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Augmented-Reality Golf Coverage Uses KVH IMU

June 22, 2015By
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Golf fans who watched televised coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament June 18-21 got a new outlook on what the professional golfer is facing, thanks to a camera and augmented-reality tracking system that includes a 1750 inertial measurement unit (IMU) from KVH Industries. Called RangeFinder, the system was developed by Sportvision, Inc., creators of football’s Virtual Yellow 1st and Ten Line,... read more

Singapore Joins with China to Develop Apps, Protect BeiDou Signals

June 22, 2015By

Singapore and China are jointly opening a center to develop applications for the BeiDou GNSS, according to a report in Space News. The nations also have signed a commercial agreement to create anti-jamming systems to protect BeiDou signals. At a briefing during the CommunicAsia show held in Singapore May 31-June 2, SpaceTime Technology Pte Ltd. and ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd.... read more

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LabSat’s SatGen v3 Adds BeiDou to Simulator Scenarios

June 22, 2015By
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SatGen v3 software is now available for the LabSat GNSS simulator by Racelogic. Version 3 includes BeiDou (BDS) in addition to GPS and GLONASS. SatGen is billed as a powerful and intuitive software package that gives users the ability to create scenarios for replay through any LabSat simulator. The software creates either user-generated or imported trajectory files for use with a LabSat... read more

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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
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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
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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
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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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