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PlanetiQ signs weather satellite launch contract with India’s Antrix

December 3, 2015By
24 hours of data from 12 PlanetiQ satellites = ~34,000 occultations/day.

PlanetiQ has signed a contract with Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), for the launch of PlanetiQ’s first two weather satellites on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) during the fourth quarter of 2016. Ten more satellites are planned for launch in 2017 to complete an initial set of 12 satellites that will... read more

u-blox joins Qualcomm and Broadcom as top three GPS/GNSS IC vendors

December 2, 2015By

ABI Research’s competitive analysis evaluates GNSS IC vendors across innovation and implementation parameters The GNSS market is slowly shifting in new directions, according to ABI Research. While the smartphone market continues to grow, new opportunities are also emerging in automotive, insurance, wearables, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Overall, the GNSS market is forecast to continue to... read more

Israeli startup aims for flexibility with GNSS software receiver

December 2, 2015By
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Galileo Satellite Navigation Ltd. (GSN), an Israeli startup, is demonstrating a navigation solution that can “pull the sword out of the stone,” said Uri Michon, sales and marketing manager for GSN. The company has developed its own GNSS software receiver, and is now in the final stage of integration to a Korean (long-term evolution) LTE integrated circuit (IC) manufacturer platform.... read more

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Topcon and DAQRI collaborate on wearable tech for construction

November 30, 2015By
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Topcon Positioning Group is collaborating with DAQRI, an augmented reality company, on wearable technology designed to change the way construction and survey professionals interface with the job site. DAQRI is the creator of the DAQRI Smart Helmet, an industrial-grade wearable that seamlessly connects humans to their work environments by providing information about the world around them. Topcon and DAQRI will work together to create... read more

BeiDou’s Newest Trio of Satellites Pass Tests

November 30, 2015By

The three BeiDou satellites launched this year are sending twice as many signals as their predecessors, reports the Economic Times, following tests of the orbits and key technology. The 18th and 19th satellites for the Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) were launched on July 26, and the 20th satellite was launched on Sept. 30. The 18th and 19th satellites are the... read more

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AeroVironment Gets $13M UAV Order from U.S. Marine Corps

November 25, 2015By

AeroVironment has received an order valued at $13 million for RQ-20A Puma AE small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages for the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps employs the Puma AE system as the long-range solution for its small unit remote scouting system (SURSS), complementing the AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven and RQ-12A Wasp AE UAS. The Puma AE... read more

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FAA’s Drone Task Force Issues Registration Recommendations

November 25, 2015By

A proposed national drone registration system should be based on the pilot, not the craft, recommends an FAA task force. It should also be free, electronic and immediate, and not apply to UAVs weighing 250 grams or less. In October, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced the creation of the task force to develop recommendations for a registration... read more

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Jackson Labs provides GNSS PNT replacement module for legacy receivers

November 23, 2015By
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Jackson Labs Technologies Inc. has made available the M12M Replacement Receiver GNSS module that is form-fit-function compatible to the legacy Motorola M12M and M12+ timing and navigation receivers. It uses an eighth-generation GNSS timing-enabled receiver allowing 72 GNSS-channel reception with any two GNSS systems being received simultaneously. The M12M adds configurability via USB ports as well as dual in-line package (DIP) switches and various status... read more

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