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Garmin GPS Hack Makes Wired’s “Worst of 2020” List

Garmin GPS Hack Makes Wired’s “Worst of 2020” List

Image: Shutterstock Blog Editor's Note: Normally we report about jamming and spoofing. But GPS receivers are really computers with radio receivers attached. So we have to also worry about more conventional cyber security issues. This event had a big impact on...

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Galileo 6 Hour Outage 14 December – Update Posted

Galileo 6 Hour Outage 14 December – Update Posted

Blog Editor's Note: We greatly admire the Galileo project, all they have achieved and are still achieving. As a civilian project focused on economic and public benefits, the system has been designed with features not available in older and military systems such as GPS...

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GNSS Disruption in Aviation Getting Worse – EUROCONTROL

GNSS Disruption in Aviation Getting Worse – EUROCONTROL

An Orolia sponsored webinar yesterday "Resilient PNT - The European Perspective" included a presentation by EUROCONTROL. Gerhard Berz discussed the greatly increasing number of reports of GNSS disruption his organization has been receiving. EUROCONTROL has an...

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Cheap GPS jammers a major threat to drones – ZD Net

Cheap GPS jammers a major threat to drones – ZD Net

Image: UK Aircraft Accident Investigations Branch Blog Editor's Note: We are not sure the drone and autonomous community have really come to grips with this issue.  The article mentions interference with a display involving hundreds of drones. There have been other...

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U.S. Already 0-1 in Tech War With China – National Defense

U.S. Already 0-1 in Tech War With China – National Defense

Image: Shutterstock Blog Editor's Note: A disturbing Op-Ed discussing China's dominance in rare earths and progress on 5G, quickly suggesting that the score might already be 0-2. Or maybe 0-3 if you throw in AI. However you are scoring, the U.S. is another point down...

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DoT Maritime Spoofing, Jamming Workshop Slides Posted

DoT Maritime Spoofing, Jamming Workshop Slides Posted

Image: University of Texas at Austin Radionavigation Lab The Department of Transportation's Virtual Workshop on GPS Jamming and Spoofing in the Maritime Environment was held on the 3rd of December. Over 200 attended the afternoon session that had a recurring theme of...

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More GPS Warnings About Solar Flares

More GPS Warnings About Solar Flares

Images: NASA and Shutterstock It's never a good idea to bet against Mother Nature. Though it looks like we might have won this time. Solar flares have always been a threat to technology. In 1859 and 1921 flares (more correctly - coronal mass ejections, or CMEs)...

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FCC Chooses a bit more 5G over aviation safety. Again.

FCC Chooses a bit more 5G over aviation safety. Again.

Image: US Coast Guard, Petty Officer John Masson Blog Editor's Note: It was a dark and eerily calm night. The worst-case scenario for a helicopter rescue of someone from the water. On dark and stormy nights at least the pilots can at least see the waves. That night...

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