Congress warned of GPS vulnerabilities

By | April 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

  "We need to control the manufacture and web sale of [GPS] jammers, which is pretty unabated right now," retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen testified March 29 before a joint hearing on space threats and the implications for homeland security. Credit: House Homeland Security Committee video WASHINGTON — The U.S. Global Positioning System [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Technology can reduce GPS outages from Northern Lights, researchers say by Allen Cone London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017 Scientists studying the Northern Lights say they think their research will lead to new technology to reduce outages from satellite navigation systems. Researchers at the University of Bath in England found for the first time that turbulence [...]

MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe

By | March 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd and DigitalGlobe, have announced a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which MDA will acquire DigitalGlobe for US$35.00 per share in a combination of cash and stock. The transaction values DigitalGlobe at an equity value of approximately C$3.1 billion (US$2.4 billion), and an enterprise value of C$4.7 billion (US$3.6 billion), including [...]

Since 2004 Oklahoma Prisoners Tracked Using GPS

By | February 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. –  Oklahoma’s governor has signed a controversial bill into law calling for the early release of state prisoners. But there’s a catch — those qualified for early release will be required to wear a global positioning satellite (search) system ankle bracelet at all times. Although the law could save taxpayers $10 million, opponents say the [...]

Mobile phone and satellite data to map poverty

By | February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  Bangladesh poverty maps showing national estimates for wealth index (A), progress out of poverty index (B), and household income (C). Maps were generated using mobile data, satellite data, and Bayesian geostatistical models. Red indicates poorer areas. Image courtesy WorldPop, University of Southampton An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of [...]

New system designed to protect avionics from GPS jamming

By | February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled ADA — an advanced system that protects avionic systems from GPS jamming. ADA has already been integrated into several systems and platforms operating both in Israel and abroad. The system recently won a tender from Israel’s Ministry of Defense for integration into one of the main platforms of the Israel [...]

GoGolf GPS Unveils Smallest, Lightest Audible Golf GPS Unit for Golfers

By | January 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

GRASS VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GoGolf GPS, www.gogolfgps.com, unveils the smallest, lightest audible GPS rangefinder on the market during the 2017 PGA National Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL. GoGolf GPS is a small and stylish portable voice guided GPS rangefinder that really goes the distance, telling precisely how far a golfer is from [...]

China to offer global satellite navigation service by 2020

By | January 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

China plans to form a BeiDou network consisting of 35 satellites for global navigation services by 2020, said a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Tuesday. The country plans to start providing basic services to countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-century Maritime Silk Road in 2018, said the [...]

Launch of First GPS 3 Satellite Now Not Expected Until 2017 – See more at: http://spacenews.com/launch-of-first-gps-3-satellite-now-not-expected-until-2017/#sthash.AzJCDSfC.dpuf

By | December 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON — The first of the U.S. Air Force’s newest generation of positioning, navigation and timing satellites is now expected to launch in 2017 rather than in 2016 as previously expected, according to an official with Lockheed Martin, the program’s prime contractor. Mark Valerio, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s military space business, [...]

How to Find a Person With a GPS Tracker?

By | December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Do you trust your significant other? Here are the main reasons for tracking them: You can set a device under the dashboard of your vehicle and in case of theft, you will have a chance to find your car. The cost of such devices is not extremely high (not more than your car costs), but [...]

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