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John Pottle

John Pottle

John Pottle has over 20 years’ experience in technical, marketing and business development positions in communications and navigation. Currently, he is responsible for marketing at Spirent Communications’ Positioning Technology division in Paignton, UK. Spirent provides navigation and positioning test systems to GNSS technology and applications developers. Before joining Spirent, Pottle led service development at Intelsat in USA and worked with BT plc in London, UK. Pottle trained as a Communications Engineer and also holds a Masters in Business Administration.

Recent Posts

A Big “+” to ION GNSS+ Conference: Understanding the Reliability of Satellite and Non-Satellite Based Location Technologies

The biggest navigation conference of the year, The Institute of Navigation’s GNSS+, came to a close last week, September 8-12. Why the “+”? To recognise that Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), although an autonomous technology, is rarely enough to assure the performance, resilience or trust that is needed for the huge range of today’s position, navigation and timing applications.

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A review of the possible sources of common GPS errors

Today, GPS applications and services are everywhere, and accessible to almost everyone. In the UK you can now purchase a portable “SatNav” system, admittedly from a manufacturer you might not have heard of, for less than it costs to fill your car with fuel! This is great news indeed, right? Well, maybe … but then maybe not. When was the last time you opened your morning paper and did NOT find an article about a lorry blocking a country road or a car getting stranded somewher...

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