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Col. William Cooley, Director, U.S.A.F. Global Positioning Systems Directorate.

Latest Words from the Acquisition Guru of the World’s Gold Standard for PNT

September 1, 2014  - By 0 Comments

Colonel William “Wild Bill” Cooley, director of the GPS Directorate at Space and Missile Systems Center, discusses CNAV signals, GPS IIF launches, and the OCX with Defense Editor Don Jewell.... read more

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Multi-Constellation. Dual-Frequency. Single-Chip.

August 27, 2014  - By 0 Comments

This integrated circuit supports simultaneous reception and processing of the GPS L1/L5, Galileo E1/E5a, and GLONASS G1 signals with 40 tracking channels. The dual-band analog RF front-end is integrated on the same mixed-signal chip as the baseband hardware, including an embedded processor to close the tracking loops: overall, a compact, low-power, and low-cost solution. read more

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In Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, California, hundreds of rocks — some weighing as much as 700 pounds — seem to have been dragged across the ground, leaving synchronized trails that can stretch for hundreds of meters. Though many phenomena were speculated (hurricane-force winds, dust devils, slick algal films, thick sheets of ice), no one knew what caused the movement — until a team of researchers got to work using rocks tagged with GPS devices and a high-resolution weather station. 

Watch the video to see the rocks move, and read more about the research.

Mystery Solved: Sailing Stones Tracked with GPS

August 28, 2014  - By 0 Comments

In Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, California, hundreds of rocks — some weighing as much as 700 pounds — seem to have been dragged across the ground, leaving synchronized trails that can stretch... read more

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Topcon Releases New UAS for Aerial Mapping

August 28, 2014  - By 0 Comments

Topcon Positioning Group has released two unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for mapping — the Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic. Both systems are designed to produce the most accurate solutions for the automated mapping of a wide range of sites — regardless of terrain — including... read more

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