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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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Talen-X gets GPS Directorate security approval for BroadSim

November 2, 2016By
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Talen-X has been given security approval by the GPS Directorate, allowing BroadSim to create and process Y-Code while in a classified environment. BroadSim is a software-defined GNSS simulator that enables users to easily model true and spoofed signals. BroadSim was developed to simplify advanced jamming and spoofing scenarios with Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) testing in mind. BroadSim supports high dynamics, advanced... read more

Galileos begin launcher hardware integration for Nov. 17 launch

November 1, 2016By
Two of the four Galileo satellites after their installation on the multi-passenger dispenser system, with a third positioned for its integration. (Photo: Arianespace)

The launch campaign for the Nov. 17 Galileo launch from the French Guiana spaceport has entered its latest phase of preparations, with the mission’s four satellite passengers being installed on their multi-payload dispenser system. The activity — performed in the Spaceport’s S3B clean room — clears the way for the satellites’ integration as a single unit atop the heavy-lift Ariane 5, which was transferred... read more

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NovAtel turns to Stanford lab for high-precision vehicle study

November 1, 2016By

NovAtel Inc. has placed a research contract to determine how GNSS technology can deliver a positioning solution that meets both the safety and accuracy requirements of unmanned automotive vehicles. The research conducted by the GPS Research Laboratory at Stanford University will expand the scope of similar research for aircraft applications. The research will include study concepts for high-precision, high-integrity carrier... read more

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Syntony rises high by going underground

November 1, 2016By
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Syntony GNSS, a simulator company based in Toulouse, France, has landed a €1 million location infrastructure project for the underground metro in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm’s metro stations are deep underground, dug under the sea in and around Stockholm. The metro lacked a system that would enable emergency 911 calls with associated essential localized position information to be carried from within... read more

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