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Research Online: HF beacon navigation, inertial sensors and GNSS-INS integration

December 8, 2015By

HF Beacon Navigation   Navigation using High-Frequency Ground Beacons and Ionosphere Model Corrections, by Yoav Baumgarten and Mark L. Psiaki, Cornell University. A new navigation concept relies on passive one-way ranging using pseudorange measurements of high-frequency (HF) beacon signals reflected off the ionosphere. This is being developed as a possible alternative to GNSS positioning and timing services, with benefits in... read more

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Expert Opinions: FAA UAV registration requirement

December 8, 2015By

Lydia Bock, Geodetics Inc., and John Studenny, Esterline - CMC Navigation Systems, answer the question, "What do you think of the FAA requirement that all UAV purchasers register their devices?" read more

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Taking Position: Elephants, citadels and UAVs promote social good

December 8, 2015By
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As the holiday season approaches, many of us think about ways we can help others, or promote the social good. This month, our Market Watch section features three different projects designed to do just that. read more

Out in Front: GLAC issues BeiDou market projections

December 8, 2015By
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We have grown accustomed to seeing market projections for some GNSS, notably Galileo. European GNSS Agency economists have done a remarkable job analyzing and predicting the global market over the past five years. Business intelligence firms in the U.S. periodically report on the power of GPS driving, or participating in, significant portions of the U.S. economy. Figures from Russia are... read more

PNT Roundup: Wi-Fi offers in-store advertising, analytics

December 8, 2015By

Coming to a store near you: Wi-Fi’s unparalleled reach means it will locate shoppers Wi-Fi indoor location application revenues will reach $2.5 billion by 2020, according to a report from ABI Research. Wi-Fi Indoor Location Applications and Revenues was released in Q4 2015. “Wi-Fi, as an indoor location and analytics tool, is in a very precarious position,” said Patrick Connolly, Principal... read more

Launchpad: New receiver module, UAV developments

December 7, 2015By
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Featuring new products in the OEM, survey, mapping and unmanned aerial vehicle sectors. read more

Programmed multicopter flies through the Arctic autonomously

November 17, 2015By
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How do you successfully pilot a UAV in the remote expanses of the Arctic Ocean when the compass can’t provide reliable positioning data? Engineers on board the Alfred Wegener Institute’s (AWI’s) research icebreaker Polarstern specially programmed a multicopter, allowing it to navigate despite the deviations produced by the Earth’s magnetic field near the North Pole. The researchers recently celebrated the... read more

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Out in Front: Readers, marketing partners co-engineer GPS World redesign

November 15, 2015By
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GPS to the power of PNT. Or, as I like to think of it, GPSPNT. We are rapidly entering — or we have already entered — the era in which we say “GPS” but we really mean so much more. We mean GNSS: GPS + GLONASS + Galileo + BeiDou. We mean all of the above plus satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS), now... read more

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