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New report covers the global military GPS device market

December 8, 2016By

GPS-enabled devices render large amount of assistance to a country’s armed forces on battlefields. In the modern-day scenario of combat, the need to be technically advanced and the ability to achieve precision strike with minimum self-loss are taking center stage. This has resulted in greater use of GPS-guided devices and weapons by soldiers, which are considered in a new report... read more

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Drone project increases accuracy despite obstruction

December 7, 2016By
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The second-place winner in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition aims to improve surveying accuracy in urban canyons or under tree canopies. The project, Drones2GNSS, also took home the Special Prize offered by the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Space Geomatica Ltd.’s Tripolitsiotis Achilles joined with Panagiotis Partsinevelos, SenseLab Research, Technical University of Crete, to develop Drones2GNSS. Drones2GNSS includes a prototype... read more

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Skypine car navigation maker adopts Furuno receiver with dead reckoning

December 7, 2016By
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Chinese car navigation systems company Skypine has adopted Furuno’s GPS receiver with a dead-reckoning function. Furuno Electric, headquartered in Nishinomiya, Japan, said its receiver GV-86 has been adopted for use in the car navigation platform designed and produced by Skypine — a major car electronics manufacturer in China. GV-86 will be installed in the car navigation systems designed for major automotive companies, not only in... read more

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Fugro signs survey contract with US government

December 6, 2016By

Fugro has been awarded a five-year survey contract by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Task orders under this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) type contract will support architect and engineering survey and mapping support services for the military, civil and federal agencies of the corps team, Mobile District. Using a variety of airborne sensors and systems, including... read more

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Wind-speed data based on ocean surface using GNSS-R

December 6, 2016By
The TechDemoSat-1 satellite, built by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (Photo: SSTL)

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite, reports Hydro International. The achievement demonstrates the potential of GNSS reflectometry (GNSS-R) to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather monitoring and forecasting by complementing existing satellite measurements from scatterometers and radiometers. The... read more

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Airbus Farmstar service improved with new recommendations

December 5, 2016By

Farmstar, a service of Airbus Defence and Space and ARVALIS – Institut du végétal for precision farming based on satellite information, has been further improved. New images acquired by the SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellites will make it possible to issue intra-field recommendations for areas as small as 1 hectare. Also,  new interactive advice is provided for nitrogen input... read more

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Raytheon, DARPA developing tech to protect power grid against cyber attack

December 5, 2016By

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, has awarded Raytheon multiple contracts to research and develop technologies that will detect and respond to cyber attacks on the U.S. power grid infrastructure. The contracts, which total $9 million, were awarded under DARPA’s Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems program. “During the last two decades, industrial control... read more

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Feedback sought on federal GPS backup plan

December 5, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking feedback on the potential use by the federal government of one or more positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies to back up GPS signals and ensure resiliency of PNT for critical infrastructure (CI). A Federal Register notice was published Nov. 30, with a deadline for comments of Jan. 30, 2017. The Transportation Department... read more