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Pratap Misra Honored with ION Kepler Award 

September 15, 2014By
Pratap Misra, 2014 Kepler Award recipient.

The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Satellite Division awarded Pratap Misra its Johannes Kepler Award on September 12 at the ION GNSS+ Conference in Tampa, Florida, for his contributions to satellite navigation education, the understanding of GLONASS, and receiver autonomous integrity monitoring. Misra is credited with tracking GLONASS satellites using the AF Deep Space Tracking Network to determine their orbits in the... read more

GSA, EuroControl Sign Agreement on GNSS for Aviation

September 15, 2014By

In the presence of the European Commission, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and EuroControl have signed a new cooperation agreement to jointly contribute to the implementation of European Union GNSS policies as they apply to the field of aviation. As Europe’s skies and major airports become increasingly congested, there is need for Air Traffic Management (ATM) technologies to evolve from ground-based... read more

Septentrio Collaboration Part of Altus Growth Plans, CEO Says

September 12, 2014By

With the announcement this week that Altus Positioning Systems, part of the Septentrio group, has assumed responsibility for Septentrio Satellite Navigation NV products in North and South America, Altus President and CEO Neil Vancans is once again making waves in the industry. The release, which comes as Altus and Septentrio are exhibiting at ION GNSS+ and as Vancans is making... read more

Parsec Introduces PTA1.5M-9 Active GPS/GNSS Antenna

September 11, 2014By

Parsec Technologies, Inc., global provider of wireless positioning antennas and amplifier integrated circuits for the consumer, automotive and defense markets, introduced its GPS/GNSS L1 high-radiated efficiency active antenna at CTIA Super Mobility Week September 10. The PTA1.5M-9, sized 9 x 9.175 x 1.3 mm, integrates easily with GNSS/GPS 3D-SIPs and system-on-chip (SoC) receivers with only a single direct connection typically required,... read more

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IFEN Showcases SX3 Software Receiver at ION GNSS+

September 11, 2014By

IFEN is showcasing its solutions for test and R&D in satellite navigation at the ION GNSS+ Conference September 10-11 in Tampa, Florida. IFEN’s most important innovation this year is the product launch of its software receiver SX3, which succeeds the scientific GNSS software-receiver SX-NSR. One of its key features is four RF frequency bands, which can be split into a maximum of eight sub-bands per unit. The SX3 enhances the bandwidth to full... read more

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Topcon and MAVinci Announce Sirius Pro for Use with RTK Base Stations or NTRIP

September 11, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group and MAVinci GmbH have released the latest version of the Sirius Pro surveying UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) program, designed to be compatible with existing RTK (real-time kinematic) base stations or NTRIP (network transport of RTCM data over IP). “By connecting an external base station, Sirius Pro will receive the RTCM correction signals and deliver 2-5 centimeter accuracy without... read more

Unicore Announces BeiDou/GPS+MEMS GNSS Module, High-Precision Heading Board at ION GNSS+

September 11, 2014By

Unicore Communications, Inc., is showcasing two new products at ION GNSS+, being held September 10-12 in Tampa, Florida. The UM220-INS is a BeiDou/GPS+MEMS dual-system inertial navigation module for in-dash automotive navigation and high-end navigation. Besides dual-system (BeiDou+GPS) GNSS navigation, the UM220-INS features a built in six-axis MEMS and can output a GNSS+MEMS inertial positioning result, making it suitable for applications... read more

Exelis GPS Threat Detection Offers Improved Capabilities

September 11, 2014By

    Based on customer use and feedback, Exelis has improved its Signal Sentry 1000 product to include enhanced, user-friendly analytics and alerts. Signal Sentry technology detects and locates sources of intentional and unintentional interference to GPS signals and provides users with actionable intelligence. Exelis is showcasing Signal Sentry 1000 in Booth 619/621 at the ION GNSS+ conference September 10-12 in Tampa, Florida. Enriched features of... read more