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NovAtel adds 2 IMU units to SPAN portfolio

September 23, 2016By

NovAtel debuted two new inertial measurement unit (IMU) products within its SPAN technology portfolio at ION GNSS+ 2016, which was held Sep. 12-16 in Portland, Oregon. SPAN couples NovAtel’s GNSS precise positioning technology with robust inertial navigation systems (INS) to provide continuous 3D position, velocity and attitude solutions, the company says in a news release. The compact IMU-µIMU-IC is a... read more

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Geodetics introduces mobile mapping system with lidar, GPS

September 22, 2016By
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Geodetics Inc.’s newest mobile mapping product, Geo-MMS, is a fully integrated lidar mapping payload for integration with unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The Geo-MMS includes an inertial navigation system (INS) coupled with a lidar sensor. Raw data from the integrated GPS, inertial measurement unit (IMU) and lidar sensors are recorded on the internal data-recording device and can be post-processed using Geodetics’ lidar... read more

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Security not just a receiver problem: NTP attacks on time servers

September 21, 2016By

NTP attacks on time servers and other vital topics will be explored in GPS World‘s Sept. 22 “GPS/GNSS and Cybersecurity” webinar, sponsored by Microsemi. Sign up now for free attendance and participation in the free-form Q&A that will follow the four expert presentations. In its most general form, spoofing can be conducted using RF as well as cyber attacks. Cyber... read more

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DT Research delivers rugged tablets purpose-built for industry

September 19, 2016By

DT Research has released the DT395CR and DT395GS rugged tablets. While designed for field professionals, the tablets cost less than consumer-grade tablets over the lifetime of the product, DT Research said. Both DT395 tablets are highly durable to withstand extreme environments, designed with fully integrated options to eliminate easily broken attachments in mission-critical scenarios, and include security, privacy and productivity settings. The DT395GS tablet is designed... read more

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Google rolls out emergency service

September 17, 2016By

With more than 70 percent of calls to emergency services coming from mobile phones, getting necessary help — fast — to the caller can be challenging if they don’t know where they are or can’t communicate for any number or reasons related to the emergency. Current emergency solutions rely on cell-tower location, with a location radius of up to several... read more

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NovAtel announces VEXXIS family of GNSS antennas

September 16, 2016By
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NovAtel has introduced its new VEXXIS series of GNSS antennas. NovAtel made the announcement at ION GNSS+, which is being held this week in Portland, Oregon. The VEXXIS series includes two lines of antennas, the new GNSS-800 series and the GNSS-500 series introduced earlier this year. The series offers the latest advancements in GNSS antenna technology for multi-constellation and multifrequency... read more

GPS III satellite delivery slips because of capacitor

September 15, 2016By

Lockheed Martin has pushed back the delivery of the first GPS III satellite by four months after discovering that a subcontractor failed to conduct testing on a ceramic capacitor, part of the navigation payload, according to Bloomberg. Delivery of the satellite was expected in August, but will now be delayed four more months and won’t be shipped until at least... read more

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Microsemi announces thermally improved chip-scale atomic clocks

September 15, 2016By
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Microsemi Corporation has announced its new thermally improved chip-scale atomic clock (CSAC) components with full operating and storage temperature. The new devices offer low-power holdover atomic clock technology without compromising size, weight and power (SWaP) while operating at a wide temperature range. Microsemi is exhibiting this week at ION GNSS+, being held in Portland, Oregon. With an operating temperature range of -10... read more

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