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DoT Hosts Third Workshop on GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility

February 13, 2015By

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a third workshop to continue discussions of the GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment on March 12. The workshop will focus on the following topics: Identification of GPS and GNSS receivers to be considered for testing that are representative of the current categories of user applications Discussion of a GPS/GNSS receiver test plan. Anyone... read more

ISRO to Launch Google’s Skybox Satellite This Year

February 12, 2015By

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch Google’s Skybox Imaging satellite by the end of this year, according to The Asian Age. ISRO will launch its first U.S. satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, according to the news brief. Google acquired Skybox Imaging in August of 2014 to develop advanced GPS mapping using its own network of satellites, according to... read more

Two New Apps Enable Public to Help First Responders

February 12, 2015By

Two new apps developed at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi use social media to help police officers, news stations, and the public navigate the many incidents and minor emergencies that may occur on a daily basis. Richard Smith, creator of the two emergency response apps, is collaborating with Michelle Maresh-Fuehrer, assistant professor of Communication at A&M-Corpus Christi, to identify how the... read more

Bus-Crash Victims Sue TomTom, Garmin

February 12, 2015By
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Lawyers for 11 Pennsylvania residents injured in 2013 when their charter bus slammed into an overpass in Boston, Mass., are suing GPS device manufacturers TomTom and Garmin, seeking more than $15 million in damages. The bus driver was using both a Garmin and a TomTom satnav, neither of which were intended for use by commercial vehicles, but the lawsuit filed in January... read more

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TeeJet Launches Precision Ag GNSS Receiver

February 12, 2015By
The TeeJet RX50 receiver.

The new RX520 dual-frequency GNSS receiver from TeeJet Technologies brings reliable, upgradable accuracy and performance to precision farming applications, TeeJet said. It features an integrated L1/L2 GPS+GLONASS receiver and antenna in a single compact enclosure. Integral magnetic mounting allows for a clean, low-profile installation. All RX520 receivers include ClearPath technology, which ensures smooth, consistent position data even if brief signal... read more

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Maxtena Announces New L1 L2 GPS GLONASS Active Antenna

February 12, 2015By
The Maxtena M1227HCT-A-SMA helix antenna.

Antenna maker Maxtena has launched an L1 L2 GPS/GLONASS active helix antenna for GNSS satellite applications. The new  antenna M1227HCT-A2-SMA antenna will replace its predecessor the M1227HCT-A-SMA antenna, which made its debut in 2010.The new antenna has been mechanically upgraded. It is packaged in a high-quality, durable IP67/68 sealed radome housing and terminated with a gold-plated SMA connector for RF feed/input and DC... read more

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GATE Facility Recertified as Galileo Test Bed

February 11, 2015By

The German Galileo test and development infrastructure GATE has been recertified to serve as a Galileo open‐air test laboratory, for receiver integrity testing (RAIM) for safety‐of‐life (SoL) applications, and for Galileo SIS ICD conformance of signal characteristics and signal quality. The GATE facility, in Berchtesgaden, is operated by IFEN GmbH. Certification was conducted by TÜV SÜD, an international service corporation... read more

PlanetiQ Plans GNSS Weather Constellation

February 10, 2015By
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The company PlanetiQ plans to use GNSS to make real-time weather forecasts. PlanetiQ plans to launch a commercial weather satellite constellation by 2017, composed of 12 to 18 small satellites that will capture data as GNSS satellites pass through Earth’s orbital horizon. The satellites will use radio occultation to collect data that will supplement computer models on weather, producing more accurate and timely weather forecasts and assessments,... read more