[okgis] {Disarmed} Webinar - LightSquared and GPS: Our Story So Far

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  • From: "Sheila Wilson" <swilson AT gisci.org>
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  • Subject: [okgis] {Disarmed} Webinar - LightSquared and GPS: Our Story So Far
  • Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 08:06:24 -0500

Title: GPSWorld: Market Insights Webinar Series

Here’s a webinar that will be of interest for those following the LightSquared issue.





Sheila Wilson, Ph.D., GISP

Executive Director

GIS Certification Institute



swilson AT gisci.org




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GPS World Market Insights Webinar Series


LightSquared and GPS: Our Story So Far

"GPS has become a key component of the U.S. national infrastructure, the driver of a significant part of the civilian economies of the world, and the enabler of millions of professional precision uses and consumer benefits. The viability of the GPS signal is now threatened - ironically by what appears to be a misguided attempt to increase accessibility to broadband by creating a needless zero-sum result for customers who want both services."
- Joe Paiva "Act Now to Protect GPS Signal," GPS World, March 2011

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Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 5:00 p.m. GMT
Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief, GPS World
Panelists: Captain Joe Burns, Managing Director of Technology and Flight Test, United Airlines
Eric Gakstatter, Editor, Geospatial Solutions and GPS World's Survey Scene Newsletters
Bill Klepczynski, Owner, Global Timing Services, LLC.
Logan Scott, Principal, Logan Scott Consulting
Platinum Sponsor: Hemisphere GPS
Duration: 60 minutes

Event Description

A panel of experts will discuss findings contained in the latest status report by the FCC Technical Working Group on LightSquared/GPS Interference Issue. The group is scheduled to file its second report to the Federal Communications Commission on April 15, so we should have the freshest updates available! Webinar speakers will be announced at a later date; we plan on representation from the high-precision sector, aviation, consumer handsets, and timing infrastructure.

Who Should Attend?

What You'll Learn:


  • Satellite Design and Test Manufacturers
  • Constellation Design and Test Manufacturers
  • Receiver Design Manufacturers
  • Antenna Design Manufacturers
  • Industrial Equipment Manufacturers
  • Software Manufacturers
  • GPS End-Use Manufacturers
  • What results have been found so far in interference testing between Lightsquared terrestrial transmitters in the L Band 1 (1525 MHz–1559 MHz) immediately adjacent to the band (1559–1610 MHz) where GPS and other GNSSs operate.


  • What actions are recommended to concerned members of the GNSS community.



Moderator: Alan Cameron

Kevin Dennehy

Alan Cameron is editor in chief of GPS World magazine, where he has worked since 2000. He also writes the monthly GNSS System Design e-mail newsletter and the Wide Awake blog. Both these can be found at MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "tech.questexmediagroup.com" claiming to be www.gpsworld.com. He recently addressed the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) on the topic of "Addiction: the First Annual Meeting of Accuracy Anonymous" and staged the Grand Game of GNSS at the magazine's annual Leadership Dinner for 120 guests and players during the 2010 ION GNSS Conference, in Portland, OR.



Captain Joe Burns

Captain Joe Burns is a recognized expert on commercial aviation connectivity equipment and systems, as well as next-generation systems for aviation operations, navigation and surveillance. Currently, Mr. Burns serves on the Executive Advisory Board for Position, Navigation and Time (GPS), the Advisory Board for the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and as Chairman of the ATA Air Traffic Control Council. He is former Vice Chairman of the Airborne Internet Consortium, an industry/government group working on standards and applications for Internet use on commercial aircraft, as well as Chairman of ATN Systems, Inc., an airline datalink consortium. Captain Burns currently serves as Managing Director of Technology and Flight Test at United Airlines, one of the largest international carriers based in the United States.


Walter Feller

Dr. Bill Klepczynski is head of Global Timing Services, LLC. He served as director of the Time Service Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory and has had several appointments as a consultant, including Government Executive Fellow for Institute of Navigation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, tasked with providing technical expertise to the Executive Branch of the U.S. government, 2004–2005. He is a charter member of GPS World's Editorial Advisory Board, since 1990.


Eric Gakstatter

Eric Gakstatter has spent the past 20 years in the GPS surveying/mapping industry. His first ten years in GPS were spent as a product manager and the last ten years as a GPS user and consultant using many different brands of GPS equipment and software. He is a non-partisan advocate for the GPS user community. Eric is editor of GPS World's twice-monthly Survey Scene newsletter and editor of Geospatial Solutions.


Logan Scott

Logan Scott is a consultant specializing in radio frequency signal processing and waveform design for communications, navigation, radar, and emitter location. He has more than 32 years of military and civil GPS systems engineering experience. At Texas Instruments, he pioneered approaches for building high-performance, jamming-resistant digital receivers. While at Omnipoint, a cellular carrier, he developed cross-system interference mitigation strategies that led to the FCC awarding Omnipoint a Pioneer’s preference license for the New York MTA. He is currently active in precision indoor navigation, a GPS jammer location system, and, location based encryption and authentication. Logan holds 33 US patents.



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