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SkyTraq Offers Multi-GNSS Receiver Module for Wearables

January 12, 2015By
The SkyTraq Venus828F GNSS receiver module.

SkyTraq Technology has introduced a stand-alone multi-GNSS receiver module in a compact 7 x 7 millimeter form factor, the Venus828F, designed with a sensor hub function for wearable and “Internet of Things” (IoT) applications. The Venus828F is capable of communication with multiple satellite systems and tracking up to 28 satellites concurrently, SkyTraq said. The compact LGA module integrates all the necessary components for... read more

GPS Antenna Market Report Takes Global View

January 12, 2015By

Big Market Research is offering a “2014 Market Research Report on Global GPS Antenna Industry” that discusses the world’s major regional market conditions for antennas, including North American, Europe and Asia, and the countries Germany, Japan, China, and the United States, among others. The report introduces basic GPS antenna information, including antenna definition classifications and applications, and an industry-chain overview; GPS antenna... read more

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Severe Weather Study Shows Potential of GNSS-RO Satellites

January 11, 2015By
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GeoOptics, a satellite-based environmental data services company, in cooperation with Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), an environmental research and development company, has announced the initial results of an Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) showing the reliability of radio occultation data in improving predictions of severe weather and flash flood events. read more

Subscribers: Easy Steps to Access the GPS World Digital Edition

January 9, 2015By

We’ve changed the way subscribers can access the digital edition of our monthly GPS World magazine. Digital subscribers can access the digital edition by an email notification that will appear in their inbox. Just click on the link provided. Accessing the digital edition this way is easy — you won’t need to enter your subscriber number. However, if you need to know your subscriber number,... read more

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Block II GPS Satellite Retires after 22 Years

January 9, 2015By

Jan. 6 was the last day of service for GPS satellite SVN-26. SVN-26 was a Boeing/Rockwell International Block II GPS satellite launched July 7, 1992. It was one of the first generation of operational GPS satellites, and had a design life of only 7.5 years. On Jan. 7, SVN-26 (PRN-26) was transferred from the operational ground control system (AEP) to Launch,... read more

Border Patrol via Drones Not Effective, IG Says

January 8, 2015By
The CBP's unmanned aerial program includes the Predator B aircraft, as well as ground control stations, pilots, sensor operators, video cameras, land and maritime radar, and communication equipment. (CBP Photo)

A new report by the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General’s office finds that use of unmanned aerial drones to patrol the U.S./Mexico border is not effective. The Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Unmanned Aircraft System program has been in operation for eight years. Problems include a lack of performance measures and sky-high operational costs, according to the report, which was... read more

Russian Government Sets Up GLONASS Company

January 8, 2015By

The Russian government is establishing a joint stock company named “GLONASS” with 100-percent participation of the state, according to the website of the Russian Cabinet, as reported by Ria Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin in July 2014 ordered the government to develop and adopt a roadmap for the creation of an open joint-stock company “GLONASS” with 100-percent state participation. According to the plan, the... read more

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GPS Director Cooley Nominated for Brigadier General

January 8, 2015By
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Colonel William Cooley, director of the Global Positioning Systems Directorate, has been nominated by President Obama to the Senate for appointment to the rank of brigadier general, United States Air Force, according to an announcement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. He is the first SPO director in many years to be nominated for general officer rank, according to Don Jewell, GPS World’s contributing editor... read more