September 27, 2010
(UPDATED September 27) Japan's first quasi-zenith satellite launched successfully from the Tanegashima space center on September 11, 2010 and reached its quasi-zenith orbit on Monday, September 27.
Michibiki means to guide or lead the way, appropriate for the first entry into Japan's satellite augmentation program that will vastly improve GNSS accuracy over Japan and the rest of East Asia.
September 10, 2010
by Glen Gibbons
Few would mistake Oregon for the beating heart of GNSS. Still, for a medium-sized U.S. metro area in the Pacific Northwest, Portland and Oregon's I-5 corridor has enough relevant involvement with the industry to justify hosting the Institute of Navigation's 2010 GNSS conference and exhibition.
Oregon has FLIR Systems, Cloud Cap Technology, TriQuint, Intel, Garmin and Inside GNSS magazine.
September 9, 2010
The United States brought a strong message that it is pursuing a new direction in GNSS relations with China in presentations at the 2010 NaviForum in Shanghai last week.
Inside GNSS • October 2010
A completely GPS-based navigation solution is generally not feasible in GNSS signal–challenged environments such as urban canyons. However, even in these difficult environments a partial set of GPS signal measurements may still be available. For instance, one or two satellites are generally still visible even in dense urban canyons.
September 4, 2010
The United States remains the current leader in space competitiveness, but its relative position is eroding in the face of increased funding, streamlined policy, and industrial improvements in other space-faring nations.
August 27, 2010
The U.S. Air Force declared the first GPS Block IIF satellite (SVN62) operational today (August 27, 2010), changing the spacecraft's navigation signal status to healthy at about 10:10 a.m. (EDT or 4:10 a.m. UTC).
Launched May 28, the satellite became the responsibility of the USAF 50th Space Wing on August 26,
August 28, 2010
High-precision users of GNSS are used to solving for carrier phase integer ambiguities, but the recent publication of a GPS technical document has fixed a different kind of phase ambiguity — a linguistic one
August 26, 2010
Rockwell Collins has delivered 21 prototype Ground-Based GPS Receiver Application Module Modernized (GB-GRAM-M) receivers that the Cedar Rapids, Iowa– headquartered company developed under the GPS Wing’s receiver card development program.
New Builds • August 26, 2010
Hemisphere GPS has signed a multi-year exclusive agreement to supply the S3-S Navigator — a customized Outback S3 precision guidance system — for Summit Liability Solutions. Both companies are based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
New Builds • August 26, 2010
Applanix recently released Version 5 of its Position and Orientation System for Land Vehicles (POS LV).
According to the company, the system uses integrated inertial technology and is designed to generate stable, reliable and repeatable positioning solutions for land-based vehicle applications such as road geometry, pavement inspection, GIS database and asset management, road surveying and vehicle dynamics. The company says the unit is designed to operate under the most difficult GPS conditions in urban and suburban environments.