System and Business News

The System: eLoran Operational on Eastern UK Coast

December 1, 2014By
Bridge of the Galatea, a GLA vessel that carries a eLoran receiver and conducted tests of the new system.

Back-up to Vulnerable GPS Signals Required for Busy Shipping Lanes The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) of the UK and Ireland announced October 31 the initial operational capability of UK maritime eLoran. Seven differential reference stations now provide additional position, navigation, and timing (PNT) information via low-frequency pulses to ships fitted with eLoran receivers. The service will help ensure they can... read more

The Business — December 2014

December 1, 2014By

The Business section from the December 2014 issue of GPS World. Download the PDF. Includes: Qualcomm to Acquire SiRF Chipmaker CSR OriginGPS Launches Nano Spider for Wearables, Watches Samsung Smart Watch Has GPS + GLONASS Satlab Launches on-the-Pole Survey Receiver Smart Antenna Designed for Urban Canyons Telit GPS Module Helps Migration to Full GNSS Researchers Honored with Water Prize Briefs read more

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The Business & Product Showcase — November 2014

November 1, 2014By

The Business section from the November 2014 issue. Download the PDF. Includes: InterGeo 2014 Trimble Expands Portfolio for Surveyors, Adds GIS Products; Topcon Announces Geodetic Reference Receiver and Antenna; Carlson Software Introduces Surveyor2 Data Collector at InterGeo; Hemisphere GNSS Offers Survey-Grade Antennas; Sokkia Announces Next-Generation Geodetic Reference Receiver; Juniper’s Rugged Handheld Designed for Data-Collecting Efficiency Plus: Applanix Offers Single-Board GNSS-Inertial System... read more

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The System: Fregat Design Ambiguity Steered Galileo Wrong

November 1, 2014By

Cross-Installed Hydrazine, Helium Lines Froze Thrusters The root cause of the anomaly that sent two Galileo satellites into the wrong orbit on August 22 was a shortcoming in the system thermal analysis performed during stage design, and not an operator error during stage assembly, according to findings by an independent inquiry board. The independent inquiry board was created by Arianespace,... read more

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The Business & Product Showcase — October 2014

October 1, 2014By

The Business section from the October 2014 issue. Download the PDF here. Includes: Septentrio Consolidates Sales for Americas with Altus; NovAtel Adds IMU to SPAN Line; IFEN Launches SX3 Software Receiver; ION Awards Given to Misra, Banville; CTIA Super Mobility Week; ION GNSS+ Conference PLUS: ION GNSS+ Product Showcase read more

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The Business & Product Showcase — September 2014

September 1, 2014By

The Business section from the September 2014 issue. Download the PDF here. Includes: Juniper Systems Rugged Handheld Company; JAVAD GNSS Introduces TRIUMPH-F1 UAV; CSR, Maestro Module; Spirent Location Availability for VoLTE E911 Calls Indoors; Carlson BRx5 Pole-Top Receiver; Trimble Rover 2 with Wireless Link; Mitre Detects Timing Spoofing Attacks; Avidyne Navigator Certification; Mobile Location Data Accuracy Guidelines; GigOptix Offers Dual-Mode GNSS RF Receiver; Precision Farming Projected to Grow at 13... read more

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The System: One Step Back, Three Steps Forward

September 1, 2014By
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Galileo IOV Bird Mute; New Draft ICD; CS Proved; Late August Launch Orbiting in silence since an onboard power mishap on May 27, troubled E20 emitted cheeps from space on August 6, 7,  and 8, broadcasting on the L1 frequency. Nothing has been heard since.  Meanwhile, the European Commission (EC) published a new draft version of the Galileo Open Service... read more

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The Business — August 2014

August 1, 2014By

The Business section from the August 2014 issue. Download the PDF here. Includes: Tests Show Tech Can Meet FCC Indoor 911 Accuracy; InvenSense to Acquire Sensor Nav Companies Trusted Positioning, Movea; Business Aviation Agrees to Promote EGNOS Use at European Airports; Patent Issued for Dynamic Location Reporting; Remote Patient Monitoring to Reach €19.4B in 2018; News from the Esri User Conference;... read more

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