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SBAS Working Group Looks to Galileo for Aircraft Guidance, Defines L5

February 28, 2014By
Planned GAGAN service coverage for the two different service levels (RNP0.1 and APV1). GAGAN has been jointly undertaken by the Airport Authority of India and the Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO, to achieve smooth transition to satellite-based navigation and seamless air traffic management across continents. GAGAN is designed to provide improved accuracy, availability and integrity necessary to enable users to rely on GPS for all phases of flight, from en route through approach for all qualified airports within the GAGAN service volume. More precisely it is aimed to provide Non Precision Approach RNP0.1 service levels to the entire Indian Flight Information Region and Precision Approach APV1 service (equivalent to the current EGNOS Service) within a specified service volume within Indian land mass.

Plans to harness Galileo and other satnav systems for next-generation satellite augmentation systems for aviation and other high-performance uses took a significant step forward at the latest gathering of worldwide operators and experts, reports the European Space Agency. Satellite augmentation systems combine additional ground stations and satellite transponders to sharpen satnav accuracy and reliability across given geographical regions — based... read more

Carlson Software’s MINI2 Offers Land Surveyors Performance in a Compact Size

February 26, 2014By
The rugged, lightweight Carlson MINI2.

Carlson Software’s newest data collector, the Carlson MINI2, packs a punch for its compact size. The new handheld computer is taking the place of its predecessor, the Carlson MINI. With an IP68 rating (better than the original MINI), the MINI2 is waterproof and dustproof, and is tested to MIL-STD-810G to meet the environmental demands of the surveying industry. The MINI2... read more

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GNSS Receiver from Galileo Satellite Navigation Now on Cadence Core

February 25, 2014By

A software-based GNSS receiver is now available on Tensilica ConnX DSP IP cores, according to an announcement by Cadence Design Systems and Galileo Satellite Navigation, Ltd. (GSN), a developer of multi-system GNSS products including software receiver technology. The core is being demonstrated at the Cadence booth at Mobile World Congress, being held this week in Barcelona, Spain. The GSN GNSS... read more

Airbus Helicopters Selects Honeywell Navigation System

February 25, 2014By

Honeywell Aerospace’s LASEREF VI navigation system has been selected by Airbus Helicopters for its light helicopter platforms, the EC145 T2 and EC645 T2 family. The LASEREF inertial reference unit (IRU) allows helicopter operators to always have an autonomous navigation source available in the absence of a GNSS and radio navigation. The capability is especially useful when navigating during a mission... read more

GeoLearn with Geospatial Online Learning Opens Its Doors

February 25, 2014By
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GeoLearn, a start-up devoted to servicing the geospatial industry with online learning and continuing education credits, has launched its website and training portal with an initial catalog of 22 one-hour-long courses taught by industry-leading faculty members. Course topics available at launch include “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s),” “ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys,” and “National Flood Plain Insurance.” “We want to provide quality... read more

Northrop Grumman Provides Navigation for Vertical Take-Off Aircraft

February 24, 2014By
Northrop Grumman has been selected by AgustaWestland to supply the LCR-110 Inertial Reference System for the new AW609 TiltRotor aircraft.

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, to provide flight-critical inertial instruments on the new AW609 TiltRotor aircraft undergoing civil certification through the Federal Aviation Administration. The LCR-110 Inertial Reference System and the LCR‑300A Air Data Attitude Heading Reference System have been chosen as standard inertial navigation products for the advanced AW609 TiltRotor. The LCR‑110 features... read more

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Rx Networks Launches BeiDou Services

February 24, 2014By

Rx Networks, Inc., a mobile location technology and services company, has completed the upgrade of its GPStream Global Reference Network (GRN) to include the BeiDou constellation. A top-tier GNSS semiconductor vendor has already incorporated this new feature so its platform can take advantage of the extra satellites now available in the BeiDou constellation, the company said. Global real-time assistance and... read more

Mediatek Announces Five-in-One Wireless Connectivity Chip for Mobile Devices

February 24, 2014By

Mediatek has released a five-in-one combo wireless system-on-a-chip (SOC), with multi-system GNSS, to support full featured smartphones, tablets, and other premium mobile devices. The MT6630 dramatically reduces the component count and eBOM while improving ease-of-design for manufacturers by eliminating external low noise amplifiers and integrating the Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz power amplifiers, Bluetooth power amplifiers, and transmit-receive (T/R) switch... read more

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