 2016

Cool 6 minute video from the “Atlantic.” If you want to see for yourself where time comes from, the RNT Foundation Annual Meeting will be on…

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Plunging into Solar Minimum: Time to Drop our Guard?

Plunging into Solar Minimum: Time to Drop our Guard?

March 22, 2016

Guest Post By Joseph Kunches Most people know that disturbed space weather conditions can adversely impact GPS to various degrees. The Sun can roil the…

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Norway, UK Discuss eLoran Timing

Norway, UK Discuss eLoran Timing

March 20, 2016

The following was published by the Norwegian media outlet Bladet Vestralen. Translation Courtesy of Mr. Jens Hoxmark and Prof. David Last Loran Demolition stopped By…

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DHS and UrsaNav Successfully Demonstrate Timing Inside NYSE

DHS and UrsaNav Successfully Demonstrate Timing Inside NYSE

March 17, 2016

Guest Post by Stephen Bartlett, Vice President UrsaNav Corp. On March 8, 2016, UrsaNav, as part of the terms of a Cooperative Research and Development…

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PNT ExCom to Write Requirements for GPS Backup – “Inside GNSS”

PNT ExCom to Write Requirements for GPS Backup – “Inside GNSS”

March 16, 2016

Inside GNSS Glen Gibbons March 15, 2016 Addressing a long-unfulfilled presidential mandate, the Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Executive Committee (ExCom) has taken on…

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DOT Advances Study on Protecting GPS Frequency

DOT Advances Study on Protecting GPS Frequency

March 10, 2016

SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation, through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST–R), will begin testing Global Positioning System/Global Navigation Satellite…

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Best Ad for Jammers Ever

Best Ad for Jammers Ever

March 10, 2016

The Metro section of the Washington Post had an article yesterday: “Robbers allegedly tracked gambler with GPS they hid on car.” It gets better. There…

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World Dodges GPS Bullet – GPS World

World Dodges GPS Bullet – GPS World

February 25, 2016

GPS World February 24, 2016 By Alan Cameron It happened in the blink of an eye. Less than a blink. Far less, actually. Slightly more…

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More Ain’t Necessarily Better!

More Ain’t Necessarily Better!

February 25, 2016

Guest Post by Professor David Last Satellite navigation may be the most successful innovation of recent decades among science-based industries. As the number of receivers…

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New GPS 3 ground system is the Pentagon’s “most troubled” program

New GPS 3 ground system is the Pentagon’s “most troubled” program

February 23, 2016

Space News — February 22, 2016 by Mike Gruss WASHINGTON – Pentagon leaders say a new ground system for the next-generation of GPS satellites, one…

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US Coast Guard Approves Paperless Navigation

US Coast Guard Approves Paperless Navigation

February 18, 2016

USCG Press Release U.S. Coast Guard Approves Official Electronic Charts WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard published guidance that allows mariners to use electronic charts…

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15 of 31 GPS Satellites Had Errors – See Animation

15 of 31 GPS Satellites Had Errors – See Animation

February 17, 2016

During the GPS anomaly on the 25th and 26th of January users had up to six satellites in view transmitting erroneous time signals. According to…

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US Govt – ‘GPS Errors Felt Around the Globe, Across Industries’

US Govt – ‘GPS Errors Felt Around the Globe, Across Industries’

February 15, 2016

Telecommunications systems around the world, broadcast systems in Europe, and Public Safety radios and aviation ground systems in the United States were among the technologies…

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“Will Fund eLoran on a Chip” – NIST

“Will Fund eLoran on a Chip” – NIST

February 11, 2016

Last week the National Institute of Standards and Technology announced that it wanted to fund development of an eLoran receiver that would fit on a…

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“GPS Error Caused ’12 hours of problems’ for Companies” – BBC.com

“GPS Error Caused ’12 hours of problems’ for Companies” – BBC.com

February 4, 2016

Feb 4, 2016 By Chris Baraniuk, Technology reporter, BBC.com Several companies were hit by hours of system warnings after GPS satellites broadcast the wrong time,…

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BBC Outages Due GPS Disruption

BBC Outages Due GPS Disruption

February 2, 2016

UK radio disturbance caused by satellite network bug By Chris Baraniuk, Technology reporter BBC.Com An error with the Global Positioning System (GPS) network has been…

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Defense Department Researchers Push Plan Aimed at Avoiding Worldwide GPS Meltdown

Defense Department Researchers Push Plan Aimed at Avoiding Worldwide GPS Meltdown

February 1, 2016

By: Tom Roeder Gazette.com February 1, 2016 The Defense Department’s top researchers want ground-based miniature atomic clocks to avert a global catastrophe if the orbiting…

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GPS Glitch Caused Outages, Fueled Arguments for Backup – Inside GNSS

GPS Glitch Caused Outages, Fueled Arguments for Backup – Inside GNSS

January 30, 2016

“Inside GNSS” Dee Ann Divis, January 29, 2016 Less than a month after Europe switched off most of its Loran transmitters, a problem with GPS…

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GPS Anomaly – Official USAF Statement

GPS Anomaly – Official USAF Statement

January 28, 2016

“Air Force Official Press Release – GPS Ground System Anomaly: On 26 January2016 at 12:49 a.m. MST, the 2nd Space Operations Squadron at the…

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GPS Was Out For Some Yesterday

GPS Was Out For Some Yesterday

January 26, 2016

At 15:36 Greenwich Mean Time yesterday, GPS satellite SVN 23/PRN 32, the oldest satellite in the GPS constellation, became unusable. It was taken out of…

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USCG Issues Safety Alert – GPS/GNSS, Trust But Verify

USCG Issues Safety Alert – GPS/GNSS, Trust But Verify

January 19, 2016

United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert 19 January 2016                              …

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Were US Sailors ‘Spoofed’ Into Iranian Waters?

Were US Sailors ‘Spoofed’ Into Iranian Waters?

January 15, 2016

Christian Science Monitor – Passcode In 2011, Iran spoofed – or faked – Global Positioning System signals to send a CIA drone off course. Did…

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Christian Sci Monitor – Why GPS is More Vulnerable than Ever

Christian Sci Monitor – Why GPS is More Vulnerable than Ever

January 11, 2016

Christian Science Monitor – Passcode 8 January 2016 By Joe Uchill From a command center at Schriever Air Force Base, about 10 miles outside Colorado…

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Taviga Welcomes Continued UK Transmissions

Taviga Welcomes Continued UK Transmissions

January 7, 2016

7 January 2016 Taviga welcomes the continued transmission of eLoran timing and data signals from the UK Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, UK Low frequency eLoran transmissions from…

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Loran Off Air In Most of Europe – Move to Commercial Possible

Loran Off Air In Most of Europe – Move to Commercial Possible

January 4, 2016

Loran signals from France, Norway, Denmark and Germany were terminated on the 31st of December 2015 in accordance with longstanding plans. The United Kingdom’s signal…

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Tell NIST It’s About Time! – They Want Your Comments

Tell NIST It’s About Time! – They Want Your Comments

December 20, 2015

NIST Seeking “Views on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity“ We were very disappointed last year when we attended a presentation by NIST on…

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DHS: Drug Traffickers Are Spoofing Border Drones

DHS: Drug Traffickers Are Spoofing Border Drones

December 18, 2015

DHS: Drug Traffickers Are Spoofing Border Drones Defense One DECEMBER 17, 2015 BY PATRICK TUCKER The homeland security agency, and local law enforcement as well,…

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Volcker Alliance – ‘Government’s Greatest Achievements Being Lost in Breakdowns’

Volcker Alliance – ‘Government’s Greatest Achievements Being Lost in Breakdowns’

