GMV Announces New CEO

January 19, 2009 - By

GMV, a supplier of satellite ground system software headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with a significant role in Europe?s Galileo program, has announced the appointment of Jesus Serrano as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Serrano, 48, replaces Luis Mayo in his position as the business group's top executive, reporting directly to the board. read more

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ITC Upholds Broadcom Claims, Issues Order Against SiRF

January 16, 2009 - By

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued an exclusion order against certain SiRF GPS chips and products containing those chips imported into the United States, as well as cease-and-desist orders against SiRF and four specific SiRF customers. read more

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Sidwell Designing GIS for Oil and Gas Infrastructure Appraiser

January 8, 2009 - By

Capitol Appraisal Group Inc. (CAGI) has contracted with the Sidwell Co., asking it to provide a system to inventory, value, and keep track of oil and gas infrastructure and the land parcels on which they are built. read more

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Survey Perspectives: The Beginning of the Battle

January 6, 2009 - By

This year will be the beginning of the battle between Trimble/Spectra and Topcon/Sokkia with Leica in the fray as well; the companies own 75 percent of the market between them. The other players in this market are going to have be creative in 2009 to remain competitive in the market. read more

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Assessing the Spoofing Threat

January 1, 2009 - By

A portable spoofer implemented on a digital signal processor mounts a spoofing attack, characterizes spoofing effects, and suggests possible defense tactics. GNSS users and receiver manufacturers should explore and implement authentication methods against sophisticated spoofing attacks. read more

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GNSS Receiver Evaluation

January 1, 2009 - By

This article addresses how best to quantify “which navigation system performs best” in a realistic testing scenario. The methodology focuses on land vehicles navigating in urban environments, but applies equally well to pedestrian navigation and can be adapted for testing assisted-GNSS implementations. During a drive test, the truth-reference system and RF recording system log samples to disk, with no need for the receivers under test to be included during the actual drive. read more