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Federal Register Notice Seeks Comments on GPS L1 Band Interference Test Plan

September 9, 2015By

UPDATE (9/10/15): A public workshop will be held in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2 to provide an opportunity to discuss the draft test plan and address questions before the close of the public comment period.  The workshop will be held in the RTCA NBAA/Colson Room, 1150 18th St. NW, Suite 910, Washington, D.C., 20036. Click here to register for the workshop. The U.S. Department of... read more

Live from CTIA Super Mobility 2015

September 9, 2015By

GPS World reports live from CTIA Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas Sept. 8-11, organized by CTIA—The Wireless Association. The Western Hemisphere’s largest mobile innovation summit brings together 35,000 professionals who work in the mobile technology industry, including leaders in wireless, indoor location, connected car and Internet of Things (IoT), among many others. GPS World digital editor Bethany Chambers and Wireless editor Janice... read more

Galileo 9 and 10 in the Zone for This Week’s Launch

September 8, 2015By
The logos of the two new satellites in the Galileo constellation are placed on the launcher fairing. (Credit: CNES)

Galileo 9 and 10 are ready for launch atop a Soyuz rocket at 23:08 local time on Sept. 10 (02:08 GMT and 04:08 CEST on Sept. 11) from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. After being attached to their carrier last week, the pair of fully fueled satellites was carefully lowered onto the Fregat upper stage on Wednesday, Sept. 2, in the 3SB preparation building of... read more

McMurdo Introduces Next-Gen Software for Satellite-Aided Search and Rescue

September 4, 2015By

McMurdo has introduced PRISMA MCCNet, a new software solution with several new features to improve the Cospas-Sarsat satellite-aided search and rescue process, and for use in the future MEOSAR system. The software, which is part of McMurdo’s suite of PRISMA (Preparation, Response, Identification, Surveillance, Management, Acceleration) software solutions, provides mission control center (MCC) operators with critical tools to better identify, locate and manage distress situations.... read more

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EGNOS Services Ensured Long Term, Thanks to SES-5 GEO Satellite

September 2, 2015By

After extensive ground and space testing, the SES-5 GEO satellite has entered into the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) operational platform, broadcasting EGNOS Signal-In-Space (SIS), according to the European GNSS Agency (GSA). SES-5 — which replaces Inmarsat-4F2 — will ensure reliable EGNOS services until 2026. It has been introduced through EGNOS System Release V241M, which will enable a range of performance improvements.... read more

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Denali Gets New Height along with Name Change

September 2, 2015By

A new, official height for Denali has been measured at 20,310 feet, just 10 feet less than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet which was established using 1950’s era technology. With this slightly lower elevation, has the tallest mountain in North America shrunk? No, but advances in technology to better measure the elevation at the surface of the Earth have... read more

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Sony’s Vertical Take-off Drone Aimed at Surveyors

August 28, 2015By

Sony is developing an unmanned aerial vehicle that lifts off and lands vertically like a helicopter (also known as a VTOL craft for vertical take-off and landing.) The VTOL drone is being developed with a Tokyo robotics firm under a collaborative company called Aerosense. The drone can carry up to 22 pounds, fly continuously for two hours, and reach a speed... read more

Handheld’s Nautiz X8 Field Computer Gets Add-ons

August 26, 2015By

Handheld Group is offering expansion pack features for its Nautiz X8 rugged field computer. The new functionalities will make the Nautiz X8 more versatile for field workers in a number of market segments, including forestry, surveying, construction, field services, warehouse projects and logistics. The Nautiz X8 was built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest of environments.... read more