December 15, 2015

The recent Volcker Alliance paper “Vision + Action = Faithful Execution – Why Government Daydreams and How to Stop the Cascade of Breakdowns that Now…

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PNT ExCom Backs eLoran as a Step to Full GPS Backup System

PNT ExCom Backs eLoran as a Step to Full GPS Backup System

December 11, 2015

Inside GNSS Dee Ann Divis December 10, 2015 The National Executive Committee for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT ExCom) has recommended using enhanced Loran…

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US to Build eLoran Timing, then Navigation Network to Complement GPS

US to Build eLoran Timing, then Navigation Network to Complement GPS

December 10, 2015

In letters dated the 8th of December, Department of Defense Deputy Secretary Robert Work and Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez informed five members…

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Raytheon’s GPS control system is ‘a disaster’: U.S. Air Force general

Raytheon’s GPS control system is ‘a disaster’: U.S. Air Force general

December 10, 2015

Reuters Science | Tue Dec 8, 2015 6:22pm EST Force general WASHINGTON | BY ANDREA SHALAL The U.S. Air Force’s top space official on Tuesday…

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Court – GPS Trumps Lightsquared

Court – GPS Trumps Lightsquared

December 8, 2015

Dennis Bryant Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 8 December 2015 In an unpublished decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the judgment…

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France, Norway Surrender Sovereignty, Expose Critical Infrastructure to Criminals, Terrorists – UK, Europe Suffer Also

France, Norway Surrender Sovereignty, Expose Critical Infrastructure to Criminals, Terrorists – UK, Europe Suffer Also

December 7, 2015

France and Norway remain resolute in their determination to surrender their national sovereignty and increase their exposure to attacks on critical infrastructure from criminals and…

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GPS vulnerabilities could open grid to hacks — DHS report

GPS vulnerabilities could open grid to hacks — DHS report

December 7, 2015

Peter Behr and Blake Sobczak, E&E reporters EnergyWire: Friday, October 30, 2015 A newly disclosed government report warns that the power grid may become more…

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GPS World “Chronos and UrsaNav partner on Loran PNT networks”

GPS World “Chronos and UrsaNav partner on Loran PNT networks”

December 3, 2015

The founders of Chronos and UrsaNav have formed a new collaboration, known as “Taviga”, to enhance the resilience and reliability of the many economic and business models that depend on space-based timing and positioning services. As good as space-based services are, they are known to have a susceptibility to interference and jamming.

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US Jammed Own Satellites 261 Times In 2015; What If An Enemy Tried?

US Jammed Own Satellites 261 Times In 2015; What If An Enemy Tried?

December 2, 2015

BreakingDefense.com By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR. on December 02, 2015 at 4:00 AM WASHINGTON: Russia and China are investing heavily in cyber and electronic warfare,…

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US DHS – ‘US Increasingly At Risk from Dependency on GPS’

US DHS – ‘US Increasingly At Risk from Dependency on GPS’

December 1, 2015

“U.S. critical infrastructure sectors are increasingly at risk from a growing dependency on the Global Positioning System (GPS) for space-based position, navigation, and timing (PNT).”…

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“Wildwood ELoran Tests Continue” – GPS World

November 30, 2015

GPS World, On-Line Edition November 2015 A short article on broadcast times and the nature of the research.

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“Positioning with LTE Signals” GPS World Research Online

“Positioning with LTE Signals” GPS World Research Online

November 30, 2015

November 12, 2015 By GPS World staff An alternative to GNSS in urban canyons can be provided by signals from cellular base stations, particularly new…

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“Innovation: Enhanced Loran” – GPS World

“Innovation: Enhanced Loran” – GPS World

November 30, 2015

November 23, 2015 INNOVATION INSIGHTS with Richard Langley Quote of Note: WHERE HAVE ALL THE SYSTEMS GONE, long time passing? Radionavigation systems, that is (and…

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“Marine Corps CIO seeks to cordon off network” – FCW.com

“Marine Corps CIO seeks to cordon off network” – FCW.com

November 30, 2015

FCW.com By Sean Lyngaas Nov 16, 2015 Quote of Note: Adversaries seek “to manipulate the information that we see so it’s hard to determine the…

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“International Navigation Gathering Highlights GNSS Advances and Distractions” – Inside GNSS

“International Navigation Gathering Highlights GNSS Advances and Distractions” – Inside GNSS

November 30, 2015

Peter Gutierrez November 17, 2015 Speakers at the recent International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN) conference in Prague threw into stark relief some of…

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“PNTAB and eLoran in the People’s Republic” – GPS World

“PNTAB and eLoran in the People’s Republic” – GPS World

November 30, 2015

GPS World Nov 11, 2015 By Don Jewell That is, in the People’s Republic of Boulder, Colorado. To those of us who live in Colorado,…

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Fundamentals of GPS Threats

Fundamentals of GPS Threats

November 30, 2015

Spirent has recently published a white paper that our readers might find of interest. It can be downloaded here.

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DARPA Mines Nature for GPS Backup

DARPA Mines Nature for GPS Backup

November 8, 2015

Politico.com by Leigh Munsil 09/18/2015 03:53PM EDT ST. LOUIS – The Defense Advanced Projects Agency, fearing the Pentagon’s most important navigation system could be knocked…

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Jamming in EU a Problem, Getting More Sophisticated, Worse

Jamming in EU a Problem, Getting More Sophisticated, Worse

November 1, 2015

GNSS jamming is a significant problem in Europe and is getting worse, according to Pieter De-Smet, Policy Officer at the European Commission. In a presentation…

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Alternative PNT – An interview with Stanford’s Sherman Lo

Alternative PNT – An interview with Stanford’s Sherman Lo

October 30, 2015

“Inside GNSS” Thought Leadership Series September/October 2015 The diversity of APNT solutions is due to many reasons — each user group has systems to meet…

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Devastating Solar Storms – White House Plans

Devastating Solar Storms – White House Plans

October 30, 2015

The devastating potential of an extreme solar storm and what the White House is doing about it. By Jason Samenow October 29 at 1:32 PM…

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Researchers warn computer clocks can be easily scrambled

Researchers warn computer clocks can be easily scrambled

October 27, 2015

The below article provides another example of the importance of time and hence the need for multiple, independent, secure and resilient sources. As a side…

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US Military Moving Away From GPS – Where does that leave the rest of us?

US Military Moving Away From GPS – Where does that leave the rest of us?

October 19, 2015

The US Secretary of Defense has announced he wants to “unplug the military from GPS.” The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) website says that…

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eLoran to Become Commercial? – RIN News

eLoran to Become Commercial? – RIN News

October 16, 2015

The GLA are investigating the potential transition of UK/European eLoran services to a fully commercial operation. The General Lighthouse Authorities are seeking a viable solution…

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The Army’s Drone Wishlist Includes Jamming Gear and More Weapons

The Army’s Drone Wishlist Includes Jamming Gear and More Weapons

October 15, 2015

Defenseone.com by Patrick Tucker 13 Oct 2015 Electronic warfare is among several new missions under consideration for UAVs. AUSA 2015 / Army / Drones While…

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US Naval Academy Teaching Celestial Navigation…Again

US Naval Academy Teaching Celestial Navigation…Again

October 15, 2015

Seeing stars, again: Naval Academy reinstates celestial navigation By Tim Prudente Capitol Gazette 12 October 2015 The same techniques guided ancient Polynesians in the open…

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ITSF – Time and Frequency for Telecoms – Kicks Off 2 Nov

ITSF – Time and Frequency for Telecoms – Kicks Off 2 Nov

October 15, 2015

The annual ITSF Conference is coming up from 2 to 5 November in Edinburgh, UK. This year’s program includes numerous discussions of threats, vulnerabilities, and…

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2015 Space Resiliency Summit 8 & 9 Dec – Alexandria, VA

