Design & Test

GSA Launches Funding for Galileo Chipsets, Receivers

September 9, 2015By

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has launched a new research and development funding mechanism supporting development of Galileo chipsets and receivers, intended to enable the adoption of Galileo and EGNOS-powered services across all market segments. The Fundamental Elements programme supports activities that will be carried out from 2015-2020 with a projected budget of EUR 100 million. Fundamental Elements is part of an... read more

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KVH Inertial Solutions Showcased at ION GNSS+

September 9, 2015By

KVH is a fiber optic gyro (FOG) manufacturer that controls every aspect of its fiber-optic technology — from drawing its own specialized polarization-maintaining fiber to building precision FOGs and FOG-based inertial systems. KVH will be showcasing its FOG-based inertial measurement units (IMUs) at this year’s ION GNSS+ conference, taking place Sept. 14-18 in Tampa, Fla. Many of today’s demanding applications require high-performance inertial... read more

Antenova Shows GNSS Antenna Integration for Telematics at CTIA

September 8, 2015By
The Antenova ODB fully assembled.

Antenova Ltd., manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has built a model design for on-board devices (OBD) and vehicle telematics, which the company will be showing at CTIA Supermobility 2015. The OBD design uses three new antennas inside an OBD housing to link to GNSS satellite, Bluetooth and a terrestrial network, while... read more

YellowScan Lidar for UAVs Aided by Inertial Nav, GPS RTK

September 4, 2015By

SBG Systems joins YellowScan to present a lightweight lidar with inertial and GPS for UAVs. The new product will be presented at the INTERGEO trade show in Stuttgart, held Sept. 15-17. The YellowScan lidar is designed for fixed or rotary-wing UAVs, with an embedded Ellipse-E, a miniature inertial navigation system from SBG Systems, which helps obtaining a clear and accurate point cloud. The... read more

Innovation: Getting There by Tuning In

September 4, 2015By
FIGURE 8. Worst-case result for five-transmitter tracking. (Photo map courtesy of Google.)

Using HD Radio Signals for Navigation By Ananta Vidyarthi, H. Howard Fan and Stewart DeVilbiss THE YEAR WAS 1906. On Christmas Eve of that year, Canadian inventor Reginald Fessenden carried out the first amplitude modulation (AM) radio broadcast of voice and music. He used a high-speed alternator capable of rotating at up to 20,000 revolutions per minute (rpm). Connected to... read more

Receiver Design for the Future: Webinar Q&A

September 3, 2015By

The September article Receiver Design for the Future is based on a GPS World webinar, which sprang from a presentation at the Stanford PNT Symposium. Listener questions and Greg Turetzky’s answers during the webinar are provided below. Greg Turetzky is a principal engineer at Intel responsible for strategic business development in Intel’s Wireless Communication Group focusing on location. He has more than... read more

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Receiver Design for the Future

September 3, 2015By
Figure 4. GNSS market segments, cumulative core revenue 
2012–2022. Source: GSA GNSS Market Report.

How the Internet of Things Now Drives Location Technology
The number of devices connecting to the Internet is growing fast. The applications running on them require location context to determine the most likely use case. These devices need continuous location — not necessarily noticed or activated by the user, but always on. The specification that becomes important is energy per day: the device must maintain its location without draining its battery — and increase location availability indoors. That creates new design requirements for hybrid capability. read more

Telit Introduces GNSS Receiver with Flash Memory

September 3, 2015By
Telit's Jupiter SE873 GNSS receiver with flash memory.

Telit has introduced the Jupiter SE873, a GNSS receiver in a 7 x 7 x 1.85 mm module with serial quad I/O flash memory, an integrated low noise amplifier, SAW filter, TXCO and real-time clock. The new addition to Telit’s GNSS portfolio is a complete multi-constellation position, velocity and time engine that the company says delivers versatile performance in harsh environments. The Jupiter SE873 supports Assisted... read more

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