Tag Archives: GPS

Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Exploring New Positioning, Navigation, Timing Tech Beyond GPS

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is holding five programs to develop new technologies that would provide positioning, navigation and timing information for locations beyond the coverage of GPS. DARPA said Friday the future technologies will work to deliver the same capabilities underwater, underground or in the event of solar storms or signal interference. “[We] are putting new …

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Pentagon Seeks Inertial Navigation Tech as Second Choice to GPS

The Pentagon is looking to replace or supplement the U.S. military’s GPS systems with inertial technology in a move aimed at addressing security concerns, Defense News reported Tuesday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes Al Shaffer, research and development lead at the Defense Department, is interested in inertial measurement units as an alternative …

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NAVAIR Seeks GPS Anti-Jam Capability with Small Antenna System

The Naval Air Systems Command has tested an antenna system designed to protect unmanned aerial vehicles’ GPS technology from signal interference. The Navy’s Communications and GPS Navigation Program Office conducted the two-week simulation of the transmitter installed on an Aerostar in cooperation with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and Naval Test Wing Atlantic, NAVAIR said Thursday. “If …

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William Shelton: Some Space Fence Receivers Put In Storage

The U.S. Air Force Space Command is faced with tough decisions on what its priorities are for space strategy as the command faces budget tightening, the command’s leader said Tuesday. Gen. William Shelton said the command has decided to put a third of the receivers used for the Space Fence …

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DIA Head Warns Senate of China’s Space Program

The Defense Intelligence Agency director recently told a Senate committee the agency believes China is developing a space weapon program that can be used against satellites worldwide. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess presented the agency’s worldwide threats report report to the Senate Armed Services Committee last week detailing China’s anti-satellite missiles and cyber …

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FCC Striving for GPS Capable Phones by 2018

In an ongoing effort to enable 911 location services for mobile devices, similar to what landlines already offer, the Federal Communications Commission last week proposed for all phones to be GPS-enabled by 2018. The FCC said in its order that this effort is both achievable and inexpensive because most 2G and 3G handsets …

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