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Aeryon Named UAV Partner for Microsoft Video Platform for Police Agencies

October 26, 2015By
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Aeryon Labs is partnering with Microsoft on its new Microsoft Advanced Patrol Platform (MAPP) vehicle. Microsoft has chosen Aeryon’s SkyRanger UAV to demonstrate aerial image and data capture for MAPP. Aeryon Labs is a provider of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) for military, public safety and commercial operators worldwide. “Law enforcement organizations throughout the world rely on Aeryon sUAS to collect aerial intelligence wherever and... read more

U.S. Army Is Seeking GPS-Denied Technology for UAS

October 26, 2015By

The U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), located at Picatinny Arsenal in north-central New Jersey, has issued a sources sought notice for technology it can use for a variety of unmanned systems. The notice says that technologies developed for the Autonomous Unmanned Systems Teaming and Collaboration In GPS Denied Environments program (AUSTC) could be used for small UAS,... read more

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JAVAD GNSS TRE-3 Successfully Tracks First Live TMBOC Signal

October 22, 2015By

The newly launched BeiDou Phase 3 satellites have several new signals. One is extremely similar to the future GPS L1C signal with time-division BOC(1,1) and BOC(6,1) signals. Such a type of modulation is called time-multiplexed binary offset carrier (TMBOC). (Read more about TMBOC in the June 2011 Innovation article “MBOC Signal Options: Performance of Multiplexed Binary Offset Carrier Modulations for Modernized... read more

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ComNav Releases Receiver and GNSS OEM Board

October 22, 2015By

ComNav has released the M300 Pro, a CORS GNSS receiver, and the K528G, a new GNSS OEM board for heading. Designed for reference stations, the M300 Pro tracks GPS, GLONASS and Beidou (B1, B2, B3), and will track Galileo, QZSS and other coming constellations. Its web server function enables easy and convenient remote control. The M300 Pro is compatible with... read more

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Tesla Rolls Out Autopilot

October 22, 2015By

In October 2014, Tesla started equipping its Model S with hardware to allow for the incremental introduction of self-driving technology: a forward radar, a forward-looking camera, 12 long-range ultrasonic sensors positioned to sense 16 feet around the car in every direction at all speeds, and a high-precision digitally controlled electric assist braking system. Version 7.0 of Tesla’s software has now... read more

Life-Saving UAV Wins Top Prize in ESNC 2015

October 21, 2015By

A UAV project, POSEIDRON, took top honors in the 2015 European Satellite Navigation Competition, which recognizes the year’s best innovations in commercial applications of satellite technology. POSEIDRON won over the international jury of experts with its remote-controlled multicopter built to support maritime search-and-rescue services — and took home the grand prize ahead of the European Satellite Navigation Competition’s 29 other winners. The award... read more

2015 GSA Prize Highlights GNSS Role in Internet of Things

October 21, 2015By

The 2015 edition of the European Satellite Navigation Competition GSA Special Prize was awarded to Rafael Olmedo for the KYNEO project. The project develops inexpensive, flexible Galileo and EGNOS enabled modules that allow ubiquitous positioning data for applications in the Internet of Things. Other winners of the competition are listed here. Described as an open innovation platform for the GNSS... read more

PCTEL Launches High Rejection GNSS Antenna Portfolio Using SkyLink Technology

October 21, 2015By

PCTEL Inc. has launched a new GNSS multi-satellite antenna portfolio for mobile and base-station timing applications. PCTEL’s new SkyLink antenna technology features out-of-band rejection characteristics that provide exceptional GPS/Galileo and GLONASS L1 support and performance in heavy RF traffic environments for fixed and mobile timing and asset tracking applications. The new portfolio consists of two product lines: SkyCompass for fleet management and asset tracking applications... read more