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Lockheed Misses GPS III Deadline After Production Delays

June 13, 2014By

The U.S. Air Force is shopping for alternative companies to head  the GPS III program after its current contractor, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, hit production delays, according to the Denver Post. There have been technical problems with the first GPS III satellite navigation system, which is supplied by Lockheed Martin subcontractor Exelis, the newspaper reports. After the current eight-satellite contract... read more

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ION International Technical Meeting 2015 Now Accepting Abstracts

June 13, 2014By

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) International Technical Meeting (ITM), set for January 26-28, 2015, at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Hotel, Dana Point California. Abstracts are being accepted through October 3, 2014. This year’s plenary session will focus on “The Human Factor: Interpreting and Acting on Navigation Data,” and will explore how navigation data... read more

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U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin Complete Second Autonomous Convoy Demonstration

June 11, 2014By
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The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin successfully demonstrated additional capabilities of the Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System (AMAS) May 29 at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina. They conducted a driverless line-haul convoy with seven military trucks at speeds up to 40 mph. The AMAS CAD II demonstration built... read more

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Sokkia’s GHX2 RTK Rover Designed for Demanding Environments

June 6, 2014By
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Sokkia has added the GHX2 network rover to its GNSS family of surveying products in the North American market. The GHX2 is designed to pair with the Sokkia SA300 external antenna to provide enhanced positioning accuracy and RTK performance in demanding environments. “The power of a built-in survey and mapping grade GNSS receiver makes the GHX2 an excellent choice,” said... read more

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Russia Turns IGS Data Back on — Sort of

June 5, 2014By

On June 2, GPS World reported that GPS tracking stations co-sponsored by U.S. interests but located in Russia had stopped making their data available to scientists and others. Now, “It looks like the tap has been turned back on, at least at slow flow,” reports Richard Langley, GPS World Innovation editor and University of New Brunswick professor. “Hourly and daily... read more

Ethertronics Unveils GPS Helix Antenna for Mission-Critical Applications

June 5, 2014By
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Ethertronics has unveiled EtherHelix GPS, a small, stand-alone, Right Hand Circularly Polarized (RHCP) external GPS antenna. Measuring 35 mm in length, the EtherHelix GPS is 27 percent shorter than other antennas on the market with no performance trade-offs, the company said. It is designed for high-performance, mission-critical devices such as walkie-talkies, tough books, tough tablets, first responders, public safety, military applications... read more

Jacobson Chronicles Evolution of GPS in New Book

June 4, 2014By
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Flying for GPS, a chronicle of Len Jacobson’s role in the development and promotion of the Global Positioning System, has just been published. The book spans a 50-year career, during which Jacobson flew 2½ million miles as a missionary for GPS and as a developer of user equipment. He kept an extensive log of all of his flights, and it... read more

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Leica Releases Viva GNSS Unlimited Series

June 3, 2014By
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The Leica Viva GNSS Unlimited Series, available in August, will allow customers to make a safe investment with future-proof GNSS receivers and smart antennas, Leica Geosystems said in announcing the new series. With a flexible design, the Viva GNSS sensors can be upgraded for maximum performance whenever needed. The Leica Viva GNSS range fully supports the Chinese BeiDou navigation system.... read more