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Karel Introduces High-Performance GPS/INS System

March 9, 2015By
The VIA-100G GPS/IMU by Karel Electronics.

The VIA-100G, an integrated GPS and MEMS-IMU (inertial measurement system), has been added to the ViaNav inertial navigation system family produced by Karel Electronics Corporation. Featuring a high-accuracy fusion filter running on an embedded processor, the VIA-100G provides all the functions of a vertical reference unit (VRU), an attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) and integrated GPS/IMU system. The system contains GPS, 3D gyroscopes, 3D accelerometers,... read more

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Arianespace Soyuz Begins Integration for March 27 Galileo Launch

March 5, 2015By

The Soyuz launcher for Arianespace’s upcoming mission with two European Galileo navigation satellites is taking shape at the Spaceport for a March 27 liftoff from French Guiana. “During activity in the Spaceport’s Soyuz Launcher Integration Building, the medium-lift workhorse began to assume its iconic form with integration of the four first-stage strap-on boosters to the Block A core second stage,” Arianespace wrote in an... read more

MWC 2015: Rohde & Schwarz Adds Testing for Russia’s Emergency Calling

March 5, 2015By

Effective January 1, 2015, all new car models introduced to the Russian market must be equipped with the automatic ERA-GLONASS emergency call system. Rohde & Schwarz now offers a standard compliant test solution for manufacturers and suppliers of these in-vehicle systems. Rohde & Schwarz is demonstrating its ERA-GLONASS test setup at Mobile World Congress, being held this week in Barcelona,... read more

Launch of IRNSS-1D Postponed

March 4, 2015By

The launch of India’s fourth navigation satellite, IRNSS-1D, originally scheduled for March 9, has been postponed. During the integrated electrical checks on March 3 of the launch vehicle and satellite following closure of the heat shield, an anomaly was observed in one of the telemetry transmitters of the satellite, according to a post on the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)’s Facebook page.... read more

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Geomatics Offers Portable Surveying and Mapping System

March 3, 2015By

Editor’s note: GPS World explored use of the new system from Geomatics in the March 2015 issue. Geomatics USA from Gainesville, Fla., has designed a precision surveying and mapping system that can be easily stowed in an overhead compartment for airline travel. Surveyors can fit everything needed for important mapping and surveying jobs into a baseball-style bag, including tripods. The compact, light-weight system offers differential sub-foot accuracy.... read more

Trimble VRS Now Service Available in Australia, Oregon

March 3, 2015By
Trimble VRS Now coverage in Australia.

Trimble, together with its distribution partner Ultimate Positioning Group, announced the availability of Trimble VRS Now correction service in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Trimble is also now offering the Trimble VRS Now correction service in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The commercial subscription service provides surveyors, civil engineers, geospatial professionals and other industry specialists in these areas with... read more

GPS in McMurdo Transmitter Makes Finding Planes Easier

March 3, 2015By

McMurdo Group, maker of end-to-end search and rescue solutions, has launched the Kannad Integra Smart Pack, an aviation emergency locator transmitter (ELT) bundle with both GPS and antenna redundancy. The product can result in Integra Smart Pack-equipped aircraft being twice as likely to be found in the event of an emergency compared to standard ELTs. The Kannad Integra Smart Pack includes: The Kannad Integra... read more

BeiDou Numbering Presents Leap-Second Issue

March 3, 2015By
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During preparation of playback scenarios for the upcoming leap-second event taking place in June, engineers at Racelogic identified a potential pitfall for GNSS engineers. The difficulty arises from the fact that BeiDou uses a different “day number” for the date to apply the leap second, compared with GPS and Galileo. GPS and Galileo use 1-7 as week day numbers, and... read more