TAG: ADAS

Northrop Grumman wins US Air Force contract to modernize GPS/INS systems

June 29, 2017By

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for technology maturation and risk reduction in support of next-generation navigation systems. Under the $49 million contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Northrop Grumman will provide the preliminary hardware and software architecture design for the Embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation System (INS)-Modernization, or EGI-M, technology. The... read more

Second set of Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit

June 27, 2017By

The second set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, launched June 25 by SpaceX, are functioning nominally and have begun the testing and validation process. The batch of 10 satellites was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, increasing the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in space to 20. “We are thrilled with yesterday’s success,” said Scott Smith, chief operating officer... read more

Companies partner on automotive radar for object detection

May 24, 2017By

Analog Devices and Renesas Electronics Corporation are collaborating on a system-level 77/79-GHz radar sensor demonstrator to improve advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications and enable autonomous driving vehicles. The new demonstrator combines the RH850/V1R-M micro-controller from the Renesas autonomy Platform and ADI’s Drive360 28nm CMOS RF-to-bits technology. The system-level operation of these two technologies will enable earlier detection of smaller and faster... read more

Qualcomm Research: Robust positioning from visual-inertial and GPS

Presented at ION GNSS+, September 2016 GPS positioning in urban scenarios is challenging because of large numbers of non-line-of-sight outlier measurements. We propose a robust positioning algorithm that combines GPS observations with visual-inertial odometry information to handle such outliers. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our algorithm in a simulation scenario with close to 80-percent outliers. In experiments in a mild... read more

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Telematics West Coast

October 13, 2016By

Telematics West Coast, a connected car event hosted by TU-Automotive, will be held Oct. 13-14 at the Hilton Resort & Spa in San Diego, California. Telematics West Coast is a forum for connected car executives on the west coast and brings together more than 250 of the industry’s leaders to network, discuss and debate the hottest topics, including data, innovation, and research and... read more

GNSS, radars assist in all-weather vehicle positioning

September 6, 2016By

Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it — right? Our lead authors this month are doing something about it. The July cover story of GPS World magazine was titled “See into the Smoke with Inertial.” This month’s feature could have been called “See into the Fog with CDGNSS,” but we just didn’t have room in the... read more

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Rohde & Schwarz offers ADAS testing

July 25, 2016By

Rohde & Schwarz’s FSW85 high-end signal and spectrum analyzer, including an analysis option for FMCW chirp signals, is suitable for testing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). It analyzes automotive radar sensors designed for designated frequency bands around 24 gigahertz and 79 gigahertz. It can cover the frequency range from 2 gigahertz to 85 gigahertz in a single sweep. Its optional... read more

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The Road to Driverless: Autonomous Vehicle Platforms, Sensors and Requirements

July 8, 2016By

Sponsored by: NavCom Broadcast date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 On-Demand Available Until: Friday, June 17, 2016 Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, GPS World Speakers: John Fischer, Chief Technology Officer, Spectracom; Lisa Perdue, Applications Engineer, Spectracom; Hironori Sasaki Director of Solutions Architecture, Spectracom Summary: Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are now integrated in all luxury cars and moving into mainstream models. Although no driverless car is expected to operate freely on... read more

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