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Get Back, Loretta: DARPA Seeks to Eliminate GPS Dependence

July 24, 2013 - By

By Alan Cameron Call it irony, poetic justice, or just the nature of the beast. The same impulse that led to the invention of GPS now has engendered a drive to beget non-GPS. In the 1970s, the U.S. military began putting together a program “to drop five bombs in the same hole.” The program office, to the wall of which... read more

Spectracom Teams with Geodetics For Rugged PNT Equipment

July 23, 2013 - By

Spectracom announced today a strategic partnership with Geodetics Incorporated of San Diego, California. The partnership includes a variety of initiatives to enhance each company’s customer reach, channels, products and technology. The partnership includes a distribution agreement for Geodetics’ Geo-iNAV inertial navigation products. Spectracom will offer Geo-iNAV alongside its portfolio of precision timing, test and simulation equipment. Geo-iNAV is a fully... read more

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Lockheed Martin Prototype to Help Prep for GPS III Launch

July 23, 2013 - By

Lockheed Martin has delivered a full-sized, functional prototype of the next-generation GPS satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to test facilities and pre-launch processes in advance of the arrival of the first GPS III flight satellite. The GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed (GNST) arrived at the Cape on July 19 to begin to dry run launch-base space-vehicle processing activities... read more

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Trimble Expands Rugged Handhelds to Include Enhanced GPS

July 22, 2013 - By

Trimble introduced today new functionality and configuration options for its Juno T41 rugged handheld computer. In addition to a handheld computer and smartphone configuration, the series now includes enhanced, real-time 1-2 meter GPS accuracy and high-speed 1D/2D barcode imaging technology. The new configurations are in addition to the capabilities already available in Trimble’s Juno T41 handheld computer. All models are... read more

Tallysman Introduces Dual-Frequency Antenna Series

July 19, 2013 - By

Tallysman Wireless Inc. has added the dual-frequency TW3800 series to its high-quality precision line of antenna products. The TW3800 series antennas feature a circular stacked patch antenna for improved axial ratio, yet are small and light, and have the extended bandwidth required for L1/L2 GPS & G1/G2 GLONASS, the company said. The operating voltage range is from +2.5 to 16... read more

ComNav GNSS OEM Boards Used in China Driving Test System

July 19, 2013 - By

Along with booming auto sales in China has come an increase in auto accidents, which has been a headache for the Chinese government. According to police statistics, most of the accidents in the past couple of years were being caused by new  drivers, who have been ignominiously dubbed “road killers.” One year ago, the China Police Ministry decided to change... read more

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Russia to Launch Two GLONASS Satellites After Proton Disaster

July 17, 2013 - By

Ria Novosti reports that Russia will launch two GLONASS navigation satellites later this year to make up for the loss of three satellites in the recent Proton rocket explosion after launch from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, according to a senior space industry official. “We are planning to launch two satellites from the Plesetsk space center [in northern Russia]... read more

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Garmin Launches a Portable Head-up Display

July 17, 2013 - By

Garmin International Inc. has announced HUD, the company’s first portable head-up display for smartphone navigation apps. With the HUD display, drivers can view navigation directions projected onto a transparent film on the windshield or an attached reflector lens. Garmin said by providing comprehensive road guidance at a glance and right within the driver’s line of sight, HUD can help increase... read more