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October 27, 2016

ESNC Features Growing Drone Presence

The large number of unmanned systems, to include drones, highlighted the entries at the recent European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC).

An October 25 awards ceremony, co-sponsored by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), in Madrid showed the growing importance of drones to the satellite navigation industry. Approximately 11 out of 32 awards, from 400 total entries, went to drone applications, according to ESNC organizers.

December 12, 2016 - December 16, 2016
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
New Builds • October 11, 2016

Swift Navigation Announces Multi-Band, Multi-Constellation OEM RTK GNSS Receiver

San Francisco, California–based Swift Navigation has announced its newest product, the Piksi Multi, a multi-band, multi-constellation, real-time kinematic–capable OEM GNSS receiver module with a unit price of $600.

December 6, 2016 - December 8, 2016
Sydney, Australia
November 14, 2016 - November 16, 2016
Metro Manila, Philippines
October 5, 2016

Trimble Changes Company Name

Trimble has announced that has formally changed its company name from Trimble Navigation Limited to Trimble Inc. In a further action, the company has completed its reincorporation from the State of California to the State of Delaware.
"Trimble's name change reflects the evolution from our origins as a GPS products company to a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions," said Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble. "Our new name better represents the diversity of both our technologies and markets."

October 5, 2016

European GNSS Agency Releases Report on Receiver User Technology and Trends

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released a report it says will help users understand receiver technology and trends. The GSA GNSS User Technology Report also helps industry executives plan and make decisions to develop, purchase, and use the systems' technology, the agency said.

September 22, 2016

IFEN Launches NCS TITAN GNSS Simulator

IFEN has announced its new NCS TITAN multi-GNSS, multi-frequency and multi-RF output simulator.

With up to 256 channels and up to four RF outputs per chassis, the TITAN design avoids the extra complexity and cost of using additional signal generators or intricate architectures involv¬ing several hardware boxes, IFEN says, which improves reliability without compromising functionality.

New Builds • September 22, 2016

Spirent Announces Interference Detection and Analysis Unit

Spirent Communications plc’s Positioning Technology Unit has announced the GSS200D Interference Detection and Analysis solution, developed as part of Spirent’s partnership with Nottingham Scientific Limited.

The GSS200D comprises field-based hardware and a secure data server for automatic capture and analysis of GNSS radio frequency interference. According to the Paignton, UK–based company, deployments of GSS200D probes provide users with a thorough understanding of the RF interference (RFI) environment at sites of interest.

September 16, 2016

Air Force Disposes of Last GPS IIA Satellite

The U.S. Air Force’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron (2SOPS) at the 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, has moved the longest-serving GPS satellite, space vehicle number (SVN) 23, into a disposal orbit several hundred miles above the operational GPS constellation.

The satellite, which was launched on November 26, 1990, had a rough start, the Air Force said. After early-orbit operations and initial stabilization in December 1990, SVN 23’s solar array stopped working.

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