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Septentrio’s newest receivers protect against jamming interference

May 9, 2017By

Septentrio has launched two new GNSS boards. The AsteRx-m2 and AsteRx-m2 UAS OEM boards provide GNSS positioning with interference mitigation technology on ultra-low-power boards. The boards are being showcased at AUVSI’s Xponential 2017 this week in Dallas, Texas. The credit-card sized AsteRx-m2 and the AsteRx-m2 UAS offer all-in-view multi-frequency, multi-constellation tracking and centimeter-level real-time kinematic (RTK) position accuracy for low... read more

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PrecisionHawk launches free software for drone mapping

May 9, 2017By

Commercial drone and data company PrecisionHawk has opened access to its PrecisionMapper professional mapping and analytics software for free. With the software, drone operators can snap an unlimited number of photos, create maps without resolution limits, and run algorithms to analyze their data. PrecisionHawk announced the launch of the free version of PrecisionMapper today at the AUVSI’s Xponential 2017 conference in Dallas, Texas. Drone operators can... read more

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How soon a driverless car? You be the judge

May 5, 2017By

How soon will driverless cars achieve 20 percent market share in the United States? This is the question in GPS World’s Readers Poll for May. In 2020? 2022? 2025? Or 2028? Maybe 2030. How about 2032?  2035 or after? Finally, the ever-popular “Other (please specify).” Go to gpsworld.com/17maypoll and fill in your answer by May 12. See results in the... read more

Autonomous vehicles drive innovation in the GNSS industry

May 2, 2017By

The May issue of GPS World carries these three expert opinions on the question: How are autonomous vehicles and V2V technologies driving innovation within the GNSS industry? Chaminda Basnyake Principal Engineer, Market Development, Locata Corporation We still have technical and cost versus performance challenges to meet the PNT needs of V2V and AV. Positioning and even timing expectations in deep... read more

FAA evaluates drone detection dystems at DFW

April 28, 2017By

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its partners are conducting detection research on unmanned aircraft (UAS) at Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport. The DFW evaluation is the latest in a series of detection system evaluations that began in February 2016. Previous evaluations took place at Atlantic City International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Eglin Air Force Base;... read more

NAVMAR and UAVT plan to demonstrate turboprop engine for drones

April 24, 2017By

Navmar Applied Sciences Corp. (NASC) and UAV Turbines Inc. (UAVT) have announced plans for a joint flight demonstration of NASC’s TigerShark aircraft with a UAVT micro-turboprop propulsion system. First flights are scheduled before the end of the year. This will mark the first time that a Group 3 UAV (medium endurance and size) is powered by a micro-turboprop engine with... read more

Innovation: Orbit determination of LEO satellites with real-time corrections

Precision on board
Described are the results of realistic simulations carried out to precisely position a low-Earth-orbit satellite using a source of real-time GPS corrections actually transmitted by a network of geostationary satellites. Even accounting for data outages, 3D positioning accuracies better than a decimeter have been obtained. Precision on board? Not right now but likely coming real soon. read more

U.S. Air Force says goodbye to 25-year-old GPS satellite

April 24, 2017By

At 25 years old, GPS Satellite Vehicle No. 27 completed its time in orbit on April 18. With the satellite’s final duty completed, the 2nd Space Operations Squadron (2 SOPS) said goodbye via final command and disposal from Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5... read more