System and Business News

The Business — February 2014

February 1, 2014By

The Business section from the January 2014 issue (Download the PDF). Includes: 2014 Receiver Survey Addendum (for the full survey, click here); FAA Selects Six Sites for UAV Research; NovAtel Supplies Reference Receivers for IRNSS Ground Segment; SkyTraq Seeks Crowdfunding for GPS/BeiDou Development Board; Hemisphere GNSS Names Chuck Joseph President and CEO; Honda Joins Google Alliance to Develop GPS Solutions;... read more

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The Business — January 2014

January 1, 2014By

The Business section from the January 2014 issue (Download the PDF). Includes: Raytheon Receives $16M Contract  for Miniaturized Airborne Receivers; Loctronix Ships Software-Defined Radio Module; Amazon Demonstrates Drone Deliver; CHC Delivers 520 Receivers in Myanmar Contract; Qualcomm Chipset Offers 4G LTE World Mode; u-blox Launches Timing Module; Broadcom Offers Location Chip with BeiDou Support; more. read more

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The System: Two More Threes for Space

January 1, 2014By

A December 12 contract modification provided Air Force funding to Lockheed Martin to complete the fifth and sixth GPS III space vehicles (SV 05-06). Lockheeed originally received funding to procure long-lead parts for satellites five through eight (SV 05-08) in February 2013. read more

The Business — December 2013

December 1, 2013By

The Business section and the Product Showcase from the December 2013 issue (Download the PDF). Includes: NovAtel Launches CORRECT OEM Positioning; Applanix Airborne Mapping Products Given Trimble CenterPoint Service; Volvo, Mercedes-Benz Drive Roll out of ADAS as Standard Equipment in Cars; Kinexon Named Galileo Master for Athlete Tracking Analysis; Altus Launches Juniper Archer 2; and more. read more

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The Business — November 2013

November 1, 2013By

The Business section of the November 2013 issue of GPS World (Download the PDF). Focus on Timing Includes: Orolia to Supply Atomic Clocks for Galileo Satellites; Symmetricom Expands SyncWorld Program to Power Utilities; Product Showcase. Plus: NextNav and Broadcom Partner for Indoor Accuracy; Events. Also: Show reports from ION GNSS and Intergeo. read more

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The System: Autumn Falls Back

November 1, 2013By
Delta IV, the current GPS launch vehicle, awaits a date with space at Cape Canaveral.

Launch Delays Ground GPS IIF and Galileo FOC The scheduled October 23 launch of GPS IIF-5, the fifth in the current “follow-on” generation of GPS satellites, has been postponed in order to complete a review of an adjustment made to the rocket’s upper stage engine. A loss of thrust by a Delta IV rocket upper stage during a GPS launch last... read more

The System: Ground Control Readied for GPS III

October 1, 2013By
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Raytheon Company reached several milestones recently in its development of the GPS Next -Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX). Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-flight Satellite Testbed (GNST) — a full-sized, functional satellite prototype currently residing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station — successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with OCX during pre-flight tests. GNST proved that it could connect with... read more