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Homeland Security spells out receiver improvements

February 23, 2017By
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In early January, a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document appeared: “Improving the Operation and Development of Global Positioning System (GPS) Equipment Used by Critical Infrastructure.” The document focuses on receivers used in critical infrastructure, with an emphasis on timing receivers. It provides owners, operators, researchers, designers and manufacturers with information to improve the security and resilience of... read more

UAV industry demonstrates innovation

February 23, 2017By
Shadow launch.

A new system using RF detection of drone radio transmissions to warn of incoming drones is just one of several interesting developments in the unmanned systems sector this month. read more

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U-blox launches super-low-power GNSS receiver chip for wearables

February 21, 2017By
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u-blox has launched the UBX M8230 CT GNSS receiver chip, which offers a balance of performance and ultra-low power use. Its new super-efficient (Super-E) mode cuts the power consumption by two-thirds to 20 mW at one position update every second with hardly any loss in accuracy. It delivers continued superb speed and position accuracy even when tested in applications such... read more

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LabSat introduces wideband simulator for multiple signal recording

February 16, 2017By
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LabSat has launched the LabSat 3 Wideband simulator, which can simultaneously record multiple signals from different constellations. Small, battery powered and with a removable solid-state disk, LabSat 3 Wideband allows users to quickly gather detailed, real-world satellite data and replay those signals on the bench. With three channels, a bandwidth of up to 56 MHz and 6-bit sampling, LabSat 3 Wideband can handle almost any... read more

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SDX release 17.1 adds fine level of control on signal multipath

February 15, 2017By
The new arm button in the dashboard.

Skydel SDX Release 17.1 adds a fine level of control on signal multipath to the software-defined GNSS simulator. SDX 17.1 introduces a powerful multipath simulation option, enabling users to create less-than-ideal signal propagation conditions for GNSS testing. Multipath echoes can be added and fined-tuned for each satellite, per signal. Control is possible via four fundamental attributes: pseudorange offset, power loss, Doppler shift... read more

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Launchpad: Anti-jammer, datalogger, UAV surveillance

February 13, 2017By
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OEM Anti-jammer Israeili device to prevent GPS disruptions The GPSdome anti-jammer was developed for civilian applications. It aims to curb situations in which civilian vehicles are stuck “off the grid.” It combats electromagnetic warfare by using null steering, a method of spatial signal processing through which a transmitter can nullify communication jamming. In particular, the product was developed to address... read more

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NASA designs antenna mounting platform for UAVs

February 13, 2017By
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Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center have designed an antenna-mounting platform to provide users satellite-based tracking functions for unmanned aerial vehicles. The platform integrates multiple capabilities onto one low-cost platform. In August 2016, NASA signed a license agreement with Mobile Antenna Platform Systems Inc. to commercialize the portable antenna platform. The platform is built to rotate 60 pounds of... read more

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Topcon GNSS receiver integrates with range of applications

February 8, 2017By
Topcon MR-2 GNSS receiver.

Topcon Positioning Group has released a new modular GNSS receiver system, the MR-2. The system combines all current and planned constellation tracking with a comprehensive set of communication interfaces to service any precision application requiring high-performance real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning and heading determination. The MR-2 can perform as a mobile RTK base station, marine navigation receiver, mobile mapping device and... read more

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