TAG: Locata

Locata Warns: Lessons to Be Learned from GLONASS Spasm

April 15, 2014By
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Calling it an “unprecedented and deeply worrying total disruption . . . [that] shook the industry,” Locata Corporation reiterated its call for redundant terrestrial systems to back up GNSS in the wake of the April 1 11-hour GLONASS system outage. Nunzio Gambale, Locata CEO, said “We have been telling the industry for years that you cannot have a critically important... read more

Moving the Game Forward: Transceivers Aboard Light Vehicles

October 1, 2013By

By John Carr and James Earl Perspectives from a senior technical specialist and a production engineer at Newmont Boddington Gold Mine. Newmont Fleet Management Services now continually monitors and plots the performance of JPS Locata alongside traditional GNSS in an effort to fine-tune the installed infrastructure. Learning to sculpt the perfect network continues as we move our JPS LocataLite transmitters... read more

Synchronized Ground Networks Usher in Next-Gen GNSS

October 1, 2013By
LocataLite installation showing Jps transceiver tower.

An integrated GNSS+Locata system installed on drills, shovels, and bulldozers — the full complement of high-precision machines on site — at Australia’s Newmont Boddington Gold Mine has increased positioning accuracy and availability, as well as mine operational efficiencies, demonstrating an improvement in availability over GNSS-only of 75.3 to 98.7 percent. read more

AFIT, Locata Partner on GPS Technology Development

September 16, 2013By
AFIT-Locata Kick-off Meeting. This is the first picture ever released by Locata which shows their radically new switching antenna, a design that AFIT will now modify for use with GPS receivers. Pictured (L-R): Dr. Steve Hewitson & Ian Sainsbery (Locata engineers); Jason Barhorst (AFIT); David Small (Locata technology inventor), Nunzio Gambale (Locata CEO), Dr. John Raquet (Director, Advanced Navigation Technology Center, AFIT), Dr. Peter Collins (AFIT), Dr. Trevor Hobbs (Locata Director of R&D).

The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) and Locata Corporation have signed a Co-operative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) to build and demonstrate new Locata multipath mitigation technology for use in GPS receivers. This cooperation is expected to leverage many years of proprietary Locata ground-based technology development to bring completely new capabilities to satellite-based GPS receivers, AFIT said. The Air... read more

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Robot: Target on Its Back

August 1, 2013By
A robot target vehicle with the footprint of a car measure 4 inches high.

A new state-of-the-art research center runs car-makers’ safety systems through their paces, in tandem with a soft-target robot that can be crash-impacted without adverse effects. Precise positioning and exact repeatability of test sequences are key criteria. read more

Locata Tests Lead to Air Force Contract for Non-GPS Positioning System

December 12, 2012By
Google Earth depiction of the USAF LocataNet test bed deployed at the White Sands Missile Range.

Locata Corporation today announced the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has signed a sole-source, multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to install the U.S. military’s first revolutionary ground-based LocataNet positioning system at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The USAF will field Locata’s new technology for extremely accurate “reference truth” positioning across a vast area of White Sands when GPS is... read more

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On the Edge: Tracking, Testing

November 1, 2010By
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One-hundred-twenty meters of test track, designed for repeatable dynamic position testing, run along the roof of the new Nottingham Geospatial Building at the University of Nottingham, UK. The figure-eight track provides an optimal controlled environment with test equipment aboard a remote-controlled, multi-sensor 7¼-inch gauge locomotive platform with a top speed of 7 kilometers per hour, a dedicated power supply, and five antenna mounts. Simulation of the track using Spirent GSS8000 hardware (GPS and Galileo) provides additional planning and testing capacity. read more

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