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U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin Complete Second Autonomous Convoy Demonstration

June 11, 2014By
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The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin successfully demonstrated additional capabilities of the Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System (AMAS) May 29 at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina. They conducted a driverless line-haul convoy with seven military trucks at speeds up to 40 mph. The AMAS CAD II demonstration built... read more

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Sokkia’s GHX2 RTK Rover Designed for Demanding Environments

June 6, 2014By
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Sokkia has added the GHX2 network rover to its GNSS family of surveying products in the North American market. The GHX2 is designed to pair with the Sokkia SA300 external antenna to provide enhanced positioning accuracy and RTK performance in demanding environments. “The power of a built-in survey and mapping grade GNSS receiver makes the GHX2 an excellent choice,” said... read more

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Russia Turns IGS Data Back on — Sort of

June 5, 2014By

On June 2, GPS World reported that GPS tracking stations co-sponsored by U.S. interests but located in Russia had stopped making their data available to scientists and others. Now, “It looks like the tap has been turned back on, at least at slow flow,” reports Richard Langley, GPS World Innovation editor and University of New Brunswick professor. “Hourly and daily... read more

Ethertronics Unveils GPS Helix Antenna for Mission-Critical Applications

June 5, 2014By
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Ethertronics has unveiled EtherHelix GPS, a small, stand-alone, Right Hand Circularly Polarized (RHCP) external GPS antenna. Measuring 35 mm in length, the EtherHelix GPS is 27 percent shorter than other antennas on the market with no performance trade-offs, the company said. It is designed for high-performance, mission-critical devices such as walkie-talkies, tough books, tough tablets, first responders, public safety, military applications... read more

Jacobson Chronicles Evolution of GPS in New Book

June 4, 2014By
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Flying for GPS, a chronicle of Len Jacobson’s role in the development and promotion of the Global Positioning System, has just been published. The book spans a 50-year career, during which Jacobson flew 2½ million miles as a missionary for GPS and as a developer of user equipment. He kept an extensive log of all of his flights, and it... read more

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Leica Releases Viva GNSS Unlimited Series

June 3, 2014By
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The Leica Viva GNSS Unlimited Series, available in August, will allow customers to make a safe investment with future-proof GNSS receivers and smart antennas, Leica Geosystems said in announcing the new series. With a flexible design, the Viva GNSS sensors can be upgraded for maximum performance whenever needed. The Leica Viva GNSS range fully supports the Chinese BeiDou navigation system.... read more

GNSS Manufacturing and Purchase Decisions Outlined in Thursday’s Webinar

June 3, 2014By
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The two GLONASS stumbles in May prompted industry leaders to again promote multi-GNSS user equipment and the development of of reliable back-up/redundant positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems to cope with potential drop-outs of space-based services due to jamming, unintentional interference, spoofing, or other disruptions. But neither multi-GNSS nor back-up/alternative PNT fully exists at this time, effectively for all users.... read more

Hexagon Acquires iLab for Smart Agriculture

June 2, 2014By

Hexagon AB, a global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies, has acquired iLab Sistemas, a provider of planning and optimization solutions for the agro business sector, with special focus in the sugar and ethanol industries. iLab will, together with Arvus and Leica Agriculture, form the backbone of Hexagon’s Smart Agriculture Solution. Headquartered in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, iLab takes advantage... read more

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