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Demonstration tests positioning in the far north

June 23, 2016By
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A sea-based test is demonstrating the potential of extending satnav augmentation coverage into north polar regions, offering a safety-of-life standard of navigation performance to users including shipping or aircraft in flight. read more

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Hemisphere GNSS reveals new, improved Eclipse OEM boards

June 22, 2016By
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Hemisphere GNSS has announced the Eclipse P326 and P327, first in a line of new and refreshed low-power, high-precision, position and heading OEM boards. The boards are the latest addition to the company’s Eclipse series of products. The multi-frequency, multi-GNSS Eclipse P326 and P327 are based on an innovative platform that integrates L-band and receives Atlas GNSS corrections on a single small board, the... read more

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FAA: Commercial drone use to take flight

June 21, 2016By
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Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives, the FAA said in a press release. “We are... read more

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Harxon releases new GNSS + L-band antenna

June 20, 2016By
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Harxon, a high-precision GNSS antenna manufacturer in China, has released a new GNSS + L-band antenna. The GPS1000 receives GPS L1/L2/L5, BDS B1/B2/B3, GLONASS L1/L2, Galileo E1/E2/E5a/E5b and L-band frequencies, which can be used in land survey, marine survey, channel survey, seismic monitoring, bridge survey, container operation and agriculture applications. Customers can use the same antenna for GPS only or... read more

Webinar probes future road: V2X communication, positioning and safety

June 14, 2016By
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Details of this Thursday’s Connected Car webinar emerged as speakers gathered today to share their presentation materials. (You can join this free webinar here.) A key concept is that no single technology can provide the required position accuracy in all environments. A combination of core GNSS technologies is needed: SSR-RTK with correction data (satellite and LTE), multi-GNSS for large number... read more

Four-satellite Galileo Ariane 5 dispenser in place

June 14, 2016By
A four-satellite dispenser for Galileo's Ariane 5 is shown during shaker testing at Airbus Defence and Space near Bordeaux, France. The dispenser has had four Galileo engineering models attached to it for test purposes.
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News from the European Space Agency (ESA) Following rigorous testing in France and Germany, a new type of dispenser designed to carry four navigation satellites into orbit at once is now in French Guiana, in place for Galileo’s first Ariane 5 launch later this year. The dispenser is an essential element of launch success, with a double role to play.... read more

Innovation: There’s an app for that

June 13, 2016By
Figure 7. Total electron content in TECu across South America on Feb. 5, 2015, between 19:00 UTC and 19:15 UTC.

Using a Smartphone for GNSS Ionospheric Data Collection By Andrew Kennedy, Ryan Kingsbury, Anthea Coster, Victor Pankratius, Philip. J. Erickson, Paulo Roberto Fagundes, Eurico R. de Paula, Kerri Cahoy and Juha Vierinen DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST PERSONAL COMPUTER? I do. It was a Timex Sinclair 1000. Released in 1982, it used a Zilog Z80A processor running at 3.25 MHz... read more

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GPS World reports live from TU-Automotive Detroit 2016

June 8, 2016By
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The 16th annual TU-Automotive Detroit conference and exhibition is being held June 8-9 in Novi, Michigan. This year’s event is focusing on the converging trends of connectivity, mobility and autonomy revolutionizing the automobile industry — specifically infotainment, V2X, apps, navigation, cybersecurity, mobility, autonomy, safety, insurance telematics, data aggregation, fleet management and tracking. GPS World staff is at the event capturing... read more

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