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Live from Intergeo 2016

October 11, 2016By
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GPS World staff is reporting from Intergeo Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. The massive trade show is considered the world’s leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With more than 16,000 visitors from 80 countries, it is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue. NEWS NovAtel’s RTK Assist provides 20 minutes of accuracy Hemisphere GNSS offers Eclipse P328 OEM positioning board SenseFly... read more

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GSA releases first GNSS User Technology Report

October 10, 2016By
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What lies ahead in the GNSS chipset and receiver domain, and what are the trends sure to transform the GNSS landscape of tomorrow? To answer those questions, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released its first GNSS User Technology Report. In recent years, GNSS technology has experienced a period of rapid development — both on the side of global constellations... read more

US Naval Observatory chooses NovAtel GPS anti-jam technology

October 10, 2016By
The U.S. Naval Observatory is located in Washington, D.C.

The United States Naval Observatory (USNO) has selected NovAtel’s GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT) to satisfy a requirement for a controlled reception pattern antenna capability at sites throughout the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN). The DoDIN is the core global enterprise network of the United States military and is depended upon for secure and sensitive voice, data, video and bandwidth services.... read more

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Register by Tuesday for Friday’s adjacent band compatibility workshop

October 10, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host its fifth workshop on the GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment effort on Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C. The workshop is open to the general public by registration only. Those who would like to attend the workshop are asked to register by Tuesday, Oct. 11. Read the Federal Register Notice here. The purpose of this workshop is... read more

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Antenova’s Beltii miniature antenna designed for small PCBs in GNSS devices

October 7, 2016By

Antenova Ltd., manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things, is now offering Beltii (P/N SR4G013), an embedded antenna that measures 15.6 x 3.3 x 4.4 millimeters and operates with all satellite navigation constellations. The antenna has been designed to work over a very small ground plane on a small printed circuit board (PCB), where... read more

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High plains PNT: Awareness and sense of place

October 7, 2016By

The plenary talk by John O’Keefe at ION GNSS+ stimulated a lot of neuron firing inside this old noggin. For a synopsis of “The Positioning System of the Brain,” see this column by Managing Editor Tracy Cozzens. I had the difficult task of following this brilliant scientist to the podium and introducing ION’s track chairs for previews of the conference’s... read more

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Rocket readied for 4 at once for Galileo

October 3, 2016By

The first rocket to loft four global positioning satellites at once has begun its build-up at the European Space Agency’s Spaceport in French Guiana.  The milestone mission, scheduled for Nov. 17, will carry four Galileo satellites into orbit. This launcher  began the integration process with the cryogenic core stage’s positioning over a mobile launch pad, followed by integration of the... read more

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GPS III 9 and 10 procured, targeting 2022 launch

October 3, 2016By
The first eight GPS III satellites are under contract and in production at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility outside of Denver.

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center awarded a contract option to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company to procure two additional GPS III satellites, space vehicles nine and 10 of the next generation. The contract option procures long lead and production hardware. “The GPS III SV 9 and 10 satellites are expected to be ready for launch in 2022,... read more