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GPS Innovation Alliance Responds to Latest Lightsquared Comments

July 1, 2015By
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The GPS Innovation Alliance has responded to recent media reports on LightSquared’s position regarding the testing of the compatibility of terrestrial broadband and GPS.   LightSquared is asking the GPS industry to participate in new tests on interference between LightSquared’s spectrum and GPS receivers or waive its right to complain, according to a lawyer representing LightSquared. Following is the GPS Innovation Alliance’s response: “The GPS... read more

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It’s Leap Second Day! Time to Get in Sync

June 30, 2015By
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“Time waits for no one,” Mick Jagger lamented in song when he turned 30. But tonight, on the evening of June 30, our clocks will stand still for a moment, waiting for the passage of a “leap second.” The International Earth Rotation and Reference Frames Service (the world’s time monitor) has decreed that the last day of June will contain... read more

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Jedi Soliders: Army Working on Drone Hoverbike

June 25, 2015By
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Hover technology has long been depicted in movies like Star Wars and Back to the Future. Now the U.S. Army is teaming up with two companies to develop hoverbike technology — a cross between a motorcycle and a drone. SURVICE Engineering Co., a Belcamp, Md.-based defense firm, and U.K.-based Malloy Aeronautics, an aeronautical engineering firm, are developing the Hoverbike technology for... read more

Augmented-Reality Golf Coverage Uses KVH IMU

June 22, 2015By
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Golf fans who watched televised coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament June 18-21 got a new outlook on what the professional golfer is facing, thanks to a camera and augmented-reality tracking system that includes a 1750 inertial measurement unit (IMU) from KVH Industries. Called RangeFinder, the system was developed by Sportvision, Inc., creators of football’s Virtual Yellow 1st and Ten Line,... read more

Highest Peak in North America to be Surveyed

June 16, 2015By
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A new GPS survey of Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinley’s peak, 20,320 feet. The last survey was completed in 1953. The USGS, along with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), are supporting a GPS survey of the Mount McKinley apex. Surveying technology and processes... read more

Hemisphere GNSS Debuts Atlas GNSS Correction Service

June 15, 2015By
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Hemisphere has released Atlas, its new entrant into the GNSS global correction services market. Atlas is delivered via L-Band or the Internet at accuracy levels ranging from meter level to sub-decimeter level. Atlas support is being introduced across a wide range of hardware, including Hemisphere’s new AtlasLink smart antenna, also launched. “Atlas comes out of a change of culture and focus,” Hemisphere CEO Chuck... read more

GSA Flight Event Celebrated, Demonstrated EGNOS

June 11, 2015By
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Since its certification for civil aviation in 2011, EGNOS has been making flights in Europe safer, greener and more efficient. The European GNSS Agency recently invited the media and European aviation stakeholders for a unique EGNOS Flight Event in Toulouse. Watch the video. read more

Four Galileo Satellites Now at ESTEC

June 10, 2015By
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News by the European Space Agency Europe’s latest Galileo was unboxed at ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands in May, bringing the total number of satellites at the site to four. ESTEC in Noordwijk is the largest satellite test facility in Europe, with all the equipment needed to simulate every aspect of the launch and space environment under a single... read more