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RTK GNSS Receivers: A Flooded Market?

March 21, 2013 - By

Wow, if one counts the number of new RTK GNSS receivers introduced in the past ~six months, it’s impressive. If you’re in the market for such a GNSS receiver, this is good news for you. More competition in the product and distribution side of the equation usually means better products and better service for the consumer. While Trimble, Leica and... read more

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Brad Parkinson to Discuss GPS at Smithsonian Event

March 19, 2013 - By

Dr. Bradford W. Parkinson, professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Emeritus at Stanford University will discuss “GPS for Humanity — The Stealth Utility” at a special Smithsonian event Thursday, March 21. The 8 p.m. ET lecture at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.,  follows a 7:15 p.m. viewing of the Imax film Space Junk 3D and commentary on the... read more

NovAtel Releases SMART6-L Integrated GNSS High-Accuracy Antenna

March 19, 2013 - By

NovAtel’s new SMART6-L GNSS antenna integrates its OEM6 engine with Pinwheel antenna technology. Tracking L1 and L2 GPS + GLONASS, the SMART6-L delivers scalable performance, from single-frequency GL1DE smoothing performance to centimeter-level accuracy using dual frequency real-time kinematic tracking. Optional L-band tracking improves positioning accuracy outside of L1 SBAS coverage areas. The SMART6-L is designed for manual guidance and auto-steer... read more

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Upcoming GNSS Satellite Launches Scheduled

March 18, 2013 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. Satellites expected to be launched in support of various Global Navigation Satellite Systems are the following: GPS May 15: Block IIF-4, SVN66, launch window: 17:39-17:58 UTC November: Block IIF-5 GLONASS April 26: Single GLONASS-M or -K satellite from Plesetsk June 28: Three GLONASS-M satellites from Baikonur Galileo October: FOC-1 launch (two satellites) Indian Regional Navigation... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Augmentation & Assistance, Galileo, GLONASS, GNSS News, GPS Modernization, Latest News

TIMEX Expands GPS Portfolio with IRONMAN Run Trainer 2.0

March 18, 2013 - By

Timex has introduced the Timex IRONMAN Run Trainer 2.0, a next-generation GPS-enabled watch that tracks pace, distance, heart rate, and elapsed time. This upgraded device is a smaller, more refined version of the brand’s signature Timex IRONMAN Run Trainer 1.0 GPS watch and is equipped with a reversible, high-resolution display and advanced interval training capabilities. The introduction of the Timex... read more

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SNV49 Off the Air?

March 16, 2013 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. It appears that GPS SVN49, the Block IIR-M satellite with the problematic L5 test transmitter and operating most recently as PRN27, stopped transmitting standard L-band signals on March 13. No International GNSS Service tracking station has observed the satellite since that date. The satellite was being used for tests, was set unhealthy, and had not... read more

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PLAN Group Tracks Galileo Satellites for Positioning in Canada

March 15, 2013 - By

by James T. Curran, Mark Petovello, and Gérard Lachapelle Within a day of their initial activation over central Europe on March 12, Galileo satellites were visible over North America. The PLAN Group of the University of Calgary was successful in capturing and processing the signals from these satellites as they emerged. Galileo PRN 11, 12, and 19 were found and... read more