October 14, 2016
The State Department last week published its final rule that updates export controls on military GNSS receivers through the U.S. Munitions List (USML).
The State Department-controlled USML, governed by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), moves GNSS receivers out of the USML spacecraft systems and related articles category. Instead, GNSS receivers are now controlled under the guidance and navigation systems category.
October 16, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) has released the first data from its study of power levels for services seeking to use spectrum near GNSS frequencies for ground-based and other applications that could interfere with satellite navigation.
October 15, 2016
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) has issued a “best practices” document to assist federal, state, and local public agencies and private sector organizations to prepare for the next leap second event scheduled to take place on December 31, 2016.
October 15, 2016
It's official. The Department of Defense is sticking with its current GPS ground system development program and with its current prime contractor Raytheon — although the details of how it will realign the program remain unclear.
December 12, 2016 - December 16, 2016
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October 13, 2016
Terrebonne, Canada-based Eos Positioning Systems has released its Arrow Gold Bluetooth GNSS receiver. Arrow Gold is the first iOS, Android, and Windows Bluetooth GNSS receiver to work with GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), and the Atlas correction service, the company said.
The palm-sized Arrow Gold receiver provides centimeter-level accuracy on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Arrow Gold, which costs $4,395, works with such data collection systems as Esri's Collector/Survey123 and others.
Ventures • October 11, 2016
Hemisphere GNSS and Carlson Software have released the Hemisphere S321 and Carlson BRx6 receivers for land surveying, construction fieldwork, and marine operations.
The lightweight and compact new receivers work with GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo, the company said. The receivers also incorporate real-time kinematic (RTK) and L-band corrections, including optimization for Hemisphere's subscription-based Atlas GNSS global correction service, Hemisphere said.
October 11, 2016
L-3 Communications has announced that its next-generation military code (M-Code) GPS user equipment completed the final step in a government security certification process.
The development and certification of this technology was performed under the Air Force military GPS user equipment (MGUE) program, led by the Space and Missile Systems Center's (SMC) GPS Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base.
New Builds • October 11, 2016
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