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Salvaged Galileo satellites to broadcast test signals

August 15, 2016By
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News from the European Space Agency Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites, which were salvaged from their faulty launch into working orbits, are set to begin broadcasting working navigation signals for test purposes. This activation will allow satnav receiver manufacturers, service providers and scientific researchers to make use of these test signals. A decision on whether these satellites will become... read more

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Tiny u-blox EVA-M8Q module supports GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo

August 15, 2016By

U-blox has released its tiny EVA-M8Q high-sensitivity GNSS module in a 7 millimeter by 7 millimeter package. EVA-M8Q supports GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo, the company said in a news release. The EVA-M8Q completes the company’s lineup of receivers in the miniature and EVA form-factor package. The EVA-M8Q is TCXO-based and is optimized to provide the highest acquisition and tracking sensitivity, the company says, making it... read more

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Harxon releases mini base radio suitable for local data network

August 11, 2016By
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Harxon has released a mini base radio — HX-DU8609T — designed for customers who want to quickly set up a local data-transfer network. HX-DU8609T is a versatile data radio providing a flexible solution for applications that require reliable data transfer, low cost, small size and rugged construction. It has a wide (60-Mhz) bandwidth that covers 410-470 MHz combined with an IP67 sealed... read more

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ION GNSS+ early bird registration closes Aug. 12

August 9, 2016By

To save on registration rates for ION GNSS+ 2016, the 29th annual meeting of the Institute of Navigation Satellite Division, complete your early bird registration by Friday, Aug. 12. If you book your hotel room for ION GNSS+ 2016 before you register, you will receive $200 off your conference registration. To qualify for the discount, enter your hotel confirmation number from... read more

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Bring Pokémon to you with a Rohde & Schwarz signal generator

August 9, 2016By
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A team of Rohde & Schwarz engineers have found a new way to hack Pokémon Go, the massively popular app that debuted last month. The engineers are generating GNSS data with a Rohde & Schwarz signal generator, and feeding the signal directly into the mobile device, making it possible to collect dozens of Pokemon right in the lab. The team produced... read more

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Rio Olympics clean up bay with GPS, helicopters

August 8, 2016By
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Before each day of Olympic sailing kicks off, an air and water team is gathering any floating rubbish in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay. Helicopters circling above spot floating trash and send GPS coordinates to trash-collecting boats that sweep up the debris, reports the Associated Press. Other stop-gaps to enable sailing in the polluted bay include floating barriers to keep rubbish from entering the bay, using naturally... read more

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Clarion adopts Furuno GNSS receiver for car nav system

August 8, 2016By

Clarion has adopted Furuno’s GV-86 in the NXR16 for in-car navigation and positioning. Clarion is a Japanese manufacturer of in-vehicle infotainment head units, including car navigation systems and car audio systems. Clarion thoroughly evaluated the Furuno receiver for its robustness in heavy-use environments and the company’s long-term supply-chain capability. The NXR16, which debuted in June, is designed to fill the needs of professional-use customers in... read more

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Vulcano weapon system to fire with Rockwell Collins NavFire GPS

August 8, 2016By

Rockwell Collins is bringing its NavFire Precision Positioning Service (PPS) GPS to Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Vulcano family for naval and artillery applications. Derived from the field-proven 12-channel NavFire Precise Positioning Service GPS receiver, Rockwell Collins’ NavStrike military GPS offers high performance GPS for tightly coupled GPS/inertial navigation system (GPS/INS) integrations. “We have customized the NavFire receivers for the particular caliber of the ammunition, and... read more

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