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Interference mitigated with CRP and dual-polarized antennas: Free webinar

January 30, 2017By
February cover story.

Two new topic areas and presentations have been added to this Thursday’s free webinar on Signal Interference: Detection and Mitigation. The speakers will explore anti-jamming protection with controlled radiation pattern antennas (CRPAs) and with dual-polarized antennas. The latter topic is also the cover story for the February issue, which demonstrated a significant improvement in positioning accuracy and robustness against interference... read more

U-blox launches multi-GNSS module for wearables, UAVs

January 24, 2017By
The u-blox ZOE-M8Q is designed for wearables, UAVs and asset trackers.

U-blox has launched a new positioning module, the ZOE-M8G. The ZOE-M8G is an ultra-compact GNSS receiver module designed for markets where small size, minimal weight and high location precision are essential. ZOE-M8G offers exceptionally high location accuracy by concurrently connecting to GPS, Galileo and either GLONASS or BeiDou. It also provides -167 dBm navigation sensitivity, important for wearable devices, unmanned aerial... read more

Drone developments: Avionics, fuel cells and swarms

January 18, 2017By
H2QUAD 1000 quad-rotor UAV, on site in France.

The first year I was at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) convention in 2012 (well before it became Xponential) in Las Vegas, Nevada, I spent a lot of time looking for any exhibitors who were thinking of business in commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS). At that time, the U.S. military had not yet suffered the major budget... read more

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How best to select a GNSS vendor: Reader poll

January 12, 2017By

The January reader poll asks you to answer the question: “What are the most important factors to consider in selecting a GNSS vendor?” Answer the poll by Jan. 25 for entry to a drawing for a $50 gift card. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool. Survey not rendering correctly? View it in a... read more

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Case study: Firms collaborate on product development

January 12, 2017By
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Professional GNSS users now expect lightweight, easy-to-use receivers optimized for their particular workflows. Meanwhile, a streamlined manufacturing process means design and production of sophisticated instruments now takes months rather than years, and relies on global teams of networked specialists. Carlson Software approached Hemisphere GNSS in early 2015 with the goal of bringing a new GNSS receiver to market, one optimized... read more

Spirent launches PT TestBench software to speed receiver development

January 11, 2017By
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Spirent Communications is making available PT TestBench software, designed to help technology, system and application developers build more accurate positioning functions more quickly. The testing, analysis and reporting package automates testing of GPS and other GNSS receivers, so higher quality systems are brought to market faster and more reliably. Until now, there have been no standards for GNSS receiver performance assessment, leaving... read more

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TRAK Microwave offers 50-channel GPS reference clock

January 5, 2017By
8835 GPS Clock by TRAK Microwave.

TRAK Microwave has added a GPS time and frequency clock to its product offerings. The 50-channel 8835 GPS reference clock serves satcom, defense and wireless applications. The 8835 GPS clock has extreme power and interoperability options while maintaining GPS accuracy and reliability, TRAK Microwave said. While tracking GPS, the clock exhibits a frequency accuracy of <1 x 10-12 and a 1 PPS accuracy... read more

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International GNSS summer school goes to Norway

January 5, 2017By
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The University of the Bundeswehr Muenchen and the Norwegian Space Centre are organizing the International Summer School on Global Satellite Navigation Systems 2017. This year the Summer School will be held at Longyearbyen, Svalbard – Spitsbergen, Norway, Sept. 4-15. Lectures start the morning of Sept. 5 and end Sept. 14 following dinner. The Summer School is open to graduate students, Ph.D.... read more

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