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New BeiDou Interface Control Document released

November 10, 2016By
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Version 2.1 of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Signal In Space Interface Control Document for the Open Service Signal has been released. The document was issued by the China Satellite Navigation Office. It defines the specification related to open service signals B1I and B2I between the space segment and the user segment of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. B2I will... read more

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Near Earth Autonomy secures NASA award to advance safe UAS flight

November 10, 2016By
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Near Earth Autonomy, a specialist in autonomy solutions for unmanned aircraft, will support NASA’s mission to introduce unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace (NAS). The contract was awarded through the NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Under this award, Near Earth will develop and demonstrate technologies that enable safe unmanned aircraft operation in the case of unexpected contingency situations.... read more

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Trimble grade control available for precision guidance on Engcon excavators

November 9, 2016By
The GSC2000 now works with Engon excavators.

Trimble and Engcon announced at Trimble Dimensions that the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System can now be used with Engcon tiltrotator excavator attachments. Trimble machine control gives excavator operators using an Engcon tiltrotator precision guidance, which can result in time and fuel savings for contractors. “Working closely with Trimble, we have made high-precision guidance available for Engcon tiltrotator attachments,” said Fredrik... read more

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Trimble offers management services for real-time networks

November 8, 2016By
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Trimble is offering a new suite of services benefiting owners and operators of real-time networks (RTN): Trimble Network Management. The initial offering consists of three levels of service, ranging from simple backup to fully outsourced network operations. Trimble Network Management is performed by Trimble’s global network operations team, comprised of network engineering, geodetic and IT professionals, already performing around-the- clock operations and... read more

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Trimble unveils software GNSS receiver for high-accuracy in mobile devices

November 8, 2016By

Trimble has introduced Catalyst, a software-defined GNSS receiver that works with select Android mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets. When combined with a small, lightweight, plug-and-play digital antenna and subscription to the Catalyst service, the receiver provides on-demand GNSS, geo-location capabilities to transform consumer devices into high-accuracy mobile data collection systems. The announcement of the new product, designed for GIS professionals, was... read more

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US Navy awards Raytheon $255 million for precision landing

November 8, 2016By
A U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific. (Photo: US Navy)

System equips the F-35 and unmanned aircraft with safer, more accurate landing guidance   The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $255 million contract for development and production readiness of its next generation precision landing system. The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System uses GPS satellite navigation to provide more accurate landing guidance for manned and unmanned aircraft, replacing... read more

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Trimble xFill for machine control sustains RTK positioning during outages

November 8, 2016By
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Trimble’s GCS900 Grade Control System is now available with xFill technology to sustain real-time kinematic (RTK) positions during correction outages. xFill uses Trimble RTX technology, delivered via satellite, to “fill in” for RTK corrections in the event of temporary radio or Internet connection outages. As a result, contractors can experience fewer interruptions and less machine downtime. The announcement was made... read more

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Telit autonomous nav module uses internal sensors, GNSS

November 7, 2016By
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Telit has announced the commercial availability of the SL869-3DR, a GNSS module for global use that leverages information from internal gyros, accelerometers and a barometric pressure sensor to perform dead-reckoning navigation for application areas such as track and trace and in-vehicle systems. The module delivers accurate position data either directly from its multi-constellation receiver or from a fully autonomous dead-reckoning system, requiring no connections... read more