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Abstracts Deadline for First RIN Conference Is October 24

October 15, 2014By

There is still time to submit abstracts for the Royal Institute of Navigation’s new conference. The deadline for abstracts is October 24. The RIN International Navigation Conference is set for February 24-26 in Manchester, England. To submit an abstract and view the full call for papers, visit this link. In this first event in a brand-new series of world-class conferences, the... read more

KVH Receives $19 Million Order for FOG-Based Navigation Systems

October 15, 2014By

KVH Industries, Inc., has received a $19 million contract for the delivery of a new fiber optic gyro- (FOG) based tactical navigation system for use by an international military customer in an armored vehicle application. A variant of KVH’s TACNAV FOG product and KVH’s new TACNAV 3D, the system provides continuous high-accuracy position and orientation even when GPS is lost or jammed.... read more

Loctronix IDS Captures Real-World GPS Jamming Interference

October 14, 2014By

A newly published white paper by Loctronix Corporation presents preliminary test results of its Interference Detection System (IDS), which included capturing two separate incidents of intentional interference caused by a sweep jammer device. On October 23, Loctronix will host a webinar, “Detecting GNSS Interference in the Wild,” based on the findings revealed in the white paper “Catching a Jammer.” In recent... read more

Juniper’s New Rugged Handheld Designed for Data-Collecting Efficiency

October 10, 2014By

Juniper Systems announced its newest rugged handheld computer, the Allegro 2, at the InterGeo 2014 trade show, held September 7-9 in Berlin. The handheld is the latest in the company’s Allegro product line, “with every bit of reliability,” the company says, but now with some major advancements. According to Juniper Systems, the Allegro 2 was designed for data-intensive applications, with meticulous attention paid... read more

Applanix Offers Single-Board GNSS-Inertial System for UAV Mapping

October 7, 2014By

Applanix, a mobile mapping and positioning company, has introduced a new product that enables major improvements in unmanned airborne mapping: the Applanix APX-15 UAV GNSS-Inertial System. The announcement was made at InterGeo, being held this week in Berlin. The APX-15 UAV is designed to maximize the efficiency of mapping from small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by reducing — or even eliminating — Ground Control Points... read more

Oxford Technical Launches Board Set for System Integrators

October 3, 2014By
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Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) has announced the latest addition to its OEM line of inertial navigation systems, the xOEM500. The OxTS is a high-performance GNSS/INS system embedded on a single compact board set. It offers dual GNSS receivers and a high-grade MEMS IMU (inertial measurement unit) to system integrators in an easy-to-integrate 120-g package. With attractive prices for volume sales, the xOEM500 is... read more

Northrop Grumman Finishes Tests of Handheld Precision Targeting Device

October 1, 2014By
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A new handheld targeting system developed by Northrop Grumman will enable soldiers to engage targets with precision munitions while providing digital connectivity to related military units. The unit has successfully completed developmental testing at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the company said. The Hand Held Precision Targeting Device, or HHPTD, locates, acquires, designates, marks and enables rapid target... read more

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DARPA Program Addresses Degraded Visibility for Helicopters

September 30, 2014By
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Degraded visibility — which encompasses diverse environmental conditions including severe weather, dust kicked up during takeoff and landing, and poor visual contrast among different parts of terrain — often puts both the safety and effectiveness of tactical helicopter operations at risk. Current sensor systems that can provide the necessary visualization through obscurants struggle with latency and are too large, heavy... read more