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Spirent Issues Ebook on Testing Drones, UAVs

November 4, 2015By

Spirent has issued a free new 28-page ebook designed to provide An Introduction to Testing Navigation and Positioning Performance in Drones, UAS and UAVs. According to Spirent, “The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is starting to take off in commercial and military sectors. The potential applications of UAVs are many – including survey, mapping, media reporting, delivery, reconnaissance, conservation... read more

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GPS-powered advertising geo-targets moving vehicles

November 4, 2015By
MediaSignage-GPS-LBS

MediaSignage has released GPS-powered, location-based services (LBS) for digital signage. The tool provides specific geo-targeting of advertising campaigns based on the location of the screen. The GPS-enabled location targeting works well for buses, taxis and trains, because advertisers can more easily target their digital signage content based on a targeted geographic radius, MediaSignage said in a press release. For instance, a taxicab may... read more

Topcon offers control box for excavator systems

November 3, 2015By
Topcon's GX-55

Topcon Positioning’s  GX-55 control box for machine-controlled excavation is now available in the Americas. With the release of the GX-55, Topcon adds three new 2D and 3D systems to its line of excavation solutions — the X-52 as well as the X-53 and X-53i. In any solution, the GX-55 is designed to provide users with new visual and audible features... read more

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Will Military Take the Autonomous Vehicle Lead?

November 2, 2015By
Jeff Smith, president and CEO of Riptide Autonomous Solutions, holds an unmanned undersea vehicle that has GPS sensors and antenna.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite shrinking defense budgets, existing and emerging worldwide threats will make robotic and autonomous systems’ development important for decades, said officials at the Unmanned Systems Defense 2015 conference held here Oct. 27-29. Because America has been at war for more than 14 years, unmanned technology has been developing at a rapid rate, perhaps even faster than emerging autonomous... read more

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Driverless conference focuses on strategies for autonomous car

November 2, 2015By

With automakers and Silicon Valley technology companies rolling out their strategies for the autonomous car, keeping on top of the latest technology, worldwide markets and regulation will be critical. Enter Driverless, a conference that will be held March 22-23, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Francisco Airport. Attendees at the conference can find out what technology and markets will prevail... read more

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IZT Solutions’ over-the-air system tests GNSS receiver performance

November 2, 2015By

German research organization Fraunhofer Gesellschaft has developed and presented an over-the-air (OTA) wave-field synthesis system for test and certification of GNSS receivers. The testing platform is at its Fraunhofer IIS Facility for Over the Air Research and Testing (FORTE) in Ilmenau, Germany. The innovative and complex OTA test system is based on hardware and software solutions from IZT GmbH, such as powerful RF receivers... read more

GLONASS-M Satellite Scheduled for Launch on Dec. 29

November 2, 2015By

The next GLONASS-M satellite will be launched on Dec. 29, according to Russian news agency TASS. GLONASS-M 51 will replace a satellite put into orbit in 2005, which has exceeded its design life by three years. The lifetime of a GLONASS-M is approximately seven years.  In addition, not earlier than February, a trio of GLONASS-M satellites is expected to be launched. GLONASS-M 51 is... read more

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Next-to-last GPS IIF satellite launched into orbit

November 2, 2015By
GPS IIF-11 Heads for space on Halloween.

The U.S. Air Force successfully launched its 11th and next-to-last Boeing-built Global Positioning System GPS IIF series satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Oct. 31 at 12:13 p.m. EDT (9:13 a.m. PDT). GPS IIF satellites provide improved signals to support both the warfighter and the growing... read more