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Draganfly UAS now use GPS + GLONASS

April 27, 2016By
GLONASS in conjunction with GPS allows Draganfly UAS' to geo-locate more precisely.

Draganfly Innovations has added support for GLONASS satellite navigation, which will provide higher accuracy and function in more locations than GPS alone. The more satellites that a receiver can see, the more accurate the calculated position is. Adding GLONASS support allows additional satellites to be detected, which is important in situations where fewer satellites are in line of sight because of obstruction... read more

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USS Coronado deploys with next-gen UAV controls from Raytheon

April 27, 2016By
The USS Coronado is a Littoral Combat Ship, designed to operate close to shorelines.  (Photo: U.S. Navy)

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command and Raytheon have deployed advanced mission control for the MQ-8 Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter, aboard the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado, which is now underway. Navy control hardware and Raytheon control software were combined for robust, flexible command and control of Fire Scout missions in littoral waters. The USS Coronado is one... read more

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Tallysman adds triple-band GNSS antennas + L-band

April 27, 2016By
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Tallysman, a manufacturer of high-performance GNSS antennas, has added two triple-band GNSS antennas to its multi-band antenna line. The antennas are designed for precision agriculture, autonomous vehicles and other applications where precision matters. The ability of the antennas to access L-band correction services extends its utility to a wider range of applications. The TW3970 is a pole mount, or through-hole mount antenna, which... read more

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CMD Flight gains FAA approval for ADS-B solution

April 27, 2016By

CMD Flight Solutions has received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval on its third Collins TDR-94/94D Transponder and GPS pairing, the FreeFlight Systems WAAS 1203C. CMD Flight Solutions develops, markets and provides FAA-certified modifications to support NextGen avionics mandates and assists service and installation facilities with modification solutions to satisfy FAA-mandated requirements. The company provides Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out on... read more

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NovAtel launches 40-centimeter correction service, TerraStar-L

April 27, 2016By

TerraStar-L, a new 40-centimeter (cm) precise point positioning (PPP) correction service, is coming next week from NovAtel. TerraStar-L is a subscription-based correction service that delivers GNSS correction data via satellite to users of precision navigation systems. With position accuracy of 40 cm, TerraStar-L is designed for broad accuracy applications such as agriculture, geospatial information systems (GIS) and unmanned vehicle navigation, particularly where tree... read more

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Registration now open for May webinar on UAVs

April 27, 2016By
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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — both their design and their many applications — are the topic of GPS World‘s May webinar. The free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, at 1 p.m. EDT. Register here. The webinar, sponsored by Septentrio, will engage you in discussions involving: Self-generated radio-frequency interference aboard UAVs. An autonomous relative navigation tool for in-air UAV refueling. Sensor integration... read more

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GNSS dead-reckoning receiver offered by SkyTraq

April 26, 2016By
The S1722DR8 GNSS dead-reckoning receiver, compared to a U.S. penny.

SkyTraq Technology Inc., a fabless GNSS positioning technology company, has introduced the S1722DR8 GNSS dead-reckoning receiver, integrating a 3-axis gyroscope/accelerometer and barometric pressure sensor with GNSS receiver. Using wheel/speed data from vehicle to perform sensor-fused solution, S1722DR8 achieves 100-percent coverage; perfect for vehicles applications requiring highest performance, reliable uninterrupted positioning. The S1722DR8 can be flexibly mounted in any orientation, and... read more

Harxon releases rover radio for GNSS/RTK and precise positioning

April 26, 2016By
HX-DU1603-ROVER-RADIO

Harxon has introduced an advanced, high-speed, Bluetooth-enabled wireless data link designed for GNSS/RTK (real-time kinematic) surveying and precise positioning. The HX-DU1603D is a lightweight, ruggedized UHF receiver designed for digital radio communications between 410 and 470 MHz in either 12.5 or 25 kHz channels, which can be widely used in GNSS/RTK surveying and GNSS precise positioning systems. ThevHX-DU1603D is equipped... read more

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