GNSS

Galileo Initial Services looming

September 26, 2016By

With Galileo Initial Services at last on the horizon and a quadruple satellite launch scheduled for November, here’s hoping that Europe’s GNSS constellation will be delivering a limited but reliable global PNT services before the year is out. The four Galileo satellites for Arianespace’s first Ariane 5 mission for the constellation are being prepared at ESA’s launch facility in French... read more

GPS III satellite delivery slips because of capacitor

September 15, 2016By

Lockheed Martin has pushed back the delivery of the first GPS III satellite by four months after discovering that a subcontractor failed to conduct testing on a ceramic capacitor, part of the navigation payload, according to Bloomberg. Delivery of the satellite was expected in August, but will now be delayed four more months and won’t be shipped until at least... read more

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Live from ION GNSS+ 2016

September 14, 2016By
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The GPS World staff is reporting live from ION GNSS+ Sept. 12-16 in Portland, Oregon, providing news, photos, videos and more. GPS World will be there with a full team, including Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Alan Cameron, Managing Editor Tracy Cozzens and Senior Digital Editor Joelle Harms. We will be providing coverage of the show on GPSworld.com, Facebook and Twitter. Take a look at the... read more

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Indian space agency asks industry to build spare satellites

September 9, 2016By

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is finalizing plans to have two spare satellites for its navigation fleet built by private industry in the next two years, reports The Hindu. The seven-satellite NAVIC (Navigation Indian Constellation) — formerly known as IRNSS — is now complete. The Indian government will “handhold” industry for the first satellite, scheduled to be built by March 2017. The second satellite will... read more

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November’s Galileo satellites arrive at Europe’s spaceport

September 9, 2016By
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A transatlantic flight delivered four Galileo satellites to French Guiana on Tuesday, in preparation for a shared launch this November by Ariane 5 — the first for Europe’s satnav constellation. read more

McMurdo launches emergency beacons with GPS, GLONASS, Galileo

September 7, 2016By
The McMurdo SmartFind and Kannad SafePro distress beacons support beacon transmission, GNSS for location positioning, and AIS for localized connectivity.

Emergency preparedness company McMurdo has launched a new family of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) that will accelerate the search-and-rescue process by combining multiple frequencies — including GNSS — into a single EPIRB product. The McMurdo SmartFind and Kannad SafePro EPIRBs are distress beacons that can support each of the four frequencies used in the search-and-rescue process: GNSS for location positioning, 406 MHz and... read more

Multi-GNSS, multi-PNT testing: Q&A from our signal simulation webinar

September 6, 2016By

The “Signal Simulation and Testing: Fundamentals and New Frontiers” webinar, held March 10, generated in-depth Q&A, printed in part here. Inertial positioning can be tested with GNSS. Download full webinar free. Question: What is the toughest multi-constellation performance parameter to meet? John Fischer, Spectracom. In the multi-constellation environment, having to test for synchronization between the different constellation presents a challenge.... read more

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GNSS, radars assist in all-weather vehicle positioning

September 6, 2016By
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Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it — right? Our lead authors this month are doing something about it. The July cover story of GPS World magazine was titled “See into the Smoke with Inertial.” This month’s feature could have been called “See into the Fog with CDGNSS,” but we just didn’t have room in the... read more

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