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Innovation: Enhanced Loran

November 23, 2015By

A Wide-Area Multi-Application PNT Resiliency Solution
Enhanced Loran could furnish the wide-area complementary solution to GPS that is urgently needed for critical infrastructure components. This article highlights the state of current eLoran technology and discusses future potential. read more

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Dredging replenishes Australia’s Sorrento Beach

November 19, 2015By

Shifting sands in Australia’s Port Phillip Bay left a popular beach without enough sand this past holiday season. As summer approached, the Mornington Peninsula Shire and Australian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) decided to replenish Sorrento beach by dredging a nearby sandbank. read more

Handheld launches its first ultra-rugged Android tablet

November 18, 2015By

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced the launch of its new Android tablet, the Algiz RT7. The Algiz RT7 is a powerful, lightweight and ergonomic 7-inch tablet designed for reliable performance in demanding environments. The Algiz RT7, which runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), provides a range of features for mobile workforces, Handheld said. It’s fully rugged, meeting stringent MIL-STD-810G... read more

Routescene maiden flight pushes boundaries

November 17, 2015By

Routescene has jointly developed with Hanseatic Aviation Solutions an integrated fixed-wing UAV and LidarPod solution for surveying. Following in-depth customer research, Routescene identified a gap in the market for an unmanned aerial 3D mapping solution capable of flying long distances, particularly for use in large countries with great expanses of remote land such as Australia, the United States, Canada and... read more

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GNSS monitoring scrapes the sky

November 12, 2015By

High-Rises in South Korea, Manhattan Built Straight
The supertall skyscraper Lotte World Tower — so far built to the 103rd of 123 total floors in Seoul, South Korea — is using GNSS to measure the impact of lateral forces on its vertical alignment. read more

Lockheed Martin advances threat protection on GPS control segment

November 9, 2015By

Security upgrades developed by Lockheed Martin for the GPS ground control system are now fully operational to safeguard data and ensure satellite availability. The GPS Intrusion Protection Reinforcement (GIPR) technology refresh is part of the Air Force’s strategy to modernize the current GPS system and to ensure the availability of its services for more than one billion global military, civilian and... read more

Galileo satellites set for year-long Einstein experiment

November 9, 2015By

Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites — subject to complex salvage maneuvers following their launch in 2014 into incorrect orbits — will help to perform an ambitious year-long test of Einstein’s most famous theory. read more

Next-to-last GPS IIF satellite launched into orbit

November 2, 2015By
GPS IIF-11 Heads for space on Halloween.

The U.S. Air Force successfully launched its 11th and next-to-last Boeing-built Global Positioning System GPS IIF series satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Oct. 31 at 12:13 p.m. EDT (9:13 a.m. PDT). GPS IIF satellites provide improved signals to support both the warfighter and the growing... read more