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Fugro’s airborne tech surveying after New Zealand earthquake

December 8, 2016By
Fugro's LADS technology is being deployed following the Nov. 14 New Zealand earthquake.

Fugro’s laser airborne depth sounder (LADS) technology is being deployed in New Zealand to assist in relief efforts following the damaging 7.9 magnitude earthquake near Christchurch on Nov. 14. At the request of the New Zealand Government, the Royal Australian Navy LADS flight is to conduct a rapid hydrographic survey of the seafloor in the coastal margins of the north... read more

Reyak integrates u-blox GNSS and cell modules into router platform

December 8, 2016By
Front and back of the Toby L2 module.

Reyax Technology, a leading industrial and telematics systems provider for aftermarket telematics, has launched a new industrial router platform that incorporates cellular, short range and GNSS modules from u-blox. The RYW2000 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot-spot router platform uses the EVA-M8M, a tiny concurrent GNSS module, a TOBY-L2 cellular LTE module that offers throughput of up to 150 Mb/s with LTE... read more

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2 Galileo satellites join constellation

December 8, 2016By
Europe's 13th and 14th Galileo satellites being encapsulated inside their launcher fairing. (Photo: ESA)

Galileo satellites 13 and 14 have begun transmitting navigation signals as fully operational members of the constellation. The pair were launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on May 24. After launch and maneuvers to reach their final orbital altitude, their navigation and search-and-rescue payloads were methodically switched on and checked out. Their performance was assessed in relation to the... read more

New report covers the global military GPS device market

December 8, 2016By

GPS-enabled devices render large amount of assistance to a country’s armed forces on battlefields. In the modern-day scenario of combat, the need to be technically advanced and the ability to achieve precision strike with minimum self-loss are taking center stage. This has resulted in greater use of GPS-guided devices and weapons by soldiers, which are considered in a new report... read more

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Drone project increases accuracy despite obstruction

December 7, 2016By
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The second-place winner in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition aims to improve surveying accuracy in urban canyons or under tree canopies. The project, Drones2GNSS, also took home the Special Prize offered by the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Space Geomatica Ltd.’s Tripolitsiotis Achilles joined with Panagiotis Partsinevelos, SenseLab Research, Technical University of Crete, to develop Drones2GNSS. Drones2GNSS includes a prototype... read more

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Skypine car navigation maker adopts Furuno receiver with dead reckoning

December 7, 2016By
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Chinese car navigation systems company Skypine has adopted Furuno’s GPS receiver with a dead-reckoning function. Furuno Electric, headquartered in Nishinomiya, Japan, said its receiver GV-86 has been adopted for use in the car navigation platform designed and produced by Skypine — a major car electronics manufacturer in China. GV-86 will be installed in the car navigation systems designed for major automotive companies, not only in... read more

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Fugro signs survey contract with US government

December 6, 2016By

Fugro has been awarded a five-year survey contract by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Task orders under this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) type contract will support architect and engineering survey and mapping support services for the military, civil and federal agencies of the corps team, Mobile District. Using a variety of airborne sensors and systems, including... read more

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Wind-speed data based on ocean surface using GNSS-R

December 6, 2016By
The TechDemoSat-1 satellite, built by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (Photo: SSTL)

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite, reports Hydro International. The achievement demonstrates the potential of GNSS reflectometry (GNSS-R) to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather monitoring and forecasting by complementing existing satellite measurements from scatterometers and radiometers. The... read more

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