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GTOP launches Titan X1 multi-interface GNSS patch antenna module

March 1, 2017By
The TitanX1 GNSS antenna.

GlobalTop Technology, maker of positioning modules with embedded antennas, has launched the Titan X1, a compact multi-GNSS patch module for applications where small footprint, ease of integration and flexible interface options are essential in addition to robust positioning performance. At 12.5 x 12.5 mm, Titan X1 is one of the smallest embedded patch antenna GNSS modules based on Mediatek’s MT3333 chipset. It features a... read more

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Homeland Security spells out receiver improvements

February 23, 2017By
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In early January, a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document appeared: “Improving the Operation and Development of Global Positioning System (GPS) Equipment Used by Critical Infrastructure.” The document focuses on receivers used in critical infrastructure, with an emphasis on timing receivers. It provides owners, operators, researchers, designers and manufacturers with information to improve the security and resilience of... read more

Unmanned ground vehicle market worth $2.63B by 2021

February 23, 2017By
In 2012, a second unmanned MTVR was built to evaluate multiple UGVs supervised by a single operator.

The unmanned ground vehicle market (UGV) is estimated to be valued at $1.49 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach $2.63 billion by 2021 with a CAGR of 12.14 percent during the forecast period, according to a new market report. The report, published by MarketsandMarkets, examines the unmanned ground vehicle market (UGV). The base year considered for the study is... read more

FAA: Drone sightings by air traffic controllers increasing

February 23, 2017By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The latest data cover February through September 2016. Reports of possible drone sightings to FAA air traffic facilities continued to increase during FY 2016. There were 1,274 such reports from February through... read more

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Korean SBAS contract awarded, 2022 set as service launch

February 23, 2017By

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute and Korean telecom company KT will co-develop Korea’s first satellite-based augmentation system, reports The Korea Herald. The SBAS is expected to bring technological advancements to transportation, defense and science. A consortium led by KT has been selected as the preferred bidder for the project by Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, which commissioned the project to improve the safety... read more

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U-blox launches super-low-power GNSS receiver chip for wearables

February 21, 2017By
UBX-M8230-CT by u-blox is designed for wearables.

u-blox has launched the UBX M8230 CT GNSS receiver chip, which offers a balance of performance and ultra-low power use. Its new super-efficient (Super-E) mode cuts the power consumption by two-thirds to 20 mW at one position update every second with hardly any loss in accuracy. It delivers continued superb speed and position accuracy even when tested in applications such... read more

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TerraGo partners with Duncan-Parnell for mobile data collection

February 21, 2017By

TerraGo has entered a partnership with Duncan-Parnell, a provider of geospatial solutions to the surveying, construction and other infrastructure industries in Delaware, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. “Our customers depend on Duncan-Parnell to provide innovative, reliable solutions for their geospatial and infrastructure management needs,” said York Grow, MGIS Solutions Manager at Duncan-Parnell.... read more

LabSat introduces wideband simulator for multiple signal recording

February 16, 2017By
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LabSat has launched the LabSat 3 Wideband simulator, which can simultaneously record multiple signals from different constellations. Small, battery powered and with a removable solid-state disk, LabSat 3 Wideband allows users to quickly gather detailed, real-world satellite data and replay those signals on the bench. With three channels, a bandwidth of up to 56 MHz and 6-bit sampling, LabSat 3 Wideband can handle almost any... read more

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