2015 Space Resiliency Summit 8 & 9 Dec – Alexandria, VA

October 11, 2015

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and other senior leaders will be speaking at the Defense Strategies Institute’s Space Resiliency Summit in December.…

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Free Webinar – Approaches for Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) – 15 October

Free Webinar – Approaches for Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) – 15 October

October 11, 2015

World renown GPS and resiliency expert Logan Scott will be leading a free webinar this week. This event will be of great interest to all…

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DARPA and GPS Backup – The “D” Stands for “Defense”

DARPA and GPS Backup – The “D” Stands for “Defense”

September 24, 2015

We were very glad to see the announcement this week that DARPA had awarded a contract to Rockwell Collins to develop technologies that could serve…

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DARPA taps Rockwell Collins for GPS backup technologies

DARPA taps Rockwell Collins for GPS backup technologies

September 24, 2015

By Richard Tomkins, UPI Sept. 21, 2015 Rockwell Collins has been contracted by U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to research and develop technologies for…

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U.S. ‘Master Clock’ Keepers Test Terrestrial Alternative to GPS

U.S. ‘Master Clock’ Keepers Test Terrestrial Alternative to GPS

September 24, 2015

By: Jeremy Hsu IEEE Spectrum 22 September 2015 GPS technology can do much more than guide drivers and smartphone users on unfamiliar streets. The Global…

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NYU – “Potentially Catastrophic Vulnerabilities in GPS” – Live web forum

NYU – “Potentially Catastrophic Vulnerabilities in GPS” – Live web forum

September 24, 2015

New York University – International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) When: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) Join this discussion on The Global…

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Can You Hear Me Now?  New Spectrum Users Should Respect Long-Time Residents

Can You Hear Me Now? New Spectrum Users Should Respect Long-Time Residents

September 14, 2015

Your doctor probably won’t be able to hear your heartbeat if there is a heavy metal band playing in the next office. That’s the problem…

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Congress Presses GPS Backup Ahead of Today’s “PNT ExCom” Meeting

Congress Presses GPS Backup Ahead of Today’s “PNT ExCom” Meeting

September 3, 2015

Earlier this week five members of Congress wrote to the deputy secretaries of the US departments of Transportation and Defense urging them to “…immediately address…

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156 YEARS AGO, A GEOMAGNETIC MEGA-STORM

156 YEARS AGO, A GEOMAGNETIC MEGA-STORM

September 2, 2015

Reprinted from SpaceWeather.com 2 Sep 2015 156 YEARS AGO, A GEOMAGNETIC MEGA-STORM: On Sept. 2nd, a billion-ton coronal mass ejection (CME) slammed into Earth’s magnetic…

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Finding Jammers – Signal Sentry 1000

Finding Jammers – Signal Sentry 1000

September 1, 2015

This is the second in a series of posts that summarize interviews with important PNT users. Today’s is from a conversation with Mr. Joe Rolli…

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Russia Boasts Jamming to “Make Aircraft Carriers Useless” at Show This Week

Russia Boasts Jamming to “Make Aircraft Carriers Useless” at Show This Week

August 26, 2015

This week “Space Daily” re-posted an item from the Russian news outlet “Sputnik.” The article claims that the nation’s long standing expertise in electronic warfare…

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Time and Money – Precise Time in Financial Systems

Time and Money – Precise Time in Financial Systems

August 25, 2015

This is the first in a series of posts that summarize interviews with important consumers and providers of PNT services. Today’s is from a conversation…

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FCC Fines Smart City $750,000 for Jamming Mobile Hotspots

FCC Fines Smart City $750,000 for Jamming Mobile Hotspots

August 20, 2015

By Ellen Muraskin The FCC has established, again, that nobody can make you overpay for their Wi-Fi when you’ve brought your own. In a decision that should please cellular…

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US to Shutdown Most of DGPS

US to Shutdown Most of DGPS

August 20, 2015

The US Coast Guard recently published its intent to close 62 of 84 Differential GPS sites, most of them in non-coastal areas. The use of DGPS…

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GPS, Telecom Industry Groups Support eLoran System for US

GPS, Telecom Industry Groups Support eLoran System for US

August 20, 2015

94% of responses to the US Department of Transportation “Request for Comment” on its eLoran proposal were in favor of establishing the system as a…

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Cheap GPS Spoofer Changes Everything – For the Worse

Cheap GPS Spoofer Changes Everything – For the Worse

August 13, 2015

If your GPS receiver is being jammed, there’s a pretty good chance you are going to know that you don’t have a signal you can…

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Chinese Invent Bargain Basement GPS Spoofer

Chinese Invent Bargain Basement GPS Spoofer

August 12, 2015

Hacking a Phone’s GPS May Have Just Got Easier Forbes Tech 7 Aug 2015 Parmy Olsen One of the drawbacks of our increasingly connected world…

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Locata to Serve as Core Technology for NASA’s UAS Research

Locata to Serve as Core Technology for NASA’s UAS Research

August 7, 2015

By Inside Unmanned Systems Locata Positioning recently announced that NASA plans to install LocataNet at its Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The network will…

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Pensacola Native Joins Army Senior Executive Ranks

Pensacola Native Joins Army Senior Executive Ranks

August 3, 2015

By Pensacola News Journal On June 16, Kevin M. Coggins, a Pensacola native and a U.S. Army civilian in the Army Acquisition Corps, was appointed…

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Key Lawmakers Move to Make DoD Responsible for eLoran, GPS Backup

Key Lawmakers Move to Make DoD Responsible for eLoran, GPS Backup

August 1, 2015

By Dee Ann Divis A quintet of well-placed lawmakers, tired of federal dawdling, are prepared to make the Pentagon responsible for building and maintaining eLoran…

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Air Traffic Control News – New Life for GPS Backup

Air Traffic Control News – New Life for GPS Backup

July 30, 2015

By Robert Poole As the prospect of taking the Air Traffic Organization out of FAA and reconstituting it as a self-supporting air navigation service provider…

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Are YOU Prepared for a Solar Storm? World Will Get 12 hours Warning if the Sun Erupts

Are YOU Prepared for a Solar Storm? World Will Get 12 hours Warning if the Sun Erupts

July 30, 2015

By Richard Gray The British government has released its Space Weather Preparedness Strategy warning of a major solar storm that could trigger power cuts and…

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“You Have Put This Nation At Risk!”

“You Have Put This Nation At Risk!”

July 29, 2015

Saying that there will be a major GPS outage some day and that America “absolutely has to have a backup system,” Congressman John Garamendi (D,…

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Europe Satellite Agency Seems to Endorse eLoran for Resilience

Europe Satellite Agency Seems to Endorse eLoran for Resilience

July 27, 2015

In a post entitled “Resilient Navigation in Demanding Maritime Environments” dated 23 July 2015, the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency discusses the dangers of…

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“We’ve got a problem!” – Congressman John Garamendi

“We’ve got a problem!” – Congressman John Garamendi

July 27, 2015

Speaking to the DC section of the Institute of Navigation last Wednesday, Congressman John Garamendi (D, CA) voiced his serious concern about the government’s inaction…

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New Initiative: Commercially Owned Low Frequency Wireless Timing & Navigation – based on eLoran

New Initiative: Commercially Owned Low Frequency Wireless Timing & Navigation – based on eLoran

July 16, 2015

We were surprised and pleased to get an invitation last week that read: “The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLA) of the UK and Ireland are delighted…

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Congressional Hearing on Federal Radionavigation Plan – What’s the Issue?

Congressional Hearing on Federal Radionavigation Plan – What’s the Issue?

