GNSS

IFEN and WORK Microwave Offer BeiDou-2 Support, Enhancements for NavX-NCS GNSS Simulators

August 15, 2013By
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The NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator now supports China’s BeiDou-2 navigation satellite system. BeiDou support is a key enhancement in software update V.1.9 for the NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator product line, by IFEN  and  WORK Microwave. Leveraging new features and functionalities, users have the flexibility to support a wide range of constellations, frequencies, and channels for research and development of GNSS... read more

ESA’s Next Galileo Satellite Passes Trial by Noise

August 14, 2013By
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Courtesy of the European Space Agency There might seem to be a hole in the side of this Galileo satellite — in fact its folded solar wings are simply reflecting a noise horn in the wall, about to recreate the deafening roar of a rocket lifting off. Anyone witnessing a rocket launch will be struck by the noise levels, even... read more

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Frontline Offers GNSS Emulator

August 13, 2013By
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Frontline Test Equipment is now offering the Genos GNSS Simulator, a high-dynamic, flexible signal emulator for testing satellite navigation functionality. It is able to emulate satellite signals visible to GNSS receivers for any location around the world, including GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou, and SBAS (WAAS and EGNOS) signals. The simulator helps the user evaluate the performance and characteristics of a... read more

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TerraStar GNSS Establishes Base at Nottingham University’s GRACE Facility

August 12, 2013By
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TerraStar GNSS, a supplier of precision positioning services for land and near-shore applications, has established a base at Nottingham University’s GNSS Research and Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE). GRACE operates operates under the auspices of its Institute of Engineering Surveying & Space Geodesy (IESSG). TerraStar GNSS maintains and controls a worldwide network of more than 80 GPS and GLONASS DGNSS... read more

Out in Front: A Star Is Born

August 1, 2013By

Welcome to the club, India, and happy Birth Day. With the July 1 launch of IRNSS-1A, India and the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System have officially joined the GNSSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society). With full membership, however, come some society duties and responsibilities. Chief and first among these is to provide all other society members and interested parties with... read more

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GNSS and Radio Astronomical Observations

August 1, 2013By
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An alternative tool for detecting underground nuclear explosions? By Dorota A. Grejner-Brzezinska, Jihye Park, Joseph Helmboldt,  Ralph R. B. von Frese, Thomas Wilson, and Jade Morton Well-concealed underground nuclear explosions may go undetected by International Monitoring System sensors. An independent technique of detection and verification may be offered by GPS-based analysis of local traveling ionospheric disturbances excited by an explosion.... read more

The System: IRNSS Success, GLONASS Bellyflop

August 1, 2013By

IRNSS Success The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) successfully launched its first satellite on July 1 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota spaceport on the Bay of Bengal. An Indian-built Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C22, XL version, carried the 1,425-kg satellite aloft. IRNSS-1A is the first of seven satellites that will make up the new constellation: four satellites... read more

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Russian Officials Concerned over Reduced GLONASS Funding

July 31, 2013By

Plans to reduce funding for GLONASS is causing concern among deputies of the State Duma. The government officials predict a loss of trust in the world by the Russian navigation system, according to a July 29 Roscosmos article. Reduced funding of GLONASS will lead to a reduction of the orbital grouping system below acceptable levels, according to the first deputy... read more

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