Aviation

Business Aviation Agrees to Promote EGNOS Use at European Airports

July 17, 2014By
Bern-Belp, Switzerland, is one European airport with published LPV procedures. (Photo: Lszb29, via Wikimedia Commons)

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the wide use of EGNOS — precision-based navigation (PBN) — at regional airports in Europe, following discussions at the European Space Solutions Conference in Prague in June. Maintaining all-weather access at secondary and tertiary airports is becoming more and more important for the... read more

Rockwell Collins’ Avionics Enable Successful European Union Flight Demonstrations

July 14, 2014By

Rockwell Collins’ flight management system (FMS) and GNSS receiver successfully enabled the first demonstrations of advanced arrival and departure flight operations for the European Union’s airspace-enhancing project FilGAPP (“Filling the Gap” in GNSS Advanced Procedures and Operations). The goal of FilGAPP is to create new, more efficient methods of navigating airspace using satellite-based navigation and advanced FMS functions. “FilGAPP highlights... read more

Chemring Develops Miniaturized GPS/Galileo Anti-Jamming Technology

July 14, 2014By
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Chemring Technology Solutions has developed miniaturized GPS anti-jamming technology it has dubbed GINCAN. GINCAN is designed to combat illegal GPS jammers and is based on the adaptive antenna concept used by military systems. GINCAN has a chip footprint of six millimeters squared. GINCAN’s reduced size and weight will significantly cut power usage and cost, the company said, making it ideal for combatting the... read more

Occupy Media Space Now EGNOS and Galileo Mission

June 29, 2014By

By Peter de Selding The message to the recent European Space Solutions conference in Prague was simple enough: EGNOS is here, so let’s use it; Galileo is almost here, so let’s promote it. Neither task is straightforward. Take the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), the European piece of a near-global network of terminals on geostationary satellites linked to networks... read more

ACR Electronics Launches New Locator for Aviation

June 13, 2014By
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A new emergency locator transmitter for aviation has received Cospas-Sarsat and FAA approvals and is now available for sale. The ELT 1000 by ACR Electronics, Inc., is designed with multiple installation configurations to reduce overall installation cost, the company said. The electronics maximize frequency stability and power while incorporating a new, built-in GPS navigational interface, the company said. Including GPS... read more

NovAtel Launches OEM617D Single-Card GNSS Receiver with RTK

May 15, 2014By
NovAtel's OEM617D receiver.

NovAtel Inc. has released the OEM617D receiver, a compact, dual-antenna, dual-frequency, single-card receiver with NovAtel’s ALIGN heading functionality and RT-2 Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GNSS positioning technology, in dynamic and static environments. NovAtel made the announcement at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014, being held this week in Orlando, Florida. The OEM617D offers complete dual-frequency operation with GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou signals... read more

UAV Shipboard Landing with RTK

May 2, 2014By
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Limited landing area as well as interference due to wind disturbance and wave motion make shipboard landings of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) extremely difficult. Use of UAVs at sea can enhance the efficiency of intelligence gathering and surveillance, and could also increase long-range air-strike capability. read more

KVH Precision Sensors Chosen by Geodetics for Inertial Navigation Systems

April 17, 2014By
The Geo-iNAV Advanced is a fully integrated GPS-aided inertial navigation system that utilizes KVH’s 1750 IMU to provide a high-performance navigation solution.

KVH Industries, Inc., has entered into a strategic partnership with Geodetics Inc., developer of real-time, high-precision position and navigation solutions. The goal is to provide high-performance positioning and navigation products for commercial applications requiring high levels of precision, from unmanned platforms to terrestrial navigation. Geodetics is integrating the KVH 1750 inertial measurement unit (IMU) into two solutions: Geo-iNAV Advanced, a... read more