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Improve your detection and mitigation of signal interference in free webinar

January 18, 2017By
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New speakers have been announced for the February 2 webinar, “Signal Interference: Detection and Mitigation.” Rick Hamilton (U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center and Civil GPS Service Interface Committee) and Connor Brashar (The MITRE Corporation) join Patrick Casiano (NovAtel) in presenting a range of sub-topics spanning ways to maximize PNT performance and efficiency. As the number of GNSS signals being tracked... read more

Indian government warns airlines to use GAGAN

January 17, 2017By

The government of India has warned domestic airlines of “consequences” if they do not use GAGAN, the state’s GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation system, reports the Mumbai Mirror. The warning came during a meeting called by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in December with all stakeholders, including the airlines. Most aircraft registered in India are still not equipped with... read more

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SpaceX launches first batch of Iridium NEXT satellites

January 17, 2017By
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Jan. 14. (Photo: SpaceX)

Iridium Communications Inc. has successfully launched its first 10 Iridium NEXT satellites,which will support real-time automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) operations in oceanic regions. Iridium NEXT is the company’s next-generation satellite constellation, replacing and enhancing its existing network of low-Earth orbit satellites spanning the entire globe — the largest commercial satellite constellation in space. The satellites were delivered into low-Earth orbit an hour after a SpaceX... read more

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Australia to invest $12 million to test SBAS positioning technology

January 17, 2017By
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The Australian Government will invest $12 million in a two-year program looking into the future of positioning technology in Australia. The funding includes testing of satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) that can offer instant, accurate and reliable positioning technology. The improvements in positioning could provide future safety, productivity, efficiency and environmental benefits across many industries in Australia, including transport, agriculture, construction and resources. The... read more

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Raytheon completes qualification testing of GPS launch and checkout system

January 17, 2017By

Raytheon reached another milestone in developing the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, with the completion of the factory qualification test of the Launch and Checkout System (LCS). GPS OCX will enable dramatically increased performance and security of the GPS system that benefits millions of people worldwide. Raytheon tested 74 OCX segment requirements at its Aurora, Colorado, factory in... read more

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FCC seeks public comments on receivers using Galileo signals in US

January 17, 2017By

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is inviting public comments on the European Commission’s request for a waiver of licensing requirements applicable to Galileo receivers in the U.S. Comments are due Feb. 21, 2017. If the waiver is approved, Galileo-capable receivers won’t need to be licensed in the U.S. Right now, FCC rules require that receivers operating with non-U.S. licensed space stations... read more

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Sonardyne delivers subsea navigation to McDermott pipelay vessel

January 16, 2017By
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Sonardyne Inc. has supplied acoustically aided inertial navigation technology to McDermott International for its Lay Vessel 108 (LV 108). McDermott is an offshore engineering, procurement, construction and installation company. The Ranger 2 Pro DP-INS system, the highest specification available from Sonardyne, is being used to support touchdown monitoring surveys of submarine cables, umbilicals and pipelines and as an independent position reference... read more

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SPAR 3D Expo focuses on Smart Cities, emerging markets, UAVs

January 16, 2017By
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For nearly two decades, SPAR 3D has been the premier vendor-neutral event for the application of 3D technology in industry. But the surge in innovation and commercial uses for 3D technologies has brought opportunity for expansion. In 2017, SPAR 3D will highlight cutting-edge innovation in 3D technologies from input to output, covering 3D sensing, 3D processing and 3D visualization tools. The... read more

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