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What3words: The app that can save your life – BBC News

What3words: The app that can save your life – BBC News

Blog Editor's Note: This is a great example of making a system more resilient with a better user interface. As a helicopter pilot, at every new duty station it would take me several weeks to memorize the latitude and longitude of a new base so I could program the...

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RNT Foundation Announces New Board of Directors

RNT Foundation Announces New Board of Directors

Image: New board members Jeff Hathaway and Pauline Cook join President Dana A. Goward recognizing Senators Cruz and Markey for their work on and passage of the National Timing Resilience and Security Act of 2018. The Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation...

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Navigation War in Persian Gulf Hits the News

Navigation War in Persian Gulf Hits the News

Image: Iranian patrol boat and British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero: Associated Press Blog Editor's Note:  Below are a warning published by the US Maritime Administration, and a press report that quotes an unnamed US defense official. Long time readers will discern...

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Space is Dangerous – Watch Satellite’s Last Moments

Space is Dangerous – Watch Satellite’s Last Moments

Blog editor's note: The below item isn't in the center or our normal "PNT  lane." Even if a GPS/GNSS satellite were to suffer the same fate, the incident would likely not have much impact to service from the constellation. This article does remind us, though, that...

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Thousands of Trains Across USA Had GPS Problems

Thousands of Trains Across USA Had GPS Problems

Image: Wikimedia Commons Blog Editor's Note: We haven't published a lot about GPS and other navigation problems in the rail industry. For one thing, it is hard for most people to imagine a train getting really lost. They tend to stay fairly close to where the rails...

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Fooling LiDAR, the auto-drive failsafe

Fooling LiDAR, the auto-drive failsafe

LiDAR Point Image of Washington, DC: USGS.gov Blog Editor's Note: Last summer we saw a paper from researchers who spoofed all the GNSS constellations at once, and at the very modest price of $400. - If you are on a fixed income and $400 seems to be a lot, think about...

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CBS News Visits RNT Foundation

CBS News Visits RNT Foundation

Last week a team from CBS Sunday Morning visited and interviewed RNTF President Dana A. Goward for most of a day. The crew traveled from New York City to northern Virginia to conduct the interview. The morning was spent at the foundation's world headquarters. After...

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Galileo is Back – Still little info from GSA

Galileo is Back – Still little info from GSA

Blog Editor's Note: We are very glad to see Galileo initial service restored. You have undoubtedly seen speculation and reports as to the causes of the outage. Inside GNSS reported that two sources identified the Precise Time Facilities in Germany and Italy as the...

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Tesla Spoofing Discussed, Explained

Tesla Spoofing Discussed, Explained

RNTF Commentary At the US PNT Advisory Board meeting last month, Regulus discussed its spoofing trials using a Tesla automobile. The company was able to cause the car to rapidly accelerate, brake, and exit the highway on command and counter to the auto-drive’s...

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