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The need to clarify Galileo’s legal basis of time

March 28, 2016By
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One new potential wrinkle for Galileo was hinted at during the Munich Satellive Navigation Summit session in March on legal issues around GNSS timing. A recent GPS timing issue caused numerous problems for digital broadcasters and financial networks around the world on Jan. 26, when a data upload went slightly awry. This introduced a 13.7 millisecond error in one of... read more

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US congressmen seek delay to NDGPS closings

March 25, 2016By
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Four U.S. congressman sent a letter to the Department of Transportation asking the DoT to delay shutting down Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS) sites, a proposal that was posted in the Federal Register. The congressmen are asking for a delay until the “administration has decided upon and implemented a resilient national positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) architecture.” Read the full text of... read more

iXBlue offers new inertial positioning systems for offshore, ROVs

March 24, 2016By
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iXBlue is offering its customers the opportunity to upgrade their fourth-generation Octans positioning reference system to the fifth-generation system. The fourth-generation Octans was manufactured beginning in January 2014. read more

Veripos extends Apex service, offers Quantum software

March 24, 2016By

Veripos, a global supplier of high-precision GNSS positioning services to the offshore oil and gas industries, has extended its ranges of proprietary software with the introduction of Quantum, a new, all-purpose suite of visualization modules providing a state-of-the-art user interface to support next-generation services and features. Designed to operate with all current Veripos positioning options including its latest Apex5 multi-constellation... read more

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PLK chooses Telit’s GNSS module for automotive navigation

March 24, 2016By

PLK Technology has selected Telit’s SL869-V2 GNSS IoT (Internet of Things) module to deliver positioning functionality for Optian, a new product combining the features of an Advanced Driver Assistant System (ADAS) and a high-end automotive black box. Telit’s SL869-V2 is a subminiature multi-satellite receiver module that can be installed in vehicles, industrial, wearable and portable digital devices. It delivers a... read more

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FAA forecasts sustained growth for UAS

March 24, 2016By

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its annual Aerospace Forecast Report Fiscal Years 2016 to 2036, which finds a sustained increase in the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as well as overall air travel. A key portion of the forecast focuses on projections for the growth in the use of unmanned aircraft, also known as drones. The FAA estimates small,... read more

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ASC sells auto division to focus on 3D flash lidar

March 24, 2016By

Advanced Scientific Concepts (ASC), supplier of 3D flash lidar vision systems for terrestrial, aerial and space applications, is creating of Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC, following the sale of its ASCar division to Continental AG. With the acquisition of ASCar, Continental plans to mass produce flash lidars at an affordable price to support the commercial automotive industry. Advanced Scientific Concepts LLC will... read more

ESA to host 2016 Summer School on GNSS at JRC

March 24, 2016By

The European Space Agency (ESA) will host its Summer School on GNSS program for students July 18–29 at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Varese, Italy. The 11-day event is open to graduate students that have studied more than three years; Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers younger than 35 years old; and young engineers and professionals in the industry... read more