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

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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UNB Technology Space Launch Delayed

September 16, 2013By

Update: Elon Musk, SpaceX’s CEO and chief designer, has posted an update on the status of the upcoming Falcon 9 launch on his Twitter account. “Will do another static fire of rocket to make sure all is good & AF [[Air Force]] needs to test ICBMs, so probable launch Sept 29/30,” Musk tweeted. “The static fire is scheduled for later... read more

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Loctronix Offers Software-Defined Radio Module

September 11, 2013By

Loctronix Corporation, a provider of unified positioning solutions for GNSS-challenged environments, is making available its new software-defined radio (SDR) module, the ASR-2300, for developing high-performance positioning, navigation and timing, and communication applications. The ASR-2300 will be on display September 16-19 at the Institute of Navigation annual meeting, ION GNSS+ 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee. “The ASR-2300 delivers advanced SDR capabilities in... read more