Machine Control/AG News

KVH Introduces Fiber-Optic Gyro IMUs for Demanding Applications

September 19, 2014By
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KVH Industries, Inc., has introduced the 1725 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and the 1775 IMU, advanced sensors designed to be integrated into the most demanding stabilization, pointing, and navigation applications. These two new products complement KVH’s successful 1750 IMU and create a complete range of choices for advanced six-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) sensors with enhanced performance. All three products utilize the E•Core ThinFiber technology of KVH’s DSP-1750... read more

Topcon and MAVinci Announce Sirius Pro for Use with RTK Base Stations or NTRIP

September 11, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group and MAVinci GmbH have released the latest version of the Sirius Pro surveying UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) program, designed to be compatible with existing RTK (real-time kinematic) base stations or NTRIP (network transport of RTCM data over IP). “By connecting an external base station, Sirius Pro will receive the RTCM correction signals and deliver 2-5 centimeter accuracy without... read more

Sensonor Showcases STIM300 IMU at ION GNSS+

September 4, 2014By
The Sensonor STIM300 IMU.

Sensonor will be showcasing its STIM300 Inertial Measurement Unit at Booth 102 at ION GNSS+. The STIM300 is a small, tactical-grade, low-weight, high-performance non-GPS aided IMU. It contains three highly accurate MEMS gyros, three high-stability accelerometers and three inclinometers. The IMU is factory calibrated and compensated over its temperature operating range. The STIM series is designed for use below and on the ocean, on land, in the... read more

ION GNSS+ Features Natural Navigation, Commercial Track

September 3, 2014By

ION GNSS+, sponsored by The Institute of Navigation, is considered the world’s largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services. This year’s conference takes place September 8-12 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. ION GNSS+ will bring together international leaders in GNSS and related positioning, navigation and timing fields to present new research, introduce new... read more

SBG Systems Releases Ellipse Miniature Inertial Sensors

September 3, 2014By
SG Systems' IG-500 Series of miniature inertial sensors.

SBG Systems has released the Ellipse Series, a product range of miniature inertial systems replacing the IG-500 Series. For the same budget, customers benefit from higher accuracy, advanced filtering and features of high-end inertial navigation systems, the company said. The Ellipse Series of miniature inertial systems benefits from a new design, new sensors, new capabilities, and new algorithms. “We have selected state-of-the-art... read more

Dual-Frequency Pinwheel Antenna Designed for Optimal Positioning 

September 3, 2014By
The NovAtel GPS-702-GG-HV high-performance pinwheel antenna comes in three colors.

NovAtel, Inc., has introduced the GPS-702-GG-HV to its line of high-performance Pinwheel antennas. Tracking L1/L2 GPS and L1/L2 GLONASS frequencies, customers can use the same antenna for GPS-only or dual constellation applications, reducing equipment costs and need for future redesign, the company said. With the same form-factor and choke ring performance as the company’s other pinwheel antennas, the GPS-702-GG-HV has been enhanced... read more

ION Seeks Abstracts for Pacific PNT 2015, PTTI Registration Opens

September 2, 2014By

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Pacific PNT Conference, to be held April 20-23, 2015, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott, Honolulu, Hawaii. Abstracts are due November 14, 2014. Pacific PNT, where “East Meets West in the Global Cooperative Development of Positioning, Navigation and Timing Technology,” brings together policy and technical leaders from Japan, Singapore, China, South... read more

Topcon Releases New UAS for Aerial Mapping

August 28, 2014By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released two unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for mapping — the Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic. Both systems are designed to produce the most accurate solutions for the automated mapping of a wide range of sites — regardless of terrain — including construction sites, mines and quarries, and for use in land surveying, power line and pipeline inspection... read more