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USAF Awards Four Contracts To Improve GPS Performance

October 31, 2012 - By

The U.S. Air Force is investing to improve the Global Positioning System (GPS) used worldwide for military and civilian purposes. Between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1, the Air Force announced four new GPS contracts. Three were in the $30 million range, including contracts to Rockwell Collins and L-3 Communications to test and engineer new GPS technology, while Raytheon was awarded... read more

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Winning Experts to Discuss GNSS in November Webinar

October 31, 2012 - By

The winners of GPS World’s 2012 Leadership Awards will be featured in November webinar “The Future of GNSS Research & Development.” The webinar will be held Thursday, November 15, at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. GMT. Registration is free. The winners are expected to discuss with moderator and editor-in-chief Alan Cameron their significant recent achievement... read more

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New Galileo Satellites Pass Early Orbit Phase

October 31, 2012 - By

A week after the dual liftoff from Kourou, French Guiana, the two latest Galileo satellites completed the critical Launch and Early Orbit Phase on October 19-20. The satellites are expected to reach their assigned orbits November 10 and 12. The FM3 and FM4 satellites were handed over from the joint ESA/CNES Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) team in Toulouse,... read more

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Butler Offers Lear 35/36 STC for WAAS with Garmin Nav System

October 30, 2012 - By

Butler National Corporation, which specializes in the aerospace sector of structural modification, maintenance, repair, and overhaul, announces issuance of the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC)  for installation of the new Garmin GTN series of navigators that provide GPS, navigation, and communications. The installation is for GTN 750 navigators in the Learjet Models 35/35A/36/36A with the FC-200 autopilot and the Learjet Model... read more

Acquisition of Fastrax Expands u-blox’ GNSS Portfolio

October 30, 2012 - By

u-blox has acquired privately owned, Finnish-based Fastrax Oy, a company that specializes in a broad range of GNSS positioning and antenna modules. The company brings additional products to u-blox’ portfolio, including software GNSS solutions used for consumer and industrial applications, and advanced GNSS modules that include an integrated antenna. “Over its 12 year history, Fastrax has established itself as a... read more

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Trimble’s Yuma 2 Rugged Tablet Provides Full Office Capabilities

October 29, 2012 - By

Trimble introduced today the Yuma 2 rugged tablet computer, which it says is a powerful mobile computing solution that provides full office capabilities in the field for construction, transportation, public safety, field service, forestry, utilities, mapping, insurance and any other outdoor or service-related industry. The Yuma 2 offers a seven-inch capacitive multi-touchscreen in an easy-to-hold form factor that measures 6.3... read more

CoreLogic: Top 25 Zip Codes in NYC at Risk of Property Damage from Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012 - By

  Note to Readers: The CoreLogic storm-surge analysis provided below was developed based on the projected path of Hurricane Sandy as of 12:30 p.m. ET Monday, October 29. CoreLogic has released data showing the top 25 zip codes in New York City-Northern New Jersey-Long Island that are at risk of exposure to residential property damage from hurricane-driven storm-surge flooding when... read more

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European Navigation Conference Opens Call for Papers

October 25, 2012 - By

The 2013 European Navigation Conference (ENC 2013) will be held April 23-25 in Vienna, Austria. This will be the 17th conference in the GNSS series held under the auspices of the European Group of Institutes of Navigation (EUGIN) and is hosted by the Austrian Institute of Navigation (OVN). ENC 2013 will focus on the present status as well as on... read more

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