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New version of DatuSurvey hints at ground control points

February 6, 2017By

Datumate has released DatuSurvey version 5.1 for both Professional and Enterprise editions of the software. DatuSurvey (formerly DatuGram 3D) turns drone- and camera-based images to accurate, georeferenced 2D maps and 3D models, which saves the need for expensive and risky field work and expedites deliveries, according to Datumate. DatuSurvey Professional V5.1 now also includes: Ground Control Points Hints – Once the model... read more

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New NovAtel firmware for OEM7 offers interference toolkit, RTK Assist

February 6, 2017By

NovAtel has launched its OEM7 7.200 version firmware. Version 7.200 firmware introduces powerful new positioning functionality including the company’s Interference Toolkit (ITK). The ITK allows users to detect and mitigate intentional interference such as the adversarial jamming of GNSS signals, as well as the unintentional interference from external sources. The new RTK Assist corrections service assures continued high-accuracy positioning when signals from a... read more

Boeing, US Air Force extend partnership to sustain GPS IIA, IIF

February 6, 2017By

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force have signed a GPS sustainment agreement to ensure the health of current satellites on orbit. The agreement enables persistent GPS capability for civilians and the military as Boeing works on next-generation GPS satellites. Under the agreement, Boeing will support GPS IIA and IIF satellites on orbit for the next five years. Boeing, which has been... read more

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ION announces executive committee and council for 2017-19

February 6, 2017By

The Institute of Navigation (ION) has announced its Executive Committee and Council for 2017-19. The ION Executive Committee and Council consists of a wide range of professionals in the field of positioning, navigation and timing. “ION is excited with the talented and distinguished group of professionals that hail from all segments of the PNT community who are giving their time... read more

Wildwood eLoran transmitter starts broadcasting Feb. 6

February 2, 2017By

Update (2/9/17): The Wildwood transmitter is back on the air after a presumed lightning strike affected transmissions. The transmitter stopped broadcasting at 5:35 a.m. EST on Feb. 9. Testing took place 5:35 a.m. to  8:19 EST, after which it came back on the air, reports Steve Bartlett, vice president of operations for UrsaNav Inc. The transmitter will be taken off... read more

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Rohde & Schwarz protects Europe air show from drones

February 1, 2017By

Rohde & Schwarz safeguarded Austria’s AirPower 2016 air show against the security risk of commercial drones encroaching on the show’s airspace. This was accomplished using the R&S Ardronis radiomonitoring solution that enables users to identify drone control signals early on, to locate and even stop the drone. Remote-control drones are constantly invading the privacy of individuals and violating the boundaries of... read more

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EndRun delivers atomic frequency standard performance in compact module

January 31, 2017By

EndRun Technologies, a provider of precision time and frequency solutions, announced at the Precision Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications (PTTI) meeting the release of the RTM3205 precision timing module for portable time and frequency applications. The PTTI meeting is being held Jan. 30-Feb. 2 in Monterey, California. The second-generation RTM3205 is optimized for size, weight, and power (SWaP),... read more

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Bye Aerospace, SolAero collaborate on medium-altitude UAV

January 31, 2017By

Bye Aerospace has announced an engineering, development and production collaboration with SolAero Technologies Corp. to put SolAero’s solar cell technology on Bye’s solar-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), StratoAirNet. The StratoAirNet family of UAVs is intended to provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to support commercial and government security requirements. The initial medium-altitude StratoAirNet 15 proof-of-concept prototype is nearing completion and... read more

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