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Raytheon launches WAAS payload to improve GPS accuracy for air travel

May 22, 2017By

Raytheon Company has launched its GEO 6 satellite payload into orbit for its 12 year mission. It is the latest payload to support the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), which enhances the reliability and accuracy of GPS signals for directing air travel. The Raytheon-developed payload is a key element of WAAS, which offers commercial, business and general aviation... read more

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GSA launches 2017 GNSS Market Report

May 15, 2017By

With an in-depth look at market opportunities and trends across eight market segments, the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA’s) annual GNSS Market Report serves as a key resource for navigating the fast-evolving world of satellite navigation technology and GNSS applications. The fifth edition, the 2017 GNSS Market Report, was released May 10 by Carlo des Dorides, executive director for the GSA, at the European Navigation... read more

u-blox offers automotive dead reckoning firmware

May 15, 2017By

Positioning chip company u-blox is making available its latest automotive dead reckoning (ADR) firmware for navigation, Telematics, eCall and V2X applications for both OEM and after-market applications. Firmware ADR4.10 offers real-time, low latency positioning at up to 30 Hz using a combination of multi-GNSS, inertial sensor and vehicle speed data. The release also offers simplified installation, improved accuracy in dense... read more

NovAtel SPAN technology to provide land vehicle positioning

May 15, 2017By

NovAtel has released its SPAN Land Vehicle technology for fixed-wheel land vehicle applications. The announcement was made at AUVSI’s Xponential 2017. SPAN Land Vehicle optimizes integrated GNSS + INS performance for land vehicles during periods of extended GNSS outage, in low dynamic operating environments, or in dense urban canyons. SPAN Land Vehicle ensures that accurate position, velocity and attitude is... read more

Congress increases funding for UAS research, airspace integration

May 11, 2017By

More than $20 million for research on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) was included in an appropriations package that Congress passed and the president signed into law last week to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. The funding for UAS research is $2.67 million more than last year’s budget request by the Federal... read more

Intelligent transportation systems require ‘the ego vehicle’

May 8, 2017By

Most activity so far in the PNT community has centered around the questions of “Where am I?” and “Where am I going?” and “How fast am I going?” Positioning, navigation and timing. Seemingly that should about cover it. But no. Mapping comes into the picture: “What fixed objects are in my environment?” This is actually a corollary of “Where am... 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

Tallysman introduces NMO mounts for dual- and triple-band GNSS antennas

May 2, 2017By

Tallysman, a manufacturer of high-performance GNSS antennas and related products, released its NMO (New Motorola) mounts for its dual- and triple-band GNSS antennas. NMO mounts are used in a variety of applications such as automobiles, railway cars and emergency vehicles. With the introduction of this mount, customers can now upgrade  existing GPS L1-only antennas to dual (L1/L2) and triple (L1/L2/L5)... read more