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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

Hemisphere GNSS Launches New Branding, Website

September 30, 2013By
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Today, Hemisphere GNSS introduced its new “Hemisphere” corporate branding and logo to reflect its global GNSS focus. The company is also announcing a new website that has been built from the ground up based on customer and partner input. In February 2013, Hemisphere GPS was renamed and incorporated as Hemisphere GNSS Inc. The company owns both names, but in order... 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

Kongsberg Unveils Heading and GNSS Surface Position Options for eBird

September 25, 2013By
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Kongsberg Seatex has given users of the eBird System the ability to equip SmartWing instrumentation with two additional features — a compass and a GNSS receiver. eBird is a bird concept for lateral, vertical and roll streamer control in marine seismic acquisition that enables fault tolerant and efficient multi-streamer steering by employing a wide range of innovative and patented technological... read more

Chronos Technology to Exhibit Anti-Jam Tech at ION GNSS+

September 13, 2013By
The CTL3520 handheld GPS jamming detector by Chronos Technology.

Chronos Technology, global timing and synchronization company, is exhibiting its anti-jamming technology at ION GNSS+ 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, September 18-20. Exhibiting at Stand 723, Chronos will be demonstrating the Chronos Sentinel system, which enables a light-touch deployment of GPS jamming detection for a short period of time and allows a GPS jamming report to be created to enable management to... read more

Veripos Introduces GNSS Mobile for Offshore Positioning

September 11, 2013By

Veripos, supplier of high-precision GNSS positioning services to the offshore industry, has extended its range of integrated mobile receiver units with introduction of a multi-frequency system featuring GNSS heading, L-band positioning and wireless communication capabilities, the LD7. Typical use is for the provision of high accuracy heading output combined with high accuracy positioning data for vessel systems. Compatible with both... read more

Ford Studies Space Robots for Connected Vehicle Communications

September 9, 2013By
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Ford is studying communications between space robots and Earth to enhance future applications of the connected-car communications protocol. The research furthers the company’s commitment to the development of connected vehicle communications to help reduce traffic congestion and aid in the advancement of emergency vehicle communication methods, Ford said. Ford has launched a three-year research partnership with the telematics department of... read more