Inside Unmanned Systems

JUN-JUL 2018

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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59 June/July 2018 unmanned systems inside narios where only one technology is mandated." He also argued that reduced infra- structure deployment costs arising from re-use of existing mobile infrastructure would be a further key benefit of C-V2X. "We don't need to reinvent the wheel here," MacDougall said. "Such an approach as the one we are sug- gesting facilitates an evolutionar y path toward 5G." LAST WORD ON SPECTRUM For the last word, we go back to the start, to Ofcom's Chris Woolford: "From the spectrum regulator's per- spective, I think that the key challenge here is to ensure that access to spec- trum is not a barrier to the develop- ment of connected cars. We've already made 30MHz of spectrum available, and that spectrum is not so exten- sively used at the moment, and we are also looking to see whether that spec- trum should be expanded by a further 20MHz." Woolford stressed two key ele- ments. First, he said, "We need to be sure about technology neutrality. It is not in the remit of a regulator to pick winning technologies." And, second, "segmenting the band is not a good idea. It doesn't represent good use of spectrum; you are effectively giving out more spectrum than is required in order to allow different technologies to use the spectrum, and that doesn't make much sense in terms of optimiz- ing the use of what is a very finite and sought-after resource." But he also warned against overplay- ing the question of spectrum. "It is sometimes tempting to come in and over-regulate, and I think that's something we mustn't do when it comes to spectrum. What we do need to do is to think about how spectrum is being made available and what sort of spectrum, what bands, in what form of availability, and how we go about the licensing pro- cess to be sure that we are meeting the individual needs of the connected car, whether that's around all connectivity for entertainment or whether it's related to safety of life. There will be differences in terms of how we make that spectrum available." Precise and reliable … with an attitude GNSS/INS solutions with AsteRx-i

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