TAG: NMEA

Expert Advice: Low-End Jam Resilience May Not Be Desirable

May 29, 2015By
Jan Wendel

At the European Navigation Conference held in Bordeaux, France, April 7–10, a keynote session and ensuing panel discussion addressed the issue of “GNSS Resilience for Terrestrial and Naval Applications.” During the discussion, two questions from the floor drew these responses from panelist Jan Wendel of Airbus Defence & Space GmbH, a leading European aerospace company. read more

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GPS in McMurdo Transmitter Makes Finding Planes Easier

March 3, 2015By

McMurdo Group, maker of end-to-end search and rescue solutions, has launched the Kannad Integra Smart Pack, an aviation emergency locator transmitter (ELT) bundle with both GPS and antenna redundancy. The product can result in Integra Smart Pack-equipped aircraft being twice as likely to be found in the event of an emergency compared to standard ELTs. The Kannad Integra Smart Pack includes: The Kannad Integra... read more

What Exactly Is GPS NMEA Data?

February 4, 2015By

You may have heard about “NMEA data” with respect to GPS. NMEA existed well before GPS was invented, and today is a standard supported by all GPS manufacturers. NMEA gives equipment users the ability to mix and match hardware and software, and makes it easier for software developers to write software for a wide variety of GPS receivers. What makes NMEA confusing is that there are quite a few NMEA messages, not just one. This month, I break down the mysterious NMEA code. read more

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Kickstarter Launched for NMEA Dongle to Connect GPS, iOS

January 15, 2015By
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A kickstarter campaign has launched for an NMEA dongle that connects any existing GPS receiver to iOS devices. The device connects and communicates with high-accuracy GPS/GNSS devices and other field sensors that emit NMEA data to iOS devices over Bluetooth, allowing users to collect data on an iPad or iPhone using one or more sensors in the field. Primary functions include: overriding the internal GPS on... read more

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Innovation: A PET Project from Finland

March 1, 2014By
FIGURE 1. Block schematic of the AutoPET assembly.

Automating GNSS Receiver Testing
In this month’s column, the authors discuss an automated test bench for analyzing the overall performance of multi-frequency multi-constellation GNSS receivers. read more

Advanced Navigation Releases Dual-Antenna GNSS/INS

May 2, 2013By
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Advanced Navigation has released Spatial Dual, its new dual-antenna GNSS/INS. Spatial Dual is a ruggedized miniature GPS-aided inertial navigation system and AHRS that provides accurate position, velocity, acceleration and orientation under demanding conditions. It combines temperature calibrated accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers and a pressure sensor with a dual-antenna RTK GNSS receiver. These are coupled in a sophisticated fusion algorithm to deliver... read more

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New Version of NMEA 0183 Released

July 20, 2012By

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has released a significantly updated version of NMEA 0183, its well-known standard that enables the interfacing of marine electronics, reports the Martime Executive. Version 4.10 will improve boating safety and navigation through updates and expansions of various electronic communications “sentences” pertaining to a number of navigation and communications devices, including Galileo satellite receivers and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). read more

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Oxford Technical Releases 6-Axis Inertial+

April 30, 2008By

Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) has rolled out its Inertial+, an inertial navigation system that can be used with an existing GPS receiver to improve position measurements, according to the company. read more

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