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2014 Simulator Buyers Guide

March 1, 2014By
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In GPS World’s annual Simulator Buyers Guide, we feature simulator tools, devices, and software from six prominent companies. Also available as a downloadable PDF. read more

SBAS Working Group Looks to Galileo for Aircraft Guidance, Defines L5

February 28, 2014By
Planned GAGAN service coverage for the two different service levels (RNP0.1 and APV1). GAGAN has been jointly undertaken by the Airport Authority of India and the Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO, to achieve smooth transition to satellite-based navigation and seamless air traffic management across continents. GAGAN is designed to provide improved accuracy, availability and integrity necessary to enable users to rely on GPS for all phases of flight, from en route through approach for all qualified airports within the GAGAN service volume. More precisely it is aimed to provide Non Precision Approach RNP0.1 service levels to the entire Indian Flight Information Region and Precision Approach APV1 service (equivalent to the current EGNOS Service) within a specified service volume within Indian land mass.

Plans to harness Galileo and other satnav systems for next-generation satellite augmentation systems for aviation and other high-performance uses took a significant step forward at the latest gathering of worldwide operators and experts, reports the European Space Agency. Satellite augmentation systems combine additional ground stations and satellite transponders to sharpen satnav accuracy and reliability across given geographical regions — based... read more

Three More Companies Sign on to AT&T Connected Car Center

February 24, 2014By
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Three additional companies — Qualcomm, Red Bend and QuickPlay — have signed on to work with the connected car industry at the AT&T Drive Studio, a connected car center for innovation and research in Atlanta, Georgia. “This is an exciting ecosystem and we are committed to leading the way to take the connected car to the next level for auto... read more

Blackphone Designed for Privacy Launches At Mobile World Congress 2014

February 24, 2014By
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SGP Technologies, a joint venture of Silent Circle and Geeksphone, has unveiled the Blackphone, a smartphone that places privacy and control directly in the hands of its users. The smartphone was launched at Mobile World Congress being held this week in Barcelona. Blackphone includes a unique combination of operating system and application tools that offer unparalleled security and privacy to... read more

iXBlue, Septentrio Create ATLANS-C for Mapping Urban Environments

February 21, 2014By
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iXBlue, a provider of navigation, positioning, and mapping solutions, has launched its new ATLANS-C position and orientation system, developed in close cooperation with Septentrio Satellite Navigation. The system is designed to provide continuous and accurate positioning in urban environments, where GNSS signals are obscured, intermittent, or possibly distorted by reflective surfaces. ATLANS-C benefits from the optimized integration of iXBlue’s fiber-optic... read more

LabSat 3 Updates Include Extended Recording

February 21, 2014By
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Racelogic’s latest update to the LabSat 3 simulator allows the use of 128-Gbyte SD cards, giving up to nine hours of high-quality RF recording. Also included in the update is the ability to use external USB hard drives and the addition of a serial/USB NMEA output, generated by the internal GPS engine during a replay. The multi-constellation, stand-alone, battery-powered GPS/GLONASS/Beidou... read more

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New GPS IIF Satellite Launched

February 21, 2014By
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV lifts off from Space Launch Complex-37 with the Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-5 satellite. This launch marked the 25th Delta IV flight since the first flight in 2002.

News compiled with the assistance of CANSPACE listserv. After a brief delay due to concerns over solar radiation trends, the GPS IIF-5 satellite was successfully launched at the end of the designated launch window at 01:59 UTC on February 21. The satellite, attached to the launch rocket’s upper stage, was initially placed in a highly elliptical orbit. Following a third... read more

Broadcom Location Chip for Wearables Uses Less Power

February 20, 2014By
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Broadcom Corporation today introduced a GNSS system-on-chip (SoC) that will enable wearable location devices to operate with less power and more accuracy, Broadcom said. The Broadcom BCM4771 GNSS SoC is designed for low-power, mass-market wearable devices such as fitness trackers and smart watches. Broadcom will showcase its mobile innovations at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 24-27. The Broadcom BCM4771... read more