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Live from AUVSI’s Xponential 2016

May 2, 2016By
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The GPS World and Geospatial Solutions staff is reporting live from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International‘s (AUVSI’s) Xponential 2016 May 2-5 in New Orleans. The event convenes the global community of commercial and defense leaders in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned systems. More than 8,000 industry leaders and professionals from more than 55 countries are discussing the latest innovations in... read more

With IRNSS-1G launch, India completes and renames its navigation constellation

April 29, 2016By
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India’s network of satellites providing a regional navigation system is now complete with the successful launch of the IRNSS-1G from Sriharikota on April 28. The satellite was then placed into the correct orbit. The satellite was launched aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Centre spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System... read more

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USS Coronado deploys with next-gen UAV controls from Raytheon

April 27, 2016By
The USS Coronado is a Littoral Combat Ship, designed to operate close to shorelines.  (Photo: U.S. Navy)

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command and Raytheon have deployed advanced mission control for the MQ-8 Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter, aboard the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado, which is now underway. Navy control hardware and Raytheon control software were combined for robust, flexible command and control of Fire Scout missions in littoral waters. The USS Coronado is one... read more

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Registration now open for May webinar on UAVs

April 27, 2016By
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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — both their design and their many applications — are the topic of GPS World‘s May webinar. The free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, at 1 p.m. EDT. Register here. The webinar, sponsored by Septentrio, will engage you in discussions involving: Self-generated radio-frequency interference aboard UAVs. An autonomous relative navigation tool for in-air UAV refueling. Sensor integration... read more

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GNSS dead-reckoning receiver offered by SkyTraq

April 26, 2016By
The S1722DR8 GNSS dead-reckoning receiver, compared to a U.S. penny.

SkyTraq Technology Inc., a fabless GNSS positioning technology company, has introduced the S1722DR8 GNSS dead-reckoning receiver, integrating a 3-axis gyroscope/accelerometer and barometric pressure sensor with GNSS receiver. Using wheel/speed data from vehicle to perform sensor-fused solution, S1722DR8 achieves 100-percent coverage; perfect for vehicles applications requiring highest performance, reliable uninterrupted positioning. The S1722DR8 can be flexibly mounted in any orientation, and... read more

GLONASS-M satellite delivered for launch

April 25, 2016By
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Another GLONASS-M satellite, designed and built by a team of Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company, has been delivered to the Plesetsk cosmodrome. Accompanied by the company’s technical team and housed in a dedicated high-technology container, it was shipped to the Yemelyanovo Airport of Krasnoyarsk and then flew to the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a cargo aircraft IL-76. At the cosmodrome, ISS-Reshetnev... read more

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New name, new version for GAPS software

April 21, 2016By
GAPS-derived position fixes for a test drive in Fredericton. (Image: UNB)

GAPS v6.0.0 is now rebranded as the GNSS Analysis and Positioning Software. GAPS software — hosted by the University of New Brunswick, Canada — provides users with accurate satellite positioning using a single GNSS receiver both in static and kinematic mode. Through the use of precise orbit and clock products provided by sources such as the International GNSS Service (IGS) and Natural Resources... read more

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IRNSS constellation nears completion

April 20, 2016By
IRNSS-1G being prepared for a pre-launch test. (Photo: ISRO)

India is expected to launch into orbit its seventh and final navigation satellite on April 28, thus completing the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). IRNSS-1G is expected to launch aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket from India’s spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 12:50 local time. To date, India has launched six regional navigational satellites (IRNSS-1A, 1B, 1C,... read more