New Builds • April 28, 2016
KVH Industries, Inc., says that it is developing a fiber optic gyro (FOG)–based, low-cost inertial sensor for self-driving cars, based on its successes in autonomous vehicle prototype programs and a wide range of unmanned applications.
The Middletown, Rhode Island–based company also announced that it has introduced a developer’s kit to support integration and testing of FOG-based inertial measurement units (IMUs) for driverless cars.
April 27, 2016
NovAtel Inc. has announced the launch of its TerraStar-L, a new 40 centimeter precise point positioning (PPP) correction service. TerraStar-L is a subscription based correction service that delivers GNSS correction data via satellite to users of precision navigation systems.
New Builds • April 26, 2016
Harxon Corporation has launched the HX-DU1603D, a high-speed, Bluetooth-enabled, wireless data link designed for GNSS/RTK surveying and precise positioning.
New Builds • April 22, 2016
Kai Borre, now a professor and senior researcher at Russia’s Samara State Aerospace University, has released a new version of Easy Suite, a collection of Matlab-based scripts and explanatory text that illustrated a variety of common GPS issues.
The first Easy Suite files (easy1–easy10) were published in the periodical GPS Solutions in 2003. Those were augmented by a continuation (easy11–easy18) in Inside GNSS in the years 2009–2010.
Ventures • April 12, 2016
Topcon Positioning Group has announced the launch of Topcon Delta, its new deformation monitoring solution for construction, tunneling, and mining.
According to the company, Topcon Delta is a system of software and hardware components, which delivers accurate and reliable monitoring measurements and associated reporting to provide protection of assets during works.
New Builds • March 22, 2016
Harxon Corporation, a large antenna manufacturer based in Shenzhen, China, has launched a new GPS L1/L2 GLONASS L1/L2 BDS B1/B2 helix antenna for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and geographic information system (GIS) applications.
According to Harxon, the HX-CH6601A helix antenna offers significant improvements over its predecessor HX-CH4601A GPS/GLONASS L1L2 antenna, by providing exceptional pattern control, polarization purity, and high efficiency in a very compact form factor.
Ventures • March 16, 2016
Montreal, Canada–based Averna, a developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers, has acquired 100 percent of Europe-based Test & Measurement Solutions (T&M Solutions) for an undisclosed amount.
Averna’s main shareholders, Tandem Expansion and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, both participated in the financing of this acquisition.
Ventures • March 14, 2016
The Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARMA), a government organization responsible for the supervision and control of European Union agricultural subsidies in Poland, has purchased 118 Spectra Precision MobileMapper 300 smart antennas.
New Builds • March 13, 2016
OriginGPS has launched its Multi Micro Spider multi-GNSS module, which features a 5.6 x 5.6-millimeter footprint and 2.65-millimeter height.
Like its predecessor, the Multi Micro Hornet (which measured 10 x 10 x 6.1 millimeters), the ORG4033 uses MediaTek’s MT3333 and is positioned for applications that require minimal power consumption and ultra-small form factors, ranging from wearables to drones. Unlike the Hornet, the Multi Micro Spider supports Europe’s Galileo system as well as GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou.
February 24, 2016
u-blox continues to roll out variations on its new generation of GNSS technology, launching the NEO-M8P receiver modules targeted at such applications as unmanned vehicles and robotic guidance systems