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New Version of gfzrnx RINEX 2/3 Tool Ready for Testing

May 5, 2015By

The next version (0.93) of the “gfzrnx” RINEX-2/3 Tool is now available. Because of user feedback, the developers have fixed bugs and have added these new features: strict epoch interval handling via -sei command line parameter support of the upcoming RINEX version 3.03 (BDS B1 obs. types, IRNSS support) The software is still in a beta state, according to the GFZ IGS... read more

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CEA Research: UAS Could Reach 1M U.S. Flights a Day in 20 Years

May 5, 2015By

The United States will reach one million unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights per day within the next 20 years, given the right regulatory environment, according to new economic research from the Consumer Electronics Association. Brian Markwalter, senior vice president, market research and standards, CEA, shared the association’s domestic UAS economic analysis at the Unmanned Systems 2015 Conference in Atlanta, Ga.... read more

Live from AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015

May 5, 2015By
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The GPS World staff is reporting live from Unmanned Systems 2015, held May 4-7 in Atlanta. The event convenes the global community of commercial and defense leaders in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned systems, hosted by AUVSI. Check back throughout the week for event updates, including news, photos, videos, tweets and more. NEWS Trimble Expands UAS Portfolio with Mutlirotor Partnership (5/7) Geodetics Teams with Velodyne... read more

First GPS III Satellite Ready for Harsh Environment Testing

May 4, 2015By
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Using a 10-ton crane, Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians gently lowered the system module of the U.S. Air Force’s first next generation GPS III satellite into place over its propulsion core, successfully integrating the two into one space vehicle. The April systems integration event brought together several major fully functional satellite components. The system module includes the navigation payload, which... read more

Septentrio Launches UAS Receiver, Software for Drone Market

May 4, 2015By

Septentrio has launched the AsteRx-m UAS, an RTK-accurate GNSS receiver solution specially designed for the drone market. The AsteRx-m UAS provides high-accuracy GNSS positioning with low power consumption, according to Septentrio. The launch of the AsteRx-m UAS board is complemented by the release of GeoTagZ software suite. The GeoTagZ suite works with the UAS camera and image-processing solution to provide centimeter-accurate position... read more

IFEN’s v3.0 of SX3 GNSS Software Receiver Adds Functions

May 4, 2015By

IFEN has launched the latest software release, v3.0, for its SX3 GNSS Software Receiver Generation. The newly released software version 3.0 offers the following new features: Real‐time P‐code generator and P‐code aiding for GPS L1/L2 cross‐correlation Full dual‐antenna support for SX3 Black Edition KML file output for Google Earth real‐time visualization better performance through switch from 32-bit to 64-bit version support... read more

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GPS Data Show How Nepal Quake Disturbed Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

May 2, 2015By
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The April 25 magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal created waves of energy that penetrated into Earth’s upper atmosphere in the vicinity of Nepal, disturbing the distribution of electrons in the ionosphere. These disturbances were monitored using GPS signals received by a science-quality GPS receiver in Tibet, a neighboring region to Nepal. The data show that after the initial earthquake rupture (indicated... read more

TomTom’s New Devices Have Lifetime Maps, Speed Cameras

May 1, 2015By
TomTom is introducing Lifetime World Maps and Lifetime Speed Cameras to drivers with the launch of four new TomTom navigation devices.

TomTom is introducing Lifetime World Maps and Lifetime Speed Cameras to drivers with the launch of new TomTom navigation devices. Lifetime World Maps allow people to drive with maps from around the world at no extra cost, for the lifetime of their TomTom GO device2. Lifetime Speed Cameras let drivers know the locations of all speed cameras — both fixed and... read more