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HRL to develop inertial sensor tech for DARPA

April 12, 2016By

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded HRL Laboratories $4.3 million to develop vibration- and shock-tolerant inertial sensor technology that enables future system accuracy needs without utilizing GPS. While GPS provides sub-meter accuracy in optimal conditions, the signal is often lost or degraded due to natural interference or malicious jamming. HRL Laboratories, based in Malibu, California, is a corporate research-and-development... read more

Don Jewell reports from 32nd annual Space Symposium

April 11, 2016By

Opening Day, April 11 It never fails. Invite 11,000-plus of your closest acquaintances for a week in the Rocky Mountains in April, and you have one — make that several — weather related events. I have attended 30 of the 32 Space Symposiums and it always rains buckets, snows a blizzard, hails in biblical amounts or is a combination of all three interspersed with incredible... read more

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FAA reviewing micro UAS report

April 11, 2016By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now reviewing the report and recommendations of the Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee. The agency had tasked the group to develop recommendations for performance-based regulations that would let certain unmanned aircraft operate over people not directly involved in the flight of the aircraft. The rulemaking committee, which began meeting March 8,... read more

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TerraGo Edge delivers GeoPackage to mobile users

April 8, 2016By

TerraGo has released TerraGo Edge 3.9.3, which features full support for OGC GeoPackage, a universal format for sharing maps and geographic data across mobile devices and all platforms. TerraGo Edge enables users to import and export OGC GeoPackage as a SQLite database optimized for performance on iOS and Android devices. “Because we listened to our customers, we designed TerraGo Edge from the... read more

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State Department issues notice on North Korean jamming

April 8, 2016By

On April 7, the U.S. Department of State issued a notice about the recent jamming experienced in South Korea. Korean Peninsula GPS Jamming Notice A continuing series of incidents have been reported in the general location of Incheon, Republic of Korea and the surrounding Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces out to approximately 100 nautical miles beginning on or about 0000Z31March16. The... read more

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Next two Galileo satellites begin launch prep

April 7, 2016By
The 13th and 14th Galileo satellites touched down at Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport in French Guiana. (Photo: ESA)

The latest pair of navigation satellites has reached Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). This starts a new Galileo launch campaign that will culminate in a May 24 launch of  the 13th and 14th satellites in the constellation. A second launch is planned for this fall, with four satellites carried aloft on a customized Ariane 5 for... read more

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BKG NTRIP Client update coming April 18

April 6, 2016By
BNC on a Mac system for static real-time precise point positioning with Google Maps, such as for early warning of natural hazards.

A new version 2.12 of the BKG NTRIP Client (BNC) will be available on April 18. Originally developed in cooperation of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) and the Czech Technical University (CTU) with a focus on multi-stream real-time access to GNSS observations, the software has been substantially extended. The BKG Ntrip Client is an open source multi-stream... read more

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Septentrio offers multi-constellation CORS for DOTs

April 6, 2016By
The Septentrio PolaRx5 GNSS receiver.

A new PolaRx5 Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) platform, offered by Septentrio Americas, is optimized for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other real-time-kinematic (RTK) network operators. The PolaRx5 CORS receivers can be purchased at special pricing by UNAVCO member organizations and affiliates. Septentrio has been selected by UNAVCO as the preferred vendor of CORS receivers under a multi-year agreement. The PolaRx5... read more

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