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Drone Delivery Test Event to Focus on Medical Service

June 19, 2015By

Drone experts will join with those from the medical field in a demonstration July 17 in Wise, Va. The event, “Let’s Fly Wisely,” aims to show how unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can alleviate the problem of health care access while creating economic opportunity for communities. Many people in Virginia and across rural America are beyond reach of essential health services... read more

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NovAtel G-III Reference Receiver Technology Chosen for QZSS

June 17, 2015By
The NovAtel G-III receiver.

NovAtel Inc. has entered an agreement with NEC Corporation to supply reference receiver products for use in the Quazi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). QZSS is Japan’s regional satellite-based augmentation system. The NovAtel receivers to be used by QZSS are based on the company’s third-generation (G-III) family of reference receivers. Designed for integrity monitoring and reference measurement applications, the receivers track signals independently... read more

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Averna Launches RF Record & Playback with Real-Time GNSS Simulator

June 17, 2015By
Averna RP-6100 Series (PRNewsFoto/Averna).

Averna has launched an RF tool offering high-performance record-and-playback and real-time simulation in one platform. The Averna RP-6100 series is a self-contained, record-and-playback solution for RF application validation. It can capture all GNSS bands, as well as HD Radio, Wi-Fi, LTE, radar, and cognitive radio — plus impairments — to significantly advance RF projects and harden product designs. The RP-6100 series features up to... read more

Pinnacle Uses Leica System to Keep NYC High-Rise Plumb

June 17, 2015By
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When the new Extell luxury high-rise building goes up at 217 West 57th Street in Manhattan, the vertical alignment of the core-wall structure will be crucial to success. This internal core structure will rise almost 1,500 feet above the ground and will be the reference for all other building construction, making its construction one of the most mission-critical aspects of... read more

GeoLearn Adds Nine Geodesy Courses by David Doyle

June 17, 2015By
David Doyle

GeoLearn, a company focused on serving the geospatial industry with video-based online learning and continuing education credits, has added nine courses on geodesy topics by retired NGS Chief Geodetic Surveyor and GPS World contributor David Doyle. Doyle is a contributing editor for survey to GPS World’s monthly Survey Scene newsletter. His first column appeared in May. GeoLearn’s new introductory geodesy courses... read more

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UNB’s PPP Software Centre v2.0 Beta Now Available

June 17, 2015By

The PPP Software Centre, an email-based Online PPP comparison utility hosted by the University of New Brunswick, is once again functioning with its release of version 2.0 Beta following an extended hiatus while being rewritten. The centre is a convenient method for the GNSS community to compare results from several online precise point positioning services. For a more detailed description, including submission instructions, see the homepage at http://www2.unb.ca/gge/Resources/PPP/. Note that... read more

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CHC Introduces UAV Ground-Control Specific GNSS System

June 17, 2015By
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CHC Navigation has launched a new UAV Ground Control (UAV GC) and post-processing kit for high-precision UAV systems. This kit is designed to provide an easy-to-operate complete system, and be cost-effective for producing centimeter-level control for UAV projects. The standard kit includes five GNSS receivers with expansion of additional receivers in pairs. The core of the system is the X900+OPUS, a dual-frequency triple-constellation... read more

MEMSIC Launches Inertial System with GPS

June 17, 2015By
The MEMSIC INS380SA.

MEMSIC has launched its latest inertial system, the INS380 — a complete inertial navigation system with a built-in 48-channel GPS receiver. The INS380 is part of a portfolio of inertial systems enabled with MEMSIC’s SmartSensing technology for a broad range of precision-motion sensing applications. The MEMSIC portfolio consists of inertial measurement units (IMU), vertical gyros (VG), attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS), inertial navigation... read more

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