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FlexPak-S GNSS Enclosure Delivers SAASM Positioning for Defense

May 15, 2014By
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NovAtel has launched the FlexPak-S GNSS SAASM enclosure. The FlexPak-S contains a NovAtel dual-frequency OEM625S receiver card integrated with L-3’s XFACTOR Selective Availability Anti Spoofing Module (SAASM) onboard. The FlexPak-S is security-approved by the GPS Directorate for operational use. NovAtel made the announcement at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014, being held this week in Orlando, Florida. When keyed by authorized defense... read more

Disruption in Australia Traced to User Equipment

May 14, 2014By

User equipment incorrectly interpreting data from a satellite set “unhealthy” led to an apparent constellation outage for roughly 1,000 fleet vehicles across Australia in April. The problem was traced to the way a GPS/telecomm chip reacted to an extended navigation test aboard SVN-49, having to do with the recently launched IIF satellite, SVN-64. Although SVN-49 was set unhealthy at the... read more

Applanix, American Aerospace Partner on Mapping for UAVs

May 14, 2014By
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Applanix Corp. and American Aerospace Advisors, Inc. (AAAI), have agreed on an OEM supply agreement that will incorporate Applanix direct georeferencing technology into AAAI’s unmanned aerial platforms. The collaboration creates a commercially available professional-grade mapping UAV system for civilian applications such as pipeline monitoring, power line surveys and emergency-response mapping. The availability of the system follows a series of successful... read more

Trimble Launches New Version of 4D Control Software

May 14, 2014By
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Trimble has introduced the latest version of its deformation monitoring software, Trimble 4D Control version 4.3. The latest version features new optional monitoring applications — the High Rise App, the SeismoGeodetic App and the Trimble 4D Control Site Setup App for Trimble Access — to better analyze complex data communicated from a broad range of GNSS, optical, geotechnical, seismic, atmospheric... read more

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GPS IIF-6 Launch Delayed until Friday Night

May 14, 2014By

Update: The launch of the GPS IIF-6 satellite has been delayed one day due to bad weather. Another GPS IIF satellite is expected to lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 8:08 p.m. EDT May 15 at the opening of an 18-minute launch window. The satellite, designated GPS IIF-6 and built by Boeing,... read more

VectorNav Launches Dual-Antenna GPS-Aided Inertial Nav System

May 13, 2014By
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VectorNav Technologies has introduced its VN-300 dual-antenna GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS). A follow-on product to the VN-100 IMU/AHRS and VN-200 GPS/INS, the miniature, high-performance VN-300 enables a wider range of applications through the incorporation of GPS compassing techniques. The VN-300 can be used in a wide variety of industrial and military applications, and is well suited for size, weight,... read more

Leica Geosystems Offers CC55 Controller

May 12, 2014By

Leica Geosystems now offers the Leica iCON CC55 controller, a versatile and rugged PDA with a 3.5-inch color display, as part of its iCON construction portfolio. The handheld controls Leica iCON sensors, runs the iCONstruct field software, and has a QuadraClear sunlight readable display and a fast 1-GHz processor. The smaller Leica iCON CC55 handheld controller, as well as the... read more

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Visual Intelligence Releases iOne STKA for UAV Mapping Apps

May 12, 2014By

Visual Intelligence has announced that its iOne Software Sensor Tool Kit Architecture (iOne STKA) is available for purchase or licensing by manufacturers of unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs) who want to deliver an integrated UAV/geospatial imaging solution to customers. Capturing high-resolution imagery for applications in engineering, construction, urban planning, military missions and other uses is a significant emerging market for UAV... read more