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Update: GPS IIF-4 Successfully Launched from Cape Canaveral

May 24, 2013By
Centaur upper stage with the payload still attached. Photo credit: Andy Smith

UPDATE, May 24, by Richard Langley: The Centaur upper stage with the payload still attached was photographed from Tavistock, Devon, in the U.K. by Andy Smith. As can be seen from the ground trace figure in an earlier GPS World news item, the Centaur passed over the U.K. following MECO1, the first main engine cutoff. From Europe, the Centaur could... read more

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Beidou to Ensure Information Security

May 24, 2013By

The chief designer of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System said China will advocate the use of the system, which will be compatible with new devices, “so that Beidou can function properly and independently even if something goes wrong with the GPS.” Sun Jiadong, chief designer of BDS and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, made his comments in... read more

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Accord’s NexNav GPS Receiver Supports Freeflight with FAA’s Capstone Retrofit Project

May 22, 2013By

Accord Technology’s NexNav GPS receiver will be supporting FreeFlight Systems with its recently awarded FAA Capstone Retrofit Project. In March 2013, FreeFlight and Accord announced their collaboration to develop practical and cost-effective ARINC 429 WAAS GPS solutions that enable aircraft operators to meet ADS-B, RNP (0.3) and other performance-based navigation mandates, worldwide. The NexNav Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) will integrate... read more

eTrak Launches GPS+ Line with Verizon-Powered Tracking System

May 22, 2013By
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eTrak has released its GPS+ line of consumer and commercial tracking products. GPS+ is eTrak’s patent-pending technology that integrates Wi-Fi, cellular triangulation and GPS to achieve the most accurate positioning possible, both indoors and out, eTrak said. GPS+ delivers accurate location in real time directly to a smartphone, tablet or computer. eTrak products also contain geofencing capability, which triggers notifications... read more

F4Devices Partners with Laser Technology on Custom Flint

May 22, 2013By

F4Devices, a division of F4 Tech, is partnering with Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI). F4Devices will provide LTI with a custom version of its Flint handheld for use as a controller and data collector for its mobile GIS lasers as well as public safety divisions. This custom version of the Flint S-Series rugged handheld is available through the current LTI distribution... read more

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ITT Exelis Completes Signal Sentry 1000 Product Integration

May 17, 2013By
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An ITT Exelis product that detects and locates GPS interference sources in 3-D by using longitude, latitude and altitude has successfully completed a significant integration milestone. Signal Sentry 1000, formerly known as GPS Interference, Detection and Geolocation, may now be deployed to collect actionable intelligence for law enforcement, such as tracking high-value targets and protecting critical infrastructure. Signal Sentry 1000... read more

Maiden EGNOS Flight Trials Prove Successful in Eastern Europe

May 13, 2013By
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Maiden flight trials have been successfully conducted in Moldova using GMV’s magicSBAS solution. These trials form part of a GMV-led European Commission FP7 collaboration project. In 2011 the European GNSS Agency (GSA) awarded GMV the EEGS2 project (EGNOS Extension to Eastern Europe). The main objective of the project is to demonstrate through flight trials the benefits of the European Geostationary Navigation... read more

ION GNSS+ 2013 Program and Registration Available Online

May 10, 2013By
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Registration is now open for the Institute of Navigation (ION) GNSS+ 2013 to be held September 16-20 (tutorials September 16 and 17) at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. ION GNSS+ 2013 is the 26th International Technical Meeting of the ION Satellite Division and the world’s largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services. ION GNSS+... read more