GNSS

NovAtel G-III Reference Receiver Technology Chosen for QZSS

June 17, 2015By
The NovAtel G-III receiver.

NovAtel Inc. has entered an agreement with NEC Corporation to supply reference receiver products for use in the Quazi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). QZSS is Japan’s regional satellite-based augmentation system. The NovAtel receivers to be used by QZSS are based on the company’s third-generation (G-III) family of reference receivers. Designed for integrity monitoring and reference measurement applications, the receivers track signals independently... read more

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UNB’s PPP Software Centre v2.0 Beta Now Available

June 17, 2015By

The PPP Software Centre, an email-based Online PPP comparison utility hosted by the University of New Brunswick, is once again functioning with its release of version 2.0 Beta following an extended hiatus while being rewritten. The centre is a convenient method for the GNSS community to compare results from several online precise point positioning services. For a more detailed description, including submission instructions, see the homepage at http://www2.unb.ca/gge/Resources/PPP/. Note that... read more

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Raytheon Demonstrates Advanced GPS OCX Capabilities

June 12, 2015By

On June 3, Raytheon demonstrated the advanced capabilities of the GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) to key U.S. Department of Defense  (DoD) and other stakeholders through a series of realistic operational demonstrations. The demonstrations, which incorporated software that will be delivered with the Launch and Checkout System, validated how automation will improve system efficiency and effectiveness. GPS OCX... read more

ION Co-Locates ITM, PTTI Conferences for 2016

June 11, 2015By

Two of the Institute of Navigation’s (ION’s) conferences — the International Technical Meeting (ITM) and the Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Meeting — will be co-located for 2016. One registration fee gives attendees access to both technical events and a commercial exhibit. The co-located conferences will take place Jan. 25-28, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey in Monterey, Calif. Abstracts are due Oct.... read more

European GNSS R&D: There’s an App for That!

June 11, 2015By
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A free app for both iOS and Android features the results of European GNSS Agency (GSA) supported research and development initiatives. The new EGNSS Research and Development (R&D) application highlights the tangible results coming out of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) and is designed to serve as inspiration for those participating in the Horizon 2020 (H2020) period. The FP7 and H2020 programs, supported by the GSA,... read more

Four Galileo Satellites Now at ESTEC

June 10, 2015By
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News by the European Space Agency Europe’s latest Galileo was unboxed at ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands in May, bringing the total number of satellites at the site to four. ESTEC in Noordwijk is the largest satellite test facility in Europe, with all the equipment needed to simulate every aspect of the launch and space environment under a single... read more

The System: SBAS Agree to Common Message

June 1, 2015By
current coverage (left) of WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS; 
long-term 2020–2025 (right) plan for dual-frequency, dual-GNSS WAAS-EGNOS-MSAS-SDCM-GAGAN.

Aircraft navigation and safety will benefit from enhanced, reliable satellite navigation signals on a seamless basis across much of the world in the 2020–2025 timeframe. read more

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Expert Advice: Low-End Jam Resilience May Not Be Desirable

May 29, 2015By
Jan Wendel

At the European Navigation Conference held in Bordeaux, France, April 7–10, a keynote session and ensuing panel discussion addressed the issue of “GNSS Resilience for Terrestrial and Naval Applications.” During the discussion, two questions from the floor drew these responses from panelist Jan Wendel of Airbus Defence & Space GmbH, a leading European aerospace company. read more

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