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World Space Week Focuses on Satellite Navigation

October 6, 2014By
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The United Nations is spotlighting the benefits of satellite navigation and its contribution to the betterment of humankind as part of the observance of World Space Week — an annual global celebration of the contributions of space science and technology to humanity. The theme of this year’s World Space Week is Space: Guiding Your Way. It highlights the benefits of satellite navigation... read more

Improper Fuel Line Installation Led to Incorrect Galileo Orbit

October 6, 2014By

The cause of two Galileo satellites being released into the wrong orbit August 22 can be traced to improper installation of a hydrazine fuel line, according to Space News and the GalileoGNSS blog. The hydrazine fuel line was installed too close to a supercold helium line on the Fregat upper stage, which caused the hydrazine to freeze long enough to upset the Fregat stage’s orientation... read more

Juniper Systems, Soil Instruments Partner on Geotechnical Monitoring

October 3, 2014By

Soil Instruments Limited has partnered with Juniper Systems Limited to provide a geotechnical monitoring system using rugged computers and geotechnical engineering instrumentation to improve field activities in the structural and earthworks industry. Pairing Juniper Systems’ Archer 2 rugged field computer with Soil Instruments’ Digital Inclinometer Systems provides field engineers with a robust measuring and data collection system, the companies said. Soil Instruments’ Digital Bluetooth Inclinometer Systems are... read more

2014 State of the GNSS Industry Report

October 1, 2014By

The 2014 State of the GNSS Industry Report reveals the results of our annual survey of GNSS professionals, covering the state of their business, the economic climate for GNSS products and services, driving market factors, the government’s role in funding and regulating, budgets devoted to R&D, the effects of jamming, and the “Issue of the Year.” Click here to download the 2014... read more

GIS Builds Awareness, Improves Treatment, Aids Prevention

October 1, 2014By
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North Coast Media announced in May 2014 its plans to donate to the American Cancer Society a portion of all October issues’ revenue from its market-leading media brands: GPS World, Pit & Quarry, LP Gas, Pest Management Professional (PMP), Landscape Management (LM), and Golfdom. “Giving back is an important part of the culture here at North Coast Media,” said President... read more

DARPA Program Addresses Degraded Visibility for Helicopters

September 30, 2014By
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Degraded visibility — which encompasses diverse environmental conditions including severe weather, dust kicked up during takeoff and landing, and poor visual contrast among different parts of terrain — often puts both the safety and effectiveness of tactical helicopter operations at risk. Current sensor systems that can provide the necessary visualization through obscurants struggle with latency and are too large, heavy... read more

Juniper Systems, Effigis Provide Sub-Meter GPS Accuracy

September 30, 2014By
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Rugged handheld manufacturer Juniper Systems and Effigis, a geomatics solutions provider, have partnered to provide a powerful solution to capture and post-process GPS data to attain sub-meter accuracy. Effigis’ OnPOZ Precision Positioning Software suite takes advantage of the superior GNSS performance of Juniper Systems’ Archer 2 rugged handheld to collect high-accuracy GPS data. First, EZTag CE software is used on... read more

IRNSS Signal in Space ICD Released

September 25, 2014By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released Version 1 of the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) Signal in Space Interface Control Document for the Standard Positioning Service. The document provides information on the signals and structures of the IRNSS system, including signal modulations, frequency bands, received power levels, the data structures and their... read more