November 12, 2009
November 11, 2009
President Obama had a big day on October 28, signing 2010 bills for the departments of defense (DoD) and homeland security (DHS) that cut significant programs — eLoran, HIGPS, OCX — connected with the Global Positioning System.
November 13, 2009
U.S. Air Force officials are moving to reconfigure the GPS constellation to create a 27-satellite geometry that will improve the availability and accuracy of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) capabilities for U.S. military forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Although the constellation currently has 30 operational space vehicles (SVs), not including the SVN49/PRN1 that has still not been set healthy, a number of the spacecraft are located nearby other satellites — effectively creating a 24-SV geometry. (See accompanying figure.)
January 25, 2010 - January 27, 2010
San Diego, California USA
New Builds • November 6, 2009
Hemisphere GPS has launched its XF102 DGPS receiver, the latest addition to the company’s XF-Series of differential GPS receivers for handheld mapping.
New Builds • November 5, 2009
Rx Networks, Inc., has announced its new XYBRID RT multi-mode positioning engine, which combines cell-ID, WiFi signals with assisted-GPS ephemeris and coarse position aiding to yield fast, ubiquitous positioning for mobile devices.
The XYBRID RT — scheduled to be available for commercial use in December 2009 — can be licensed on a usage or a lifetime subscription basis. Rx Networks provides a XYBRID RT mobile client compatible with most mobile operating systems and most GPS chipsets.
Ventures • November 8, 2009
A team led by led by Seattle, Washington–area aerospace and computer experts is attempting to break the sound barrier to surpass the world land speed record of 763 miles per hour — and they’re using GNSS technology to help them do it.
December 1, 2009 - December 3, 2009
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
New Builds • October 27, 2009
Vincotech GmbH, based in Unterhaching, Germany, has announced its first module based on CSR’s new SiRFstarIV technology introduced earlier this month.
New Builds • October 26, 2009
CSR plc. introduced the SiRFstarIV GSD4e GPS location processor, the newest member of the recently launched SiRFstarIV architecture, at the company’s Location 2.0 Summit in San Diego, California, earlier this month.
The GSD4e adds a built-in CPU and innovations such as SiRFGeoRecov technology that are optimized to ensure continuous location awareness in a new breed of digital cameras, portable game consoles, wearable platforms and other consumer devices, without loading the host processor.