Articles in the Perspective Category

Feb 2023 | No Comment

Solutions to deliver resilient PNT systems must be diverse, incorporating a mix of technologies

Andy Proctor

MA, CEng, FRIN, FIET Director RethinkPNT

As we know, the use of PNT information penetrates every sector, including military, aviation, transportation, agriculture, and many others. It is now well recognised that the years of increased reliance on …

Feb 2023 | No Comment

The RF spectrum is a critical resource, for both practical military and civilian PNT users

Graeme Hooper

Managing Director GPS Satsystems

T he endless stream of global media articles on GPS/GNSS spectrum vulnerabilities discussing both spectrum blocking (jamming) and counterfeit timing signals (spoofing) attempting to disrupt GPS/GNSS continue to roll out daily. …

Feb 2023 | No Comment

New technologies are constantly being deployed to address two key issues: workforce shortages and supply chain demands

Arn Hayden

Business development manager, Trimble Positioning Services

Brandon Sights

Engineering director, Trimble Autonomy

When we sit back and look at market conditions plaguing the economy today, we see two key issues: workforce shortages and supply chain demands. …

Mar 2022 | No Comment

Patrick Marvin Casiano

Director of Product Marketing, Rx Networks

There is still huge potential yet to be imagined. Let me replace Internet of Things (IoT) with Internet of Sensors. The old saying goes, ‘you cannot manage what you don’t measure’. The best parallel process I can think of is in the design of instrumentation and control systems …

Feb 2022 | No Comment

As the world continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, this paper highlights humorous research investigating medical and musical mysteries, with a focus on applying scientific methods to support work health and safety and our general wellbeing.

Volker Janssen

Publications Officer, Association of Public Authority Surveyors (APAS), New South Wales, Australia

This is the sixth and last in …

Feb 2022 | No Comment

Guy Buesnel

PNT Security Technologist, Spirent

The need for better positioning authentication and proof of location.
There is a growing focus on the integrity of GNSS data. New message authentication schemes like the Galileo Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OSNMA) and the CHIMERA authentication scheme being developed for GPS will allow user equipment to differentiate between authentic …

Feb 2022 | No Comment

Prof. Giorgio Vassena

CEO, Gexcel Srl.

Three-dimensional surveying technologies adopted in the mining and quarrying industry offer great benefit to the management of these production sites.
To date, the most popular instruments for 3D data acquisition have been mainly terrestrial laser scanners (TLS), based on LiDAR technology, with very high accuracy (2-3 mm). Unfortunately, the time required for …

Feb 2022 | No Comment

James Rennie

Director & CEO, AUAV

A site safety inspection often entails proximity to dangerous sites, working at great heights, and operating in confined spaces. This may cause wo rker health and safety risks across industries such as manufacturing, construction, mining, and roof inspections due to slips, trips, falls, electrocutions, and other injuries.
In such circumstances, drones or …

Feb 2022 | No Comment

Graeme Hooper

Managing Director, GPSat Systems Australia

With the dual announcements in late 2021 by arguably the technology world’s two biggest heavyweights, both declaring big future investments in 3D Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR), confirms we live in interesting times. Initially, Facebook announces the company name change to META, with the promise of employing many …

Jan 2022 | No Comment

This paper highlights humorous research employing physics and mathematics to analyse and explain intriguing problems encountered in our professional or everyday lives, including examples related to gravity, astronomy and sports.

Volker Janssen

Publications Officer, Association of Public Authority Surveyors (APAS), New South Wales, Australia

This is the fifth in a series of papers celebrating some of the weird …