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Brecht-Clark Replaces Russo as PNT Coordination Office Director

February 11, 2013By

Dr. Jan Brecht-Clark is the new director of the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing. She has held the post since December 17, 2012. The previous director, Anthony Russo, is now the chief program engineer in the Space Communications and Navigation Division of NASA. The National Coordination Office for Spaced-Based PNT is the permanent staff of the... read more

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Symmetricom Delivers Precise Time to Next-Generation Smart Grid

January 28, 2013By
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Symmetricom, Inc., a precision time and frequency technologies company, today announced a new timing solution that meets the stringent microsecond accuracy requirements of Smart Grid substations. Specifically designed for substation operations, such as wide area measurement systems, traveling wave fault locators and sampled values, the Symmetricom SyncServer SGC-1500 Smart Grid Clock offers power utility companies accurate, secure and reliable timing... read more

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Galileo’s Search and Rescue System Passes First Space Test

January 23, 2013By
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The first switch-on of a Galileo search and rescue package shows it to be working well, according to the European Space Agency. Its activation begins a major expansion of the space-based Cospas–Sarsat network, which brings help to air and sea vessels in distress. The second pair of Europe’s Galileo navigation satellites — launched together on October 12 last year —... read more

Esri Announces 24 Organizations to Receive $2 Million in GIS Imagery Grants

January 22, 2013By

Esri and PCI Geomatics announced they have selected 24 organizations to develop and apply innovative methods for using GIS to analyze imagery for land-use management. Through the Esri Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program, Esri, the world leader in GIS, and PCI Geomatics, the world leader in geoimaging, provide each grant recipient with software and data valued at $100,000. “Esri is... read more

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GPS Pill Bottles to Be Placed in NYC Pharmacies

January 15, 2013By

Take two in the morning and we’ll catch up with you. Pill bottles fitted with GPS trackers are going to be used by the New York Police Department to combat the theft of painkillers and other addictive prescription medicines, according to the Associated Press. Pharmacies will be asked to hide the GPS bottles amid the legitimate supplies on their shelves.... read more

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Skyhook, Philips Lifeline Develop Location Platform for Emergency Response

January 14, 2013By

Skyhook and Philips Lifeline have announced a collaboration to incorporate Skyhook’s hybrid location positioning platform into Philips’ Lifeline GoSafe mobile personal response services. Skyhook’s hybrid location service will be part of a suite of locating technologies used with the new GoSafe system and designed to help provide the call center with the location information needed to support locating of users... read more

Researchers Use Traffic App Data to Identify Accident Hotspots

January 9, 2013By

Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) say reveal that data culled from geosocial networks like the GPS traffic app Waze can help prevent traffic incidents with better deployment of police resources at the most accident prone areas. “Only now are we beginning to discover the potential in the huge amount of data collected daily,” explains BGU researcher... read more

Unmanned Innovation Autopilots Integrate VectorNav IMU into Its INS/GPS

January 7, 2013By
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Unmanned Innovation, a provider of Development Platforms for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced that it has partnered with VectorNav Technologies to integrate VectorNav’s VN-100 inertial measurement unit (IMU) into its os-Series Autopilots. Unmanned Innovation’s os-Series Autopilots offer a customizable solution that enables rapid prototyping and cost-effective production of fixed-wing, helicopter, multi-rotor, and custom configuration UAS. Unmanned Innovation has integrated VectorNav’s VN-100 miniature,... read more