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Project Counters Ionospheric Disturbance for GNSS

April 27, 2015By

After 27 months of intensive research, a project team funded under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme has come up with a solution to counter the problem of ionospheric disturbance affecting GNSS signals. The CALIBRA project recently showcased a commercially applicable approach to mitigate the phenomenon’s impact on high-accuracy GNSS positioning techniques. In  two demonstrations, the project’s newly developed algorithm was... read more

J.D. Power: Collision Tops Nav, Paves Way for Autonomous Driving

April 27, 2015By

Three of the top five technologies consumers most prefer in their next vehicle are related to collision protection, according to a new J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Tech Choice Study. Technologies that reduce the overall burden of driving and enhance the safety of the vehicle and its occupants receive the most consumer attention. Among the technologies consumers express most interest in having in their next vehicle... read more

Happy 20th Anniversary, GPS!

April 24, 2015By
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The Global Positioning System marks its 20th year of operation on Monday, April 27. Below is a timeline showing important milestones in the 20 years since the constellation reached full operational capability (FOC) on April 27, 1995. FOC was formally announced on July 17, 1995.   GPS Operational History Timeline read more

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Exelis Launches Surveillance Tool for UAV Operators

April 24, 2015By

Exelis has launched its first airspace situational awareness tool designed specifically for unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations in the United States. Symphony RangeVue puts real-time Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance data, flexible background maps and weather information in the hands of UAS operators and test range personnel. The system provides significant improvements to the safety and efficiency of UAS operations,... read more

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TomTom Partners with Mozilla, Telefonica for Online Maps

April 24, 2015By

TomTom is partnering with Mozilla and Telefónica to bring its Maps Online and Nav Online apps to HTML5-powered Firefox OS smartphone devices. “We’re thrilled to offer Firefox OS users TomTom’s Maps Online and Nav Online apps in the Firefox Marketplace,”said Bertrand Neveux, director of Marketplace and Ecosystem at Mozilla. “Our priority is to empower users with a mobile experience that makes... read more

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NovAtel Launches Wideband GNSS Antenna

April 24, 2015By
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NovAtel Inc. has launched the GPS-704-WB wideband antenna, which supports L-band and the frequencies of all current GNSS constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou), including B3 and E6 signals. Customers can use the antenna for GPS-only or multi-constellation applications, giving application developers flexibility, NovAtel said. The phase center offset of the antenna remains constant as the azimuth and elevation angle of the satellites change,... read more

60 Minutes Segment on AFSPC Set for Sunday

April 24, 2015By
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CBS’s 60 Minutes will air a special two-part segment on Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) this coming Sunday, April 26, reflecting a broad array of AFSPC missions — launch, satellite operations, missile warning, acquisition, and the Joint Space Operations Center. The GPS Directorate is a joint service effort directed by the United States Air Force and managed at the Space and Missile Systems Center... read more

FAA: GBAS Operational at Airports Worldwide

April 23, 2015By
Delta Boeing 737 lands at Newark using GBAS.

Delta Airlines made a perfect Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) Landing System (GLS) landing at Liberty Newark International Airport on Feb. 18, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s SatNavNews newsletter. Delta now joins United Airlines and British Airways as airlines that use the GBAS at Newark. More GBAS locations around the world are reaching operational status, and airline operations using GBAS are... read more