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Consortium records scintillation on Galileo signals in Antarctica

July 5, 2017By

At the end of 2016, the DemoGRAPE consortium observed, for the first time ever, ionospheric scintillations on Galileo signals in Antarctica, using Septentrio’s PolaRx5S GNSS reference receiver. DemoGRAPE investigates improvement of high-precision satellite positioning with a view to developing scientific and technological applications in Antarctica. At higher latitudes, GNSS signal degradation due to ionospheric activity is more pronounced. The more... read more

Tersus launches a ‘new generation’ NeoRTK system

July 5, 2017By

Tersus GNSS has launched what it calls a new generation GNSS RTK system with multi-technology integrated for surveyors: the NeoRTK System. NeoRTK System is a high-performing GNSS RTK system applied with a multi-constellation and multi-frequency GNSS engine and various communication protocols. It aims at providing high performance and stable signal reception satisfying surveyors’ demands. With a high-end GNSS antenna inside,... read more

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2017 GNSS chips market report released

June 29, 2017By

QY Research has released its Global GNSS Chips Market Research Report 2017, a comprehensive study on the global GNSS chip market. The report is segmented based on applications, end-users, technology and geography. The report covers key players, current trends and influences on the global market. Investment return analysis, SWOT analysis and feasibility studies were used to analyze the key global market players’ growth in the industry.... read more

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Qualcomm automotive platforms to power next-gen infotainment systems

June 29, 2017By

Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon automotive platforms were selected to power the next-generation of infotainment systems in the Geely Auto Group vehicles. According to Qualcomm, these systems include the world’s first-announced infotainment offering with an integrated 4G LTE modem using the Snapdragon 820Am automotive platform. Geely also expects to use Snapdragon automotive platforms on upcoming generations of its iNTEC technology package, which... read more

Northrop Grumman wins U.S. Air Force contract to modernize GPS/INS systems

June 29, 2017By

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for technology maturation and risk reduction in support of next-generation navigation systems. Under the $49 million contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Northrop Grumman will provide the preliminary hardware and software architecture design for the Embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation System (INS)-Modernization, or EGI-M, technology. The... read more

Applanix, Waterloo U collaborate on autonomous vehicle tech

June 29, 2017By

Applanix is collaborating on advanced research for autonomous vehicle guidance and control systems with the University of Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) in Ontario, Canada. Applanix is a Trimble company. Applanix will provide WatCAR with its positioning and orientation system for testing autonomous guidance and control systems in real-world conditions. Applanix will also provide the Trimble GNSS-inertial board set... read more

Spectracom releases eCall compliance tools for the automotive industry

June 28, 2017By

Orolia, through its Spectracom brand, has introduced built-in scenarios for testing eCall In Vehicle Systems compliance to the GNSS requirements of the regulation as an option with its latest Spectracom GSG simulator products. In an initiative to bring life-saving rapid assistance to motorists involved in a collision, European Union (EU) regulation 2015/758 requires new vehicle types of M1 and N1... read more

Sierra Wireless offers LPWA module with GNSS

June 28, 2017By

Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), is offering global, dual-mode low-power wide-area (LPWA) cellular modules. The AirPrime WP77 smart wireless modules simplify LPWA deployments for customers developing products that need to connect to multiple networks where different LPWA technologies are supported. The WP series simplifies development for secure telematics and gateway applications, providing... read more

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