July 14, 2015

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee announced this week that it will hold a hearing on the 28th of July at ten o’clock in room…

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Arab Institute of Navigation 2016 Conference Announced

Arab Institute of Navigation 2016 Conference Announced

July 14, 2015

The biannual Melaha Conference “GNSS WAY Ahead” is back next year on the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea front. GNSS Way Ahead will offer…

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Timing is Everything for Securing Wireless Communications

Timing is Everything for Securing Wireless Communications

July 14, 2015

By Steven Chabinsky In Christian Science Monitor “Passcode” If you think that computer intrusions are the main thing we need to worry about when it…

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Congressman Speaks On Time at US Naval Observatory, July 22

Congressman Speaks On Time at US Naval Observatory, July 22

July 13, 2015

Local chapters of the Institute of Navigation don’t normally meet at a global center of excellence, nor are they usually addressed by members of Congress.…

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Thad Allen Discusses eLoran at GEOINT 2015

Thad Allen Discusses eLoran at GEOINT 2015

July 9, 2015

By GPS World Staff In this exclusive interview, Admiral Thad Allen, former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, discusses PNT alternatives to GPS for navigation, including…

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Wants to Move Past GPS to MEMS-Based Navigation, PNT Experts Doubtful

U.S. Secretary of Defense Wants to Move Past GPS to MEMS-Based Navigation, PNT Experts Doubtful

July 9, 2015

By Dee Ann Divis Ashton Carter, the new U.S. Secretary of Defense has been making clear he supports moving past GPS to a disbursed network…

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GPS-Related Provisions in Congress’ Defense (NDAA) Bills

GPS-Related Provisions in Congress’ Defense (NDAA) Bills

July 8, 2015

Information from “GPS Bulletin” 1 July 2015, with thanks to editor Chris Mindnich (see www.gps.gov/congress) The following items are included in the National Defense Authorization…

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Europe Looks at Time & Sync Requirements – DEMETRA Public Abstract

Europe Looks at Time & Sync Requirements – DEMETRA Public Abstract

July 8, 2015

The EU has released this description of their DEMETRA project. It should be of interest to the entire timing and sync community.

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Europe Looks at Time & Sync Requirements – DEMETRA Workshop 17 July 2015

Europe Looks at Time & Sync Requirements – DEMETRA Workshop 17 July 2015

July 8, 2015

The European Union is concerned about time and synchronization as a critical component of industry and infrastructure and has been studying the issue for a…

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Congressman LoBiondo “Throws the Switch” on eLoran

Congressman LoBiondo “Throws the Switch” on eLoran

June 22, 2015

You have to get past the weeds in the sun baked parking lot carved out of the beach grass and sea-grape tangle. Then you go around to the back and through a locked door. The air is a bit stale as you enter a dimly lit warehouse room filled with massive, 1950’s era electronic equipment. Along the walls are storage racks stuffed with boxes of spare equipment.

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Air Force To Boost Budget to Prepare for Conflicts in Space

Air Force To Boost Budget to Prepare for Conflicts in Space

June 16, 2015

National Defense – June 2015 By Stew Magnuson A potential conflict on Earth that escalates into space has prompted the Air Force to find and…

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Device Tracks Soldiers’ Movements without GPS

Device Tracks Soldiers’ Movements without GPS

June 13, 2015

By GPS World Staff When GPS satellites can’t be seen due to dense jungle canopy, or they are blocked due to enemy interference, soldiers will still…

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Father of GPS on IMUs, eLoran, GPS

Father of GPS on IMUs, eLoran, GPS

June 13, 2015

At the 15th meeting of the National PNT Advisory Board last week in Annapolis, the board’s vice chair and generally recognized “father of GPS”, Dr. Brad Parkinson, made the case for using a combination of GPS, eLoran and inertial systems in order to achieve the nation’s goal of “Assured PNT.”

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Baidu Kicks Off Its ‘Indoor GPS’ Rollout In China

Baidu Kicks Off Its ‘Indoor GPS’ Rollout In China

June 13, 2015

BY MICHELE CHANDLER, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY China search leader Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has begun the rollout of indoor location services powered by indoor mapping provider IndoorAtlas…

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What Would Happen If All Our Satellites Were Suddenly Destroyed?

What Would Happen If All Our Satellites Were Suddenly Destroyed?

June 13, 2015

George Dvorsky Filed to: DAILY EXPLAINER Since their inception 60 years ago, satellites have gone on to become an indispensable component of our modern high-tech…

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New tool could predict large solar storms more than 24 hours in advance

New tool could predict large solar storms more than 24 hours in advance

June 13, 2015

R&Dmag.com by Hayley Dunning, Imperial College London Large magnetic storms from the Sun, which affect technologies such as GPS and utility grids, could soon be…

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Guided-Bomb Makers Anticipate GPS Jammers

Guided-Bomb Makers Anticipate GPS Jammers

June 13, 2015

Defense News by Joe Gould WASHINGTON — The makers of precision-guided munitions no longer take for granted that simple GPS-guidance systems will always work on…

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Federal Radionavigation Plan Touches on NDGPS, eLoran

Federal Radionavigation Plan Touches on NDGPS, eLoran

May 29, 2015

May 27, 2015 – By GPS World staff The 2014 Federal Radionavigation Plan, just released from the U.S. Department of Transportation, touches on funding for…

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‘GPS of the Aisles’ – LEDs and Indoor Positioning

‘GPS of the Aisles’ – LEDs and Indoor Positioning

May 26, 2015

Supermarket LED lights talk to smartphone app By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor, BBC News French shoppers have become the first to experience a new…

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Breaking News: Agreement for eLoran Test Signal In US!

Breaking News: Agreement for eLoran Test Signal In US!

May 22, 2015

Today, the US Department of Homeland Security agreed with the Exelis and UrsaNav Corporations to put an eLoran signal on the air for testing and demonstration.

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US Agrees to Putting Test eLoran Signal On Air

US Agrees to Putting Test eLoran Signal On Air

May 22, 2015

Today, the US Department of Homeland Security agreed with the Exelis and UrsaNav Corporations to put an eLoran signal on the air for testing and…

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Jammer Hunting with a UAV

Jammer Hunting with a UAV

May 21, 2015

GPS World By James Spicer, Adrien Perkins, Louis Dressel, Mark James, Yu-Hsuan Chen, Sherman Lo , David S. De Lorenzo and Per Enge, Stanford University…

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US Weighs UAS-Friendly GPS Backup System

US Weighs UAS-Friendly GPS Backup System

May 21, 2015

Inside Unmanned Systems By Dee Ann Divis The comment period is about to close on a potential navigation backup system for GPS that could be…

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Euroship Installs GPS Backup Techology

Euroship Installs GPS Backup Techology

May 18, 2015

Marine Technology by Laura Stackhouse Ship management company, EuroShip Services Ltd, has installed eLoran as a back up to GPS to ensure the safety of…

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Exelis upgrades and tests GPS threat detection technology

Exelis upgrades and tests GPS threat detection technology

May 18, 2015

From Intelligent Aerospace Exelis engineers have enhanced the company’s Signal Sentry 1000, which detects and locates sources of intentional and unintentional interference to GPS signals,…

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What if a Cybersecurity Attack Shut Down Our Ports?

What if a Cybersecurity Attack Shut Down Our Ports?

May 18, 2015

By Lily Hay Newman in Slate It’s a real, and frightening, possibility. It’s easy to forget when you’re on dry land that 90 percent of…

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Jammers Used to Disrupt Global Supply Chain

Jammers Used to Disrupt Global Supply Chain

May 18, 2015

Here is an advisory from US Customs and Border Protection that shows how jammers are confounding the efforts of yet another governmental agency.

