Latest Headlines

Javad Protests PNT EXCOM Conclusion on LightSquared

January 25, 2012
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

In a Jan. 24 letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and NTIA Assistant Secretary Lawrence E. Strickling, Javad Ashjaee, CEO of Javad GNSS, shared his dissatisfaction with the recent conclusion by the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Executive Committee (EXCOM) regarding LightSquared. “I’m disgusted by the scientific farce propagated by the PNT Executive Committee in declaring that LightSquared’s interference issues could not be resolved,” Ashjaee said in his letter. “That conclusion was produced by a fraudulent round of testing, conducted with the goal of orchestrating end-results that protected an unholy alliance of GPS manufacturers and government end-users. It was a testing process where political influence trumped objective engineering. It was a process where conflicts of interest trumped science. It was a testing process where financial interests blocked consumer innovation instead of fueling it.”

Ashjaee said the second round of testing was conducted secretly rather than through an open and collaborative process because, he said, “PNT and GPS makers … were afraid of the results.” He argued for further investigation. “This collusion begs for a close examination by reasonable, fair-minded public servants with the public’s best interest at heart,” he said. “It is not factually correct for the PNT to state that the technology does not exist because I have proven that indeed it does. The PNT refused to even conduct its own tests on the high precision units. The results from the independent Alcatel-Lucent lab alone warrant a close examination of my proposed solution.”

A complete copy of the letter can be found on Javad's website.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

POB

POB July 2014

2014 July

In the July 2014 issue, POB explores the growth of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States across residential, commercial and utilities markets. Also, read how an innovative system ensures the vertical alignment of Gerald Desmond Bridge.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Drones

How long until drones will be commonly used in business?
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +