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NAVAIR Teams Test GPS Anti-Jamming Device on Small UAV

August 16, 2013By
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Part of an initiative to protect GPS technologies on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the Navy recently conducted tests to demonstrate how miniaturized GPS protection devices can prevent interruption of this mission-critical global positioning data. From July 10 to 24, the Communications and GPS Navigation Program Office, headquartered in San Diego, mounted a Small Antenna System (SAS) on an Aerostar... read more

Expert Advice: The Chip-Scale Combinatorial Atomic Navigator

August 1, 2013By
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By Andrei Shkel, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Future breakthroughs in microtechnology for positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) will likely rely on yet-to-be-exploited physics, new materials, highly specialized fabrication technologies, batch assembly techniques, selective wafer-level trimming and polishing, a combination of passive and active calibration techniques strategically implemented right on-chip, and introduction of innovative test technologies. Such microtechnology advances... read more

Tallysman Introduces Dual-Frequency Antenna Series

July 19, 2013By
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Tallysman Wireless Inc. has added the dual-frequency TW3800 series to its high-quality precision line of antenna products. The TW3800 series antennas feature a circular stacked patch antenna for improved axial ratio, yet are small and light, and have the extended bandwidth required for L1/L2 GPS & G1/G2 GLONASS, the company said. The operating voltage range is from +2.5 to 16... read more

Northrop Grumman to Offer Improved GPS-Challenged Navigation and Geo-Registration Solution for U.S. Air Force

July 9, 2013By

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a phase two inertial navigation system-related contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to continue improving geo-registration accuracy for positioning and pointing applications, even in GPS-denied conditions. Geo-registration of data is critical for accurate interaction between systems, such as locating targets and handing off coordinates to another aircraft. Geo-registration of images involves pairing unreferenced... read more

Following the Team into Danger

June 1, 2013By
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When a team of firefighters, first responders, or soldiers operates inside a building, in urban canyons, underground, in foliage, or under the forest canopy, the GPS-denied environment presents unique navigation challenges. An enhanced personal inertial navigation system (ePINS), based on a strapdown navigation solution using a mid-grade IMU and wavelet-based motion-classification algorithms, can track positions with errors of less than 2 percent of distance traveled in both indoor and outdoor environments. read more

Raytheon Completes International Delivery of Enhanced Paveway II GBU-50

May 9, 2013By

Raytheon Company has completed delivery of more than 200 Paveway GBU-50 guidance kits to a European partner. The GBU-50 provides the 2,000-pound MK-84 or the BLU-109 penetrator with all-weather GPS navigation combined with precision terminal laser guidance. A full range of selectable terminal impact angles combined with a mature combat-proven, height-of-burst maximizes the capabilities of both the MK-84 and BLU-109.... read more

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NovAtel SPAN-CPT Receiver Supports OEM6 GNSS Platform

May 6, 2013By
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NovAtel’s single-box SPAN-CPT GNSS/INS receiver now supports the company’s next-generation OEM6 GNSS technology platform. The OEM6 GNSS engine significantly improves positioning performance through its support of GPS and GLONASS, all-in-view satellite tracking and intelligent measurement selection, the company said. “We kept the design of the enhanced SPAN-CPT identical to our legacy product to ensure a seamless upgrade process for our... read more

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DeLorme Launches Next Generation inReach Satellite Communicator with GPS

April 12, 2013By

DeLorme has announced the launch of its newest product, the inReach SE (Screen Edition) satellite communication device. With 90 percent of the world’s surface lacking cell phone coverage, inReach SE is designed  for the traveler or outdoor adventurer to keep them connected and safe anywhere in the world. The expanded standalone capabilities of inReach SE include a color screen, virtual... read more

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