Ventures • March 30, 2017
Rochester, New York-based Orolia recently announced (March 22) that in several indoor environments in the field, it has successfully synchronized a Spectracom SecureSync high precision time server with the new Iridium Satelles Satellite Time & Location (STL) time synchronization signal powered by Iridium satellites.
March 30, 2017
With two federal budgets in play simultaneously, defense spending increases being proposed from multiple directions and a looming government shutdown it's easy to lose track of where things stand with GPS funding.
March 29, 2017
Ligado, which has been in a standoff with the GPS community over interference issues for more than six years, is developing a new high-precision location (HPL) augmentation system for GPS.
The new HPL service will use real-time kinematic- (RTK-) based solutions for augmentation of high-precision receivers, said Tamara Casey, Ligado's chief technology officer, during Satellite 2017.
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.
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.
New Builds • March 23, 2017
NovAtel Inc. recently announced the release of the 7.200 firmware for its next generation of receivers, the OEM729, OEM719 and OEM7700, and with the release introduced new positioning functionality including the Interference Toolkit. The 7.200 software interface is backwards compatible with the OEM6 family software with the addition of the following key features:
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.