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Juniper to Exhibit Sub-Meter GPS Solution at Esri User Conference

July 13, 2015By
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Juniper Systems is exhibiting its sub-meter GPS solution using Esri ArcPad, Effigis’ EZSurv Post-Processing software, and its ultra-rugged handheld computers — a combination the company says is budget-friendly and easy-to-use — at the Esri User Conference, being held in San Diego July 20–24. The sub-meter solution involves collecting GIS data using a Juniper Systems rugged handheld running ArcPad data collection software, and then... read more

Drones Could Assist Lifeguards in Rescues, Shark Sighting

July 9, 2015By
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Lifeguards in the United States are testing how drones may help save lives in coastal waters. Cameras on drones can spot sharks from above, and drones are able to reach struggling swimmers faster than lifeguards to deliver life preservers. In Seal Beach, Calif., lifeguards are using the flying device to monitor sharks. “It’s an extremely valuable tool for our water observation,” said... read more

NASA Goddard Team Sets High-Flying Record with Use of GPS

July 8, 2015By
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Results are now in for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, which launched on March 12. Not only has the MMS Navigator system exceeded all of the team’s expectations, it has set the record for the highest GPS use in space. read more

GPS IIF-10 Satellite Readied for July 15 Launch

July 7, 2015By
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United Launch Alliance crews on July 7 placed the next GPS satellite on top of an Atlas V rocket for blastoff later this month, reports SpaceFlight Now. Liftoff for the GPS IIF-10 satellite will take place July 15, between 11:36 and 11:55 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. This is the second of three GPS constellation replenishment flights planned... read more

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