October 31, 2015 - LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, El Segundo, Calif. -- The U.S. Air Force successfully launched its 11th and next-to-last Boeing-built Global Positioning System GPS IIF series satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. at 12:13 p.m. EDT (9:13 a.m. PDT).
"The successful outcome of today's mission is due to the tremendous commitment of a world class team focused on mission success," said Col. Steve Whitney, director of the Space and Missile Systems Center's Global Positioning Systems Directorate.
GPS IIF satellites provide improved signals to support both the warfighter and the growing civilian needs of a global economy. Featuring a third civil signal -- L5 -- that will benefit commercial aviation and safety-of-life applications, the GPS IIF series provides improved accuracy through advanced atomic clocks, a longer design life than previous GPS satellites on orbit. More
The purpose of this workshop was to discuss the draft test plan and provide an opportunity for questions prior to the close of the comment period for the "Draft Test Plan to Develop Interference Tolerance Masks for GNSS Receivers in the L1 Radiofrequency Band (1559-1610 MHz); Public Notice"
DATE/TIME: October 2, 2015 / 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).
LOCATION: RTCA NBAA/Colson Room, 1150 18th ST NW, Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, contact Stephen M. Mackey, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology; Volpe National Transportation Systems Center; Aircraft Wakes and Weather Division, telephone 617-494-2753 or e-mail Stephen.Mackey@dot.gov.
September 9, 2015 - The purpose of this Federal Register Notice is to seek comment from interested parties regarding a draft test plan that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has developed for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment effort.
The objective of this test is to collect data to determine Interference Tolerance Masks (ITM) for categories of GPS and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers processing signals in the 1559-1610 MHz Radionavigation Satellite Service (RNSS) frequency band, as well as receivers that process Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) signals to receive differential corrections. More
This Federal Register Notice seeks to inform the public of the requirements, the overall test plan, and the associated output data needed to successfully perform this component of the GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility assessment.
DATES: Comments and related material must reach the Docket Management Facility on or before October 16, 2015
Public Participation: You may submit comments and related material regarding this proposed action. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov. Use “DOT-OST-2015-0099” as your search term to locate this Federal Register Notice.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, contact Stephen M. Mackey, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology; Volpe National Transportation Systems Center; Aircraft Wakes and Weather Division, telephone 617-494-2753 or e-mail Stephen.Mackey@dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.
August 18, 2015, The Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) service augments GPS by providing increased accuracy and integrity using land-based reference stations to transmit correction messages over radiobeacon frequencies.
However, a number of factors have contributed to declining use of NDGPS, resulting in a proposal to shutdown and decommission 62 DGPS sites, which will leave 22 operational sites available to users in coastal areas. A map of the proposed changes to NDGPS coverage can be found at http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/images/dgps/FRNDGPS.jpg
This Federal Register Notice seeks public comments on the shutdown and decommissioning of a total of 62 DGPS sites. Termination of the NDGPS broadcast at these sites is planned to occur on January 15, 2016.
DATES: Comments and related material must reach the Docket Management Facility on or before November 16, 2015
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, contact CAPT Scott Smith, Coast Guard, telephone 202-372-1545 or email email@example.com ; or James Arnold, OST-R, NDGPS Program Manager, telephone 202-366-8422 or email NDGPS@dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.
Public Participation: You may submit comments and related material regarding this proposed action. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov. Use “DOT-OST-2015-0105” as your search term to locate this Federal Register Notice.
July 15, 2015 - LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the 10th Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla. at 11:36 a.m. EDT.
"Today's successful launch is a testament to the outstanding team work of government and industry partners' commitment to mission success. The GPS IIF satellites are critical for GPS constellation global service for years to come," said Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, Space and Missile Systems Center commander. More.
March 23, 2015, The purpose of this notice was to seek comment from the public and industry regarding potential plans by the United States Government to implement an enhanced Long Range Navigation (eLoran) system as a complementary positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) capability to the Global Positioning System (GPS). More
The Department of Transportation sought input on:
Choosing the Right GPS Navigation Device for Commercial Motor Vehicles
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