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Ethertronics Unveils GPS Helix Antenna for Mission-Critical Applications

June 5, 2014By
EtherHelix GPS antenna.

Ethertronics has unveiled EtherHelix GPS, a small, stand-alone, Right Hand Circularly Polarized (RHCP) external GPS antenna. Measuring 35 mm in length, the EtherHelix GPS is 27 percent shorter than other antennas on the market with no performance trade-offs, the company said. It is designed for high-performance, mission-critical devices such as walkie-talkies, tough books, tough tablets, first responders, public safety, military applications... read more

Globecomm Receives Contract Extension from NATO for GPS-Based Tracking

May 27, 2014By

Globecomm, a global provider of communications solutions and services, has received a contract extension from NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) valued at $9.6 million to extend communication services and onsite support for the company’s previously deployed GPS-Based Force Tracking System (FTS). The FTS provides NATO with high levels of tracking data and messaging traffic. It enables NATO to... read more

Space Foundation Report Shows Growth in Global Space Economy

May 21, 2014By

The global space economy grew to $314.17 billion in commercial revenue and government budgets in 2013, reflecting growth of 4 percent from the 2012 total of $302.22 billion, according to The Space Report 2014. The report was issued this week by the Space Foundation during the 30th Space Symposium being held this week in Colorado Springs, Colorado. GPS World Defense Editor... read more

GPS IIF-6 Launch Tracked by GPS, Not Radar

May 19, 2014By

Friday’s launch of a Delta 4 rocket carrying the latest GPS satellite was tracked via GPS itself instead of by radar, reports Spaceflight Now in an article. United Launch Alliance’s Atlas and Delta rockets are transitioning to GPS metric tracking for range safety functions, which protect the public and property should a launch vehicle veer off course. The move is a... read more

Sparton Introduces GPS-Assisted Inertial Navigation System

May 6, 2014By

Sparton Corporation has announced that Sparton Navigation and Exploration will introduce its GPS/ GNSS Assisted Inertial Navigation System, GAINS-10, at AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014. GAINS-10 provides accurate inertial navigation in the presence of mechanical shock, transient platform vibrations and extreme magnetic interference. It features high speed, synchronous sampling of all inertial systems combined with high rate coning and sculling compensation... read more

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Tallysman Offers Low Current Multi-Constellation Compact GPS Antennas

April 25, 2014By
Tallysman TW4327 and TW4329 antennas.

Tallysman Wireless, Inc., is offering a family of very low power, compact, high-performance GNSS antennas for precision, commercial, and military applications. Based in Ottawa, Canada, Tallysman Wireless,  is a designer and manufacturer of high-performance GNSS, Iridium, and Globalstar antennas and associated components. The TW4327 and TW4329 are low-power GPS L1 + GLONASS G1 antennas that feature current consumption of 1.75 mA... read more

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Braxton LADO System Supports 10th GPS Satellite Initialization

April 21, 2014By

GPS IIF-5 was launched on February 20 and turned over to the 2nd Space Operations Squadron (2 SOPS) for operations on March 5. This was the 10th successful launch and initialization using Braxton Technologies‘ Launch, Anomaly Resolution, and Disposal Operations (LADO) system. LADO has performed all the mission planning, commanding and telemetry processing necessary to prepare all GPS satellites for... read more

Art Kalinski Reports from the GEOINT Symposium

April 17, 2014By

Art Kalinski, Geointelligence Editor, interviewed USGIF CEO Keith Masback about GEOINT 2013*, being held this week in Tampa, Florida. Mossback discusses new technology, future combat systems, and plans for the 2015 conference. Watch the interview above. Kalinksi has been reporting from GEOINT* 2013 all week, with video reports. His coverage of Day Three includes visits with experts at six booths... read more