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Octopus ISR Systems integrates VectorNav INS on new gimbal series

April 18, 2017By
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Octopus ISR Systems, a division of UAV Factory Ltd., has released a precision geo-pointing feature for its miniature Epsilon series of gyro-stabilized gimbals. The feature, Precision Geo-Lock, combines a GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS) with dedicated software algorithms and payload operator software. To guarantee the successful implementation of the Precision Geo-Lock feature, UAV Factory partnered with VectorNav Technologies of Dallas. Precision Geo-Lock... read more

Spirent releases test suite for in-vehicle and V2V connectivity

April 18, 2017By
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Spirent Communications has released its first WAVE-DSRC (Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments – Dedicated Short-Range Communications) conformance test solution that includes a set of tests required for U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) certification. In late 2016, the USDOT proposed a rule that would require automakers to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technologies in all new light-duty vehicles. The purpose is to make... read more

UAV poll results and business applications

April 18, 2017By
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One-third of GPS World readers who responded to the latest poll think air traffic control and the FAA regulatory environment constitute the biggest challenges facing the UAV industry today. Other answers receiving top votes, from 10 to 27 percent of the total, included Better, smaller, more lightweight sensors: inertial, Lidar, infrared, spectral, etc. (16 percent) Integration of other sensors with... read more

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Orolia enhances Spectracom GPS threat mitigation with Talen-X

April 17, 2017By
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Orolia has taken the next integration steps with its Spectracom line of resilient PNT products, which will enable clients to take full advantage of Talen-X’s BroadShield Interference and Spoofing Detection technology. The announcement follows up on news of the recent Talen-X strategic alliance. Orolia’s Spectracom and Talen-X have aligned hardware and software development efforts to jointly develop, market and sell... read more

DOT conducts GPS backup study

April 14, 2017By

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is studying responses to its November 2016 request for information concerning back-up systems for GPS. DoT is investigating possibilities and practicalities of using one or more positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies to ensure PNT resiliency for critical infrastructure in the event of a temporary disruption in GPS availability. The filing period closed Jan.... read more

GPS satellite security discussed in House hearing

April 11, 2017By

A U.S. Congress hearing on March 29 focused on the vulnerability of satellite systems to strategic attacks, according to an article by The Hill. The GPS constellation in particular was discussed as critical to energy, telecommunications and finance sectors. Experts and lawmakers expressed their concerns at the joint hearing between the House Homeland Security Committee and House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic... read more

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GPS Source receives security approval for DAGR device

April 11, 2017By
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GPS Source has received Global Positioning Systems Directorate security approval for its family of Selective Availability Anti-spoofing Module (SAASM)-based Host Application Equipment (HAE). GPS Source announced security approval for the Enhanced D3 (ED3) and Enhanced FLO-G (E-FLO-G) with integrated SAASM receivers. The ED3 and E-FLO-G are upgradeable versions of the popular DAGR Distributed Device (D3) and are capable of distributing SAASM today,... read more

DroneDeploy integrates with agX on UAV mapping flights

April 11, 2017By
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DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform for commercial drones, is integrating with agX to help growers more easily capture field maps and analyze aerial data. agX users can now share field boundaries saved in agX with DroneDeploy to simplify the planning of drone mapping flights. Over time, agX and DroneDeploy plan to integrate further to allow seamless sharing of drone images... read more

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