TAG: GNSS receiver

Laser ranging plus GNSS

May 4, 2016By
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Context-dependent scan matching for aided navigation By Jyh-Ching Juang, Shang-Lin Yu and Shun-Hung Chen Context-dependent scan matching for aided navigation — finding the rotation and translation that best align two consecutive scans — provides laser-ranging data that can be blended into a GNSS navigation system. A quality index based on analysis of intra-frame point clouds assesses the scan context, accounting for variations... read more

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

Water utility deploys iPad solution

March 2, 2016By
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Like thousands of water utilities across the U.S., the City of Sebring, Fla., Utilities Department is tasked with providing a safe and reliable water supply, while managing all the dispersed assets of the water distribution and wastewater systems. This means regularly locating, mapping and inspecting assets to maintain service levels and operations. When Sebring evaluated this approach, the city received... read more

Trimble adds scalable GNSS receiver to geospatial portfolio

February 19, 2016By
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Trimble has added a new scalable GNSS receiver to its geospatial portfolio. The Trimble R9s GNSS receiver is scalable and flexible. Built on a sleek, modular GNSS platform, geospatial professionals can add functionality according to their workflow demands, such as being deployed as an RTK base station or an RTK rover mounted on a rod, in a backpack or on a... read more

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GNSS echo sounder guides medical ship through uncharted waters

February 16, 2016By
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An Australian company that manufacturers GNSS echo sounders aided the aiders — leading a medical ship through uncharted waters in Papua New Guinea. The CEESCOPE echo sounder enabled the ship to reach volunteers who were working to save the life of a newborn. The ship, operated by YWAM Medical Ships Australia (YWAM MSA), visits remote villages in Papua New Guinea, giving... read more

Firmware update for u-blox M8 GNSS receiver adds Galileo

January 26, 2016By

u-blox has released new firmware, FW 3.01, for its u-blox M8 concurrent multi-GNSS platform. u-blox M8 FW 3.01 now also supports Galileo, in addition to GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and SBAS. It can track up to three constellations concurrently and makes use of all SBAS and QZSS augmentation systems at the same time. With Galileo fully deployed, the European positioning system will... read more

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Launchpad: Timing antennas, UAV camera and smartwatch

January 11, 2016By
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Featuring new products in the OEM, survey, mapping and unmanned aerial vehicle sectors. read more

MEMS oscillators on the move

January 11, 2016By
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Advances in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensor technology include temperature-sensing MEMS oscillators (TSMO). Pairing a TSMO with a GNSS receiver, the authors successfully performed carrier-phase positioning and obtained accuracies better than typically required for automotive applications. MEMS oscillators can present space and cost advantages in integrated circuit assembly. By Bernhard M. Aumayer and Mark G. Petovello MEMS oscillators have found their... read more