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Next two Galileo satellites begin launch prep

April 7, 2016By
The 13th and 14th Galileo satellites touched down at Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport in French Guiana. (Photo: ESA)

The latest pair of navigation satellites has reached Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). This starts a new Galileo launch campaign that will culminate in a May 24 launch of  the 13th and 14th satellites in the constellation. A second launch is planned for this fall, with four satellites carried aloft on a customized Ariane 5 for... read more

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BKG NTRIP Client update coming April 18

April 6, 2016By
BNC on a Mac system for static real-time precise point positioning with Google Maps, such as for early warning of natural hazards.

A new version 2.12 of the BKG NTRIP Client (BNC) will be available on April 18. Originally developed in cooperation of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) and the Czech Technical University (CTU) with a focus on multi-stream real-time access to GNSS observations, the software has been substantially extended. The BKG Ntrip Client is an open source multi-stream... read more

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Septentrio offers multi-constellation CORS for DOTs

April 6, 2016By
The Septentrio PolaRx5 GNSS receiver.

A new PolaRx5 Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) platform, offered by Septentrio Americas, is optimized for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other real-time-kinematic (RTK) network operators. The PolaRx5 CORS receivers can be purchased at special pricing by UNAVCO member organizations and affiliates. Septentrio has been selected by UNAVCO as the preferred vendor of CORS receivers under a multi-year agreement. The PolaRx5... read more

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KVH looks to self-driving cars with inertial sensor plans

April 6, 2016By
KVH’s high-precision FOG is key to a driverless car’s performance. In this photo, the red illumination represents light moving through the FOG’s optical circuit of coiled fiber; this circuit is the FOG’s sensing unit — it is mounted with power and processing electronics within a driverless car to provide precise data for the car’s navigation systems.

KVH Industries is developing a fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based, low-cost inertial sensor for self-driving cars. The company also released a Developer’s Kit to assist design engineers with integrating FOG technology into driverless car control systems. FOGs and FOG-based inertial measurement units (IMUs) are key parts of the sensor mechanisms that are essential for highly accurate autonomous car performance, KVH said.... read more

PoLTE offers indoor/outdoor positioning using LTE networks

April 5, 2016By
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PoLTE Corporation has developed technology that harnesses the global long-term evolution (LTE) deployment to provide accurate and reliable location data. Unlike localized solutions, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, PoLTE’s technology leverages its Positioning over LTE (PoLTE) Macro software to achieve precision of 2 to 6 meters. The technology makes use of the sounding reference signals (SRS) embedded in an LTE... read more

INRIX Traffic app learns driver’s itinerary, preferences

April 5, 2016By
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INRIX Inc., a connected car services and movement analytics company, has released a redesigned version of INRIX Traffic for iOS and Android. INRIX Traffic is a next-generation navigation and traffic app that learns user preferences to take the guesswork out of driving. The app integrates with a user’s calendar and learns their driving habits to create a personalized itinerary that includes... read more

Omata debuts analog GPS speedometer

April 5, 2016By
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Omata is introducing a new analog GPS speedometer that displays the information most essential to the activity in a classic form. Starting with cycling, Omata introduces the Omata One speedometer, designed to complement and maintain the purity of the ride as well as look beautiful on the bike. On the inside of the speedometer is a GPS computer that records with high precision so that cyclists... read more

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Report analyzes UAV payloads and subsystems market

April 4, 2016By

A new market report, “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Payloads & Subsystems Market Report 2016-2026,” is being offered by Visiongain. According to the 302-page report, the global UAV payloads and subsystems market is set to grow as nations seek to sustain and enhance their capabilities as the probability for symmetric warfare increases. Communications and navigation UAV payloads and subsystems is one of four submarkets analyzed in the report, along... read more

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