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Xsens Adds Active Heading Stabilization to IMU

April 2, 2015By

In the latest update of its Motion Tracker product portfolio, Xsens has added active heading stabilization (AHS) to its core sensor fusion algorithms on the MTi 10-series and MTi 100-series. Both series are MEMS-based inertial measurement units (IMU), attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS), and vertical reference units (VRUs). The AHS algorithm delivers fundamentally improved heading tracking accuracy, Xsens said. The improved robustness in... read more

GPSTrackIt.com Fleet Manager Now Supports Multiple Vehicle Groups

April 2, 2015By

GPSTrackIt.com has added the ability to allow vehicles in Fleet Manager, its fleet and mobile workforce management system, to simultaneously belong to multiple groups. The feature enables groups to be “nested,” expanding the reporting and alerting capabilities of Fleet Manager. “A vehicle belonging to more than a single group now appears in the list for each group selected,” said Eddie Bermudez, GPSTrackIt.com’s product development... read more

Galileo E1, E5a Performance for Multi-Frequency, Multi-Constellation GBAS

April 1, 2015By
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Analysis of new Galileo signals at an GBAS compares noise and multipath in their performance to GPS L1 and L5. Even after smoothing, Galileo signals perform somewhat better than GPS and are less sensitive to the smoothing time constant. read more

McMurdo Gets FAA, EASA Nods for Commercial Aircraft Locator

April 1, 2015By

McMurdo Group, maker of end-to-end search and rescue solutions, has received formal certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Kannad Integra ARINC 429 Navigation Interface. Based on the ARINC 429 GPS communications standard for most commercial aircraft, the interface, when used with the Kannad Integra Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), provides dual GPS redundancy... read more

UK Space Agency Awards SBAS Africa Contract to Avanti

March 31, 2015By

Avanti Communications has been appointed by the UK Space Agency to deliver a crucial air navigation project in Africa, SBAS-AFRICA. The satellite operator has been awarded the contract under the agency’s International Partnership Space Programme (IPSP), which exists to open up opportunities for the UK space sector to share expertise in real-world satellite technology and services overseas. Africa has just 3 percent of global... read more

Expert Advice: Taking Up Positions — Galileo and E112

March 31, 2015By
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Europe is looking at the imposition of Galileo as part of an A-GNSS technology push for E112 emergency calling applications. E112 processes currently do not specify performance criteria for the position location accuracy. read more

GSA’s 2015 Report Dives Deep into Global GNSS Market

March 27, 2015By
FIGURE 2. SUPPORTED CONSTELLATION BY RECEIVERS Chart shows the percentage of available
receivers capable of tracking signals from one GNSS (such as GPS only), two GNSS (GPS
+ Galileo, GPS + GLONASS, GPS + BeiDou), three GNSS (GPS + Galileo + GLONASS, GPS +
Galileo + BeiDou, GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou) or tracking signals from all constellations at
the same time. The percentages add up to 100 percent. We can conclude that almost 60
percent of all available receivers, chipsets and modules are supporting a minimum of two
constellations, showing that multi-constellation is becoming a standard feature across all
market segments.

2015 GNSS Market Report: European GNSS Agency Provides a Fresh Look at Worldwide Growth The fourth edition of the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA’s) GNSS Market Report provides a comprehensive source of knowledge on this dynamic global market. The report has become a key reference for organizations building their GNSS market strategies. The new edition provides: Comprehensive updates on previous analyses;... read more

iTrack Solutions Provides Web-Based Fleet Management Software

March 25, 2015By

Integrated Tracking (iTrack) Solutions Loki Gen 6 is a web-based mapping software derived from a series of other Loki software products focused on asset tracking for large fleets of vehicles. The maps are provided by Bing, but custom mapping can also be used with the support of Esri ArcGIS REST services and shapefiles. iTrack Solutions is based in Calgary, Canada, and provides GPS tracking, mobile data communications and display... read more