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Time Services Cut in NIST 2019 Budget Proposal

Time Services Cut in NIST 2019 Budget Proposal

Blog Editor's Note: I have an analog clock in my office that I never have to adjust because it is synced with WWV. While neither WWV nor WWVH are sufficiently precise for most commercial applications, it would be interesting to know which users will be impacted if...

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New DHS Risk Center to Deal with GPS, PNT Issues

New DHS Risk Center to Deal with GPS, PNT Issues

Blog Editor's Note: This new risk center was mentioned at the recent DHS Cyber Security Summit. Mr. Bob Kolasky, it's new leader, has told us that GPS and PNT issues will be one of the center's focus areas. "It is very much top-of-mind" Kolasky told us before the...

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PNT Board Letter On Ligado Published

PNT Board Letter On Ligado Published

Blog Editor's Note: The National Space-based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board is a Federal Advisory Committee Act body established by Presidential directive and administered by NASA. It reports to the US government's PNT Executive Committee...

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New, More Convenient GPS Jammer Available

New, More Convenient GPS Jammer Available

Blog Editor's Note; If you don't want to give up your car's electrical outlet to power your GPS jammer, this new device uses the On Board Diagnostic (OBD) port. We like that the vendor is very careful to explain the limitations of the equipment. It only impacts L1,and...

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Can’t/Won’t Fly Without GPS

Can’t/Won’t Fly Without GPS

Blog Editor's Note: There are those in the FAA and the aviation industry who, when asked about the importance of GPS to aviation claim that they have backups and can do without.* Never mind that the entire system would slow down, become less efficient and more...

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“Replacing GPS” – Lots of Hype, Lots of Shortfalls

“Replacing GPS” – Lots of Hype, Lots of Shortfalls

Blog Editor's Note: We love interesting articles that talk about new PNT technologies.  But when they talk about "replacing GPS," well, that's a bit of hype too far, in our opinion. Especially since, while all the systems described seem interesting, all fall short...

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DHS Cyber Summit to Address GPS/PNT Vulnerabilities

DHS Cyber Summit to Address GPS/PNT Vulnerabilities

“PNT vulnerability very much top of mind” says Assistant Secretary We were misinformed that the DHS Cyber Summit was not going to include discussion of PNT issues. DHS’ Acting Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, Bob Kolasky told us that PNT issues will...

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US National PNT Advisory Board Meeting 6 August

US National PNT Advisory Board Meeting 6 August

The National PNT Advisory Board will meet by teleconference/WebEx at noon EST on the 6th of August. Agenda items are: Finalize and Approve the National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board Topics Paper Finalize and Approve the National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board...

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Resilient GPS for Small UAS – DHS Request for Info

Resilient GPS for Small UAS – DHS Request for Info

Blog Editor's Note; It is good to see DHS concerned about this issue. We wonder why, though, they are focusing only on GPS sensors as GPS/GNSS signals are inherently NOT resilient ...     2018 Resilient GPS Equipment Demonstration for sUAS   Solicitation Number:...

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27 Organizations’ Concerns about Ligado – FCC Filing

27 Organizations’ Concerns about Ligado – FCC Filing

Blog Editor's Note: The RNT Foundation has filed several items with the FCC concerning adjacent band interference with GPS/GNSS. Subsequent to Ligado's most recent modification to their application, we joined a number of other organizations expressing continuing...

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