Receiver Design

Furuno Receiver Adopted for Use in Parrot Bebop Drone

April 17, 2015By
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Furuno Electric Co.’s latest multi-GNSS receiver module, GN-87, has been adopted for the new quadcopter Bebop Drone, made by Parrot SA. Parrot develops advanced technology wireless products. The GN-87 can receive GPS, GLONASS, SBAS, and QZSS concurrently, which significantly improves positioning success rate and robustness against interferences by using different frequency bands, Furuno said. Parrot Bebop Drone, equipped with a 14-megapixel fisheye lens camera, takes video... read more

u-blox Surface-Mount GNSS Module Supports All Satellites

April 17, 2015By
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u-blox is offering the CAM-M8C — a small, low-profile GNSS positioning module with an integrated wideband chip antenna for reception across the entire L1 band. The module offers simultaneous GNSS operation for GPS/GLONASS, GPS/BeiDou, or GLONASS/BeiDou to deliver accurate, jamming-resistant and reliable positioning anywhere in the world. The CAM-M8C integrates a u-blox M8 satellite receiver, crystal oscillator, SAW filter and... read more

Telit GNSS Module Enables High-Performance Position Reporting

April 15, 2015By

Telit Wireless Solutions has released a new GNSS module, the SE868-V3. The positioning module combines GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo and SBAS, which enables the creation of high-performance position reporting and navigation solutions. The SE868-V3 can navigate to -162 dBm and track to -166 dBm, providing improved performance in harsh environments. It is pin-to-pin compatible with the former SE868-V2 as well as the... read more

Expert Advice: The Impact of RFI on GNSS Receivers

April 1, 2015By
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By Fabio Dovis When subjected to very strong interference, a GNSS receiver can be totally blinded and stop working. This is often the scope of intentional jammers. However, in a number of cases the presence of interference is severe enough to significantly decrease receiver performance, but not so much as to make the receiver lose its lock on the satellite signals... read more

Antenna Array and Receiver Testing with a Multi-RF Output GNSS Simulator

March 6, 2015By
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This article discusses the GALANT adaptively steered antenna array and receiver, demonstrating the test scenarios generated with the GNSS simulator. Exemplary results of different static and dynamic test scenarios are presented, validating the attitude determination capabilities as well as the interference detection and mitigation capabilities. read more

GATE Facility Recertified as Galileo Test Bed

February 11, 2015By

The German Galileo test and development infrastructure GATE has been recertified to serve as a Galileo open‐air test laboratory, for receiver integrity testing (RAIM) for safety‐of‐life (SoL) applications, and for Galileo SIS ICD conformance of signal characteristics and signal quality. The GATE facility, in Berchtesgaden, is operated by IFEN GmbH. Certification was conducted by TÜV SÜD, an international service corporation... read more

Septentrio RTK Receivers Power DigPilot 3D Machine Guidance

February 4, 2015By
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DigPilot, a Norwegian supplier of surveying equipment and instruments for building and construction, has developed a flexible 3D machine guidance system based on Septentrio’s AsteRx2eH OEM GNSS receivers. AsteRx2eH is a single-board dual-frequency dual-antenna 272-channel GPS/GLONASS OEM heading receiver, which provides 20-Hz data output of position, heading and pitch/roll data to the machine guidance system. As a member of Septentrio’s... read more