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Korean threats highlight need for GPS alternative – ME&C

Korean threats highlight need for GPS alternative – ME&C

September 29, 2017

Marine Electronics & Communications Wed 16 Aug 2017 by Martyn Wingrove Editor Martyn Wingrove expects the threat of another Korean war will lead to investment…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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