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Spectratime launches Force 2020 atomic clock for defense

November 7, 2016By
The Spectratime Force 2020 Rubidium clock is designed for the defense market.

Spectratime, a provider of high precision atomic clocks and a business of the Orolia Group, has launched the Force 2020. The Force 2020 is a rugged, anti-vibration, GPS/GNSS-lockable, ultra-low-noise Rubidium atomic clock for highly dynamic defense platform applications. According to Pascal Rochat, managing director of Spectratime, “Next-generation defense airborne radars, drones, helicopters, secure shipboard and radio communications systems use high... read more

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U-blox cellular module integrates GNSS with LTE modem for IoT

November 7, 2016By
LARA-R3121 module by u-blox.

U-blox has launched the LARA-R3121, a new module comprising a single-mode LTE Category 1 modem and a GNSS positioning engine specifically designed for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. The LARA-R3121 is designed for IoT applications including smart utility metering, connected health and patient monitoring, smart buildings, security and video surveillance, smart payment and point-of-sale (POS) systems, as well as... read more

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Systron Donner awarded IMU contract for Boeing 777X

November 7, 2016By
The SDI300 aviation-grade inertial measurement unit by Systron Donner Inertial.

Rockwell Collins has awarded a contract to Systron Donner Inertial (SDI) for an inertial measurement unit (IMU) needed for the new Boeing 777X Integrated Flight Control Electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire system. The core of SDI’s solution is its SDI300 aviation-grade IMU, which delivers reliable high performance and stability over full temperature and vibration environments, the company said. The compact, low-power, high-quality... read more

DJI and DroneSAR launch rescue app for first responders

November 3, 2016By
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DJI, maker of unmanned aerial vehicles, and DroneSAR, an Irish tech start-up for search and rescue, on Thursday announced a new search and rescue app that seamlessly integrates a drone’s unique aerial perspective on life-and-death searches into incident management software, ensuring rescue crews can use drones effectively to save lives. DroneSAR can stream live images and video, from a regular or thermal... read more

What’s GPS World’s biggest story of the year?

November 3, 2016By
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You tell us. Take this month’s Reader Poll by Nov. 16, choosing among eight of the news stories that received the most traffic on our website — or nominate your own choice. All participating are entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift card. Here are the nominees for Top GNSS/PNT News Story 2016. US Coast Guard issues GPS jamming alert... read more

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The System: First OCX receiver delivered to Air Force

November 3, 2016By
The first eight GPS III satellites are under contract and in production at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility outside of Denver.

Harris Corporation delivered the first of 34 modernized receivers to support the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System (OCX). They will receive the signals sent by the current GPS satellite constellation plus the new signals sent by the next generation GPS III — 13 military and civilian signals in all. The receiver was shipped to the prime contractor, Raytheon Company, in... read more

SmartNet North America assumes operation of East Coast RTK network

November 2, 2016By
The MTS RTK Network has two national CORS base stations and 27 base stations covering most of New England.

SmartNet North America, a high-precision, high-availability network RTK correction service, is assuming operations and incorporating all of the Maine Technical Source (MTS) RTK Network into SmartNet. The merger brings professionals along the East Coast access to a broader coverage area, better geometry and optimized performance. The MTS RTK Network has two national CORS base stations and 27 base stations covering most... read more

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Skydel Solutions adds Beidou in latest SDX release

November 2, 2016By
GNSS simulation with four simultaneous constellations.

Out today, release 16.11 of Skydel Solutions’ SDX simulation software adds BeiDou to the list of constellations that SDX can simulate. Following release 16.7 in July, which added Galileo, the update makes SDX a multi-constellation, multi-frequency GNSS simulator. Here are major improvements to the SDX simulator: Added Galileo E1 (16.7) Improvements to the Sky View and the display of multiple constellations (16.7) Added Galileo... read more

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