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Pioneer in wavelet analysis receives Simons grant

August 22, 2016By
Mathematician Ingrid Daubechies, whose pioneering work enabled use of wavelet analysis in a variety of fields, including GNSS. (Image: Duke Today)

Ingrid Daubechies, a prominent mathematician whose pioneering work on wavelets is the foundation for various consumer products and GNSS applications, has received a $1.5 million grant from the Simons Foundation. Daubechies is the James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The Math + X Investigator award provides research funds to professors... read more

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NovAtel releases 2 triple-frequency marine GNSS antennas

August 22, 2016By
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NovAtel Inc. has introduced the GPS-713-GGG-N and GPS-713-GGGL-N ATEX-qualified triple-frequency GNSS antennas with an Inmarsat rejection filter. Based on the company’s pinwheel technology, the antennas offer multi-constellation reception of L1, L2 and L5 GPS; L1, L2 and L3 GLONASS; B1 and B2 BeiDou; as well as E1 and E5 a/b Galileo frequencies. The GPS-713-GGGL-N also supports L-Band from 1525 to 1560 megahertz. The same antenna can be used... read more

IEEE-SA, NIST to address timing challenges in October workshop

August 22, 2016By

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) will be hosting the IEEE-SA/NIST Timing Challenges in the Smart Grid Workshop on Oct. 26 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The workshop aims to enable stakeholders to delve further into their issues in wide area precision clock synchronization in current and future power systems, as well... read more

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CNES and Geoflex sign agreement on satellite positioning

August 22, 2016By

French Space Agency CNES has signed a cooperation agreement with the company Geoflex, granting it the right to spin off software developed by CNES that employs satellite precise point positioning (PPP) technology. Under the agreement, CNES is granting Geoflex a license to use its patented technologies in this field with a view to offering a global commercial operational service. This... read more

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Geneq introduces rugged SXPad 800H GPS data collector

August 19, 2016By
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Geneq Inc. has released the SXPad 800H, which the company describes as a feature-packed, rugged handheld GPS data collector at an affordable price. The SXPad 800H is specifically designed for mobile GIS users in applications ranging from water, electric and gas utilities, transportation, mining, agriculture and forestry. The high-performance 800-MHz device is designed to give users all the power needed to work with... read more

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Salvaged Galileo satellites to broadcast test signals

August 15, 2016By
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News from the European Space Agency Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites, which were salvaged from their faulty launch into working orbits, are set to begin broadcasting working navigation signals for test purposes. This activation will allow satnav receiver manufacturers, service providers and scientific researchers to make use of these test signals. A decision on whether these satellites will become... read more

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Tiny u-blox EVA-M8Q module supports GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo

August 15, 2016By

U-blox has released its tiny EVA-M8Q high-sensitivity GNSS module in a 7 millimeter by 7 millimeter package. EVA-M8Q supports GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo, the company said in a news release. The EVA-M8Q completes the company’s lineup of receivers in the miniature and EVA form-factor package. The EVA-M8Q is TCXO-based and is optimized to provide the highest acquisition and tracking sensitivity, the company says, making it... read more

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Harxon releases mini base radio suitable for local data network

August 11, 2016By
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Harxon has released a mini base radio — HX-DU8609T — designed for customers who want to quickly set up a local data-transfer network. HX-DU8609T is a versatile data radio providing a flexible solution for applications that require reliable data transfer, low cost, small size and rugged construction. It has a wide (60-Mhz) bandwidth that covers 410-470 MHz combined with an IP67 sealed... read more

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