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u-blox launches new firmware for ADR GNSS modules

June 7, 2016By

u-blox has released its fourth generation firmware for 3D Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR) GNSS modules and chip sets, the company announced during TU-Automotive 2016, which is being held June 8-9 in Novi, Michigan. The Swiss-based company develops GPS technology, chip sets, miniaturized GPS modules, smart antennas and dead reckoning products. Designed for first mount or aftermarket road vehicle applications, such as in-car navigation,... read more

Tallysman expands geodetic antenna line

June 6, 2016By
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Tallysman, a manufacturer of high-performance GNSS antennas, has introduced two additions to its VeraPhase line of precision antennas. The VP6300 is a triple-band antenna for reception of GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS G1/G2/G3, BeiDou B1/B2 and Galileo E1/E5a+b (1165MHz to 1254MHz + 1560MHz to 1610MHz). The VP6200 is a dual-band antenna for reception of GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2, Galileo E1... read more

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FAA offers ADS-B rebates to aircraft owners

June 6, 2016By
Airplane taking off from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with the air traffic control tower behind. (Photo: Wikipedia CC BY-SA 4.0)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is offering a $500 rebate for aircraft to install Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance technology ahead of a 2020 deadline. Today on a national press call, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker announced the $500 rebate incentive for General Aviation (GA) aircraft owners who equip their aircraft with required avionics... read more

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Spectracom’s VelaSync offers grandmaster, server and sync in one

June 2, 2016By
Spectracom's VelaSync time server and grandmaster clock.

Spectracom’s VelaSync high-speed time server offers high-performance synchronization for time-sensitive networks. It is designed for high frequency trading and other low-latency network applications. Matching network speeds between timing and data on a single low-latency high-throughput network enhances synchronization accuracy and eliminates queuing delays and hidden time errors caused by slower connections. The availability of a network timing appliance with 40... read more

GSA establishes Galileo Reference Centre to monitor performance

June 1, 2016By

News from the European GNSS Agency The Galileo Reference Centre (GRC), which will be established in the Netherlands, will play a crucial role in monitoring Galileo’s performance. The European GNSS Agency (GSA) made the announcement during this week’s European Space Solutions conference in The Hague. With Galileo Initial Services set to be declared this year, the GRC will play a pivotal role in... read more

Marconi Prize for 2016 goes to Brad Parkinson

May 31, 2016By
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The Marconi Society has awarded its 2016 Marconi Prize to Bradford Parkinson. The $100,000 prize, given annually, recognizes major advances in the field of information and communication science which benefit humanity. Parkinson’s contributions to the development of GPS helped create the vast global utility that provides positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) information to the world and is a vital part... read more

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GLONASS launches No. 53 to replenish constellation

May 31, 2016By

On May 29 a Soyuz-2.1b with upper stage Fregat and a GLONASS-M satellite (No. 53) successfully lifted off from Plesetsk Space Center. The satellite was placed into its preprogrammed orbit and registered by the facilities of the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Centre. Ground control established communications with it. The stable telemetry link shows that onboard satellite systems... read more

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GPS anti-jam technology on board Schiebel UAS ensures mission success

May 26, 2016By
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NovAtel’s compact GAJT anti-jam antenna is now on-board Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system (UAS). The Vienna-based manufacturer Schiebel is focused on the development, testing and production of the Camcopter S-100UAS, as well as innovative mine detection equipment, and is a long-time customer of NovAtel’s high-precision GNSS positioning technology. In 2015, Schiebel was evaluating NovAtel’s GAJT antenna as an option... read more

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