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House Funding Bill Could Fuel Scrutiny of OCX, GPS Backup Options

House Funding Bill Could Fuel Scrutiny of OCX, GPS Backup Options

April 30, 2015

Inside GNSS by Dee Ann Divis The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) is considering legislation that would fully authorize the White House’s funding request for…

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Ash Carter’s Idea of Disruptive Innovation: Unplug the Military From GPS

Ash Carter’s Idea of Disruptive Innovation: Unplug the Military From GPS

April 29, 2015

National Defense magazine By Sandra I. Erwin One of the Pentagon’s best-known inventions, the GPS satellite, could be replaced in the foreseeable future by technology…

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DARPA looks beyond GPS for positioning, navigating, and timing (from “Physics Today”)

DARPA looks beyond GPS for positioning, navigating, and timing (from “Physics Today”)

April 29, 2015

By David Kramer Cold-atom interferometry, microelectromechanical systems, signals of opportunity, and atomic clocks are some of the technologies the defense agency is pursuing to provide…

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60 Minutes “The Battle Above”

60 Minutes “The Battle Above”

April 27, 2015

Did you see “60 Minutes” last night on CBS? David Martin did an excellent piece called “The Battle Above” about America’s dependence on space and the threats posed by anti-satellite weapons, especially from the Chinese. It featured interviews with General Hyten, commander of Space Command, and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James.

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In GPS+ We Trust

In GPS+ We Trust

April 21, 2015

Bernie Madoff. Enron. Michael and Lowell Milken. That red sports car you bought second hand when you were in college. It doesn’t matter how great something or someone looks, or how well they seem to perform if you can’t trust them. A lack of integrity in a person or a technology means that, sooner or later, they /it are going to let you down.

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Indoor Never Looked Better – Member iPosi Featured

Indoor Never Looked Better – Member iPosi Featured

April 16, 2015

RNT Foundation member iPosi (the “Pos” is pronounced as in “position” so – “eye-pos-ee”) was the main focus of an “GPS World” article about how…

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GPS Terrestrial Complement/Backup Bill Gathering Support

GPS Terrestrial Complement/Backup Bill Gathering Support

April 15, 2015

The Congress is back in session this week and HR 1678, a bill that would require establishment of a strong, difficult-to-disrupt terrestrial system to complemment…

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SPAWAR wants white papers: Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (APNT)

SPAWAR wants white papers: Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (APNT)

April 15, 2015

New FedBizOps Posting: The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), in support of the Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEO…

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Drones, Wither Goest?

Drones, Wither Goest?

April 13, 2015

If something is really important you need more than one. You don’t need to have a degree in safety or systems engineering to know that. A Washington Post report last year showed that large autonomous aircraft are particularly vulnerable to GNSS as a single point of failure.

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Google’s Cerf & DOD’s Halvorsen – Different, but Complementary, Views on APNT

Google’s Cerf & DOD’s Halvorsen – Different, but Complementary, Views on APNT

April 9, 2015

Vint Cerf and Terry Halvorsen offered interesting and different, yet complementary, observations on the importance of assured PNT at last night’s RNT Foundation dinner. The event at the Metropolitan Club, hosted by former FAA Administrator Langhorne Bond, was attended by a broad cross section of members from industry, government and academia.

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From Harriman’s A4 to Future Nav

From Harriman’s A4 to Future Nav

April 7, 2015

While the cherry blossoms are only just beginning to make themselves known, tomorrow (Wednesday the 8th of April) is still going to be a great day to visit Washington, DC for members of the PNT community.

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New GPS/eLoran Bill in Congress

New GPS/eLoran Bill in Congress

March 27, 2015

Yesterday, a bi-partisan group of legislators led by Congressman John Garamendi (D, CA) introduced a bill that would require the Secretary of Defense to establish a backup for the Global Positioning System (GPS). Called the “National Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Resilience and Security Act of 2015,” it was co-sponsored by Congressmen Duncan Hunter (R, CA), Peter DeFazio (D, OR), and Frank LoBiondo (R, NJ).

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Vint Cerf, Terry Halvorsen, New FRN Add Spice to RNT Annual Dinner

Vint Cerf, Terry Halvorsen, New FRN Add Spice to RNT Annual Dinner

March 24, 2015

This week’s Federal Register Notice (FRN) that the government is considering eLoran to complement and backup GPS, and asking for public comment, is sure to…

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“Do We Want Faster Horses?”

“Do We Want Faster Horses?”

March 23, 2015

Henry Ford is reputed to have once remarked “If I had asked people what they wanted they would have said “faster horses.” The federal government might be facing a similar challenge with the Federal Register Notice it published this week about Complementary Positioning, Navigation and Timing. In it they asked for public comment about whether establish eLoran in the US would be useful and if it would be used.

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US Announces it is Considering eLoran – Wants Public Comment

US Announces it is Considering eLoran – Wants Public Comment

March 22, 2015

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Dennis Cantrell   While there were a few coding problems the first time the Government Printing Office…

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European Navigation Conference 2015

European Navigation Conference 2015

March 20, 2015

The 2015 ENC conference will be hosted by the Institut Français de Navigation (IFN) and TOPOS Aquitaine and will be held April 7 through 10…

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US Losing Internet Lead?

US Losing Internet Lead?

March 20, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publicized a report yesterday that outlined how further development of the internet, specifically the “Internet of Things,” will be hampered by the lack of an effective time signal. Interestingly, this “lack of effective time” could be a problem for the US, and for many third world countries, but not for Russia, China, Europe and others.

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DHS Helps Protect GPS

DHS Helps Protect GPS

March 18, 2015

Great progress by DHS in helping to protect critical infrastructure was reported this week by “Inside GNSS.” Led by DHS Science and Technology Program Manager Sarah Mahmood, DHS and NIST have developed and published a ten page guide of “Best Practices for Improved Robustness of Time and Frequency Sources in Fixed Locations.”

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21 Ways to Disrupt

21 Ways to Disrupt

March 16, 2015

We have always been a fan of the interesting, methodical and technically astute ways Dr. Sally Basker (PhD, BEng, FRIN) has of looking at and explaining things. In one of her recent efforts she outlined 21 different types of GNSS disruptions.

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Meet DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen and Google’s Vint Cerf, Internet Pioneer

Meet DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen and Google’s Vint Cerf, Internet Pioneer

March 11, 2015

Tech Industry Leaders Highlight Critical Need For Resilient Timing and Navigation Systems   Washington, DC (March 11, 2015) – If the complex satellite system that…

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The Real Star Wars: Air Force Heads to the Heavens for Weapons Guidance

The Real Star Wars: Air Force Heads to the Heavens for Weapons Guidance

March 10, 2015

Mark Thompson, Time Magazine, March 8, 2015 If a foe disables or destroys GPS, Pentagon still needs to drop bombs accurately The success of precision-guided…

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Caring For PNT

Caring For PNT

March 2, 2015

This month “Coordinates” magazine published an RNT Foundation paper presented at the 2014 European Navigation Conference in Rotterdam. The paper discusses ways that nations and companies…

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GNSS Vulnerability Scores at Wide-Ranging INC 2015

GNSS Vulnerability Scores at Wide-Ranging INC 2015

February 27, 2015

Almost half of the sessions at the International Navigation Conference (INC) 2015 held this week (February 24–26) in Manchester, England, were devoted to the theme…

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DARPA – “GPS Use by Military a Vulnerability”

DARPA – “GPS Use by Military a Vulnerability”

February 20, 2015

The Strategic Technology Office at the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has six focus areas it is currently working on – one of which is Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT).

