Choosing the Right GPS Navigation
Device for Commercial Motor
March 11, 2013, US DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in conjunction with U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (NY) announced an effort to publicize that not all GPS navigation devices are created equal and that some navigation systems are designed specifically for commercial truck and bus drivers.
Why does it matter which navigation system you use?
If you use a navigation system that does not provide you with important route restrictions, such as low bridge overpasses, the shortcut you thought would save you time and fuel, may, in fact, end up costing you a lot more money than you bargained for… more
GPS IIF–4 (SVN 66) Launch
NDGPS Federal Register Notice (FRN) Announcement
April 16, 2013, The Coast Guard and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration are analyzing the current and future user needs and requirements of the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS), as well as impact if NDGPS signals are not available. This analysis will be used to support future NDGPS investment decisions by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation beyond fiscal year 2016. The document is available in both PDF and HTML file formats. Submit/View comments
2012 Federal Radionavigation Plan (FRP)
April 3, 2013 2013, The Federal Radionavigation Plan (FRP) is the official source of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) policy and planning for the Federal Government. This 2012 edition of the FRP reflects the policy and planning for present and future federally provided PNT systems, covering common-use PNT systems (i.e., systems used by both civil and military sectors)
U.S. Air Force Space to Test
CNAV Capabilities on GPS L2C and L5 Signals
March 20, 2013, A Federal Register Notice has been posted to inform users of an upcoming event related to the GPS satellite constellation. U.S. Air Force Space Command will be testing CNAV capabilities on the GPS L2C and L5 signals from June 15-29, 2013. A draft Test Plan is available for review and comment.
FCC GPS Jammer Enforcement Advisory
On March 6, 2012, heightened media interest in the topic led the FCC to issue this updated enforcement advisory for GPS and cell phone jammers...more