Design & Test

Averna Emulator Receives Four-Diamond Ranking from Cable Industry

October 15, 2013By

Averna, developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, today announced it has received a Broadband Technology Report (BTR) Diamond Technology Review ranking of 4 “Diamonds” for its DOCSIS Channel Emulator (DCE). Now in its ninth year, the BTR Diamond Technology Reviews is a renowned industry program that was developed to recognize some of the top... read more

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Spirent Announces Carrier-Approved A-GNSS Record and Playback Solution for Mobile Device Testing

October 4, 2013By
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Spirent Communications today announced the availability of carrier-approved Assisted GNSS Record and Playback capabilities on its Hybrid Location Technology Solution (HLTS).  This new A-GNSS Record and Playback capability provides unprecedented realism and repeatability by recording GNSS signals in the field and delivering synchronized assistance data over a radio access interface to test the A-GNSS positioning performance of mobile devices in... read more

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Moving the Game Forward: Transceivers Aboard Light Vehicles

October 1, 2013By

By John Carr and James Earl Perspectives from a senior technical specialist and a production engineer at Newmont Boddington Gold Mine. Newmont Fleet Management Services now continually monitors and plots the performance of JPS Locata alongside traditional GNSS in an effort to fine-tune the installed infrastructure. Learning to sculpt the perfect network continues as we move our JPS LocataLite transmitters... read more

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Synchronized Ground Networks Usher in Next-Gen GNSS

October 1, 2013By
LocataLite installation showing Jps transceiver tower.

An integrated GNSS+Locata system installed on drills, shovels, and bulldozers — the full complement of high-precision machines on site — at Australia’s Newmont Boddington Gold Mine has increased positioning accuracy and availability, as well as mine operational efficiencies, demonstrating an improvement in availability over GNSS-only of 75.3 to 98.7 percent. read more

Expert Advice: Get Sporty

October 1, 2013By
mountain bikers, with navigation device

By Mark Sampson In recent years, the sporting world has seen an explosion in the use of GPS. You will rarely spot a runner or cyclist on the road without either a smartphone strapped to their arm or a dedicated GPS device clamped to their handlebars, tracking their every move. The amount of information that the modern sportsperson — from... read more

Spirent Demonstrates Solution That Helps Reduce GNSS Vulnerability

September 18, 2013By
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Spirent Communications, a navigation and positioning systems testing company, has teamed up with Qascom, an expert in GNSS signal security and authentication, to develop a test tool that reproduces spoofing attacks in a controlled laboratory environment. The collaborative solution will be launched commercially later in 2013, and was previewed at ION GNSS+ in September in Nashville, Tennessee. The test bed... read more

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Rockwell Collins Awarded Contract to Develop Secure Software-Defined Radio GNSS Receiver Capability

September 18, 2013By

Rockwell Collins has received a 2 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop and demonstrate a secure software-defined radio (SDR) GNSS receiver capability. GNSS typically refers to equipment that can receive signals from multiple navigation satellite systems including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and the Chinese BeiDou system. By utilizing multiple available satellite signals, a GNSS receiver can... read more

Septentrio PolaRx2 Receiver Orbits Earth on Board TET-1 Satellite

September 18, 2013By
The TET-1 Satellite has Septentrio on board.

Septentrio announced today that a PolaRx2 receiver has reached more than 330 hours of successful operation on board “Technologie-Erprobungs-Träger 1” (TET-1), the first satellite of the German On-Orbit-Verification program. The Septentrio receiver is the backbone of the Navigation and Occultation Experiment (NOX) developed by German Aerospace Center (DLR). The purpose of the experiment is to prove the suitability of commercial-off-the-shelf... read more

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