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US DOD “Triples Down” on Assured PNT

US DOD “Triples Down” on Assured PNT

February 19, 2015

Russian Military Jamming Vehicle, Belspetsvneshtechnika Photo An alert RNT Foundation member recently noticed that the US Department of Defense is requesting three times the funds…

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GPS Interference: Origins, Effects & Mitigations Webinar

GPS Interference: Origins, Effects & Mitigations Webinar

February 14, 2015

Logan Scott is a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation and a well-recognized authority on these issues. This webinar is well worth your time.  …

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GPS/GNSS: First, Admit You Have A Problem – Investigative TV News Starting to Help

GPS/GNSS: First, Admit You Have A Problem – Investigative TV News Starting to Help

February 12, 2015

The first step in Alcoholics Anonymous’ famous 12 Step recovery program is “Admit you have a problem.” Technologists not only admit the problem of GPS/GNSS…

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GPS Disruption Halts Ports, Endangers Ships – US Coast Guard

GPS Disruption Halts Ports, Endangers Ships – US Coast Guard

February 11, 2015

Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection   At a public meeting last month, US Coast Guard officials described how interference with GPS signals disrupted operations…

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PTA for GNSS

PTA for GNSS

February 3, 2015

Last week the “Father of GPS,” Dr. Brad Parkinson, renewed his call for PTA when it came to global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). When we…

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Resilient PNT Forum II – Presentations

Resilient PNT Forum II – Presentations

February 1, 2015

The second Resilient PNT Forum was held on Monday the 26 of January as a parallel evening event to the Institute of Navigation’s International Technical…

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Korea eLoran At RPNT Forum II

Korea eLoran At RPNT Forum II

January 28, 2015

A very good “Inside GNSS” article about Korea’s announcement at Resilient PNT Forum II of a re-invigorated project after a number of contracting delays.

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US Government Tiger Team Report – “GPS Complements”

US Government Tiger Team Report – “GPS Complements”

January 26, 2015

A rare glimpse into the thoughts and processes of the federal inter-agency in the arcane field of Position, Navigation and Timing, especially regarding GPS alternatives, was provided at the Stanford University PNT Symposium in October. An FAA presentation revealed the existence of a “Complementary PNT Tiger Team (CPNT3).” We learned…

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GPS Interference – A Cyber Problem

GPS Interference – A Cyber Problem

January 22, 2015

The most recent edition of the U.S. Coast Guard’s journal of safety and security at sea, “Proceedings” included interference with GPS as one of the cyber-vulnerabilities mariners needed to be concerned about.

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US Army – How much for 50,000 eLoran Receivers?

US Army – How much for 50,000 eLoran Receivers?

January 15, 2015

The US Army released a “Request for Information” yesterday seeking industry’s input on the cost to acquire up to 50,000 eLoran receivers. The Department of Defense is interested in taking advantage of “signals of opportunity.” Among the issues the Army is seeking input on for current eLoran receivers are…

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Sun More Dangerous Than North Korea

Sun More Dangerous Than North Korea

January 13, 2015

NOAA posted another severe space warning last week indicating that satellite navigation system operation could be compromised. Such alerts are not uncommon, especially recently as the sun seems to have recently been at a “solar maximum” and may spike violently again before the cycle is through.

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GPS is an Attractive Nuisance

GPS is an Attractive Nuisance

January 6, 2015

One of the many interesting exchanges at the US National Position, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board in December was Professor Per Enge’s response to a question about how having a high power, difficult-to-disrupt, terrestrial eLoran system that provided GPS-like services, would benefit the space-based Global Positioning System (GPS).

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It’s in Law – Preserve Loran, Backup GPS

It’s in Law – Preserve Loran, Backup GPS

January 2, 2015

Sometimes seemingly minor provisions in obscure laws have huge impacts. Last week the President signed into law “The Howard Coble Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2014.” While the name might not immediately pique the interest of people interested in protecting GPS services and ensuring a GPS backup, that is exactly what one Section 229 of the act did.

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Financial Networks Shifting to GPS-Stamped Precise Time

Financial Networks Shifting to GPS-Stamped Precise Time

January 2, 2015

Inside GNSS, Dee Ann Divis 31 Dec 2014 New competitive demands and regulatory requirements are driving financial firms around the world to use highly precise…

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“I hate GPS” – Secretary of Defense Nominee Ashton Carter

“I hate GPS” – Secretary of Defense Nominee Ashton Carter

December 30, 2014

“I hate GPS,” President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, told a reporter just a few weeks ago. What became quickly clear, though, was that he doesn’t “hate GPS” per se. What he hates is that it doesn’t work everywhere and that so many things, both military and civilian, just don’t work without it.

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Navigation Part of Cybersecurity – “USCG Proceedings”

Navigation Part of Cybersecurity – “USCG Proceedings”

December 28, 2014

The most recent edition of US Coast Guard’s journal of safety and security at sea, “Proceedings,” is all about Cybersecurity. It contains several articles that…

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EU Project ACCSEAS Outpaced by Market Player – Dutch Pilots’ eDLoran

EU Project ACCSEAS Outpaced by Market Player – Dutch Pilots’ eDLoran

December 27, 2014

Navigator NL Issue 13 December 2014 – Page 21 “Dutch Pilot’s eDLoran System has been ready for use since the beginning of 2014” This interesting…

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New, More Powerful Jammers Block GPS and Galileo

New, More Powerful Jammers Block GPS and Galileo

December 22, 2014

The inventor of GPS is calling for a more robust system as evidence is released of new, more powerful jamming devices being used by criminal…

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PRESS RELEASE: US Congress and Administration Want PNT Resilience – eLoran Highlighted

PRESS RELEASE: US Congress and Administration Want PNT Resilience – eLoran Highlighted

December 10, 2014

Alexandria, VA (December 10, 2014) – Today the US Congress passed legislation that will preserve the nation’s Loran infrastructure and provide the authority to convert…

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“Z” (vertical) Component of Precise Positioning No Longer a Challenge

“Z” (vertical) Component of Precise Positioning No Longer a Challenge

November 28, 2014

Mini barometric sensors are adding a vertical component to locations for cell phones and other devices. Article from the Washington Post: Cliff Mass Blogspot on…

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Toward a Unified PNT, Part 2

Toward a Unified PNT, Part 2

November 23, 2014

GPS World, October 31, 2014 By Paul D. Groves, Lei Wang, Debbie Walter, and Ziyi Jiang, University College London The coming requirements of greater accuracy…

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United Kingdom Announces IOC for eLoran

United Kingdom Announces IOC for eLoran

October 31, 2014

The UK has been upgrading its Loran to eLoran for several years and today they announced Initial Operating Capability. Note that while the press reports…

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Under Congressional Pressure, U.S. Agencies Maneuver on eLoran Relaunch, GPS Backup – from “Inside GNSS”

Under Congressional Pressure, U.S. Agencies Maneuver on eLoran Relaunch, GPS Backup – from “Inside GNSS”

October 31, 2014

Inside GNSS 30 October 2014 By Dee Ann Divis Prodded by Congress, the federal government is reexamining its decision to abandon eLoran, a network of…

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New Linkedin Discussion Group – GNSS Vulnerabilities

New Linkedin Discussion Group – GNSS Vulnerabilities

October 27, 2014

RNTF members and followers that are also on Linkedin may be interested in this new discussion group. The discussion has been both lively and informative.

