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Joint venture to bring high-precision positioning to mass market

August 10, 2017By

u-blox, Bosch, Geo++ and Mitsubishi Electric are establishing the joint venture Sapcorda Services to bring high-precision GNSS positioning services to mass markets, including autonomous driving. Bosch, Geo++, Mitsubishi Electric and u-blox have created Sapcorda Services GmbH, a joint venture that will bring high-precision GNSS positioning services to mass-market applications. The four c0mpanies recognized that existing solutions for GNSS positioning services... read more

Lockheed Martin begins modernizing receivers for GPS monitoring stations

August 10, 2017By

Three of six new Lockheed Martin-developed state-of-the-art receivers are now deployed to help the U.S. Air Force maintain the accuracy of GPS satellite signals. In June, the first new Monitor Station Technology Improvement Capability (MSTIC) receiver became operational at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The upgrades continued at U.S. Air Force monitoring stations on the Kwajalein Atoll and Hawaii.... read more

ION GNSS+ includes other sensors, offers new short courses

August 9, 2017By

The ION GNSS+ 2017 conference and industry exhibition covers all aspects of satellite navigation technology. It takes place Sept. 25–29 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The theme this year is “GNSS + Other Sensors in Today’s Marketplace.” The conference will feature two tracks: “Applications and Advances” focuses on safety of life, commercial and mass-market applications, and GNSS plans... read more

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Harris delivers navigation payload for third GPS III satellite

August 9, 2017By

Harris Corporation has delivered the third of 10 advanced navigation payloads to Lockheed Martin, which will increase accuracy, signal power and jamming resistance for U.S. Air Force GPS III satellites. The advanced navigation payloads feature a Mission Data Unit (MDU) with a unique 70-percent digital design that links atomic clocks, radiation-hardened computers and powerful transmitters — enabling signals three times more... read more

Measure acquires Pilatus Unmanned to expand one-stop drone service

August 7, 2017By

Measure, a U.S. provider of drone solutions for enterprise customers, is expanding its drone engineering and equipment sales capabilities with the acquisition of Pilatus Unmanned. Josh Kornoff, Pilatus Unmanned CEO and a pioneer in the commercial drone industry, will head Measure’s engineering team. The acquisition marks the latest chapter in Measure’s rapid growth, highlighted by the recent introduction of new... read more

Draper equips UAVs with vision for GPS-denied navigation

August 7, 2017By

A team from Draper and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed advanced vision-aided navigation techniques for UAVs that do not rely on external infrastructure, such as GPS, detailed maps of the environment or motion capture systems. When a firefighter, first responder or soldier operates a small, lightweight flight vehicle inside a building, in urban canyons, underground or under... read more

TerraGo adds advanced features to Magic apps

August 7, 2017By

New features are now available for TerraGo Magic, including laser-rangefinder integration, offset data capture, Apple and Google turn-by-turn navigation, and proximity alerts. Also new is extended waypoint guidance for finding off-road assets and infrastructure. TerraGo Magic is a zero-code platform-as-a-service that enables customers to build their own custom mobile apps without writing any code by choosing from a menu of... read more

Lockheed Martin invests $350 million in production facility for GPS III, other spacecraft

August 7, 2017By

Preliminary construction is underway on a new, $350 million Lockheed Martin facility that will produce next-generation satellites. The new facility, located on the company’s Waterton Canyon campus near Denver, is the latest step in an ongoing transformation, infused with innovation to provide future missions at reduced cost and cycle time, the company said. The new Gateway Center, slated for completion... read more