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Thales signs contract to upgrade Europe’s EGNOS

June 9, 2017By

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with Thales Alenia Space for an upgrade to Europe’s EGNOS satellite navigation augmentation system, which underpins the safety-critical use of satnav across Europe, according to ESA. Designed by ESA and being exploited by Europe’s GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) improves the precision of GPS signals over... read more

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Telit receives AT&T certification for automotive-grade module

June 8, 2017By

Telit’s 300-Mbps LE940B6-NA LTE Cat 6 module has received AT&T certification for use on the carrier’s North American LTE wireless networks. The smart module is the first 300 Mbps Cat 6 automotive-grade solution certified by AT&T, Telit announced in a press release. With advanced security features, the LE940B6 aligns with automakers’ vehicle roadmaps which include requirements for secure, high-speed mobile data... read more

Navigation from LEO: Current capability and future promise

June 8, 2017By

Editor’s Note: This online preview presents brief highlights from the upcoming July cover story in GPS World, “Navigation from LEO: Current Capability and Future Promise.” The article is by David Lawrence, H. Stewart Cobb, Greg Gutt, and Michael O’Connor of Satelles, Tyler G. R. Reid and Todd F. Walter of Stanford University, and David Whelan. Webinar on Thursday. The Satellite... read more

Two more satellites join Galileo constellation

June 8, 2017By

Two further satellites have formally become part of Europe’s Galileo satnav system, broadcasting timing and navigation signals worldwide while also picking up distress calls across the planet, reported the European Space Agency. These are the 15th and 16th satellites to join the network, two of the four Galileos that were launched together by Ariane 5 on Nov. 17, 2016, and... read more

Telit unveils 450-Mbps LTE-advanced automotive-grade module

June 7, 2017By

Telit has introduced the LE940A9 smart module, an automotive-grade module designed to support LTE Advanced Category 9 (Cat 9) networks. The series offers three multi-band, multi-mode variants — including voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) — and is optimized for automobile manufacturers to deploy next-generation connected-car technology in world markets. The LE940A9 is the latest addition to Telit’s xE940 family of automotive-grade modules. According to Telit, it delivers... read more

Anomalous GPS signals reported from SVN49

June 6, 2017By

Researchers at the Politecnico di Torino university detected spikes in the L1 signal spectrum. The origin of the spikes was identified as the transmission of a non-standard code from a non-operational GPS satellite. This story reports on signal observations performed to identify the source of the interference and the impact it could have on GNSS signal processing. read more

Tersus GNSS releases inertial navigation system

June 5, 2017By

Tersus GNSS Inc. is now offering the INS-T-306, a GNSS-aided inertial navigation system. The INS-T-306 is the advanced module that combines GPS L1/L2, GLONASS, BDS navigation and a high-performance strap-down system. It is capable of determining position, velocity and absolute orientation (heading, pitch and roll) for any device on which it is mounted. The launch of the INS-T-306 aims at facilitating motionless... read more

Kongsberg Geospatial offers certifiable application for unmanned traffic management

June 5, 2017By

Kongsberg Geospatial’s IRIS UAS situational awareness application now provides a certifiable option to monitor drones and airspace. Kongsberg Geospatial is an Ottawa-based developer of real-time geospatial visualization software. The IRIS UAS Airspace Situational Awareness application meets the requirements of the DO-278A Assurance standard for air traffic management systems. By anticipating the regulatory requirements for airspace visualization with Unmanned Traffic Management or UTM,... read more