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2G Robotics laser systems used to create deep ocean surveys

December 18, 2015By
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2G Robotics has delivered two deep-rated ULS-500 subsea laser systems to Oceaneering International Inc.’s business unit, Oceaneering Survey Services, a provider of deepwater seafloor mapping and subsea surveys. Including these two ULS-500 systems, Oceaneering now uses six of the ULS-500 systems with its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) as part of its advanced survey and inspection services for assessing pipeline and... read more

Leica releases GNSS monitoring on board stand-alone receiver

December 18, 2015By
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A GNSS monitoring solution integrated into a stand-alone receiver detects fast movements of man-made and natural structures in real time. The new product from Leica Geosystems, dubbed VADASE, runs onboard Leica reference stations and monitoring receivers. The Leica Velocity and Displacement Autonomous Solution Engine (VADASE) provides an in-depth look into fast movements using unique processing algorithms. In real time, accurate... read more

JAVAD TRIUMPH-LS Short Baseline Accuracy and Precision with 1 Hz and 5 Hz Corrections

December 18, 2015By

By Matt Johnson In a previous article, “JAVAD GNSS 5 Hz “Beast Mode” RTK Base Station Corrections Reduce the Time to Acquire a Fix by 72 Percent,” the benefits of RTK base station correction rates greater than 1 Hz were discussed. This article will investigate and compare the accuracy and precision of JAVAD TRIUMPH-LS RTK positions with a JAVAD TRIUMPH-2 base station... read more

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You be the judge: To eLoran or not?

December 16, 2015By

Readers of GPS World, its e-newsletters, website — and all interested PNT parties — are invited to register their opinion in the current poll at gpsworld.com/janpoll. Should the U.S. government install a full eLoran network of broadcast stations to back up GPS in case of jamming, interference or other emergencies? Yes. No. More study is needed before answering this question.... read more

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PPP for hydrography

December 15, 2015By
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A new high-accuracy technique using one dual-frequency GNSS receiver, precise point positioning (PPP) offers the possibility of cost-effectively obtaining coordinates. This study investigates the accuracy of kinematic PPP for hydrographic applications on rivers, and shows results comparable to double-difference solutions. read more

Septentrio introduces next-generation GNSS reference receiver — PolaRx5

December 14, 2015By
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Septentrio has launched its next-generation GNSS receiver for precise scientific and geodetic applications — the PolaRx5. This new receiver in the PolaRx product line is developed specifically to support the most demanding applications for the Earth science community offering a select range of advanced features that enable maximum accuracy and functionality. Powered by Septentrio’s next generation multi-frequency engine, the PolaRx5 offers 544 hardware channels... read more

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CHC Navigation unveils i80 GNSS receiver

December 11, 2015By

CHC Navigation has announced in a news release the availability of its new GNSS receiver, the i80. The i80 receiver for surveyors and contractors is able to compute a true triple frequency RTK tilted pole sub-centimeter solution using all four worldwide and multiple regional constellations. “Over two years of R&D and testing went into the creation of our Linux OS i80 platform,” said George Zhao,... read more

MicroSurvey CAD 2016 provides new capabilities for survey

December 9, 2015By
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MicroSurvey Software has released MicroSurvey CAD 2016, the newest generation of its desktop survey and design program for land surveyors and civil engineers. Powered by a new IntelliCAD 8.1a engine and enhanced with a suite of new point-cloud management tools, the software makes high-impact drafting and design fast and intuitive, the company said. Users on multi-core computers will experience up to 300 percent faster... read more

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