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Buckeye Mountain, Trimble bring GPS to railways

October 19, 2016By

Railway technology company Buckeye Mountain and Trimble are working together to provide the railroad industry with advances in GPS solutions such as the Trimble PG200 GNSS receiver. The PG200 is a rugged, lightweight and portable receiver to use in rail and intermodal yards to identify safety zones. It also includes auto tracking on critical assets. Trimble has also been working... read more

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Last day to take jamming poll

October 18, 2016By

The October readers poll asks “Are You Experienced?”  It closes today. Take 30 seconds to give your jamming, spoofing, and/or other RF interference history, and enter a drawing to win $50 gift card. The poll asks — and this is all it asks — Have you directly experienced any of the following? Check all that apply. GPS/GNSS jamming. GPS/GNSS spoofing.... read more

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L-3 completes GPS military code security certification

October 17, 2016By

L-3 Communications has announced that its next-generation military code (M-code) GPS user equipment has successfully completed the final step in a government security certification process. L-3’s M-code GPS features advanced user equipment technology, increasing soldiers’ ability to resist enemy jamming and spoofing and performing significantly better in contested environments. The development and certification of this technology was performed under the Air... read more

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NovAtel’s RTK Assist provides 20 minutes of accuracy

October 15, 2016By

NovAtel introduced its RTK Assist service at the Intergeo show, held this week in Hamburg, Germany. RTK Asssit is a subscription-based service that provides users with satellite-delivered correction data to seamlessly continue centimeter-level accuracy during real-time kinematic (RTK) correction outages caused by communication disruptions. Users are able to maintain RTK level performance for up to 20 minutes, reducing any associated downtime and optimizing solution productivity. RTK is a... read more

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Rwanda launches national drone delivery service

October 14, 2016By

Up To 150 Emergency Medical Drone Flights a Day Today, Rwandan President Paul Kagame launched what is considered world’s first national drone delivery service during a ceremony in the country’s centrally located Muhanga District. Starting today, the Rwandan government will begin using drones to make up to 150 on-demand, emergency deliveries per day of life-saving blood to 21 transfusing facilities in... read more

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Raytheon, US Air Force complete GPS OCX test milestone

October 13, 2016By
Testing demonstrates end-to-end functional checkout, integration of Block 1 capabilities.(Image: Raytheon)

Raytheon has reached another milestone in its development of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX. This new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy and security. OCX’s development is delivered in “blocks,” with Block 0 comprising... read more

UC Riverside team developing non-GPS nav system for autonomous vehicles

October 13, 2016By

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a highly reliable and accurate navigation system that exploits existing environmental signals such as cellular and Wi-Fi, rather than GPS. The technology can be used as a standalone alternative to GPS, or complement current GPS-based systems to enable highly reliable, consistent, and tamper-proof navigation. The technology could be... read more

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DJI and Datumate partner on site survey solution

October 13, 2016By

DJI and Datumate have begun offering a drone, software and app package that fully automates and expedites site surveys. Tailored for professional surveying jobs, the DJI-Datumate Site Survey Solution simplifies the surveying and mapping processes, while maintaining superior accuracy. Shenzhen-based DJI is the world’s top aerial-imaging company. Israel based Datumate is a leader in automated “field-to-plan” surveying solutions. The DJI-Datumate... read more

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