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Harxon releases new GNSS + L-band antenna

June 20, 2016By
The new Harxon GPS1000 antenna.

Harxon, a high-precision GNSS antenna manufacturer in China, has released a new GNSS + L-band antenna. The GPS1000 receives GPS L1/L2/L5, BDS B1/B2/B3, GLONASS L1/L2, Galileo E1/E2/E5a/E5b and L-band frequencies, which can be used in land survey, marine survey, channel survey, seismic monitoring, bridge survey, container operation and agriculture applications. Customers can use the same antenna for GPS only or... read more

Webinar probes future road: V2X communication, positioning and safety

June 14, 2016By
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Details of this Thursday’s Connected Car webinar emerged as speakers gathered today to share their presentation materials. (You can join this free webinar here.) A key concept is that no single technology can provide the required position accuracy in all environments. A combination of core GNSS technologies is needed: SSR-RTK with correction data (satellite and LTE), multi-GNSS for large number... read more

Four-satellite Galileo Ariane 5 dispenser in place

June 14, 2016By
A four-satellite dispenser for Galileo's Ariane 5 is shown during shaker testing at Airbus Defence and Space near Bordeaux, France. The dispenser has had four Galileo engineering models attached to it for test purposes.
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News from the European Space Agency (ESA) Following rigorous testing in France and Germany, a new type of dispenser designed to carry four navigation satellites into orbit at once is now in French Guiana, in place for Galileo’s first Ariane 5 launch later this year. The dispenser is an essential element of launch success, with a double role to play.... read more

Innovation: There’s an app for that

June 13, 2016By
Figure 7. Total electron content in TECu across South America on Feb. 5, 2015, between 19:00 UTC and 19:15 UTC.

Using a smartphone for GNSS ionospheric data collection
In this month’s column, we take a look at the use of a smartphone app to collect GNSS ionospheric data. The authors' app-centric approach provides a software framework and output format that remain the same for different receivers. read more

GPS World reports live from TU-Automotive Detroit 2016

June 8, 2016By
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The 16th annual TU-Automotive Detroit conference and exhibition is being held June 8-9 in Novi, Michigan. This year’s event is focusing on the converging trends of connectivity, mobility and autonomy revolutionizing the automobile industry — specifically infotainment, V2X, apps, navigation, cybersecurity, mobility, autonomy, safety, insurance telematics, data aggregation, fleet management and tracking. GPS World staff is at the event capturing... read more

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Google opens up GNSS pseudoranges

June 7, 2016By
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Google has announced that raw GNSS measurements will be available to apps in the Android N operating system, which will be released later this year. This means pseudoranges, dopplers and carrier phase will be obtainable from a phone or tablet computer. The announcement came during Google’s I/O 2016, its three-day developer conference which was held May 18-20. The specific announcement... read more

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FAA offers ADS-B rebates to aircraft owners

June 6, 2016By
Airplane taking off from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with the air traffic control tower behind. (Photo: Wikipedia CC BY-SA 4.0)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is offering a $500 rebate for aircraft to install Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance technology ahead of a 2020 deadline. Today on a national press call, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker announced the $500 rebate incentive for General Aviation (GA) aircraft owners who equip their aircraft with required avionics... read more

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Tomorrow’s driverless convoy on the road today

June 6, 2016By
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Unmanned tactical wheeled vehicles for logistics and route clearance missions provide a significant force protection advantage — removing personnel from targeted vehicles, extending standoff distance from explosives, and empowering a single operator to simultaneously supervise multiple unmanned assets in convoy. This article discusses some of the enabling technologies and the motivations behind them, for safer and more efficient logistics and... read more