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ION GNSS+ 2016 abstracts due March 10

March 7, 2016By

Abstracts for ION GNSS+ 2016 are due Thursday, March 10. ION GNSS+ 2016 is the 29th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation. The theme of this year’s conference is “GNSS + Other Sensors in Today’s Marketplace.” The conference will take place Sept. 12-16 (tutorials Sept. 12-13) at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. ION GNSS+ 2016... read more

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Inspector Gadget: Drones could solve gas-leak detection issue

March 5, 2016By
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A methane leak at a Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) storage facility has shone a spotlight on how unmanned aerial vehicles can be used to inspect utilities. The massive three-month leak — temporarily plugged on Feb. 12 — chased thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes. read more

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COSPAR to host satellite panel on GNSS

March 3, 2016By

The next meeting of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) is expected to attract about 2,500 scientists and engineers from around the world. COSPAR Istanbul 2016: 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly will be held July 30-Aug. 7 in Istanbul, Turkey. Deadline for early registration is May 31. More than 100 symposia will cover all areas of space science: space studies of the... read more

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VectorNav Technologies introduces VN-360 GPS-Compass

March 3, 2016By
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VectorNav Technologies has introduced the VN-360 GPS-Compass heading and position sensor. The VN-360 is an OEM GPS-Compass module that provides an accurate, True North heading solution for systems integrators seeking a reliable alternative to magnetic-based sensors. Many systems currently available on the market depend on digital magnetometers for providing heading measurements of a manned or unmanned platform. However, the majority of... read more

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Topcon announces new geodetic antenna

March 3, 2016By
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Topcon Positioning Group announces the release of a new full wave geodetic antenna — the G5-A1.  The portable antenna is designed to provide improved multipath mitigation for use with a mobile base station site or network reference station. “When paired with the Topcon NET-G5 receiver, the zero-centered geodetic antenna provides a powerful and cost-effective entry-level solution” said Charles Rihner, vice... read more

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Louisiana DOT goes mobile for levee inspections

March 2, 2016By
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has deployed TerraGo Edge for the inspection of flood protection infrastructure including levees, dams and reservoirs. The DOTD’s Public Works and Water Resources Division inspects more than 1,100 miles of levees, four times every year. The legacy inspection system was a custom-built application developed by an engineering services firm, which used Trimble Yuma ruggedized tablets.... read more

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Garmin unveils aviation portable navigator, the aera 660

March 2, 2016By
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Garmin International Inc. has launched the aera 660, a new cost-effective, feature-rich, purpose-built aviation portable. The compact 5-inch capacitive touchscreen has a bright, sunlight readable display complete with rich, interactive maps and a built-in GPS/GLONASS receiver that can be viewed in portrait or landscape modes for optimum customization. The aera 660 encompasses features of the aera and GPSMAP aviation portable series, adding new... read more

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SBG Systems offers inertial sensors in subsea enclosures

March 2, 2016By
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SBG Systems has released the Apogee-M and the Apogee-U, two inertial sensors, to complete the Apogee product line. The Apogee-M is a motion reference unit (MRU), and the Apogee-U is an inertial navigation system (INS). Both are made of titanium with a depth rating of 200 meters. Apogee Series is an accurate INS based on robust micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology. One year... read more