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Denver, FAA Partner on Drone Safety

September 30, 2015By

Denver International Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are partnering to raise awareness about safe unmanned aircraft operations. The agencies teamed up on a public service announcement that will run on the video towers in the airport’s main terminal. The PSA uses the “No Drone Zone” slogan to drive home the point that flying an unmanned aircraft near a... read more

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CGSIC Meeting Report Provided by NAVCEN

September 30, 2015By

Rick Hamilton, CGSIC Executive Secretariat of the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) provided the following report on the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) conference, which took place Sept. 14-15 in Tampa, Fla., before the Institute of Navigation’s ION GNSS+ conference. All CGSIC: On the 14th and 15th of September, the 55th meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface... read more

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China Launches 20th BeiDou Satellite with Hydrogen Clock

September 30, 2015By

China launched a new-generation BeiDou satellite into orbit at 7:13 a.m. China Standard Time on Wednesday, Sept. 30, according to the Xinhua News Agency, the 20th satellite for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. The satellite was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket. In a first for BeiDou, the new BeiDou... read more

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Trimble’s TIMMS 2 Provides Maneuverable Indoor Mapping Solution

September 29, 2015By

Trimble has introduced its next-generation Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution (TIMMS) that produces fast and accurate maps of difficult-to-navigate indoor spaces and translates them directly into 2D and 3D models of structured interiors. TIMMS 2 is a fusion of technologies for capturing spatial data of indoor and other GNSS denied areas, the company said. It provides both lidar and spherical video, enabling... read more

Fleet Management Company Omnitracs Unveils New Brand Identity

September 28, 2015By

Fleet management company Omnitracs LLC introduced today its new branding, which unifies its specialized business units under a single naming, messaging and creative architecture. Elements of the new brand platform include a redesign of the corporate logo and tagline, a refined core messaging, and new design treatments, the company said in a press release, all of which will be applied to the full... read more

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Sensor Fusion by STMicroelectronics Enables 3D Navigation for Drivers

September 28, 2015By

STMicroelectronics is bringing next-generation satellite navigation to today’s drivers with the launch of enhanced, always-available, always-accurate 3D positioning on its TESEO III automotive-navigation integrated circuits (ICs). The new TESEO DRAW firmware for ST’s multi-constellation positioning chips enables navigation devices to provide continuous, accurate location and turn-by-turn instructions even when satellite signals are poor or unavailable, such as in tunnels, covered... read more

SkyTraq Launches RTK Receiver for UAVs, Mobile

September 28, 2015By

SkyTraq Technology, a fabless GNSS positioning technology company, is introducing the S2525F8-BD-RTK, a cost-effective, low-power single-frequency RTK receiver for unmanned aerial systems and mobile platforms requiring centimeter-level position accuracy. The S2525F8-BD-RTK multi-constellation RTK receiver supports GPS, BDS, QZSS, and SBAS, simultaneously tracking up to 28 satellites. With its 25 x 25 millimeter form factor, 300-mW power consumption and 3 gram... read more

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Galileo Satellites Handed over to Operator

September 28, 2015By

News courtesy of the European Space Agency   Europe’s latest pair of Galileo satellites has passed its initial check out in space, allowing control to be handed over to the main control centre and join the growing fleet. “This was a beautifully smooth start to the mission,” said ESA mission director, Richard Lumb. “From liftoff through to handover to the constellation operator... read more

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