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Signal Characteristics of Civil GPS Jammers

GPS IS AT WAR. It is a major asset for United States and allied military forces in a number of operating theaters around the world in both declared and undeclared conflicts. But GPS is at war on the domestic front, too — at war against a proliferation of jamming equipment being marketed to cause deliberate [...]

Light-Squared-Sprint Contract Has Been Terminated

The principal business prop under the LightSquared plan for ancillary terrestrial component (ATC) broadcast of a powerful signal that would have disrupted GPS operations dropped out from under the company on March 16, as wireless carrier Sprint terminated its $9 billion agreement with LightSquared. LightSquared had several such partnership agreements, but the Sprint deal was [...]

Jamming Protection of GPS Receivers: Receiver Enhancements

The jamming of radio signals is almost as old as radio itself. In 1899, a rival newspaper attempted to jam the New York Herald's ship-to-shore reporting of the America's Cup race results. Ever since, jamming has been used by governments, military forces, and others to deliberately interfere with radio communications to prevent their successful reception. [...]

Soldiers and Civilian GPS: Dangerous (and Deadly?)

An old adage says, “Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.” That is particularly relevant in today’s world of GPS and the positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) dependencies it has created. In business, it’s all about location, and in military circles, something called real-time situational awareness, driven by the ready availability of [...]

Canon Raises Awareness About Counterfeit Accessories

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 15, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has rolled out a consumer-safety initiative that will promote awareness of a consumer electronics industry-wide issue: the risks of using counterfeit accessories for digital cameras and camcorders, especially batteries and chargers. Counterfeit products are fake replicas of the real [...]