Defense

Register by Tuesday for Friday’s adjacent band compatibility workshop

October 10, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host its fifth workshop on the GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment effort on Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C. The workshop is open to the general public by registration only. Those who would like to attend the workshop are asked to register by Tuesday, Oct. 11. Read the Federal Register Notice here. The purpose of this workshop is... read more

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GPS III 9 and 10 procured, targeting 2022 launch

October 3, 2016By

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center awarded a contract option to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company to procure two additional GPS III satellites, space vehicles nine and 10 of the next generation. The contract option procures long lead and production hardware. “The GPS III SV 9 and 10 satellites are expected to be ready for launch in 2022,... read more

Harris delivers first OCX receiver

September 28, 2016By

Harris Corporation delivered the first of 34 modernized receivers to support the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System (OCX). They will receive the signals sent by the current GPS satellite constellation plus the new signals sent by the next generation GPS III – 13 military and civilian signals in all. The receiver was shipped to the prime contractor, Raytheon Company, in... read more

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DARPA floats aerial surveillance Dragnet by UAV

September 27, 2016By

As off-the-shelf unmanned autonomous systems (UAS) become less expensive, easier to fly, and more adaptable for terrorist or military purposes, U.S. forces will increasingly be challenged by the need to quickly detect and identify such craft, especially in urban areas, where sight lines are limited and many objects may be moving at similar speeds. To map small UAS in urban... read more

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Galileo Initial Services looming

September 26, 2016By

With Galileo Initial Services at last on the horizon and a quadruple satellite launch scheduled for November, here’s hoping that Europe’s GNSS constellation will be delivering limited, but reliable, global PNT services before the year is out. The four Galileo satellites for Arianespace’s first Ariane 5 mission for the constellation are being prepared at ESA’s launch facility in French Guiana.... read more

Launchpad: Time and frequency server accurate in all conditions

September 21, 2016By

The VersaSync is a new generation time and frequency server from Spectracom. The high-performance GNSS master clock and network time server delivers accurate, software-configurable time and frequency signals in all circumstances, including GNSS-denied environments. It is based on a platform-approach to maximize versatility without restricting performance, which maintains or improves high-performance standards from larger form factors while reducing the footprint.... read more

DT Research delivers rugged tablets purpose-built for industry

September 19, 2016By

DT Research has released the DT395CR and DT395GS rugged tablets. While designed for field professionals, the tablets cost less than consumer-grade tablets over the lifetime of the product, DT Research said. Both DT395 tablets are highly durable to withstand extreme environments, designed with fully integrated options to eliminate easily broken attachments in mission-critical scenarios, and include security, privacy and productivity settings. The DT395GS tablet is designed... read more

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GPS III satellite delivery slips because of capacitor

September 15, 2016By

Lockheed Martin has pushed back the delivery of the first GPS III satellite by four months after discovering that a subcontractor failed to conduct testing on a ceramic capacitor, part of the navigation payload, according to Bloomberg. Delivery of the satellite was expected in August, but will now be delayed four more months and won’t be shipped until at least... read more

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