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AIS – GNSS Fraud on the High Seas

AIS – GNSS Fraud on the High Seas

October 21, 2014

20 October 2014, Maritime Executive Magazine – Rising Fraud on the High Seas “Report first-ever comprehensive review finds data relied on by finance, shipping and…

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Tips and Tricks to finding GNSS  Jammers

Tips and Tricks to finding GNSS Jammers

October 21, 2014

Two new items in the RNT Foundation Library from Rohde & Schwarz about their efforts and experience finding GNSS Jammers in Oregon. Check them out…

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Toward a Unified PNT — Part 1

Toward a Unified PNT — Part 1

October 13, 2014

Complexity and Context: Key Challenges of Multisensor Positioning By Paul D. Groves, Lei Wang, Debbie Walter, Henry Martin, and Kimon Voutsis, University College London The…

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On the road: tackling GPS jammer use

On the road: tackling GPS jammer use

October 13, 2014

By Louise Tapsell, Australian Communications and Media Authority Truck drivers around the country have been educated about the potential penalties for using a GPS jammer…

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Saratov scientists develop geomagnetic navigation technology alternative to GPS, GLONASS

Saratov scientists develop geomagnetic navigation technology alternative to GPS, GLONASS

October 13, 2014

SARATOV, September 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Saratov scientists have developed the first domestic geomagnetic field navigation technology system that may become an alternative to the currently existing…

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DARPA Seeks Info on GPS-Free Navigation Technology

DARPA Seeks Info on GPS-Free Navigation Technology

September 24, 2014

(I hoped they have already checked our Library!) The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency reached out to industry to gauge the maturity of technology for…

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Extreme space weather threatens to leave the U.S. in the dark

Extreme space weather threatens to leave the U.S. in the dark

September 7, 2014

Note: Extreme space weather has the potential to cause system-wide failures for GNSS. Washington Post Editorial Board 9 August 2014 – You probably haven’t noticed,…

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US Has Lost ‘Dominance In Electromagnetic Spectrum’: Shaffer

US Has Lost ‘Dominance In Electromagnetic Spectrum’: Shaffer

September 5, 2014

Breaking Defense 3 September 2014 – NATIONAL PRESS CLUB: “We have lost the electromagnetic spectrum,” said Alan Shaffer, the Pentagon’s research and engineering chief, this…

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Australia GPS Jammer Detection Project

Australia GPS Jammer Detection Project

September 5, 2014

The Australian, 2 September 2014 An Australian prototype to rapidly pinpoint attempts to jam or fake global positioning system signals for infrastructure such as airports…

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Spoofer and Detector: Battle of the Titans at Sea

Spoofer and Detector: Battle of the Titans at Sea

August 7, 2014

GPS World, Aug 5, 2014 – Two satnav superpowers battled it out aboard a superyacht in the Mediterranean this summer, as a spoofing detector designed…

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RNT Foundation Announces International Advisory Council

RNT Foundation Announces International Advisory Council

August 1, 2014

The RNT Foundation announced today the creation of an Advisory Council that will help inform its board of directors on technology and policy issues. “The…

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TADA! MITRE Puts Spoofing Attacks Back in the Hat with the Timing Attack Detection Appliqué

TADA! MITRE Puts Spoofing Attacks Back in the Hat with the Timing Attack Detection Appliqué

August 1, 2014

July 2014 – Many modern digital systems rely on an accurate time source for their critical operations. MITRE’s Time Anomaly Detection Appliqué protects such systems…

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Regulators, Traders are Out of Sync

Regulators, Traders are Out of Sync

July 14, 2014

Wall Street Journal, 14 July 2014, by Bradley Hope- Clock Synchronization With Traders Is Challenge for Regulators As trading hits warp speed, market cops have…

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DARPA looking for less-vulnerable alternatives to GPS

DARPA looking for less-vulnerable alternatives to GPS

July 14, 2014

Intelligence Community News, 14 July 2014 – The Global Positioning System (GPS) has become the predominant way to obtain positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) in…

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Delivering a National Timescale Using eLoran

Delivering a National Timescale Using eLoran

June 8, 2014

This paper explores the ability of eLoran to disseminate UTC-traceable time to applications in GNSS-denied environments. It proposes the creation of a National Timescale with…

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GPS Jammers a Top Concern in Maritime Cyber Readiness

GPS Jammers a Top Concern in Maritime Cyber Readiness

June 8, 2014

“Maritime Professional” Jun 3, 2014 by Capt. David B. Moskoff Not much more than a decade ago, the words “maritime security” represented a new concept,…

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U.K. Policy Stresses Terrestrial Backup for Space-based Navigation

U.K. Policy Stresses Terrestrial Backup for Space-based Navigation

June 5, 2014

“Space News” By Peter B. de Selding | May. 1, 2014 PARIS — The British government on April 30 said a terrestrial alternative to space-based…

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Future of Air Navigation: Resistance to Vulnerability

Future of Air Navigation: Resistance to Vulnerability

June 5, 2014

Aviation International News, May 2, 2014 By John Sheridan Resilience–broadly, the ability to readily recover from external disturbances–seems likely to become the next buzzword in…

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DLoran Surprise: European Navigation Conference 2014 – “GPS World”

DLoran Surprise: European Navigation Conference 2014 – “GPS World”

May 14, 2014

At the ENC-GNSS Conference in Rotterdam, we delved into actions necessary to officially use EGNOS (giving me déjà vu from WAAS’s early days), heard sage…

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RNT Foundation First Annual Meeting a Success

RNT Foundation First Annual Meeting a Success

April 23, 2014

The Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation’s leadership was pleased to welcome members to the foundation’s first Annual Meeting and Dinner last night at the Metropolitan…

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Congress Supports GPS Back-Up,   Russian Satellite System Fails

Congress Supports GPS Back-Up, Russian Satellite System Fails

April 4, 2014

Just hours after the US House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday to preserve infrastructure that could support a back-up system for GPS, the Russian GLONASS…

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Telecommunications Alliance – ATIS – Reassesses Dependence on GPS

Telecommunications Alliance – ATIS – Reassesses Dependence on GPS

March 14, 2014

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) this week posted a letter it sent to the Department of Homeland Security reassessing the industry’s dependence on…

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AFSC Commander: Suspected Chinese ASAT Weapon could threaten GPS

AFSC Commander: Suspected Chinese ASAT Weapon could threaten GPS

March 14, 2014

From “Inside GNSS” – The head of Air Force Space Command (AFSC) told lawmakers today (March 12, 2014) that the GPS system could be put…

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RNT Foundation on Federal News Radio “Drive Time”

RNT Foundation on Federal News Radio “Drive Time”

March 14, 2014

The RNT Foundation President was interviewed by radio news while at the recent Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Assn conference on Homeland Security this week.

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SENTINEL Report on Emerging Threat From Low-Cost Jammers

SENTINEL Report on Emerging Threat From Low-Cost Jammers

February 28, 2014

Chronos Technology SENTINEL project was supported by the United Kingdom Technology Strategy Board (TSB). “Its roots lie in an earlier TSB-supported project, GAARDIAN. SENTINEL set…

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House Committee Moves to Block Loran-C Teardowns  To preserve for possible use in GPS backup system

House Committee Moves to Block Loran-C Teardowns To preserve for possible use in GPS backup system

February 23, 2014

Inside GNSS – Lawmakers overseeing the Coast Guard approved language this week that would stop the agency from dismantling facilities needed for eLoran, a proposed…

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GPS creator Brad Parkinson calls for tougher penalties for satellite blockers

GPS creator Brad Parkinson calls for tougher penalties for satellite blockers

February 23, 2014

The Guardian – GPS creator Brad Parkinson calls for tougher penalties for satellite blockers. Fines for blocking GPS signals need to be toughened up to…

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GPS Pioneer Warns on Network Vulnerability

GPS Pioneer Warns on Network Vulnerability

February 14, 2014

GPS pioneer warns on network’s security BY: SAM JONES and CAROLA HOYOS Financial Times 13 February 2014 The Global Positioning System helps power everything from…

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New, More Powerful Jammers Block GPS and Galileo

New, More Powerful Jammers Block GPS and Galileo

February 13, 2014

The inventor of GPS is calling for a more robust system as evidence is released of new, more powerful jamming devices being used by criminal…

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UK Pioneers New Technology to Combat GPS Jamming

UK Pioneers New Technology to Combat GPS Jamming

February 13, 2014

GPS is now routinely being jammed by criminals, but researchers in Britain are developing new technologies that can defend it against attackers.

