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Harxon offers new waterproof helical GNSS antenna

November 11, 2016By
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Harxon has released its next-generation triple-frequency Helix Antenna HX-CH7603A, which has excellent performance and high efficiency in a compact form factor, the company said. Harxon’s new-design helical antenna HX-CH7603A is capable of  GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2 and BDS B1/B2/B3. Though compact, it provides high peak gain (more than 3.5 dBi) and wide beam width to ensure the signal receiving performance of... read more

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Spectratime launches Force 2020 atomic clock for defense

November 7, 2016By
The Spectratime Force 2020 Rubidium clock is designed for the defense market.

Spectratime, a provider of high precision atomic clocks and a business of the Orolia Group, has launched the Force 2020. The Force 2020 is a rugged, anti-vibration, GPS/GNSS-lockable, ultra-low-noise Rubidium atomic clock for highly dynamic defense platform applications. According to Pascal Rochat, managing director of Spectratime, “Next-generation defense airborne radars, drones, helicopters, secure shipboard and radio communications systems use high... read more

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U-blox cellular module integrates GNSS with LTE modem for IoT

November 7, 2016By
LARA-R3121 module by u-blox.

U-blox has launched the LARA-R3121, a new module comprising a single-mode LTE Category 1 modem and a GNSS positioning engine specifically designed for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. The LARA-R3121 is designed for IoT applications including smart utility metering, connected health and patient monitoring, smart buildings, security and video surveillance, smart payment and point-of-sale (POS) systems, as well as... read more

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Launchpad: Timing receiver, AR smart glasses

November 5, 2016By
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OEM GNSS receiver High precision for the mass market The Piksi Multi is a multi-band, multi-constellation receiver for the mass market. Autonomous devices require precision navigation, especially those that perform critical functions. The receiver uses real-time kinematics (RTK) technology, providing location solutions 100 times more accurate than traditional GPS. Piksi Multi supports GPS L1/L2 and is hardware-ready for GLONASS G1/G2,... read more

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Skydel Solutions adds Beidou in latest SDX release

November 2, 2016By
GNSS simulation with four simultaneous constellations.

Out today, release 16.11 of Skydel Solutions’ SDX simulation software adds BeiDou to the list of constellations that SDX can simulate. Following release 16.7 in July, which added Galileo, the update makes SDX a multi-constellation, multi-frequency GNSS simulator. Here are major improvements to the SDX simulator: Added Galileo E1 (16.7) Improvements to the Sky View and the display of multiple constellations (16.7) Added Galileo... read more

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NovAtel turns to Stanford lab for high-precision vehicle study

November 1, 2016By

NovAtel Inc. has placed a research contract to determine how GNSS technology can deliver a positioning solution that meets both the safety and accuracy requirements of unmanned automotive vehicles. The research conducted by the GPS Research Laboratory at Stanford University will expand the scope of similar research for aircraft applications. The research will include study concepts for high-precision, high-integrity carrier... read more

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Make it real: Developing a test framework for PNT systems and devices

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Tests of the robustness of commercial GNSS devices against threats show that different receivers behave differently in the presence of the same threat vectors. A risk-assessment framework for PNT systems can gauge real-world threat vectors, then the most appropriate and cost-effective mitigation can be selected. Vulnerabilities of GNSS positioning, navigation and timing are a consequence of the signals’ very low... read more

Testing susceptibility to GPS spoofing

October 30, 2016By
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Spoofing as it applies to GPS is an attempt to deceive a GPS receiver by broadcasting signals that the receiver will use instead of the live sky signals. Spoofing is different from jamming. Jamming is easier for a receiver to detect, and while it can disrupt the receiver, it cannot relocate it. Spoofing can be used as an attack on... read more

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