GNSS

GPS III and OCX Satellite Launch, Early Orbit Ops Successfully Demonstrated

September 13, 2013By
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Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Company successfully completed the third of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate the launch readiness of the world’s most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System (GPS), the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System (OCX). Successful completion of Exercise 3, on August 1, was a key milestone demonstrating Raytheon’s... read more

Loctronix Offers Software-Defined Radio Module

September 11, 2013By
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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

Racelogic to Launch LabSat3 at ION GNSS+

September 11, 2013By
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LabSat, the GPS record, replay, and simulation brand produced by Racelogic in the UK, is about to be augmented with the introduction of LabSat3. The key feature of the new product is its simplicity. It is, essentially, a single-box device that incorporates a GPS record-and-replay system without the need for a laptop or PC. Racelogic has designed the LabSat3 with... read more

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CGSIC Agenda Released

September 10, 2013By

The 53rd meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 16-17, before the Institute of Navigation GNSS+ 2013 Conference. Both events take place at the Nashville Convention Center, in Nashville, Tennessee. The meeting agenda is now available on the event website. Monday morning’s CGSIC concurrent sessions include the Timing Subcommittee and the Surveying,... read more

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Averna, National Instruments Team on Recording and Playback of RF Signals

September 4, 2013By

Averna, developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, now offers RF Studio for National Instruments Software Defined Radio Platform (USRP), converting the USRP into a portable and cost-effective RF system for the recording and playback of real-world GNSS signals. National Instruments USRP is an affordable, PC-hosted platform used with NI LabVIEW system design software to... read more

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Raytheon GPS Launch and Checkout Capability Cleared for Test

September 4, 2013By
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Raytheon Company has received Interim Authorization to Test (IATT) security certification for the Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) Launch and Checkout System (LCS) four months ahead of schedule. Raytheon received a one-year certification with no liens, meaning the government does not require any changes. The LCS IATT certification enables Raytheon to move to the next... read more

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Leica Camera Integrates u-blox GPS into M-System Series

September 3, 2013By
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Swiss-based u-blox has been chosen by Leica Camera as provider of GPS technology for its premium M-System camera and accessory series. Leica, which makes high-end and professional cameras, has integrated u-blox’ NEO GPS module into its new Multifunctional Handgrip M. The geotagging feature injects location data directly into each photo’s Exif header (Exchangeable image file format), allowing photos to be... read more

Galileo’s Secure Service Tested by Member States

September 3, 2013By
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EU Member States have begun their independent testing of the most accurate and secure signal broadcast by the four Galileo navigation satellites in orbit. Transmitted on two frequency bands with enhanced protection, the Public Regulated Service (PRS) offers a highly accurate positioning and timing service, with access strictly restricted to authorized users. “Galileo is in its In-Orbit Validation phase, planned... read more

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