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U-blox integrated antenna GNSS receiver eases embedded designs

December 1, 2016By
Ultra-compact SAM-M8Q module.

U-blox is introducing a new module designed to speed time to market for system developers of GNSS applications who have limited experience in RF and antenna design. The SAM-M8Q GNSS receiver with integrated antenna is housed in a tiny 15.5 by 15.5 by 6.3 millimeter package. It can be easily embedded in small devices that require location information, such as asset tracking and telematics... read more

Lockheed completes COTS upgrade of ground control system

December 1, 2016By
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Lockheed Martin has completed a major upgrade to modernize the current ground control system of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS constellation. The Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Upgrade #2 (CUP2) project is the latest step in the Air Force’s multi-year plan to refresh technology and transform the legacy Operational Control Segment — known as the Architecture Evolution Plan (AEP) — into a modern, high-performance... read more

Which application will take off when Galileo does? You tell us.

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In memoriam Don Jewell, 1949–2016

December 1, 2016By

Friends and colleagues of Don Jewell have sent these messages on learning of his unexpected passing in October. Below is a collection of memories and appreciation from readers and friends of Don. To add your tribute, send to editor at gpsworld.com His is truly a loss for the entire GPS community. He will be greatly missed. Like a Brother. With... read more

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Jackson Labs enters GNSS simulation market with the CLAW

November 30, 2016By
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Jackson Labs Technologies Inc. (JLT) has entered the GNSS simulation and synthesis market with the small size, weight and power (SWAP) CLAW GPS/GNSS simulator. The CLAW is only slightly larger than a standard deck of cards. CLAW targets applications that require small, low-power and low-cost GNSS synthesis with repeatable and highly accurate GNSS RF signals such as production testing of GNSS receivers, simulating GNSS anomalies... read more

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Europe EGNOS technology sold to South Korea

November 30, 2016By
EGNOS is Europe’s first venture into satellite navigation. EGNOS broadcasts augmented information through a trio of geostationary satellites linked to a network of monitoring ground stations, to sharpen the accuracy and reliability of GPS signals across the continent.

News from the European Space Agency Technology developed as part of Europe’s satellite navigation-augmenting EGNOS system has been sold to South Korea to serve its national equivalent system. Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with South Korea’s space agency, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, to supply ground infrastructure for the Korea Augmentation Satellite System (KASS) on behalf of the... read more

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TerraGo includes Trimble GNSS Direct SDK in mobile products

November 29, 2016By

TerraGo has joined Trimble’s Developer Partner Program, bringing Trimble GNSS Direct SDK to TerraGo’s mobile solutions. TerraGo Edge and TerraGo Magic now include Direct SDK to deliver high-accuracy positioning data from Trimble survey-grade receivers to iOS and Android mobile devices. “We are excited that TerraGo is now part of our developer program. This relationship will enable TerraGo to embed Trimble technology... read more

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New GNSS weather datasets available from TechDemoSat-1

November 29, 2016By
GNSS-R Data collections. The measured reflection tracks are shown in yellow over the Globe. A sequence of Delay Doppler Maps from one track is shown below — the spread of each is related to the sea surface roughness and surface wind speed.

New weather datasets, which could prove highly valuable for weather forecasting and for longer term climate monitoring, have just been made available from the Space GNSS Receiver-Remote Sensing Instrument (SGR-ReSI) instrument on board TechDemoSat-1, a small technology demonstration satellite launched by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) in 2014. With support from the European Space Agency, SSTL and the National Oceanography... read more