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KU Leuven: Galileo signals will become more difficult to falsify

February 13, 2017By
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Researchers from the Department of Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) have designed authentication features that will make it more difficult to send out false Galileo signals. Professor Vincent Rijmen and doctoral student Tomer Ashur from the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) at KU Leuven have advised the European Commission on ways to make Galileo signals more... read more

US Air Force Airlift Squadron transports GPS IIIA model satellite

February 13, 2017By
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Thanks in part to a Team Dover aircrew, the next generation of Air Force GPS satellites will soon be launched into orbit. A C-17 Globemaster III, operated by the 3d Airlift Squadron, transported a GPS Block IIIA Satellite Pathfinder and its shipping container from the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida, to Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 29-31.... read more

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Geoscience Australia, Lockheed collaborate on multi-GNSS SBAS research

February 13, 2017By
To improve precision navigation, a second-generation SBAS will use signals from both GPS and Galileo, and dual frequencies, to achieve even greater GNSS integrity and accuracy.

Geoscience Australia, an agency of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Lockheed Martin have entered into a collaborative research project to show how augmenting signals from multiple GNSS constellations can enhance positioning, navigation and timing for a range of applications. Other partners are Inmarsat and GMV. The research project aims to demonstrate how a second-generation Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) testbed can... read more

NASA designs antenna mounting platform for UAVs

February 13, 2017By
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Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center have designed an antenna-mounting platform to provide users satellite-based tracking functions for unmanned aerial vehicles. The platform integrates multiple capabilities onto one low-cost platform. In August 2016, NASA signed a license agreement with Mobile Antenna Platform Systems Inc. to commercialize the portable antenna platform. The platform is built to rotate 60 pounds of... read more

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Categorize roads in real time with new kit

February 12, 2017By

Red Hen Systems Inc. is offering a way to accurately categorize road conditions and linear miles. The Road Assessment Kit (RAK) can be installed and operated for assessing roads, bridges, curbs, sidewalks, signs and more. The all-in-one system uses real-time video geotagging with Red Hen’s patented video mapping system, the VMS-333. The VMS-333 connects to a GPS receiver and camera... read more

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Septentrio GNSS technology guarantees DEME’s operations in areas of interference

February 10, 2017By
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The Belgian dredging, environmental and engineering group DEME relies on the accuracy and reliability of the AsteRx family of precise GNSS positioning solutions from Septentrio. DEME is using Septentrio’s AsteRx GNSS receivers to obtain centimeter-level accuracy for all its dredging and marine construction operations worldwide. These receivers are specifically designed to operate in difficult conditions, from dredging a few meters... read more

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Rolls-Royce joins partnership to develop autonomous ships

February 9, 2017By
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Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. have signed a strategic partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships. The partnership, established in November 2016, combines and integrates the two company’s expertise to make such vessels a commercial reality. Rolls-Royce is pioneering the development of remote controlled and autonomous ships and believes a remote... read more

Surrey Satellite GPS receiver to navigate NASA OCO-3 mission

February 9, 2017By

Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC has delivered an SGR-20 space GPS receiver to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to be integrated as part of the pointing control system for NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory—3 (OCO-3) mission. OCO-3 will collect spaced-based measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide and solar-induced fluorescence. Once launched, OCO-3 will be installed and operated on the International Space Station (ISS)... read more

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