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HarvestMaster releases field applicator for improved efficiency

January 14, 2016By
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HarvestMaster, provider of agricultural data collection solutions, has introduced a new field applicator that applies various treatments to specific field plots. The field applicator is easily controlled from within HarvestMaster’s Mirus field data-collection software using a software plugin. Using the Mirus field applicator plugin, users can select which treatments to apply to individual plots from within the Mirus dashboard, and... read more

Juniper Systems launches Windows 10 rugged tablet

January 14, 2016By
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Windows 10 and a new large display are key features of Juniper Systems’ latest tablet, Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet, released today. Juniper Systems is a provider of ultra-rugged field data collection solutions. Featuring the largest display produced by Juniper Systems to date, the Mesa 2 is also Juniper Systems’ first handheld to run on the new Windows 10, which the... read more

Optimal search strategies, open-interface receiver: New speakers for webinar on GNSS receiver design

January 13, 2016By
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New speakers have been announced for the Jan. 21 webinar “GNSS Receiver Design: New MEMS Components, Optimal Search Strategies.” read more

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DARPA hosts Proposers Day on new atomic clock

January 13, 2016By

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is holding a Proposers Day on Feb. 1 to inform potential contractors about the Atomic Clock with Enhanced Stability (ACES) program. ACES is a potential $50 million program that seeks to develop battery-powered atomic clocks that work to provide warfighters with synchronization and precision timing capabilities during navigation, communications, electronic warfare and reconnaissance... read more

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Air Force awards contract to support GPS modernization

January 13, 2016By

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded an order to support embedded GPS/inertial navigation system (INS) pre-Phase 1 modernization efforts. The Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program is developing M-code-capable GPS receivers, which are mandated by Congress after fiscal year 2017 and will help to ensure the secure transmission of accurate military signals. Under the cost-plus-fixed-fee order valued at $4.8 million... read more

Prime Meridian on the move

January 13, 2016By
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The historical prime meridian runs through a telescope established in 1851 by Sir George Airy at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England. The observatory’s line in the pavement is a major tourist attraction, but the prime meridian used by satellite navigation systems is located 102 meters east of that historic location. read more

Topcon invests in virtual reality company for construction, infrastructure

January 12, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired a significant share of holdings a company that assists customers in virtual design and construction (VDC). Viasys VDC — based in Espoo, Finland — has developed a suite of tools and services to assist customers in building virtual models for infrastructure and site-work projects. Using building information modeling (BIM) technologies, its solutions create VDC models that optimize... read more

KVH introduces FOG-based GNSS inertial nav for unmanned applications

January 12, 2016By
The GEO-FOG 3D Dual inertial navigation system (INS) is designed for applications that require heading at system startup or in low dynamic conditions.

KVH Industries has introduced the GEO-FOG 3D inertial navigation system (INS). The new product offers roll, pitch and heading accuracies of .05 degrees for demanding applications in unmanned, autonomous and manned aerial, ground, marine and subsurface platforms, such as subsea remotely operated vehicles or mining systems. The GEO-FOG 3D is based on the company’s high-performance fiber optic gyro (FOG) technology combined with centimeter-level... read more

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