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AT&T and NASA collaborate on drone traffic management system

November 10, 2016By

AT&T and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are researching traffic management solutions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The goal is an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) solution that supports safe and highly secure operation of drones in the national airspace. AT&T has been working with NASA and other companies to make UAS flight-path monitoring, flight planning, navigation,... read more

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Asteri Navigation launches X-series of wearable GNSS receivers

November 10, 2016By

Asteri Navigation will introduce a new line of rugged, compact and fully integrated GNSS receivers on Nov. 15 at the 2016 Autodesk University in Las Vegas, Nevada. Suitable for geospatial field data collection and inspection applications that require high accuracy positioning, the Asteri X-Series receivers are light enough to be mounted to external sensors or worn on the body or arm.... read more

New BeiDou Interface Control Document released

November 10, 2016By

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

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

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

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

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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