Expert Advice: Keeping up with Multi-GNSS

May 1, 2013By
Steve Hickling

By Steve Hickling, Spirent GNSS have been with us for more than 30 years, giving rise to a wealth of positioning and navigation technologies for military, civilian, and consumer use. Today, we’re entering a new era of experimentation and innovation in satellite and hybrid positioning. In turn, this drives new test challenges and introduces an ever wider group of engineers... read more

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Expert Advice: Product Testing: Simulation and Beyond

May 1, 2013By

By Pierre Nemry and Jean-Marie Sleewaegen, Septentrio Satellite Navigation Today’s customers ask for high-accuracy positioning everywhere, even in the most demanding environments. The time is long gone that the only requirement for a receiver was to track GPS L1 and L2 signals in open-sky conditions. State-of-the-art receivers operate in increasingly difficult conditions, cope with local radio-frequency interference, survive non-nominal signal... read more

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GNSS PPP Workshop Early Registration Extended to May 3

April 25, 2013By

The International Association of Geodesy, Natural Resources Canada, the International GNSS Service, and York University will be hosting GNSS Precise Point Positioning: Reaching Full Potential in Ottawa, Canada, June 12-14, 2013. The primary objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for international experts from academia, government and industry to discuss PPP-related matters, including data processing, error modelling, data... read more

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ESA Telecom and Navigation Vehicle Ready for Test Driving

April 11, 2013By

The radio spectrum is about to get even busier, as Europe’s Galileo satnav system starts services, at the same time the European Space Agency (ESA) tests novel satellite-based telecommunication services. Supporting these developments from the ground, ESA’s new custom-built Telecommunications and Navigation Testbed Vehicle will measure the resulting signals from all over Europe. Adapted from a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van,... read more

Aeroflex Adds Capability to Simulate WAAS LPV Approaches

April 1, 2013By

Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., has announced its capability to simulate WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) LPV (Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance) approaches by adding this new feature to their GPSG-1000 Portable GPS Simulator. Aeroflex has developed the capability of simulating WAAS LPV approaches to expedite and validate the installation of WAAS-enabled navigation systems in... read more

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Evaluation Kit by NVS Tecnologies

April 1, 2013By

Evaluation Kit NV08C-EVK-CSM by NVS Technologies is a set of instruments for a developer of systems based on NVS Technologies’ NV08C-CSM module. Use of EVK-CSM is a convenient way to learn functionality of NV08C-CSM and begin system design. The EVK-CSM may be used in navigation systems to obtain the current position (latitude, longitude and elevation), velocity vector, and time GNSS... read more

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Innovation: Interfacing Clearly

April 1, 2013By

A New Approach to the Design and Development of Global Navigation Satellite Systems
In this month’s column, a team of authors affiliated with the Galileo project discusses the Interface Communication Modeling Language, an extension of UML that allows engineers to clearly represent SIS interfaces, critical for the design of GNSS receivers. read more

PLAN Group Tracks Galileo Satellites for Positioning in Canada

March 15, 2013By

by James T. Curran, Mark Petovello, and Gérard Lachapelle Within a day of their initial activation over central Europe on March 12, Galileo satellites were visible over North America. The PLAN Group of the University of Calgary was successful in capturing and processing the signals from these satellites as they emerged. Galileo PRN 11, 12, and 19 were found and... read more