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Rockwell Tracks Galileo Signal with Secure Software Receiver

September 15, 2014By

Rockwell Collins has successfully received and tracked a Galileo satellite signal using a prototype GNSS receiver designed for secure military use. In 2013, Rockwell Collins received a $2 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the GPS Directorate to develop and demonstrate a Secure Software Defined Radio (S-SDR) GNSS receiver capability. By using multiple available satellite signals, improved and more... read more

Rx Networks Enables Fast GNSS Positioning in Recon Jet Smart Glasses

September 15, 2014By
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Rx Networks, Inc., has licensed its GPStream PGPS GNSS assistance technology to Recon Instruments, a Canadian technology company that brings heads-up display products to the consumer market. GPStream PGPS will tightly integrate with the GPS chip inside of Recon’s upcoming Jet smart glasses, an advanced wearable computer planned for the first quarter of 2015. Through its location and GNSS assistance software and services,... read more

InnovateUK Makes Available £1.3M for Space and Satnav Tech

September 15, 2014By

Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) plan to jointly invest up to £1.3 million to establish new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in or related to the space sector to help United Kingdom companies to grow in the expanding global space market. Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects are Europe’s leading program to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity... read more

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Pratap Misra Honored with ION Kepler Award 

September 15, 2014By
Pratap Misra, 2014 Kepler Award recipient.

The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Satellite Division awarded Pratap Misra its Johannes Kepler Award on September 12 at the ION GNSS+ Conference in Tampa, Florida, for his contributions to satellite navigation education, the understanding of GLONASS, and receiver autonomous integrity monitoring. Misra is credited with tracking GLONASS satellites using the AF Deep Space Tracking Network to determine their orbits in the... read more

GSA, EuroControl Sign Agreement on GNSS for Aviation

September 15, 2014By

In the presence of the European Commission, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and EuroControl have signed a new cooperation agreement to jointly contribute to the implementation of European Union GNSS policies as they apply to the field of aviation. As Europe’s skies and major airports become increasingly congested, there is need for Air Traffic Management (ATM) technologies to evolve from ground-based... read more

Septentrio Collaboration Part of Altus Growth Plans, CEO Says

September 12, 2014By

With the announcement this week that Altus Positioning Systems, part of the Septentrio group, has assumed responsibility for Septentrio Satellite Navigation NV products in North and South America, Altus President and CEO Neil Vancans is once again making waves in the industry. The release, which comes as Altus and Septentrio are exhibiting at ION GNSS+ and as Vancans is making... read more

Parsec Introduces PTA1.5M-9 Active GPS/GNSS Antenna

September 11, 2014By

Parsec Technologies, Inc., global provider of wireless positioning antennas and amplifier integrated circuits for the consumer, automotive and defense markets, introduced its GPS/GNSS L1 high-radiated efficiency active antenna at CTIA Super Mobility Week September 10. The PTA1.5M-9, sized 9 x 9.175 x 1.3 mm, integrates easily with GNSS/GPS 3D-SIPs and system-on-chip (SoC) receivers with only a single direct connection typically required,... read more

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Topcon and MAVinci Announce Sirius Pro for Use with RTK Base Stations or NTRIP

September 11, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group and MAVinci GmbH have released the latest version of the Sirius Pro surveying UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) program, designed to be compatible with existing RTK (real-time kinematic) base stations or NTRIP (network transport of RTCM data over IP). “By connecting an external base station, Sirius Pro will receive the RTCM correction signals and deliver 2-5 centimeter accuracy without... read more