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Topcon GNSS receiver integrates with range of applications

February 8, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group has released a new modular GNSS receiver system, the MR-2. The system combines all current and planned constellation tracking with a comprehensive set of communication interfaces to service any precision application requiring high-performance real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning and heading determination. The MR-2 can perform as a mobile RTK base station, marine navigation receiver, mobile mapping device and... read more

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New NovAtel firmware for OEM7 offers interference toolkit, RTK Assist

February 6, 2017By

NovAtel has launched its OEM7 7.200 version firmware. Version 7.200 firmware introduces powerful new positioning functionality including the company’s Interference Toolkit (ITK). The ITK allows users to detect and mitigate intentional interference such as the adversarial jamming of GNSS signals, as well as the unintentional interference from external sources. The new RTK Assist corrections service assures continued high-accuracy positioning when signals from a... read more

Wildwood eLoran transmitter starts broadcasting Feb. 6

February 2, 2017By

Update (2/9/17): The Wildwood transmitter is back on the air after a presumed lightning strike affected transmissions. The transmitter stopped broadcasting at 5:35 a.m. EST on Feb. 9. Testing took place 5:35 a.m. to  8:19 EST, after which it came back on the air, reports Steve Bartlett, vice president of operations for UrsaNav Inc. The transmitter will be taken off... read more

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EndRun delivers atomic frequency standard performance in compact module

January 31, 2017By

EndRun Technologies, a provider of precision time and frequency solutions, announced at the Precision Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications (PTTI) meeting the release of the RTM3205 precision timing module for portable time and frequency applications. The PTTI meeting is being held Jan. 30-Feb. 2 in Monterey, California. The second-generation RTM3205 is optimized for size, weight, and power (SWaP),... read more

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Tallysman offers magnetic-mount GNSS antennas

January 31, 2017By

Tallysman, a manufacturer of high-performance GNSS antennas and related products, has introduced a magnetic-mount triple-band (plus L-band) GNSS antenna, TW7972, and a dual-band antenna, TW7872. They are designed for precision agriculture, autonomous vehicles, navigation, real-time kinematic (RTK), precise point positioning (PPP), and other applications where precision matters. The ability of the TW7972 to access L-Band correction services extends its utility to a... read more

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

January 30, 2017By

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

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

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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