Inside GNSS Media & Research

NOV-DEC 2018

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10 InsideGNSS N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 W e've covered exciting ground at Inside GNSS this year Galileo achieving Full Operational Capability, real advances in GPS modernization, GNSS threat detection and mitigation, how Assured Positioning Navigation and Timing (A-PNT) solutions mitigate spoo-ng and jamming threats, reductions in space vehicle launch costs and the continual integration of PNT solutions into new applications and markets. Manufacturers, researchers and industry experts continue to inform and educate on new and innovative capabilities and bene-ts from GNSS. †ere appears be no limitation, other than one's own imagination, in what material value PNT technologies can deliver to citizens and organizations around the world. Positioning, navigation and timing advancements will continue to accelerate their uptake in areas such as autonomous, unmanned and remotely piloted vehicles; as well as multi-constellation developments that bring additional capability to handheld devices and phones through location-based services and search and rescue applications. Our March/April 2018 issue featured a cover story on GNSS Analysis Tools from Google, and co-authors Frank van Diggelen and Mohammed Khider described Google's publicly released GNSS Analysis Tools to process and analyze GNSS raw measurements from your phone. †ese tools enable manufacturers to see in detail how well the GNSS receivers are working in each particular phone design and thus improve the GNSS design and performance in their phones. Other areas where handsets will continue to play a key role include emergency location services, which bene-t from improved availability, reliability and resiliency to U.S. users. †at is especially so given this month's approval by the Federal Communications Commission to allow access to speci-c signals transmitted from the Galileo GNSS. While we all want accurate, reliable and robust location-based and emergency services, can and should service providers and law enforcement agencies use this data without proper cause? In this issue, the GNSS and & †e Law column provide an interesting comparison on recent court rulings in Japan and the U.S. that may provide a practical framework for GPS investigations. We realize that many of you are actively engaged in achieving the promise of ubiquitous, robust and assured PNT solutions and we look forward to 2019, wishing you continued success in all your endeavors. THINKING ALLOWED Forward Into the Future STAN GOFF MANAGING EDITOR FOR INSIDE GNSS

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