OEM

Drones: Registration and regulation move forward amid near misses

April 20, 2016By
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As the popularity of drones for personal use continues to increase, most of the people who have bought them are sensible folks who have registered their vehicles with the FAA (in the U.S.) and other authorities elsewhere. They respect the rules that have been laid down for them to operate — fly below 400 feet (recently increased by the FAA from 200 feet), don’t fly... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS enters partnership with CPAC Systems AB

April 15, 2016By

Hemisphere GNSS is significantly expanding its strategic partnership with CPAC Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden, owned by the Volvo Group. After signing a large contract, Hemisphere will now be the sole source of GNSS positioning and heading systems to CPAC Systems. Hemisphere’s technology is being used in the recently announced Co-Pilot series for Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) as part of Volvo... read more

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2016 Simulator Buyers Guide

March 22, 2016By
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Check out GPS World's Simulator Buyers Guide from a special section of our March 2016 issue for GPS, GNSS and GLONASS simulators. Companies featured include Cast Navigation, IFEN GmbH, Racelogic, Skydel, Spectracom and Spirent Federal Systems. read more

Hot research: Improved car nav downtown, indoor mapping with drones

March 16, 2016By

While most Western car-nav systems use only GPS, a new study clearly shows an advantage to embedding multi-constellation receivers in these systems. Plus: A step closer to using UAVs for indoor mapping. read more

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Averna acquires European company Test & Measurement Solutions

March 14, 2016By

Averna has acquired 100 percent of Europe-based Test & Measurement Solutions for an undisclosed amount. Averna is a developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide. Averna’s main shareholders, Tandem Expansion and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), both helped finance the acquisition. For CDPQ, the investment is consistent with its objective to further the international expansion... read more

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D-COAX offers reconfigurable probe station for chip testing

March 7, 2016By
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D-COAX Inc. has introduced a reconfigurable probe station (Model W4.0 x L6.5) for design engineers and technicians. It’s used to test a chip or small circuit board for the project that cannot wait for local lab probe station availability. The probe station has a small footprint (X = 22 in, Y = 9 in, Z = 8 inch) and can... read more

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Trimble multi-GNSS timing antenna allows for BeiDou, Galileo

March 7, 2016By

Trimble has introduced its latest smart antenna with an integrated multi-GNSS receiver for high accuracy and precise timing applications. The Acutime 360 smart antenna provides a pulse-per-second (PPS) output synchronized to UTC within 15 nanoseconds (one sigma). The Acutime 360 is the latest in the Acutime line of products, which have been deployed in the field for more than 20 years. With... read more

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Opportunity for Accuracy: Terrestrial SOPs attractive supplement to GNSS

March 7, 2016By
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Exploiting terrestrial signals of opportunity (SOPs) can significantly reduce the vertical dilution of precision (VDOP) of a GNSS navigation solution. Simulation and experimental results show that adding cellular SOP observables is more effective in reducing VDOP than adding GNSS space vehicle (SV) observables. read more