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Colossal North Atlantic wave recorded

January 11, 2017By
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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced the highest wave on record: a behemoth that towered 19 meters (62.3 feet, or about five building storeys) above the North Atlantic. Examination of data sent by an automated buoy showed the monster wave rose on Feb. 4, 2013, at a remote spot between Britain and Iceland. The mighty wave occurred after a strong... read more

Spirent launches PT TestBench software to speed receiver development

January 11, 2017By
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Spirent Communications is making available PT TestBench software, designed to help technology, system and application developers build more accurate positioning functions more quickly. The testing, analysis and reporting package automates testing of GPS and other GNSS receivers, so higher quality systems are brought to market faster and more reliably. Until now, there have been no standards for GNSS receiver performance assessment, leaving... read more

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Webinar to explore signal interference detection and mitigation

January 11, 2017By

The next GPS World webinar will discuss signal interference in product development and integration, from board-level GNSS receivers to system-level GNSS receivers in different application platforms. Register at no-cost for “Signal Interference: Detection and Mitigation,” which will be held at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST, 7 p.m. CET) on Feb. 2. As the number of GNSS signals being tracked increases,... read more

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App gives users a virtual safety halo

January 11, 2017By
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Virtual Halo is a new personal protection app for the iPhone and Apple Watch, aimed at increasing safety around the world. The app has three key features. SOS is designed as a personal panic button. When pressed in the iPhone app or on the Apple Watch, an emergency notification is sent by the Virtual Halo cloud to the user’s emergency... read more

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R&S simulator tests Russia’s emergency call system

January 10, 2017By

New cars for the Russian market must be equipped with the automatic ERA-GLONASS emergency call system. For certification of these in-vehicle systems, both conformance and performance tests are mandatory, in line with the Russian GOST R 55534 specification. For both types of tests, the Russian Certification Center Svyaz-Certificate uses standard-compliant test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz. Manufacturers and component suppliers... read more

Esri releases new Arctic elevation data

January 9, 2017By
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ArcticDEM provides insight into effects of climate change and enables communities to take early action The ArcticDEM project is a collaboration between government agencies, the Polar Geospatial Center and Esri to achieve goals set by a 2015 executive order by President Barack Obama calling for enhanced coordination of national efforts in the Arctic to reverse the trend of climate change.... read more

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GMA selects Sensonor inertial engine for land navigator

January 9, 2017By
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A high-performance navigation system by GMA is being supported by a Sensonor inertial module. Sensonor is in serial deliveries supporting the AXD-LNS land navigator, which went into regular production in late 2016, following five years of development. The STIM210 provides high-accuracy inertial data for the Land Navigator, which specifically addresses the stabilization and guidance needs of the defense market — all of its components comply with... read more

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European Geosciences seeks abstracts for high-precision GNSS session

January 9, 2017By

The General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union will be held April 23-28 in Vienna, Austria. One session in particular focuses on high-precision GNSS, and abstracts are being sought. G1.4 – High-precision GNSS: methods, open problems and geoscience applications This session is an activity of IAG SC4.4. “Multi-constellation GNSS” and IAG-ICCT JSG 0.10 “High-rate GNSS” Session G1.4 description: In the... read more

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