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Draft Bill Directs Report on GPS Backup, Preserves Loran Infrastructure, Provides for eLoran Cooperative Agreement

Draft Bill Directs Report on GPS Backup, Preserves Loran Infrastructure, Provides for eLoran Cooperative Agreement

February 11, 2014

The US Congress’ House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee considered the 2014 US Coast Guard Authorization Act today. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), chair of the committee’s…

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RNT Foundation Testifies Before Congress (Video)

RNT Foundation Testifies Before Congress (Video)

February 6, 2014

On Tuesday, RNT Foundation President, Dana Goward, testified before a subcommittee of the US House of Representatives at a hearing entitled “Finding Your Way: The…

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Reader Feedback

Reader Feedback

February 2, 2014

Interesting feedback from readers on January’s “GPS World” article about RNT Foundation’s proposal for a public-private-partnership

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U.S. Forces Prepare for a ‘Day Without Space’

U.S. Forces Prepare for a ‘Day Without Space’

January 31, 2014

A potential nightmare for combatant commanders is a “day without space.” In this scenario, a peer or near-peer competitor severely limits U.S. forces’ access to…

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Proposal for U.S. eLoran Service Gains Ground

Proposal for U.S. eLoran Service Gains Ground

January 31, 2014

Trying to revive a years-dead federal program is usually the kind of hopeless task that even Sisyphus wouldn’t touch. But determined supporters of eLoran are…

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Resilient PNT Forum to be Held in Rotterdam Before ENC 2014

Resilient PNT Forum to be Held in Rotterdam Before ENC 2014

January 22, 2014

A forum on the need for and strategies to achieve resilient position, navigation and timing (PNT) services will be held just prior to the ENC…

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The Low Cost of Protecting America

The Low Cost of Protecting America

January 7, 2014

In the January 2014 edition of ‘GPS World” RNT Foundation President Dana Goward discusses the need for resilient navigation and timing, and proposes a public-private-partnership…

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Dutch Pilots and Reelektronika Cooperate on eDLoran

Dutch Pilots and Reelektronika Cooperate on eDLoran

January 7, 2014

Concerned about GNSS vulnerability, the Dutch Pilot Corporation have established a differential eLoran system in the vicinity of Rotterdam that achieves absolute accuracy of 5…

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US Congress Focuses on Space Vulnerability in Defense Act

US Congress Focuses on Space Vulnerability in Defense Act

January 1, 2014

There were unexpected gifts for the navigation and timing community in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2014 signed by President Obama the day…

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US Army:  “Russia Hedges Bets on Satellite Navigation”

US Army: “Russia Hedges Bets on Satellite Navigation”

December 18, 2013

This item from the US Army’s Office of Foreign Military Studies was published in their monthly journal “OE Watch” in September, but we only recent…

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Chronos Unveils Dual GPS/eLoran Receiver

Chronos Unveils Dual GPS/eLoran Receiver

December 18, 2013

Chronos has announced the CTL8200 eLoran GPS UTC Timing Receiver, a combination eLoran and GPS Timing Receiver which enables the user to undertake continuous simultaneous…

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Iran Unveils New Land-Based Positioning System

Iran Unveils New Land-Based Positioning System

December 16, 2013

The Iranian Defense Ministry on Sunday unveiled a home-made Land-Based Positioning System with applications in different military, aviation and navigation industries.

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Chronos GPS Jamming/Interference Detection Service

Chronos GPS Jamming/Interference Detection Service

December 9, 2013

Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, UK, 19 November 2013 – Just six months after completing the SENTINEL Research Project, Chronos is pleased to announce a range of GPS…

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GAO: U.S. Homeland Security Not Prepared for GPS Outages

GAO: U.S. Homeland Security Not Prepared for GPS Outages

December 2, 2013

WASHINGTON — As jamming and disruptions to the nation’s positioning, navigation and timing satellites become more commonplace, the federal agency in charge of coordinating a…

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UrsaNav Accepts Delivery of First Production Nautel NL40 eLoran Transmitter

UrsaNav Accepts Delivery of First Production Nautel NL40 eLoran Transmitter

November 15, 2013

After extensive Final Acceptance Testing at Nautel’s Hackett’s Cove, NS facility, UrsaNav has accepted delivery of the first production NL40 Loran-C and Enhanced Loran (eLoran)…

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GAO Report on GPS Disruptions

GAO Report on GPS Disruptions

November 7, 2013

Use this link to read the summary and the full report.

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Arctic Ship Route May Be Safer With Anglo-Russian Radio Waves

Arctic Ship Route May Be Safer With Anglo-Russian Radio Waves

November 6, 2013

The perils of the new Arctic shipping route, warmed by climate change, may diminish with a British-Russian radio navigation initiative, under development to shore up…

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Press Release: RNT Foundation Created

Press Release: RNT Foundation Created

November 6, 2013

RNT Foundation Created New nonprofit promotes global resilient navigation and timing. Virginia, November 6, 2013: On the 14th of August 2013 the State of Virginia…

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GPS Navigation: Can’t Live Without It, Can’t Trust It

GPS Navigation: Can’t Live Without It, Can’t Trust It

October 29, 2013

That’s the problem facing military planners as they try to sort through the increasing reliance of equipment and troops on positioning data from satellite networks at a…

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NextNav and Broadcom Partner for Indoor Accuracy

NextNav and Broadcom Partner for Indoor Accuracy

October 21, 2013

On October 2, NextNav announced that Broadcom Corporation acquired a commercial license to NextNav’s Metropolitan Beacon System (MBS) technology, a so-called terrestrial constellation that brings…

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Symmetricom Expands SyncWorld Program to Power Utilities

Symmetricom Expands SyncWorld Program to Power Utilities

October 17, 2013

Symmetricom has introduced a new category to its SyncWorld Ecosystem Program dedicated to the power utility industry. The SyncWorld Power Ecosystem aims to facilitate unified…

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“Indoor GPS” Technologies Emerge as Retailers’ Interest in Tracking Soars

“Indoor GPS” Technologies Emerge as Retailers’ Interest in Tracking Soars

October 16, 2013

New technologies are emerging to fill the gap left by GNSS services whose signals cannot penetrate indoor spaces. Using everything from triangulation and flickering light…

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Exelis Signal Sentry Test Locates GPS Jamming Threats

Exelis Signal Sentry Test Locates GPS Jamming Threats

September 18, 2013

Signal Sentry 1000, an Exelis product that detects and locates GPS interference sources in 3-D by using longitude, latitude and altitude has demonstrated successful results during a…

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Commemorating LORAN

August 9, 2013

A group gathered on July 29 at the Institute to celebrate the recent installation of a new IEEE plaque commemorating the LORAN, a radio navigation…

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UK Will Roll Out eLoran Stations to Backup GPS

UK Will Roll Out eLoran Stations to Backup GPS

August 7, 2013

Department for Transport approves implementation of seven differential eLoran stations along the UK coastline. The UK’s pursuit of technology to counter the threat of GPS…

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South Korea To Install eLoran To Counter North Korean GPS Jamming

South Korea To Install eLoran To Counter North Korean GPS Jamming

August 2, 2013

South Korea has been subject to annual GPS jamming attacks by its North Korean neighbor since 2010. Over that period, jamming has extended over longer…

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GPS Flaw Could Let Terrorists Hijack Ships, Planes

GPS Flaw Could Let Terrorists Hijack Ships, Planes

July 26, 2013

The world’s GPS system is vulnerable to hackers or terrorists who could use it to hijack ships — even commercial airliners, according to a frightening…

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