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Caltrans takes delivery of Riegl INS/GNSS mapper

January 23, 2017By
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Caltrans — the California state agency responsible for highway, bridge and rail transportation planning, construction and maintenance — has taken delivery of the new Riegl VMX-1HA mobile mapping system. The Riegl VMX-1HA is a high-speed, high-performance dual-scanner mobile mapping system. It provides high performance and dense, accurate and feature-rich data at highway speeds. With two million measurements and five hundred scan... read more

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TerraGo partners with CompassTools on advanced GIS and GPS data collection

January 23, 2017By

TerraGo is partnering with CompassTools, a provider of integrated GIS, GPS and wireless solutions for field data collection across numerous industries including government, utility, natural resources, transportation, architecture and construction. “We help our customers build the best bundled solution for their GIS and GPS goals, whatever they may be, and TerraGo’s mobile solutions give us the flexibility we need for... read more

Agriculture robots market projected to reach US$5.7 billion by 2024

January 20, 2017By
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The agriculture robots market is projected to reach US$5.7 billion by 2024, according to a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). The diverse nature of the competitive landscape in the global agriculture robots market presents a number of prominent players for each of its key regions, TMR analysts said. PrecisionHawk Inc., Clearpath Robotics and Harvest Automations Inc. were the leaders of the... read more

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Galileo clock anomalies under investigation

January 19, 2017By
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The European Space Agency today issued a press release addressing the Galileo clock failures reported Wednesday. GPS World Innovation editor Richard Langley provided the following summary of the satellites and clocks involved, based on information we have received to date. 5 satellites affected: 3 IOVs, 2 FOCs Total of 10 failures; 1 fixed; so 9 continuing failures 5 masers on... read more

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Clocks fail on some Galileo satellites, backups working

January 18, 2017By
Passive hydrogen maser atomic clock of the type flown on Galileo, accurate to one second in three million years. (Photo: ESA)

Clocks have failed onboard several Galileo satellites in space, reports Phys.org, a web-based science, research and technology news service. The cause of the failure is being investigated, European Space Agency director general Jan Woerner told journalists in Paris on Wednesday. Each Galileo satellite has four atomic timekeepers — two rubidium and two hydrogen maser. Three rubidium and six hydrogen maser clocks are not... read more

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Improve your detection and mitigation of signal interference in free webinar

January 18, 2017By
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New speakers have been announced for GPS World‘s Feb. 2 webinar, “Signal Interference: Detection and Mitigation.” Rick Hamilton, U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center and Civil GPS Service Interface Committee; Connor Brashar, The MITRE Corporation; and Patrick Casiano, NovAtel, will present a range of sub-topics spanning ways to maximize PNT performance and efficiency. As the number of GNSS signals being tracked increases, so does... read more

Indian government warns airlines to use GAGAN

January 17, 2017By

The government of India has warned domestic airlines of “consequences” if they do not use GAGAN, the state’s GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation system, reports the Mumbai Mirror. The warning came during a meeting called by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in December with all stakeholders, including the airlines. Most aircraft registered in India are still not equipped with... read more

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SpaceX launches first batch of Iridium NEXT satellites

January 17, 2017By
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Iridium Communications Inc. has successfully launched its first 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, which will support real-time automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) operations in oceanic regions. Iridium NEXT is the company’s next-generation satellite constellation, replacing and enhancing its existing network of low-Earth orbit satellites spanning the entire globe — the largest commercial satellite constellation in space. The satellites were delivered into low-Earth orbit an hour after... read more

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