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Innovation: Carrier-Phase RF Ranging

June 8, 2015By
FIGURE 10. Histogram showing carrier-phase range accuracy.

Precise, Accurate and Multipath-Resistant Distance and Speed Measurements
In this month’s column, we take a look at a short-distance two-way ranging system using a 5.8-GHz carrier to supply not only precise and accurate distance measurements but also complementary measurements of speed. read more

Forsberg Germany Enters Strategic Partnership with Septentrio

June 5, 2015By

Forsberg Germany has begun a strategic partnership with Septentrio Satellite Navigation. Forsberg Germany is an OEM component supplier and system integrator, and Septentrio is a designer and manufacturer of GPS/GNSS receivers. Under the partnership, Forsberg Germany will become a distributor of Septentrio’s OEM boards. Forsberg Germany will sell and support Septentrio OEM receivers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This partnership combines Septentrio’s cm-accurate GNSS positioning technology... read more

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PlanetiQ’s New Pyxis GPS Sensor Tested for Weather Forecasts

June 3, 2015By
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PlanetiQ has started testing its first Pyxis weather instrument with successful processing of GPS signals. The Pyxis represents a new paradigm in satellite weather sensor technology that can penetrate through clouds and storms to produce the highly calibrated data required to dramatically improve weather forecasting, climate monitoring and space weather prediction, all at a much lower cost than traditional satellite... read more

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ESA Aims to Map Sea Surfaces with GNSS Radio Occultation

May 8, 2015By
The International Space Station. (Photo: ESA)

A new concept that involves mounting an instrument on the International Space Station and taking advantage of signals from navigation satellites could provide measurements of sea-surface height and information about features related to ocean currents, benefiting science and ocean forecasting. read more

IFEN’s v3.0 of SX3 GNSS Software Receiver Adds Functions

May 4, 2015By

IFEN has launched the latest software release, v3.0, for its SX3 GNSS Software Receiver Generation. The newly released software version 3.0 offers the following new features: Real‐time P‐code generator and P‐code aiding for GPS L1/L2 cross‐correlation Full dual‐antenna support for SX3 Black Edition KML file output for Google Earth real‐time visualization better performance through switch from 32-bit to 64-bit version support... read more

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Project Counters Ionospheric Disturbance for GNSS

April 27, 2015By

After 27 months of intensive research, a project team funded under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme has come up with a solution to counter the problem of ionospheric disturbance affecting GNSS signals. The CALIBRA project recently showcased a commercially applicable approach to mitigate the phenomenon’s impact on high-accuracy GNSS positioning techniques. In  two demonstrations, the project’s newly developed algorithm was... read more

NovAtel Launches Wideband GNSS Antenna

April 24, 2015By
NovAtel GPS-704-WB wideband antenna.

NovAtel Inc. has launched the GPS-704-WB wideband antenna, which supports L-band and the frequencies of all current GNSS constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou), including B3 and E6 signals. Customers can use the antenna for GPS-only or multi-constellation applications, giving application developers flexibility, NovAtel said. The phase center offset of the antenna remains constant as the azimuth and elevation angle of the satellites change,... read more

Tallysman GNSS Antennas Optimized for Multi-Constellation Systems

April 20, 2015By

Tallysman, a provider of high-performance, high-quality RF and GNSS components, has announced that its range of antennas featuring proprietary Accutenna technology is optimized for today’s multi-constellation satellite systems, including Europe’s Galileo, China’s next-generation BeiDou, GPS, GLONASS and India’s IRNSS. Tallysman’s compact GNSS antenna range with Accutenna technology is future-proof: GNSS is changing, and an increasing number of receivers are capable of... read more