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Demonstration tests positioning in the far north

June 23, 2016By
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A sea-based test is demonstrating the potential of extending satnav augmentation coverage into north polar regions, offering a safety-of-life standard of navigation performance to users including shipping or aircraft in flight. read more

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u-blox unveils untethered dead-reckoning receiver for vehicles

June 23, 2016By
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u-blox’s has revealed its latest receiver, the miniature Untethered Dead Reckoning (UDR) EVA-M8E. Measuring 7 millimeters by 7 millimeters, the EVA-M8E is designed to provide positioning for small-sized vehicle trackers. It provides untethered dead-reckoning performance without any electrical connection to the vehicle, using low-cost inertial sensors. The EVA-M8E offers continuous positioning even before GNSS signals have been received, improves accuracy when GNSS signals... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS reveals new, improved Eclipse OEM boards

June 22, 2016By
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Hemisphere GNSS has announced the Eclipse P326 and P327, first in a line of new and refreshed low-power, high-precision, position and heading OEM boards. The boards are the latest addition to the company’s Eclipse series of products. The multi-frequency, multi-GNSS Eclipse P326 and P327 are based on an innovative platform that integrates L-band and receives Atlas GNSS corrections on a single small board, the... read more

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New partnership seeks to develop inspection drones

June 21, 2016By
Daniel Sällstedt (left), CEO of Sky Eye Innovations, and Erik Eklund, Business Development Manager of Spacemetric, discuss their new partnership to develop inspection drones. (Photo: Patrik Hellström Sky Eye Innovations)

To meet the growing demand for advanced industrial airborne inspection tools, Sky Eye Innovations and Spacemetric have entered a strategic partnership to provide turnkey solutions for collection, storage and management of data from airborne sensors. Sky Eye Innovations produces a UAV solution with capabilities to control advanced sensing technologies, and Spacemetric is a provider of image data management software solutions. More and more organizations see the... read more

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Sentera launches fixed-wing Phoenix 2 imaging UAV

June 21, 2016By
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Sentera LLC, a global provider of UAV hardware, sensors and data management platforms, has launched the Phoenix 2 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Phoenix 2 is light-weight and highly durable, and can follow precise grid patterns. “The Phoenix 2 brings a level of precision and accuracy to UAVs that hasn’t been seen before,” said Todd Colten, chief aerospace engineer for Sentera. “Users... read more

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FAA: Commercial drone use to take flight

June 21, 2016By
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Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives, the FAA said in a press release. “We are... read more

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Spirent announces portable, high-resolution system for navigation testing

June 21, 2016By
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Spirent Communications plc, a manufacturer of test equipment and services for improving positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) system performance, today announced the new Spirent GSS6450 RF record and playback system. RF record and playback systems capture the rich, real-world radio frequency environment and bring it into the lab. This enables receiver, system and application technology developers to optimize performance and robustness.... read more

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Geneq announces new iSXBlue RTN RTK app for iOS

June 20, 2016By
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Geneq has introduced a new NTRIP client app for iOS that works with iSXBlue receivers. iSXBlue RTN is used alongside other geospatial information systems (GIS) and surveying apps to obtain real-time centimeter accuracy on an iPhone or iPad. Key features include real-time kinematic (RTK) alarm configurations with NTRIP and DIP modes. The easy-to-use app allows users to update their receiver with the... read more

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