TAG: navigation

Tallysman offers magnetic-mount GNSS antennas

January 31, 2017By
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Tallysman, a manufacturer of high-performance GNSS antennas and related products, has introduced a magnetic-mount triple-band (plus L-band) GNSS antenna, TW7972, and a dual-band antenna, TW7872. They are designed for precision agriculture, autonomous vehicles, navigation, real-time kinematic (RTK), precise point positioning (PPP), and other applications where precision matters. The ability of the TW7972 to access L-Band correction services extends its utility to a... read more

Innovation: Better GNSS navigation and spoofing detection with chip-scale atomic clocks

October 12, 2016By and
FIGURE 2. Test track. The yellow ellipse marks a treed lane with signal obstructions.

Getting there more safely
We discuss how chip-scale atomic clocks can help us navigate more safely by allowing a GNSS receiver to position itself more accurately even with only three satellites in view, and to protect itself by being able to detect a sophisticated spoofing attempt. read more

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Clarion adopts Furuno GNSS receiver for car nav system

August 8, 2016By

Clarion has adopted Furuno’s GV-86 in the NXR16 for in-car navigation and positioning. Clarion is a Japanese manufacturer of in-vehicle infotainment head units, including car navigation systems and car audio systems. Clarion thoroughly evaluated the Furuno receiver for its robustness in heavy-use environments and the company’s long-term supply-chain capability. The NXR16, which debuted in June, is designed to fill the needs of professional-use customers in... read more

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Pokémon GO: Location-based app leads to accidents

August 5, 2016By
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Common sense tells us not to hold a smartphone while driving. But a new game is so addicting, it’s causing people to forget that rule. Released July 6 for both Android and iOS, Pokémon GO instantly became the top free app and the top grossing app on Apple’s App Store, shattering social media records and shooting Nintendo stock through the roof. read more

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Naval Academy brings back celestial navigation courses

July 18, 2016By

The Naval Academy has brought back celestial navigation courses, recognizing the importance of giving future naval officers the ability to find their position out at sea in case GPS is unavailable through jamming or hacking. read more

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Assuring Continuous High-Performance PNT: Solutions for GNSS Challenged/Denied Environments

July 15, 2016By

Sponsored by: Loctronix Corporation Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013 Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World Speakers: Dr. Michael B. Mathews – CEO / Founder, Loctronix Corporation, Peter F. MacDoran – Chief Scientist, Loctronix Corporation, John Taylor – President, Mercury Data Systems, Tsega Emmanuel –  Product Manager, TeleCommunications Systems Summary: Learn how combining signals of opportunity GNSS, and... read more

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Unmanned Aircraft Navigation

July 15, 2016By

Sponsored by: Hemisphere GNSS Original Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013 Moderator: Tony Murfin, Editor, Professional OEM newsletter Speakers: Olivier Casabianca, Business Area Manager, Trimble GNSS OEM; Hal Adams, Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer, Accord Technology; Neil Gerein, Defense Product Manager, NovAtel; Eric Brewer, Senior Systems Engineer, Rockwell Collins; and Howard William Loewen, President, MicroPilot, Inc. Summary: In recent years, there has... read more

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Prime Meridian on the move

January 13, 2016By
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The historical prime meridian runs through a telescope established in 1851 by Sir George Airy at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England. The observatory’s line in the pavement is a major tourist attraction, but the prime meridian used by satellite navigation systems is located 102 meters east of that historic location. read more