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Eight-Channel Simulator

June 25, 2010 - By

Spectracom's new 8-channel GPS constellation simulator, the Pendulum GSG-54, provides a wide-range of capabilities for in-line production testing of devices integrating GPS receivers due to its ease-of-operation and fast test cycles. Its versatility also supports engineering organizations’ efforts for integrating GPS receivers into devices under development. read more

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Spectracom Releases 8-Channel GPS Simulator for Nav Device Testing

June 25, 2010 - By

Spectracom's new 8-channel GPS constellation simulator, the Pendulum GSG-54, provides a wide-range of capabilities for in-line production testing of devices integrating GPS receivers due to its ease-of-operation and fast test cycles, according to the company. Its versatility also supports engineering organizations’ efforts for integrating GPS receivers into devices under development. read more

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U.S. Army Testing Rugged, Autonomous Robot Vehicle

June 24, 2010 - By

The U.S. Army's Autonomous Platform Demonstrator, or APD, is a 9.6-ton, six-wheeled, hybrid-electric robotic vehicle currently undergoing developmental and mobility testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. According to an Army statement, the demonstrator vehicle represents the state of the art in unmanned ground vehicle mobility technology. read more

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Follow up: What’s Going to Happen When GPS Accuracy is Cheap?

June 16, 2010 - By

I received some interesting e-mails and saw some web comments regarding my newsletter column a couple of weeks ago titled “What's Going to Happen When High-Accuracy GPS is Cheap?” The comments ranged from “I don’t believe it’s going to happen” to “We’d better adapt to the changes in technology.” read more

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INRIX Announces INRIX Traffic! and INRIX Traffic! Pro Availability for iPad

June 9, 2010 - By

INRIX announced the upcoming release of a new iPad version of INRIX Traffic!, its popular app for commuters. read more

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What’s Going to Happen When High-Accuracy GPS is Cheap?

June 3, 2010 - By

The GPS satellite launched into orbit last week wasn’t just any other GPS satellite. It was the first of a new generation of GPS satellites that are going to change the way surveying, engineering and construction data is collected and processed in the future. Its new features are going to profoundly transform surveying, engineering and construction. I’m not exaggerating. read more

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Innovation: GPS, GLONASS, and More

June 1, 2010 - By

Multiple Constellation Processing in the International GNSS Service
Does combining GPS and GLONASS observations make a difference? The International GNSS Service (IGS) has been providing such data for several years. Representatives from two IGS analysis centers discuss the past, present, and future of IGS GNSS monitoring and product development. read more

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The System: First IIF Satellite Speeds into Orbit

June 1, 2010 - By

  At press time, GPS spacecraft IIF-1 was set to be launched May 27 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This first of a new generation of satellites will travel quickly — instead of taking several days to reach its orbital slot, the new satellite should make the journey in three-and-a-half hours. The new IIFs will broadcast the... read more

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