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As June 30 Nears, Leap Second Looms

June 22, 2015By

The world’s clocks will be adjusted by one second on June 30, when a leap second will be inserted into Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the standard international time scale. In theory, all UTC clocks should insert a second labeled 23h 59m 60s (the leap second) following one labeled 23h 59m 59s UTC. This is equivalent to having all of the clocks... read more

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LabSat’s SatGen v3 Adds BeiDou to Simulator Scenarios

June 22, 2015By

SatGen v3 software is now available for the LabSat GNSS simulator by Racelogic. Version 3 includes BeiDou (BDS) in addition to GPS and GLONASS. SatGen is billed as a powerful and intuitive software package that gives users the ability to create scenarios for replay through any LabSat simulator. The software creates either user-generated or imported trajectory files for use with a LabSat... read more

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Racelogic Highlights GNSS Simulator, VBOX Speed Sensor IMU

May 4, 2015By

Jim Lau of Racelogic details the company’s GNSS Simulator and VBOX Speed Sensor IMU while at Unmanned Systems 2015, held May 4-7 in Atlanta. VOBX is a 100Hz dual antenna GPS/GLONASS speed sensor (VBSSISL) that combines signals from an integrated inertial measurement unit (IMU) with those from GPS to provide smoother output data even when satellite reception is interrupted. read more

GPS World Simulator Buyers Guide

March 3, 2015By

The GPS World Simulator Buyers Guide, from the March 2015 issue, features the latest simulators from seven top companies. read more

BeiDou Numbering Presents Leap-Second Issue

March 3, 2015By

During preparation of playback scenarios for the upcoming leap-second event taking place in June, engineers at Racelogic identified a potential pitfall for GNSS engineers. The difficulty arises from the fact that BeiDou uses a different “day number” for the date to apply the leap second, compared with GPS and Galileo. GPS and Galileo use 1-7 as week day numbers, and... read more

Expert Advice: A Leap into the Unknown?

March 1, 2015By

A leap second will be introduced this year at 23:59 on June 30. This phenomenon comes around periodically and is necessary for keeping UTC in line with the Earth’s slowing rotation. Although it will pass unnoticed by most, it has implications for anyone involved in the development of GNSS-enabled devices. For some, it can be the cause of a major headache. read more

2014 Simulator Buyers Guide

March 1, 2014By

In GPS World’s annual Simulator Buyers Guide, we feature simulator tools, devices, and software from six prominent companies. Also available as a downloadable PDF. read more

LabSat 3 Updates Include Extended Recording

February 21, 2014By

Racelogic’s latest update to the LabSat 3 simulator allows the use of 128-Gbyte SD cards, giving up to nine hours of high-quality RF recording. Also included in the update is the ability to use external USB hard drives and the addition of a serial/USB NMEA output, generated by the internal GPS engine during a replay. The multi-constellation, stand-alone, battery-powered GPS/GLONASS/Beidou... read more

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