Faulty Software Determined Cause of GLONASS Failures
I talked about this the other day. Sounds like it was a software issue that caused the reoccurring issues. I am sure that they will get it straightened out soon. GLONASS is a pretty big system so any number of issues could cause a break in the system. It is still concerning though given the number people relying on the information.
We will have to keep an eye out for this. Who am I kidding, I will not be hearing the end of this through all of the notifications I get in a day.
New GNSS Signals: Will Modern Also Be Better?
Continuing on the GNSS news. With the BeiDou and Galileo systems coming online soon there will be a significant bump in global positioning. These new systems can certainly learn from the GPS and GLONASS systems and their implementations. Having more satellites and base stations globally is an important part in positioning in the future. The question for people who already live in GNSS covered areas is whether or these other systems will provide benefit. it seems that while the systems themselves will not directly benefit us, the methods that they employ or the new technology that they design will help. The changes that have occurred over the last ten years in terms of multipath correction, code lengths, and chipping rates alone are remarkable. Seeing what these other systems can do with new markets and users will be great.