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Lockheed precision-guided munitions tests successful

August 26, 2016By
Dual Mode Plus uses inertial guidance with GPS updates to shape flight path for target engagement at desired impact heading and dive angle. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin’s new Dual Mode Plus laser guided bomb (LGB) successfully completed two recent flight tests at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, California. The tests demonstrated operation of the new linear optics, GPS/inertial navigation system (INS) guidance subsystem and the control actuation system, meeting all mission objectives. Released from an F/A-18 Super Hornet, the two... read more

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FAA clarifies changes before small drone rule takes effect

August 26, 2016By

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new small drone rule — formally known as Part 107 — is effective on Monday, Aug. 29. The FAA has released information to help drone users understand the new requirements. Below is information on Part 107’s effect on Section 333 waivers, along with how to obtain a Part 107 waiver. Section 333 vs. Part 107: What works for you? The... read more

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Sensonor supplies IMUs for NASA’s Raven and asteroid Scout

August 26, 2016By
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Sensonor AS is partnering with NASA to supply current and future low- and near-Earth orbit space missions with inertial and gyroscope modules. The Norway-based company first began supplying its standard inertial measurement unit (IMU) and gyroscope modules for low Earth orbit (LEO) space applications in 2012, beginning with the launch of the NASA-sponsored AeroCube-4 satellite. Sensonor’s STIM300 and STIM210 inertial products are now... read more

Harxon antenna aimed at marine positioning

August 26, 2016By
The HX-CS7615A Harxon marine antenna.

Harxon has released a utility beacon antenna — HX-CS7615A — to professionally solve marine satellite positioning challenges. The HX-CS7615A supports GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2 BDS B1/B2/B3 and beacon frequencies (282.6 to 326 KHz), which greatly overcomes the defects of long-distance transmission limits, the company said. In addition, combining wide frequencies in one antenna makes the new device more cost effective. Inside, a... read more

4G LTE RTK Bridge-X enables configuration without a cable

August 25, 2016By
Housed inside the construction trailer, the RTK Bridge-X with its Ethernet connectivity can physically connect to the internet via an Ethernet cable and then transmit corrections it obtains via both an internal and an external radio, simultaneously.

Intuicom has released the Intuicom 4G LTE RTK Bridge-X Communication Hub for the survey, machine control and precision agriculture markets. Enhancing the extensive communication capabilities of the standard-setting RTK Bridge product line, the 4G LTE RTK Bridge-X lets users leverage the faster upload/download speeds, the expanded coverage and enhanced connectivity offered by 4G LTE providers including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Supporting all leading precision guidance systems and... read more

Need for Positive Train Control outlined in rail status update

August 25, 2016By
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A status update released this month by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) underscores the need for railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) as quickly and safely as possible. The update also highlights the Administration’s repeated calls for Congress to provide more significant funding to assist commuter railroads in implementing PTC. “Positive Train Control should be installed as quickly as... read more

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U-blox, Wirepas partner on industrial IoT module

August 25, 2016By

Wirepas and u-blox have partnered on an advanced decentralized radio communications solution, the NINA-B1 module, for industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The goal of the partnership is to make large scale, decentralized industrial IoT networks easy to deploy for the companies’ customers. The small NINA-B1, which the companies say is comparable to advanced mesh technology,  is a stand-alone Bluetooth low energy module with... read more

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Pioneer in wavelet analysis receives Simons grant

August 22, 2016By
Mathematician Ingrid Daubechies, whose pioneering work enabled use of wavelet analysis in a variety of fields, including GNSS. (Image: Duke Today)

Ingrid Daubechies, a prominent mathematician whose pioneering work on wavelets is the foundation for various consumer products and GNSS applications, has received a $1.5 million grant from the Simons Foundation. Daubechies is the James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The Math + X Investigator award provides research funds to professors... read more

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