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Multi-Constellation. Dual-Frequency. Single-Chip.

September 1, 2014By
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This integrated circuit supports simultaneous reception and processing of the GPS L1/L5, Galileo E1/E5a, and GLONASS G1 signals with 40 tracking channels. The dual-band analog RF front-end is integrated on the same mixed-signal chip as the baseband hardware, including an embedded processor to close the tracking loops: overall, a compact, low-power, and low-cost solution. read more

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The Business & Product Showcase — September 2014

September 1, 2014By

The Business section from the September 2014 issue. Download the PDF here. Includes: Juniper Systems Rugged Handheld Company; JAVAD GNSS Introduces TRIUMPH-F1 UAV; CSR, Maestro Module; Spirent Location Availability for VoLTE E911 Calls Indoors; Carlson BRx5 Pole-Top Receiver; Trimble Rover 2 with Wireless Link; Mitre Detects Timing Spoofing Attacks; Avidyne Navigator Certification; Mobile Location Data Accuracy Guidelines; GigOptix Offers Dual-Mode GNSS RF Receiver; Precision Farming Projected to Grow at 13... read more

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Latest Words from the Acquisition Guru of the World’s Gold Standard for PNT

September 1, 2014By
Col. William Cooley, Director, U.S.A.F. Global Positioning Systems Directorate.

Colonel William “Wild Bill” Cooley, director of the GPS Directorate at Space and Missile Systems Center, discusses CNAV signals, GPS IIF launches, and the OCX with Defense Editor Don Jewell. There is probably no busier United States Air Force officer than Colonel William “Wild Bill” Cooley, Ph.D., the director of the GPS Directorate at Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC),... read more

The Business — August 2014

August 1, 2014By

The Business section from the August 2014 issue. Download the PDF here. Includes: Tests Show Tech Can Meet FCC Indoor 911 Accuracy; InvenSense to Acquire Sensor Nav Companies Trusted Positioning, Movea; Business Aviation Agrees to Promote EGNOS Use at European Airports; Patent Issued for Dynamic Location Reporting; Remote Patient Monitoring to Reach €19.4B in 2018; News from the Esri User Conference;... read more

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By the Beautiful Sea

August 1, 2014By

New Tide Gauge Uses GNSS to Measure Sea-Level Change A new way of measuring and monitoring sea level — an important facet of researching climate change — has been implemented by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden using existing coastal GPS stations. Measuring sea level is an increasingly important part of climate research, and a rising mean sea... read more

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Innovation: Not Just a Fairy Tale

July 1, 2014By
Figure 1.  Vehicle-to-vehicle communications as envisioned by the United States Department of Transportation.

A Hansel and Gretel Approach to Cooperative Vehicle Positioning
Several technologies are being developed for accurate cooperative vehicle positioning, but GNSS also has a role to play. In this month’s column, team of British researchers turn to a children’s fairy tale for inspiration in their development of a cooperative vehicle positioning approach using carrier-phase observations — another innovative application of real-time kinematic or RTK GNSS technology. read more

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The Business & Product Showcase— July 2014

July 1, 2014By

The Business section from the July 2014 issue. Download the PDF here. Includes: Leica Releases Viva GNSS Unlimited Series; GAGAN-Enabled Mobile Computers Launched in India; KVH Launches Inertial Nav System with Embedded GPS/GNSS; Hexagon Acquires iLab for Smart Agriculture; Ethertronics Unveils GPS Helix Antenna for Mission-Critical Applications; Trimble Adds Automation to office Suite; Altus offers Second-Generation GNSS rTK rover; locator for Aviation Launched; Events PLUS: Mobile... read more

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‘Flying for GPS': Memoir of a Pioneer Era — Excerpt

July 1, 2014By

Flying for GPS, a chronicle of Len Jacobson’s role in the development and promotion of the Global Positioning System, has just been published. The book spans a 50-year career, during which Jacobson flew 2.5 million miles as a missionary for GPS and as a developer of user equipment. He kept an extensive log of all of his flights, and it... read more

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