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Traffic management systems for UAS requested by UN agency

May 11, 2017By

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), announced a Request for Information (RFI) on traffic management systems for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). ICAO announced the RFI at AUVSI’s Xponential 2017, the  trade show for the unmanned systems and robotics industry. As UAS operations become more... read more

VectorNav supplies IMU for military bomb-disposal robot

May 11, 2017By

VectorNav Technologies, a provider of embedded navigation solutions, announced at AUVSI’s Xponential that it will supply its surface mount VN-100 inertial measurement unit/attitude and heading reference system (IMU/AHRS) to Neya Systems for a custom version of that company’s UxAB module. Neya Systems will in turn deliver its custom version of the UxAB platform to Northrop Grumman for that company’s Advance... read more

TerraGo Magic enables design of custom applications without coding

May 10, 2017By

While change is constant, one thing that has become standard is the use of handheld mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets are used by almost everyone and the professional surveying community is no different. The process of data collection for specific purposes often needs to be tailored to each project type, yet traditional surveying methods are not flexible in allowing customization... read more

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Septentrio’s newest receivers protect against jamming interference

May 9, 2017By

Septentrio has launched two new GNSS boards. The AsteRx-m2 and AsteRx-m2 UAS OEM boards provide GNSS positioning with interference mitigation technology on ultra-low-power boards. The boards are being showcased at AUVSI’s Xponential 2017 this week in Dallas, Texas. The credit-card sized AsteRx-m2 and the AsteRx-m2 UAS offer all-in-view multi-frequency, multi-constellation tracking and centimeter-level real-time kinematic (RTK) position accuracy for low... read more

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PrecisionHawk launches free software for drone mapping

May 9, 2017By

Commercial drone and data company PrecisionHawk has opened access to its PrecisionMapper professional mapping and analytics software for free. With the software, drone operators can snap an unlimited number of photos, create maps without resolution limits, and run algorithms to analyze their data. PrecisionHawk announced the launch of the free version of PrecisionMapper today at the AUVSI’s Xponential 2017 conference in Dallas, Texas. Drone operators can... read more

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AGCO expands service offerings for guidance systems with NovAtel, TerraStar

May 9, 2017By

AGCO Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment solutions, is expanding its automatic guidance product offering to enable its customers using AGCO Auto-Guide and VarioGuide customers with NovAtel SMART6-L receivers to acquire TerraStar satellite correction signals for enhanced positioning performance. The TerraStar-C and TerraStar-L correction services are subscription-based services that are delivered over satellite, utilizing a system of more... read more

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Continental Electronics patents new eLoran transmit method, system

May 8, 2017By

Texas company Continental Electronics has patented a transmitter system and method for construction of low-frequency antenna towers significantly lower in height than previously needed for identical coverage. “One obstacle to deploying eLoran systems has been the sheer height needed for the transmission towers, each of which requires significant acreage,” said Mike Rosso, vice president of Dallas-based Continental Electronics. “Tower height... read more

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How soon a driverless car? You be the judge

May 5, 2017By

How soon will driverless cars achieve 20 percent market share in the United States? This is the question in GPS World’s Readers Poll for May. In 2020? 2022? 2025? Or 2028? Maybe 2030. How about 2032?  2035 or after? Finally, the ever-popular “Other (please specify).” Go to gpsworld.com/17maypoll and fill in your answer by May 12. See results in the... read more