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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

FAA Grants Two More UAV Exemptions

January 6, 2015By
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today granted two more regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations for commercial use. The FAA granted five exemptions to four companies in December. The two companies are Advanced Aviation Solutions of Spokane, Wash., and Tierra Antiqua Reality of Tuscon, Ariz. Advanced Aviation Solutions plans to fly an eBee senseFly UAV Ag system carrying a georeferenced still... read more

UAVs Featured at Consumer Electronics Show

January 6, 2015By

An Unmanned Systems Marketplace debuts this year at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), being held this week in Las Vegas. The marketplace highlights the burgeoning technology in drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and other unmanned systems controlled by onboard computers or remotely from the ground. Also, a session on drones will focus on safety and privacy of commercial UAV use.... read more

EGNOS Operations Introduced in Mediterranean Region: MEDUSA

December 22, 2014By
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A live demonstration of an aviation application in Tunisia helps the local aviation community validate the use of EGNOS to guide airplanes during landing operations. This activity constitutes the first complete experience of EGNOS Safety of Life service for aviation approaches outside of Europe. read more

Eos Positioning Launches Arrow High-Accuracy GNSS Receiver

December 18, 2014By
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Eos Positioning Systems has introduced a new line of high-accuracy GNSS receivers for smartphones and tablet computers, including both sub-meter and RTK performance for all mobile platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows. Eos’s entry-level product, the Arrow Lite, is Bluetooth compatible with all mobile devices. The Arrow 100 is Eos’s advanced real-time, sub-meter GNSS receiver that utilizes both GPS and GLONASS, and... read more

Salvaged Galileo Performs Its First Navigation Fix

December 17, 2014By
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Galileo's fifth satellite — recently salvaged from the wrong orbit to begin navigation testing — has been combined with three predecessors to provide its very first position fix. read more

NASA Seeks GNSS Remote Sensing Innovations

December 15, 2014By

NASA is soliciting research on remote sensing techniques that use GNSS for studying the Earth’s environment. Specifically, the announcement says NASA “seeks innovative approaches to the development of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) remote sensing techniques and algorithms to study the Earth’s environment from the ionosphere to Earth’s interior.” The announcement says NASA is seeking to emphasize the use of reflected... read more

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FAA Grants UAS Exemption to Trimble Navigation

December 10, 2014By
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations to four companies representing several industries that promise to benefit from UAS technology, including Trimble Navigation Ltd. The four companies that received exemptions want to fly UAS to perform operations for aerial surveying, construction site monitoring and oil rig flare stack inspections. “Unmanned aircraft... read more