Aviation

NovAtel Awarded Contract to Supply WAAS Receivers for FAA System

October 1, 2013By

NovAtel, an OEM provider of high-precision GNSS positioning products, has been contracted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to produce and deliver 176 Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) third-generation reference receivers (G-III). The contract includes engineering support for the receiver as well as support for the current generation reference receiver (G-II), Geostationary Earth Orbit Uplink Subsystem – Type 1 (GUST)... read more

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Expert Advice: Which Is the Best GNSS Receiver?

October 1, 2013By
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By Jayanta Ray Aerospace GNSS receivers constitute a class apart, compared to their more popular relatives used in automotive, cell phone, or survey applications. Automotive and cell-phone receivers can sometimes provide position information even in indoor environments. The survey class of receivers provides centimeter-level accuracies. However, neither group can guarantee the reliability and integrity of the position solution, and users... read more

Blue Sky Network Debuts Portable M2M GNSS Tracking Solution

September 25, 2013By
Blue Sky Network's HawkEye 7200 Portable M2M Tracking Solution.

Blue Sky Network, a supplier of satellite tracking and communication solutions for aviation, land and marine, has launched the HawkEye 7200 portable M2M tracking solution. The HawkEye 7200 includes features such as multinational GNSS receiver support and integrated Bluetooth for Iridium connectivity to smart devices. Designed in a small form factor, the HawkEye 7200 can be powered by battery or... read more

NovAtel Offers Commercial Tactical-Grade MEMS IMU

September 4, 2013By
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NovAtel has added Sensonor’s commercially exportable OEM-IMU-STIM300 to its SPAN GNSS + INS line of positioning products. The OEM-IMU-STIM300 is a Micro Electromechanical System (MEMS) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that integrates with NovAtel’s OEM6 receiver technology to provide a powerful 3D continuous position, velocity and attitude solution, the company said. The distinguishing characteristic of the OEM-IMU-STIM300 is its small form... read more

AvMap Introduces Flight Unit

September 3, 2013By
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AvMap, the Italian manufacturer of GPS since 1994, presents the Ultra EFIS, a stand-alone unit providing air data, attitude, heading and altitude reference for flights. The AvMap Ultra EFIS is a stand-alone device with a 3.5-inch ultra bright, sunlight readable LCD display. The unit is compact (1.95 inches / 49.5 millimeters installing depth) and ultra-light (5.1 oz / 145 g)... read more

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SkyTraq Introduces Consumer GPS/GNSS Receiver

September 3, 2013By

SkyTraq Technology, Inc., a fabless GNSS positioning technology company, has introduced its fast consumer-grade 50-Hz update rate S1216F8 GPS receiver module. The module supports GPS, QZSS, WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, and GAGAN satellite signal reception. The S1216F8 receiver is based on SkyTraq’s newest 55-nm Venus 8 GPS/GNSS chipset. The Venus 8 is a low-cost commercial GPS/GNSS chipset incorporating an IEEE-754 compliant... read more

NAVAIR Teams Test GPS Anti-Jamming Device on Small UAV

August 16, 2013By
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Part of an initiative to protect GPS technologies on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the Navy recently conducted tests to demonstrate how miniaturized GPS protection devices can prevent interruption of this mission-critical global positioning data. From July 10 to 24, the Communications and GPS Navigation Program Office, headquartered in San Diego, mounted a Small Antenna System (SAS) on an Aerostar... read more

IFEN and WORK Microwave Offer BeiDou-2 Support, Enhancements for NavX-NCS GNSS Simulators

August 15, 2013By
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The NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator now supports China’s BeiDou-2 navigation satellite system. BeiDou support is a key enhancement in software update V.1.9 for the NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator product line, by IFEN  and  WORK Microwave. Leveraging new features and functionalities, users have the flexibility to support a wide range of constellations, frequencies, and channels for research and development of GNSS... read more