Design & Test

QinetiQ Announces Robust GNSS Receiver for Galileo PRS

July 14, 2015By
The QinetiQ PRS receiver.

QinetiQ today announced a major breakthrough in developing a robust navigation receiver that will use the Galileo, Europe’s satellite navigation system — in particular, the secured Public Regulated Service (PRS). QinetiQ’s new high-performance, next-generation GNSS receiver is multi‑constellation and multi‑frequency, and is designed to process encrypted signals from the Galileo PRS service as well as open services such as GPS. Qinetiq introduced the... read more

Street Smart: 3D City Mapping and Modeling for Positioning with Multi-GNSS

July 1, 2015By
Figure 1. Example of the GNSS signal propagation using ray-tracing and a 3D building map.

A particle-filter-based positioning method using a 3D map to rectify the errors created by multipath and non-line-of-sight signals on the positioning result delivered by a low-cost single-frequency GPS receiver takes a multi-GNSS approach, using the combined signals of GPS, GLONASS and QZSS. The method outperforms conventional positioning in availability and positioning accuracy. It will likely be fused with other sensors in a future pedestrian navigation application. read more

Satel Launches Tiny Radio Data Transceiver

June 29, 2015By
Satel presents the tiny UHF radio data transceiver module Satelline TR4.

The new Satelline TR4 from Satel, a Finnish manufacturer of radio data transmission systems, is a compact UHF transceiver with transmitting power of 1,000 mW. The transceiver is compatible with the protocols of Pacific Crest, Trimble and Satel. The type certifications in important regions of the world make the TR4 ideal for integration in end devices intended for international use. With a... read more

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PlanetiQ Selects Blue Canyon to Build Weather Satellites

June 25, 2015By

PlanetiQ has selected Blue Canyon Technologies to build its weather satellite constellation, set to launch in 2016 and 2017. PlanetiQ chose BCT as a partner in developing the world’s first commercial constellation dedicated to weather, climate and space weather based on BCT’s development track record and its cutting-edge, low-cost design approach that has delivered hundreds of components and systems for numerous space missions,... read more

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LabSat’s SatGen v3 Adds BeiDou to Simulator Scenarios

June 22, 2015By
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SatGen v3 software is now available for the LabSat GNSS simulator by Racelogic. Version 3 includes BeiDou (BDS) in addition to GPS and GLONASS. SatGen is billed as a powerful and intuitive software package that gives users the ability to create scenarios for replay through any LabSat simulator. The software creates either user-generated or imported trajectory files for use with a LabSat... read more

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Averna Launches RF Record & Playback with Real-Time GNSS Simulator

June 17, 2015By
Averna RP-6100 Series (PRNewsFoto/Averna).

Averna has launched an RF tool offering high-performance record-and-playback and real-time simulation in one platform. The Averna RP-6100 series is a self-contained, record-and-playback solution for RF application validation. It can capture all GNSS bands, as well as HD Radio, Wi-Fi, LTE, radar, and cognitive radio — plus impairments — to significantly advance RF projects and harden product designs. The RP-6100 series features up to... read more

MEMSIC Launches Inertial System with GPS

June 17, 2015By
The MEMSIC INS380SA.

MEMSIC has launched its latest inertial system, the INS380 — a complete inertial navigation system with a built-in 48-channel GPS receiver. The INS380 is part of a portfolio of inertial systems enabled with MEMSIC’s SmartSensing technology for a broad range of precision-motion sensing applications. The MEMSIC portfolio consists of inertial measurement units (IMU), vertical gyros (VG), attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS), inertial navigation... read more

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The Remaking of Hemisphere

June 17, 2015By
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When Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology in China acquired the Hemisphere GPS OEM business in January 2013, and the significant Hemisphere GPS agriculture business split under the new AgJunction name, people may have gotten the impression that the OEM business was weakened by the break-up. But with some of the brightest innovators and developers in the GNSS OEM business, Hemisphere has a wealth of experience and a store of intellectual property as a part of the new organization — and the new Athena and Atlas. read more

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