New Builds • March 29, 2017
Livermore, California-based Sokkia has introduced the latest addition to its GCX line of GNSS integrated receivers — the GCX3 — featuring advanced constellation tracking, open format software compatibility, and longer range base-to-rover communication.
March 28, 2017
With expectations including the delivery of better accuracy and improved resilience to EGNOS performance, there’s plenty of excitement surrounding the development of EGNOS V3.
A big step toward this development was taken when the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) selected Eutelsat Communications for the development, integration and operation of the next-generation EGNOS payload on a future Eutelsat satellite.
New Builds • March 28, 2017
Orca Technologies, a manufacturer of high-precision time and frequency products based in San Clemente, California, announces the release of its System Matrix Switch (SMS-101) unit designed to provide GNSS signal distribution via a sophisticated switch matrix amplifier system.
April 5, 2017
Events • March 27, 2017
Registration is taking place now for this year's joint kick-off event of Europe's major innovation competitions for space downstream applications — the Copernicus Masters and the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) — April 5, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The number of places is limited, so click here to secure a spot.
March 27, 2017
China's domestically produced satellite navigation system BeiDou has made significant progress in terms of its accuracy, according to reports out of China earlier this month. At a recent press conference, BeiDou engineers claimed that a new accurate positioning chip can now help users arrive at their destinations with an error margin of just one to two meters.
Events • March 22, 2017
AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2017, “All Things Unmanned,” will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. from May 8-11, 2017.
Online registration is open, and onsite registration will be available.
March 20, 2017
Last week, researchers at the University of Bath in England announced findings indicating for the first time that turbulence does not take place within the Northern Lights and instead that unknown mechanisms are responsible for the outages of GNSS. This research concludes that new technology can be developed to overcome these outages from the Northern Lights, also known as aurora borealis.
New Builds • March 20, 2017
Rueil-Malmaison, France-based SBG Systems announces the Ekinox 2 Series, a new generation of the company’s advanced and compact inertial navigation systems.
With new accelerometers and gyroscopes, Ekinox 2’s attitude accuracy has been enhanced by a factor of two while improving resistance to vibrations and integrating the BeiDou constellation, according to the company.
March 15, 2017
The opening plenary of the annual Satellite Navigation Summit in Munich tends to be a ritzy affair, taking place in the evening in an amazing converted chapel and featuring live musical interludes in between groups of speakers. This year the audience was treated to movie tunes, and the European Commission's Pierre Delsaux had a suggestion for the play list.