[time-nuts] GPS-III

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Thu Jul 24 04:06:40 EDT 2014

On Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:14:10 -0700
"John C. Westmoreland, P.E." <john at westmorelandengineering.com> wrote:

> Does anyone know yet of any companies that are making GPS-III receiver
> chip-sets/modules yet?

Do you mean a L1 C/A / L2C receiver? I am not aware of any.
AFAIK all dual band receiver are multichip solutions (ie multiple
receiver chips, one for each band). Which makes those rather espensive
for the very cost sensitive consumer market.

Also, if i am not mistaken, only the Block IIM and Block IIF carry
the L2C already (ie 14 satellites). I.e. coverage of that signal
is not complete.

The launch date of the first Block III has been pushed back more than
once. It was meant to be somewhen this year, but i don't know what
the current launch date is projected to be.

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