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Laser Technology offers TruPoint 300 total station

April 26, 2017By

Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) has released its TruPoint 300 for field data collection and mapping, as well as producing +/–1 millimeter range accuracy. It is a fully integrated laser with vertical and horizontal angle encoders capable of producing 3D, survey-grade measurements. The TruPoint 300 is LTI’s first phase-technology product with a laser diode that emits light pulses with a distinct... read more

M3, Averna join to test auto infotainment

April 26, 2017By

Averna has entered a strategic partnership with M3 Systems to distribute M3’s StellaNGC GNSS Simulator on National Instruments’ VST platforms for the infotainment segment of the automotive market. M3 Systems’ GNSS simulator, based on National Instruments’ Vector Signal Transceiver (NI VST), will now be available as part of Averna’s AST-1000 platform, extending its capability to navigation and GNSS testing. Launched... read more

NAVMAR and UAVT plan to demonstrate turboprop engine for drones

April 24, 2017By

Navmar Applied Sciences Corp. (NASC) and UAV Turbines Inc. (UAVT) have announced plans for a joint flight demonstration of NASC’s TigerShark aircraft with a UAVT micro-turboprop propulsion system. First flights are scheduled before the end of the year. This will mark the first time that a Group 3 UAV (medium endurance and size) is powered by a micro-turboprop engine with... read more

U.S. Air Force says goodbye to 25-year-old GPS satellite

April 24, 2017By

At 25 years old, GPS Satellite Vehicle No. 27 completed its time in orbit on April 18. With the satellite’s final duty completed, the 2nd Space Operations Squadron (2 SOPS) said goodbye via final command and disposal from Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5... read more

Topcon’s new GNSS receiver boards have expanded constellation tracking

April 24, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group has launched two new full constellation GNSS receivers for the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market. The new B111 and B125 boards are designed for use with a broad range of positioning applications. The boards utilize the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo constellations with the B111 tracking signals in the L1 and L2 frequency band, while the B125... read more

CNES offers new Android apps for GNSS

April 24, 2017By

French space agency CNES has made available two applications on the Google Play store for Android apps. Both are compatible with Android N (Nougat). RTCM Converter: This app aims to convert the smartphone GNSS raw measurements to Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM message type 1077) and send them to a caster, for use by third-party software. PPP WizzLite: This app... read more

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Skydel teams with Noffz to increase presence in Europe

April 21, 2017By

Skydel, a GNSS test solutions company, has partnered with Germany-based Noffz to deliver SDX GNSS simulation to clients in Europe. Noffz creates test systems and solutions in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) — especially in automotive RF-test applications around eCall, network access devices, telematics control units, infotainment/multimedia units and automotive radar. With nearly 30 years of experience, Noffz... read more

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Octopus ISR Systems integrates VectorNav INS on new gimbal series

April 18, 2017By

Octopus ISR Systems, a division of UAV Factory Ltd., has released a precision geo-pointing feature for its miniature Epsilon series of gyro-stabilized gimbals. The feature, Precision Geo-Lock, combines a GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS) with dedicated software algorithms and payload operator software. To guarantee the successful implementation of the Precision Geo-Lock feature, UAV Factory partnered with VectorNav Technologies of Dallas. Precision Geo-Lock... read more