GLONASS

Out in Front: Happy Birthday, GNSS

November 1, 2012By
PepperBand

  By Alan Cameron.   It was thirty years ago today, Cheremisin taught the band to play. They’ve been going in and out of style, but they’re guaranteed to raise a smile. So may I introduce to you the constellation here for years, Vladimir Putin’s GLObal NAv Sat System! While in our booth at INTERGEO in Hanover last month, I... read more

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Manufacture of 37 GLONASS Satellites Planned

September 26, 2012By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv:   The internal newspaper of ISS Reshetnev, Siberian Satellite, has reported on the status of current and future manufacturing of GLONASS satellites (loosely translated): “A federal target program, approved by the Russian Government, has provided measures to maintain and develop the GLONASS system. The Reshetnev Company from 2012 to 2020 will manufacture 15 “Glonass-M” satellites... read more

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Upcoming Navigation Satellite Launches Scheduled

September 11, 2012By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv.   Launch dates this fall for GNSS satellites are as follows, according to various sources: Compass M2 and M5: September 18, 18:12 UTC (speculative); Compass G6: No earlier than October 1. GSAT-10 (includes a GAGAN SBAS transponder): September 21. GPS IIF-3: October 4, 2012. Launch window: 12:10-12:29 UTC. Galileo IOV FM3 and FM4: October 10,... read more

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The System: Next GPS IIF in October

September 10, 2012By

Next GPS IIF in October The next GPS satellite, Block IIF-3 (SVN65), scheduled to be launched on October 4, will be positioned in orbital slot 1, which is in plane A. This slot is currently occupied by a Block IIA satellite, SVN39, operating as PRN09. SVN39 is one of the oldest operating satellites in the GPS fleet, dating from June... read more

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GLONASS Antenna

June 19, 2012By

Taoglas is launching the AA.16X Dominator series of antennas, which have a wider bandwidth to cover the GLONASS operating frequencies up to 1610 MHz, a good axial ratio, and a double resonance design for optimum reception at the center frequencies. Taoglas’ GPS antennas are being used in the field by many different M2M solution providers including tracking, telematics, and GPS... read more

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The System: EGNOS Toolkits Enhance GPS Accuracy

December 1, 2011By

EGNOS Toolkits Enhance GPS Accuracy Free downloadable software Toolkits at www.egnos-portal.eu can help cell-phone and handheld receiver developers enhance location and timing applications with GPS corrrection data from the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) satellite-based augmentation system. The Toolkits include software packages, demo applications, and supporting materials, enabling application developers, researchers, university students, and others to create, use, and... read more

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GLONASS Modernization

November 1, 2011By
Figure 10. SDCM horizontal protection Level (HPL) versus horizontal alert limit (HAL). Image updated April 16, 2012.

The GLONASS-K satellite, transmitting a CDMA signal in the L3 band, inaugurates a new era of radionavigation signals for both the Russian system and for international GNSS interoperability. As demand for high-precision services through dual- or triple-frequency user equipment increases, GLONASS will come to the forefront. The 2014 GLONASS-K2 satellite will have an FDMA signal in the L1 and L2 bands and CDMA signals in L1, L2, and L3. The overall constellation update will be completed in 2021. Another 2014 launch will fill the Russian SBAS orbit constellation with three geostationary space vehicles. read more

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How GPS and GLONASS Got Together — and Other Recent Events

June 1, 2011By
Javad_Opener

The recent broadcast of the first CDMA signal from the new GLONASS-K satellite culminates a long series of events that began in 1989. A key participant gives a first-hand account of the history of many meetings, formal and informal, that created true interoperability between the two major satellite systems, giving users a modern GNSS in action. read more

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