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Harris delivers first OCX receiver

September 28, 2016By
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Harris Corporation delivered the first of 34 modernized receivers to support the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System (OCX). They will receive the signals sent by the current GPS satellite constellation plus the new signals sent by the next generation GPS III – 13 military and civilian signals in all. The receiver was shipped to the prime contractor, Raytheon Company, in... read more

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DARPA floats aerial surveillance Dragnet by UAV

September 27, 2016By
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As off-the-shelf unmanned autonomous systems (UAS) become less expensive, easier to fly, and more adaptable for terrorist or military purposes, U.S. forces will increasingly be challenged by the need to quickly detect and identify such craft, especially in urban areas, where sight lines are limited and many objects may be moving at similar speeds. To map small UAS in urban... read more

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Munich Summit Will Emphasize GNSS Back-up

September 27, 2016By

“Is it Time for GNSS Back-Up?” has been announced as the the theme of the 2017 Munich Satellite Navigation Summit, to take place March 14–16 in the prestigious and ornate Residenz Munich, royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs of the House of Wittelsbach in the center of Munich. International experts will gather to discuss recent position, navigation and timing developments... read more

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Inertial, gyroscope take to space

September 27, 2016By
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Sensonor AS of Norway has partnered with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to supply current and future low- and near-Earth orbit space missions with inertial and gyroscope modules. The Norway-based company first began supplying its standard inertial measurement unit (IMU) and gyroscope modules for low Earth orbit (LEO) space applications in 2012, Sensonor’s STIM300 and STIM210 inertial... read more

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New GPS study finds 200 gigatons of ice missing

September 26, 2016By
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A new study based on GPS measurements of the Earth’s crust suggests the Greenland ice sheet is melting 7 percent faster than previously believed and may contribute more to future sea level rise than predicted, reports the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. “We’ve underestimated the rate of ice loss by about 7.6 percent,” says Michael Bevis of The Ohio State University, one of... read more

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HellaPHY wireless positioning better than 50 meters for IoT

September 26, 2016By

Acorn Technologies Inc., a semiconductor and wireless technology company focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), has developed and  demonstrated new wireless long-term evolution (LTE) positioning technology for the location of things. The LTE location-based technology meets the new Enhanced 911 (E911) mandate performance requirements and performs well in very low bandwidth conditions. HellaPHY technology provides better than 50-meter accuracy... read more

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NovAtel adds 2 IMU units to SPAN portfolio

September 23, 2016By

NovAtel debuted two new inertial measurement unit (IMU) products within its SPAN technology portfolio at ION GNSS+ 2016, which was held Sep. 12-16 in Portland, Oregon. SPAN couples NovAtel’s GNSS precise positioning technology with robust inertial navigation systems (INS) to provide continuous 3D position, velocity and attitude solutions, the company says in a news release. The compact IMU-µIMU-IC is a... read more

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Geodetics introduces mobile mapping system with lidar, GPS

September 22, 2016By
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Geodetics Inc.’s newest mobile mapping product, Geo-MMS, is a fully integrated lidar mapping payload for integration with unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The Geo-MMS includes an inertial navigation system (INS) coupled with a lidar sensor. Raw data from the integrated GPS, inertial measurement unit (IMU) and lidar sensors are recorded on the internal data-recording device and can be post-processed using Geodetics’ lidar... read more

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