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GPS Insight launches electronic logging for fleet management

February 16, 2017By
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GPS Insight, a technology provider of GPS vehicle and asset tracking solutions for commercial and government fleets, launched a new electronic logging device (ELD) solution on Feb. 1. The GPS Insight Hours of Service solution has a feature set designed to streamline fleet management and ensure Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliance. Hours of Service bundles an Android tablet hardwired to a GPS... read more

Tecterra to host day-long technology forum

February 16, 2017By
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Tecterra will be hosting its Tecnovate17 technology forum on June 21. The event, which will take place at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, incorporates elements from the past Tecterra Geomatics Showcase event and continues to add to the Canadian technology landscape, the company says. It will focus primarily on technology, innovation and commercialization, as well as... read more

SDX release 17.1 adds fine level of control on signal multipath

February 15, 2017By
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Skydel SDX Release 17.1 adds a fine level of control on signal multipath to the software-defined GNSS simulator. SDX 17.1 introduces a powerful multipath simulation option, enabling users to create less-than-ideal signal propagation conditions for GNSS testing. Multipath echoes can be added and fined-tuned for each satellite, per signal. Control is possible via four fundamental attributes: pseudorange offset, power loss, Doppler shift... read more

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Galileo Commercial Service Implementing Decision enters into force

February 15, 2017By
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The European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) confirm that the first generation of Galileo will already provide users with high accuracy and authentication services. Both the commission and GSA have adopted the Galileo Commercial Service Implementing Decision. The Commercial Service will complement the Galileo Open Service by providing an additional navigation signal and added-value services in a different frequency band.... read more

Emergency 112 calls in Europe saving lives with GNSS

February 14, 2017By
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On Feb. 11, the European Union (EU) celebrated 112 Day in honor of the single European emergency phone number. The 112 system uses Advanced Mobile Location (AML) to receive location information from mobile phones. Every year, about 300,000 people who call the emergency services cannot describe their location because they may not know where they are, because they are too... read more

KU Leuven: Galileo signals will become more difficult to falsify

February 13, 2017By
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Researchers from the Department of Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) have designed authentication features that will make it more difficult to send out false Galileo signals. Professor Vincent Rijmen and doctoral student Tomer Ashur from the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) at KU Leuven have advised the European Commission on ways to make Galileo signals more... read more

US Air Force Airlift Squadron transports GPS IIIA model satellite

February 13, 2017By
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Thanks in part to a Team Dover aircrew, the next generation of Air Force GPS satellites will soon be launched into orbit. A C-17 Globemaster III, operated by the 3d Airlift Squadron, transported a GPS Block IIIA Satellite Pathfinder and its shipping container from the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida, to Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 29-31.... read more

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Geoscience Australia, Lockheed collaborate on multi-GNSS SBAS research

February 13, 2017By
To improve precision navigation, a second-generation SBAS will use signals from both GPS and Galileo, and dual frequencies, to achieve even greater GNSS integrity and accuracy.

Geoscience Australia, an agency of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Lockheed Martin have entered into a collaborative research project to show how augmenting signals from multiple GNSS constellations can enhance positioning, navigation and timing for a range of applications. Other partners are Inmarsat and GMV. The research project aims to demonstrate how a second-generation Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) testbed can... read more