TAG: GLONASS

Expert Opinions: How many GNSS signals for a consumer-grade device?

December 23, 2015By
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Question: What is the optimum number of GNSS signals to include/process in a consumer-grade PNT device? A: A chip should support four signals, being GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/Beidou, but only process two of them — choice depending on region, geopolitical sensitivity, constellation availability — dropping to one to save power when satellite availability is good. Two constellations give enough satellites for accuracy and... read more

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GLONASS system passes tests for Russian Defense Ministry

December 7, 2015By

Russian Space Systems (RCC) has completed work on the GLONASS navigation system, passing its final tests for the customer, the Russian Ministry of Defense, reports the TASS news agency. The system has not yet been formally adopted by the Ministry of Defense, and remains in the research and development phase, RCC CEO Andrew PKC Tyulin the told the Izvestia newspaper. “We presented... read more

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Next-generation GLONASS-K2 won’t launch until 2017 at earliest

November 12, 2015By

The test flight of the first GLONASS-K2 satellite — a new generation GLONASS satellite with a design life of 10 years — is expected to take place from late 2017 to early 2018, RIA Novosti reports. The Russian news agency quoted Nikolai Testoyedov, CEO of Information Satellite Systems—Reshetnev, speaking at the 2015 Dubai Air Show. According to Testoyedov, the GLONASS-K2 satellites had difficulty being equipped following... read more

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ComNav Highlights M300 Pro GNSS Receiver, New OEM Boards

September 23, 2015By

Andy Yin, international sales director at ComNav Technology Ltd., talks about the company’s M300 Pro and new OEM boards at INTERGEO 2015, which was held Sept. 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany. The M300 Pro GNSS reference station receiver integrates ComNav’s new-generation OEM board and includes web service and remote control features. The first OEM board, which can support all GNSS constellations... read more

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OriginGPS Unveils Multi-GNSS Module with Antenna for Wearables

June 10, 2015By
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OriginGPS has launched the Multi Micro Hornet, a tiny fully integrated multiple constellation antenna module. The innovative architecture packs functionality and high-quality components in a small space to improve wearables’ fashion and function, the company said. “A recent study by the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) showed that multi-constellation is becoming a standard feature in today’s user equipment,” said Gal Jacobi, CEO... read more

GLONASS Satellites Will Be ‘Made in Russia’ Only

May 26, 2015By

JSC “Russian Space Systems” (RCC), together with ISS Reshetnev, plan to remove imported components in construction of GLONASS satellites, according to an Izvestia article. Production of the advanced GLONASS satellite “GLONASS-K” is scheduled to begin later this year. According JSC CEO Andrew Tyulina, the company intends to stop the use of foreign electronic components as soon as possible. The plan is to have... read more

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UN Seminar on SatNav Explored Sharing, Education

May 22, 2015By
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A United Nations workshop held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, May 18-22 focused on sharing GNSS in various countries, as well as training in GNSS technologies. The five-day workshop, organized jointly by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), sought to address the use of GNSS for various applications that can provide sustainable social and economic benefits, in... read more

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Maxtena Displays L1/L2 GPS Antennas for Use in UAS

May 4, 2015By

Stani Licul, CEO of Maxena, displays some of its antennas for use in UAS (unmanned aerial systems) at Unmanned Systems 2015, held May 4-7  in Atlanta. Maxtena’s active rugged antenna is designed for L1/L2 GPS and GLONASS bands for GNSS satellite and RTK applications. read more

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