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Inertial Sense to release tiny GPS-aided INS for drones

May 15, 2017By

Inertial Sense will be releasing a high-quality, low-cost navigation system — the μINS — later this summer, the company said. The company made the announcement at AUVSI’s Xponential 2017. Inertial Sense is a privately owned U.S. company that specializes in designing and manufacturing GPS inertial navigation technology for commercial and consumer products. Historically, quality GPS inertial navigation has been expensive and was... read more

Panasonic collaborates with u-blox on RTK GNSS tablet

May 15, 2017By

Panasonic Corporation, in collaboration with u-blox, has launched a tablet-using centimeter-level RTK GNSS technology. Toughpad, the newly born version of Panasonic’s professional grade notebooks family, is specifically designed for precision agriculture, machine control and robotic guidance applications in harsh environments and conditions. Embedded in the tablet is a u-blox NEO-M8 GNSS receiver module delivering high integrity and precision in demanding applications... read more

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Hexagon acquires mobile app company Catavolt

May 15, 2017By

Hexagon, a global provider of information technology solutions, has acquired Catavolt, a U.S.-based mobile app platform provider. Catavolt, founded in 2009 with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, offers an end-to-end platform for mobile application development and delivery, secure cloud orchestration and edge computing (real-time). Catavolt’s team of experts are highly skilled in cloud and mobile technologies as well as enterprise software... read more

NovAtel SPAN technology to provide land vehicle positioning

May 15, 2017By

NovAtel has released its SPAN Land Vehicle technology for fixed-wheel land vehicle applications. The announcement was made at AUVSI’s Xponential 2017. SPAN Land Vehicle optimizes integrated GNSS + INS performance for land vehicles during periods of extended GNSS outage, in low dynamic operating environments, or in dense urban canyons. SPAN Land Vehicle ensures that accurate position, velocity and attitude is... read more

IBM patents way to transfer packages between drones

May 15, 2017By

IBM’s inventors have been granted a patent for transferring packages between drones during flight. The invention, described in U.S. Patent No. 9,561,852: In flight transfer of packages between aerial drones, helps to extend the range of drones that are delivering packages from a warehouse to a customer’s home. IBM inventors developed this patented system using their supply chain expertise to... read more

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Firm’s UAS experts provide runway data to Atlanta Airport

May 15, 2017By

Consulting firm Michael Baker International has partnered with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to use unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to inspect runway conditions. The mission’s use of drones on the airfield of an international airport in the United States during daily airport operations is a first, according to the company. Michael Baker is partnering with ATL on a pavement evaluation project and identified... read more

Lockheed continues flight demonstrations of expeditionary UAS

May 15, 2017By

Lockheed Martin’s advanced tactical Group 3 unmanned aerial system (UAS) Fury is regularly flying long-range endurance test missions as the company prepares it for low-rate production. In flight tests since May 2016, Fury has flown more than 200 hours and reliably demonstrated more than 12-hour endurance, while simultaneously operating 100 pounds of payloads, including electro-optical/infrared surveillance systems, voice communications relays, SATCOM links... read more

Live from AUVSI’s Xponential 2017

May 12, 2017By

The GPS World and Geospatial Solutions staff reported live from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI’s) Xponential 2017 May 8-11 in Dallas. The event convenes the global community of commercial and defense leaders in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned systems. NEWS Inertial Sense to release tiny GPS-aided INS for drones (5/15) Hemisphere GNSS launches latest Vector Eclipse board, the... read more