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UN Seminar on SatNav Explored Sharing, Education

May 22, 2015By
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A United Nations workshop held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, May 18-22 focused on sharing GNSS in various countries, as well as training in GNSS technologies. The five-day workshop, organized jointly by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), sought to address the use of GNSS for various applications that can provide sustainable social and economic benefits, in... read more

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Exelis, UrsaNav to Demo eLoran with Homeland Security, Coast Guard

May 22, 2015By

Exelis, UrsaNav, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), and the U.S. Coast Guard have entered into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) for testing and demonstration at former Loran-C sites. The team will evaluate eLoran as a potential complementary system to GPS. The capabilities and potential utilization methods of eLoran will be explored in depth to... read more

Euroship Services Gets eLoran as Backup

May 21, 2015By
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Ship management company EuroShip Services Ltd. has installed eLoran as a backup to GPS to ensure the safety of its vessels operating off the coast of the United Kingdom. The trial installation may lead to implementation across the full fleet of 16 vessels managed by Euroship, working routes in Northern Europe. The land-based radio navigation system is intended to seamlessly... read more

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Newest Galileo Satellite Now Transmitting

May 21, 2015By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. Monitoring by researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, or DLR) indicates that one of the Galileo full-operational-capability (FOC) satellites launched on March 27 has begun transmitting standard L-band signals using pseudorandom-noise-code identifier 22. The first E1 and E5 signals from GSAT0204, also known as FOC-FM4 and Galileo 8 and... read more

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Cap-XX Launches 0.6mm Thinline Supercapacitors for Wearables

May 20, 2015By
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Cap-XX, developer of flat supercapacitors for burst and back-up power in space-constrained electronic devices, has launched its Thinline series of single-cell supercapacitors. The thin (0.6-mm) supercapacitors were developed to address the size, weight and cost challenges of designing thin, sometimes disposable electronic devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). Examples include wearables (medical, fitness and health monitors, smartwatches, drug delivery systems), portables (active... read more

Precision Farming Report Considers GNSS, Other Tech

May 20, 2015By

Marketsandmarkets.com is offering a new report on the precision farming market, with forecasts to the year 2020. The report covers vaious technologies and components, including GNSS. The report is titled “Precision Farming Market by Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing & VRT), Components (Automation & Control, Sensors, FMS), Application (Yield Monitoring, VRA, Mapping, Soil Monitoring, Scouting) and Geography – Global Forecasts to... read more

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Juniper Systems Pulls Cedar Tree Under Its Banner

May 20, 2015By
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Juniper Systems is merging its subsidiary company, Cedar Tree Technologies, into Juniper Systems. The move will allow customers to purchase Cedar’s Android-operated rugged handhelds directly from Juniper Systems. Juniper Systems launched Cedar Tree Technologies as a rugged handheld company in August 2014. “With a reputation for top-of-the-line, ultra-rugged handheld computers, Juniper Systems aimed to expand its products to meet the needs of customers who may... read more

Antenova’s Tiny Weii Antenna Designed for Consumer Applications

May 20, 2015By

Antenova announces its first antenna for consumer applications — the tiny Weii 2.4-GHz ceramic antenna. Measuring 1 mm x 0.5 mm x 0.5 mm, the company believes the Weii could be the smallest antenna in the world. The new Weii miniature ceramic antenna is designed for 2.4-GHz, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee and industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications. While all of Antenova’s antennas and antenna module products... read more

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