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DJI launches company’s first agriculture drone

December 3, 2015By
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Unmanned aerial vehicle maker DJI has launched of a smart, crop-spraying agricultural drone. The DJI Agras MG-1 is dustproof, water-resistant and made of anti-corrosive materials. It can be rinsed clean and folded up for easy transport and storage after use. The eight-rotor Agras can load more than 10 kilograms of liquid for crop-spraying and can cover between seven and 10 acres per hour.... read more

Tallysman introduces upper GNSS band, L-band capable antennas

December 3, 2015By
The Tallysman TW2940.

Tallysman has introduced the TW2920 antenna for simultaneous reception of L-band correction signals and all of the upper band GNSS signals, including GPS L1, GLONASS G1, Galileo E1 and BeiDou B1. The TW2920’s 1-dB bandwidth covers 1525-1559 MHz for the L-band downlink and 1559-1610MHz for the upper-band GNSS. The LNA of the TW2920 provides 28dB of gain; the TW2940 is a higher... read more

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PlanetiQ signs weather satellite launch contract with India’s Antrix

December 3, 2015By
24 hours of data from 12 PlanetiQ satellites = ~34,000 occultations/day.

PlanetiQ has signed a contract with Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), for the launch of PlanetiQ’s first two weather satellites on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) during the fourth quarter of 2016. Ten more satellites are planned for launch in 2017 to complete an initial set of 12 satellites that will... read more

u-blox joins Qualcomm and Broadcom as top three GPS/GNSS IC vendors

December 2, 2015By

ABI Research’s competitive analysis evaluates GNSS IC vendors across innovation and implementation parameters The GNSS market is slowly shifting in new directions, according to ABI Research. While the smartphone market continues to grow, new opportunities are also emerging in automotive, insurance, wearables, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Overall, the GNSS market is forecast to continue to... read more

Israeli startup aims for flexibility with GNSS software receiver

December 2, 2015By
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Galileo Satellite Navigation Ltd. (GSN), an Israeli startup, is demonstrating a navigation solution that can “pull the sword out of the stone,” said Uri Michon, sales and marketing manager for GSN. The company has developed its own GNSS software receiver, and is now in the final stage of integration to a Korean (long-term evolution) LTE integrated circuit (IC) manufacturer platform.... read more

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Topcon and DAQRI collaborate on wearable tech for construction

November 30, 2015By
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Topcon Positioning Group is collaborating with DAQRI, an augmented reality company, on wearable technology designed to change the way construction and survey professionals interface with the job site. DAQRI is the creator of the DAQRI Smart Helmet, an industrial-grade wearable that seamlessly connects humans to their work environments by providing information about the world around them. Topcon and DAQRI will work together to create... read more

BeiDou’s Newest Trio of Satellites Pass Tests

November 30, 2015By

The three BeiDou satellites launched this year are sending twice as many signals as their predecessors, reports the Economic Times, following tests of the orbits and key technology. The 18th and 19th satellites for the Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) were launched on July 26, and the 20th satellite was launched on Sept. 30. The 18th and 19th satellites are the... read more

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AeroVironment Gets $13M UAV Order from U.S. Marine Corps

November 25, 2015By

AeroVironment has received an order valued at $13 million for RQ-20A Puma AE small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages for the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps employs the Puma AE system as the long-range solution for its small unit remote scouting system (SURSS), complementing the AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven and RQ-12A Wasp AE UAS. The Puma AE... read more

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