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Congress increases funding for UAS research, airspace integration

May 11, 2017By

More than $20 million for research on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) was included in an appropriations package that Congress passed and the president signed into law last week to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. The funding for UAS research is $2.67 million more than last year’s budget request by the Federal... read more

Intelligent transportation systems require ‘the ego vehicle’

May 8, 2017By

Most activity so far in the PNT community has centered around the questions of “Where am I?” and “Where am I going?” and “How fast am I going?” Positioning, navigation and timing. Seemingly that should about cover it. But no. Mapping comes into the picture: “What fixed objects are in my environment?” This is actually a corollary of “Where am... read more

Autonomous vehicles drive innovation in the GNSS industry

May 2, 2017By

The May issue of GPS World carries these three expert opinions on the question: How are autonomous vehicles and V2V technologies driving innovation within the GNSS industry? Chaminda Basnyake Principal Engineer, Market Development, Locata Corporation We still have technical and cost versus performance challenges to meet the PNT needs of V2V and AV. Positioning and even timing expectations in deep... read more

Tallysman introduces NMO mounts for dual- and triple-band GNSS antennas

May 2, 2017By

Tallysman, a manufacturer of high-performance GNSS antennas and related products, released its NMO (New Motorola) mounts for its dual- and triple-band GNSS antennas. NMO mounts are used in a variety of applications such as automobiles, railway cars and emergency vehicles. With the introduction of this mount, customers can now upgrade  existing GPS L1-only antennas to dual (L1/L2) and triple (L1/L2/L5)... read more

V2V countdown: Major players on how we get there

May 2, 2017By

We asked major players in the connected vehicles marketplace for their views on expected deployment timelines, remaining challenges such as reliable positioning technology, integration with existing systems, and the implications on autonomous vehicle technology. read more

M3, Averna join to test auto infotainment

April 26, 2017By

Averna has entered a strategic partnership with M3 Systems to distribute M3’s StellaNGC GNSS Simulator on National Instruments’ VST platforms for the infotainment segment of the automotive market. M3 Systems’ GNSS simulator, based on National Instruments’ Vector Signal Transceiver (NI VST), will now be available as part of Averna’s AST-1000 platform, extending its capability to navigation and GNSS testing. Launched... read more

Launchpad: Reference clock, receivers, drones

April 25, 2017By

OEM High-Frequency TCXOs Ultra stable for low jitter and phase noise applications The RHT1490 series of high-frequency and low-jitter ultra-stable TCXOs are available in frequencies from 50 MHz to 204.8 MHz. It delivers telecommunications-grade stability with a low real mean squared (rms) phase jitter of <200 fs (12 kHz–20 MHz). The platform’s frequency output enables lower system jitter, allowing communication... read more

Skydel teams with Noffz to increase presence in Europe

April 21, 2017By

Skydel, a GNSS test solutions company, has partnered with Germany-based Noffz to deliver SDX GNSS simulation to clients in Europe. Noffz creates test systems and solutions in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) — especially in automotive RF-test applications around eCall, network access devices, telematics control units, infotainment/multimedia units and automotive radar. With nearly 30 years of experience, Noffz... read more

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