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FAA Hits Milestone for NextGen Air Traffic Control

April 30, 2015By

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a significant NextGen milestone with the completion of En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), a highly advanced computer system used by air traffic controllers to safely manage high-altitude traffic. ERAM was designed to be the operating platform for NextGen technologies, including the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system. ADS-B transmits information about altitude, airspeed and location derived through... read more

CHC Introduces LT500 Series GNSS Handheld

April 29, 2015By
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CHC has launched the LT500 series of handheld GPS receivers. The LT500 series LT500N /LT500T/LT500H covers three accuracy ranges from sub-meter to centimeter accuracy and is a cost-effective full GNSS positioning solution for survey, construction and GIS professionals. Powered by the Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system, the LT500 is accurate, rugged and versatile, CHC said. User productivity is enhanced with... read more

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GNSS Students Sought for ESA Summer School

April 28, 2015By

Students still have time to join the ESA International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of August. The 10-day course — lasting from the afternoon of Aug. 31 to the morning of Sept. 10 — will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, up to and including the creation of a satnav-based business.... read more

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u-blox Joins CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium

April 28, 2015By

u-blox, a wireless and positioning module maker, has become a member of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium. The industrial-driven consortium is dedicated to the development and deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). The consortium’s ultimate goal is to improve road traffic safety and efficiency. It is working to develop roadmaps for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications and to... read more

FAA Grants Topcon UAS Exemption for Sirius

April 27, 2015By
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Topcon Positioning Systems has received a national exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for operation of its unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the United States. The exemption covers the operation of the Sirius Basic and Sirius Pro for aerial data collection. In early April, the FAA issued 30 more commercial exemptions, bringing the total to 99. That number... read more

Schweitzer Labs Adds PTP Support to Network Clock

April 27, 2015By
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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has added support for the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) to its SEL-2488 Satellite-Synchronized Network Clock. In a single clock, users can now synchronize end devices with sub-microsecond accuracy using demodulated IRIG-B and/or PTP. The SEL-2488 can meet all the timing needs of industrial and utility applications. The SEL-2488 offers security features, including Satellite Signal Verification in which... read more

Trimble Expands Product Line for Surveyors

April 27, 2015By
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Trimble has expanded its portfolio of geospatial solutions for surveyors, engineers and mapping professionals. Highlights include new total stations, a new GNSS receiver and new field and office software features. The solutions save time, reduce costs, streamline workflows and produce high-quality geospatial deliverables across a wide range of industries, Trimble said. “Trimble’s portfolio expansion will enable our customers to work... read more

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Project Counters Ionospheric Disturbance for GNSS

April 27, 2015By

After 27 months of intensive research, a project team funded under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme has come up with a solution to counter the problem of ionospheric disturbance affecting GNSS signals. The CALIBRA project recently showcased a commercially applicable approach to mitigate the phenomenon’s impact on high-accuracy GNSS positioning techniques. In  two demonstrations, the project’s newly developed algorithm was... read more