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2023 GNSS in Review

2023 GNSS in Review

As we close out 2023, we wanted to review some of the key Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) developments from the past year. GPS Continues March to Modernization The United States Space Force kicked off the year with the launch of GPS III Space Vehicle 06, the...

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Positioning on the Moon: Developments in Cislunar Navigation

Positioning on the Moon: Developments in Cislunar Navigation

Several sessions at this year’s ION GNSS+ conference addressed the challenges and potential solutions for spacecraft positioning and navigation in cislunar space, a region spanning the Moon and the Earth-Moon Lagrange points. Technologies equivalent to GNSS will...

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Looking Forward: The Future of Unmanned Aviation

Looking Forward: The Future of Unmanned Aviation

Remotely-piloted and fully autonomous aircraft are transforming civil, commercial, and military aviation. Even with its recent success, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry is poised for exponential growth. Let’s review some events from 2023 that showcase the...

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GNSS vs GPS: Decoding Satellite Navigation’s Alphabet Soup

GNSS vs GPS: Decoding Satellite Navigation’s Alphabet Soup

People casually use GPS and GNSS interchangeably as if they’re the same. Although they are related, the two terms refer to different things. You can’t treat them as synonymous, especially in the GNSS community. Put simply, the Global Positioning System (GPS) is an...

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What are the Next-Generation GNSS Constellations?

What are the Next-Generation GNSS Constellations?

What are the Next-Generation GNSS Constellations? Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) have unleashed innovative commercial, scientific, and military applications since the US Global Positioning System (GPS) entered service in the 1980s. Today, GNSS...

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Interfacing with CAST Navigation GNSS/INS Simulation Solutions

Interfacing with CAST Navigation GNSS/INS Simulation Solutions

CAST Navigation GNSS/INS simulators shrink the world to the size of your lab. We let you recreate GNSS conditions anywhere on Earth at any point in time and then model reception by any vehicle. However, developing scenarios that replace field testing requires taking...

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Moving GNSS/INS Testing from the Skies to the Lab

Moving GNSS/INS Testing from the Skies to the Lab

Accurate, repeatable GNSS/INS simulations let you perform integration testing in the laboratory rather than in the field. As a result, you can shift project schedules to the left and accomplish more within existing budgets. This post will explain the limitations of...

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