Aviation & Space

NovAtel Announces New SPAN MEMS Enclosed Receiver

October 10, 2012By
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Today at Intergeo, NovAtel Inc., NovAtel announced the addition of a new commercially exportable single-enclosure SPAN MEMS receiver to its line of SPAN GNSS/INS products. Available in the first quarter of 2013, the low-power, lightweight SPAN MEMS enclosure incorporates a diminutive Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and a NovAtel high-precision OEM615 GNSS/INS SPAN receiver to provide continuously... read more

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Letter to the Editor: Using One Part of GPS, Ignoring Another

October 1, 2012By

The article “Drone Hack” in the August issue of GPS World and Todd Humphreys’ testimony before a House Subcommittee overseeing the Department of Homeland Security cited results of a spoofing experiment Humphreys conducted with University of Texas colleagues, demonstrating that a drone helicopter, navigating principally on the civil GPS signal, could have its vertical channel spoofed, causing it to descend.... read more

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Trimble Introduces Compact Receiver for Mobile Positioning Applications

September 20, 2012By
Trimble's BD920-W3G receiver and communication module, part of Trimble’s GNSS OEM portfolio.

Trimble has introduced at the ION GNSS Conference in Nashville the Trimble BD920-W3G receiver and communication module. As part of Trimble’s GNSS OEM portfolio, the new compact module features centimeter-level, real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities coupled with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular that deliver flexible communication options for precise, mobile positioning. The BD920-W3G module’s connectivity and configuration ease allow system integrators... read more

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L-3 Demonstrates TruTrak Evolution Type II SAASM GPS Receiver

August 10, 2012By

  L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) conducted an operational demonstration of its new TruTrak Evolution (TTE) Type II Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS receiver at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference, held last week in Las Vegas. The demonstration highlighted the new TruTrak receiver’s multi-use capabilities as a high-performing Ground-Based GPS Receiver Applications Module (GB-GRAM) for use on... read more

Drone Hack: Spoofing Attack Demonstration on a Civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

August 1, 2012By
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By Daniel Shepard, Jahshan A. Bhatti, and Todd E. Humphreys  Unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) used in the spoofing tests; owned by the University of Texas.  A radio signal sent from a half-mile away deceived the GPS receiver of a UAV into thinking that it was rising straight up. In this way, the UAV’s dependence on civil GPS allowed the... read more

NovAtel SAASM to See First Action in Aerial Drones

June 12, 2012By

The new OEM625S Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GNSS receiver from NovAtel, launched in a cooperative effort with SAASM expert L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC), will get its first applications in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sector. NovAtel has brought forth the new product in part to meet requirements of UAV manufacturers who are now mandated to have SAASM onboard as... read more

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Lockheed Martin Completes Navigation Payload Milestone for GPS III Prototype

May 29, 2012By

The Lockheed Martin team developing the next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has completed a major integration and test event on the program’s satellite pathfinder, known as the GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed (GNST). The milestone is a key indication that the GPS III team is on track to deliver the first satellite for launch availability in 2014. In... read more