GNSS

Research Online: Receiver with open software interface

January 11, 2016By
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For research purposes, the GNSS Receivers with Open Software Interface (GOOSE) hardware platform provides a development chain from experimental PCIe slot card to a professional embedded GNSS receiver. The platform can be seen as a hardware-assisted software receiver where computational complex methods are implemented on digital FPGA hardware whereas algorithms can be developed and implemented on receiver side on a... read more

Out in Front: Resilient navigation and timing

January 11, 2016By
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Advocacy in the U.S. capital urges augmentation of GPS/GNSS with eLoran and other “complementary terrestrial PNT services to increase resilience.” See the Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation’s website, rntfnd.org. This is assuredly a good thing, a worthy cause. I’ve come to believe, however, that true resilience goes beyond what we normally think of as position and timing sensors. Stimulus comes... read more

CES 2016: Atmel launches low-power connected platform targeting IoT, wearables

January 8, 2016By

Atmel Corporation has launched an ultra-low-power connected platform for cost-optimized applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable markets, the company announced in a news release. The platform is being showcased at CES 2016, held Jan 6–9 in Las Vegas, in Atmel’s meeting room area, South Hall 2, booth No. MP25760. “The new platform features the world’s lowest power ARM... read more

System of Systems: Galileo turns 12 — or 9

January 7, 2016By
The Fregat upper stage flew the latest two Galileo satellites most of the way up to medium-Earth orbit before they finally separated. (Artist's concept, courtesy of ESA).

Galileo satellites 11 and 12 lifted off together on Dec. 17 atop a Soyuz rocket, and successfully deployed in space four hours later. Once 9 and 10 (launched in September 2015) as well as 11 and 12 are set operational, a total of nine usable satellites will be in orbit. read more

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Septentrio’s PinPoint-GIS available on ArcGIS Marketplace

January 6, 2016By
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GNSS receiver maker Septentrio has announced the availability of its geographical information systems (GIS) PinPoint-GIS on the ArcGIS Marketplace. PinPoint-GIS was developed to enable straightforward GIS data collection without the need for expensive additional software linking a GNSS receiver with the Esri ArcGIS Platform PinPoint-GIS helps ArcGIS users make informed and timely decisions, Septentrio said. It turns GNSS data collected... read more

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2015 in review: Year of the GPS for 2 and 19 SOPS

January 6, 2016By
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By 50th Space Wing Public Affairs, Schriever Air Force Base Throughout the years, GPS has achieved historic milestones and garnered recognition for its contributions to the betterment of humanity. 2015 was no different. GPS, operated by the dedicated men and women of the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, is also the world’s largest military satellite constellation.... read more

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Europe closes out first decade of satellite navigation

January 4, 2016By
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Ten years ago saw the launch of Europe’s very first navigation satellite. A decade of hard work later, more than a third of the Galileo constellation has followed it into orbit and a ground network sharpening the satnav system’s accuracy encompasses the globe. read more

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New Galileo Interface Control Document released

January 4, 2016By
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The European Commission has published a new release 1.2 of the Galileo Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD v1.2). The document provides the information needed by receiver and chipset manufacturers, application developers and service providers to process and make use of the open signals generated by the Galileo satellites. The OS SIS ICD contains the... read more