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L-3 Communications Awarded $8.5M MGUE Contract Modification

January 15, 2015By

L-3 Communications has been awarded an $8.5 million modification to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) contract to accelerate the MGUE program. The goal is to speed delivery of upgraded, more powerful GPS receivers to warfighters. L-3 Communications has been providing hardware for the Air Force in related contracts since 2012 for the GPS user equipment program, reports Defense Systems. The next phase of L-3’s... read more

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Terry Moore Considers Future of GNSS in RIN Lecture

January 15, 2015By

Professor Terry Moore explores “Where next for GNSS? ” in the Anderson Memorial Lecture at the Royal Institute of Navigation on March 2. Moore is the associate dean for infrastructure and director of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, Faculty of Engineering, at the University of Nottingham. Moore will review the current status and proposed modernization of GPS with an emphasis on the benefits... read more

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CNN Signs UAV Research Agreement with the FAA

January 14, 2015By

CNN has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) with the Federal Aviation Administration to advance efforts to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into newsgathering and reporting. The cooperation arrangement will integrate efforts from CNN’s existing research partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Coordination between and among CNN, GTRI and the FAA has already begun. The FAA will... read more

Sporting Goods Maker Offers GPS/Bluetooth Goggles

January 13, 2015By

Sporting goods maker Smith Optics is offering I/O Recon goggles for winter sports enthusiasts, which combine Smith’s premium anti-fog lenses with GPS and Bluetooth technology. A heads-up display is integrated into the frame design, allowing users to log and view information without taking their eyes off the powder. According to Smith Optics, the frame design maximizes field of view. With the heads up display,... read more

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Verizon Vehicle Service Designed for Unconnected Cars

January 13, 2015By

Verizon will soon be offering Verizon Vehicle to U.S. consumers. The new connected-vehicle service aims to modernize traditional roadside assistance offerings while enhancing driver safety, convenience and savings, according to Verizon. Verizon made the announcement today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Verizon Vehicle is expected to make its commercial debut in the second quarter of 2015. With Verizon Vehicle, drivers will... read more

PNT Board Report: GPS Critical Infrastructure, Concern over International Signals

January 13, 2015By

Report on the 14th meeting of the National Space-based PNT Advisory Board in Washington, D.C., held December 10-11, 2014. By Ron Hatch The December meeting of the PNT Advisory Board meeting brought forth important developments and proposals for the protection of GPS as part of the U.S. critical national infrastructure. A separate presentation made by speakers from the National Telecommunications... read more

SkyTraq Offers Multi-GNSS Receiver Module for Wearables

January 12, 2015By
The SkyTraq Venus828F GNSS receiver module.

SkyTraq Technology has introduced a stand-alone multi-GNSS receiver module in a compact 7 x 7 millimeter form factor, the Venus828F, designed with a sensor hub function for wearable and “Internet of Things” (IoT) applications. The Venus828F is capable of communication with multiple satellite systems and tracking up to 28 satellites concurrently, SkyTraq said. The compact LGA module integrates all the necessary components for... read more

GPS Antenna Market Report Takes Global View

January 12, 2015By

Big Market Research is offering a “2014 Market Research Report on Global GPS Antenna Industry” that discusses the world’s major regional market conditions for antennas, including North American, Europe and Asia, and the countries Germany, Japan, China, and the United States, among others. The report introduces basic GPS antenna information, including antenna definition classifications and applications, and an industry-chain overview; GPS antenna... read more

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