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First EGNOS LPV-200 approach implemented at Charles de Gaulle Airport

May 4, 2016By
The first LPV-200 approach in Europe took place May 3 at Charles de Gaulle Airport.

On May 3, the first LPV-200 approaches were implemented at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG) — the first such approaches to be implemented in Europe. The milestone follows publication of the EGNOS-based procedures on April 28, according to the European GNSS Agency (GSA), which manages EGNOS on behalf of the European Commission. LPV-200 enables aircraft approach procedures that are operationally equivalent to a... read more

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Harris offers comprehensive solution for drone safety

May 4, 2016By
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Harris Corporation has introduced a comprehensive solution to increase the safety of drones and other commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying at low altitudes in the U.S. The announcement was made during Xponential 2016 being held May 2-5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Harris’ ADS-B Xtend service provides critical surveillance information to help UAS operators and airspace... read more

Insitu and PrecisionHawk form commercial drone alliance

May 4, 2016By
Insitu and BNSF officials launch ScanEagle for the historic first flight. (Photo: Insitu Inc.)

Insitu and PrecisionHawk have formed a strategic alliance to provide UAS solutions that help commercial enterprises achieve safe unmanned flight for extended and beyond-visual-line-of-sight operations. Insitu is a provider of information and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial, civil and military operations, and PrecisionHawk is an aerial data provider. Both companies are exhibiting at this week’s AUVSI Xponential 2016 show in New Orleans. The alliance also leverages the extensive... read more

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Papers sought for IGNSS conference in Sydney

May 4, 2016By

The call for papers is now open for IGNSS 2016, set for Dec. 6-8 in Sydney, Australia. Closing date for abstract submission is July 4; and the final date for the submission of papers requiring peer review is Sept. 26. The International GNSS Society (IGNSS) runs the Southeast Asian region’s premier conference on GNSS and related position, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies. It will bring together... read more

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FAA establishing advisory committee on UAV integration

May 4, 2016By

Speaking today at Xponential, the AUVSI annual conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing a broad-based advisory committee that will provide advice on key unmanned aircraft integration issues. He also announced plans to make it easier for students to fly unmanned aircraft as part of their coursework. Huerta said the drone advisory committee is an... read more

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DJI, PrecisionHawk partner on UAV remote sensing for agriculture

May 3, 2016By

PrecisionHawk and DJI announced during the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s Xponential show an exclusive partnership for the agriculture market with a complete agricultural analytics solution. The solution links DJI’s drone hardware to PrecisionHawk’s drone software platform, DataMapper. “Farmers need real-time information about their crops, their fields and their harvests, and DJI and PrecisionHawk are working together to give... read more

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Leica releases ‘self-learning’ GNSS receiver for survey

May 3, 2016By
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Leica Geosystems has announced the Leica Viva GS16 survey receiver, along with updated Leica Captivate and SmartWorx Viva software. The GS16 is a “self-learning GNSS receiver,” the company said, able to automatically select the optimal combination of GNSS signals and stay connected with or without reference links. The new release enhances the Leica Captivate Experience released in 2015. The addition of... read more

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South Korea to build eLoran system after jamming incident

May 3, 2016By
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South Korea will award a contract this month to secure technology required to build an eLoran system as an alternative to GPS, reports the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC). The announcement follows South Korea pointing the finger at North Korea for jamming its GPS signal reception in late March. The South Korean eLoran plan envisions setting up coastal transmitters by the end... read more

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