New antennas meet NB-IoT standard

March 29, 2017By
Credit: u-blox.

Narrowband IoT (NB‑IoT) is a new way of communicating with the “things” in Internet of Things that was standardized by 3GPP in June 2016. The latest mobile broadband standard, NB-IoT is aimed at devices that need to communicate small amounts of data over long periods in hard-to-reach places. It connects devices through existing GSM and LTE spectrum networks. NB-IoT uses... read more

Terrestrial beacons bring wide-area location indoors

July 12, 2016By and
Control-plane architecture (LTE) for NextNav E2E.

It has been easy to overlook these limitations as the enormous benefits of GNSS have become pervasive, but the increasing demand especially for indoor geolocation now requires a robust solution designed for the indoors and urban canyons. read more

GNSS Receiver Evaluation

January 1, 2009By
FIGURE 1. Traditional in-vehicle receiver testing.

This article addresses how best to quantify “which navigation system performs best” in a realistic testing scenario. The methodology focuses on land vehicles navigating in urban environments, but applies equally well to pedestrian navigation and can be adapted for testing assisted-GNSS implementations. During a drive test, the truth-reference system and RF recording system log samples to disk, with no need for the receivers under test to be included during the actual drive. read more