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Ventures • June 25, 2013

GNSS Applications Ideas Contest Extends Deadline to July 7

The 2013 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is about to close to new submissions of GNSS application ideas, but organizers have decided to extend the deadline until midnight on Sunday, July 7.

The ESNC prize pool is worth about €1 million, which includes cash prizes, business incubation, coaching, patent consulting, prototyping and marketing support, access to customers and user communities, and publicity.

New Builds • June 19, 2013

Trimble Launches UAS Photogrammetry System

Trimble has introduced its next-generation unmanned aircraft system (UAS) — the UX5 aerial imaging rover with the Trimble Access aerial imaging application.
According to the Sunnyvale, California– based company, the new UAS enhances the image quality and workflows its predecessor, the Trimble Gatewing X100. Combined with the Trimble Business Center photogrammetry office software module, the Trimble UX5 is provides a UAS photogrammetric mapping solution specifically designed for surveyors and geospatial professionals.   

New Builds • June 17, 2013

NovAtel Upgrades SPAN-CPT with OEM6 GNSS

NovAtel has announced that its single-box SPAN-CPT GNSS/INS receiver now supports the company’s next-generation OEM6 GNSS technology platform.

According to the company, the OEM6 GNSS engine significantly improves positioning performance through its support of GPS and GLONASS, all-in-view satellite tracking, and intelligent measurement selection.

Ventures • June 13, 2013

USAF Awards Contract to Install Expanded Locata Positioning System at Test Range

The U.S. Air Force 746th Test Squadron (746 TS) has awarded TMC
Design Corporation a contract to install and integrate the Locata
Non‐GPS Based Positioning System (NGBPS) on White Sands Missile Range

New Builds • June 10, 2013

Spirent Launches Multi-Frequency Wideband GNSS Record & Playback System

Spirent Communications has launched its GSS6425 multi-frequency GNSS record and playback (RPS) test system, a self-contained and portable unit that allows  users to record and play back data in the field without the need for an additional PC or external power.

The GSS6425 provides customers with RF recordings on for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS (Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System) constellations, including L1, L2, and L5 frequencies representing more than 30 megahertz of bandwidth.

Ventures • June 10, 2013

European Patent Office Offers New Prize in 2013 GNSS Applications Contest

The European Patent Office will award a brand-new prize for the best patented satellite technology in the 2013 European Satellite Navigation competition, or Galileo Masters.

The winner - or winners -will receive a detailed economic study on the market potential of theirinvention. They will also have chance at the EPO's 2014 European Inventor Award.

Events • May 22, 2013

June 18 Webinar: GNSS /INS Integration Applications

Inside GNSS will host an applications-oriented web seminar on GNSS and inertial integrated systems on Tuesday, June 18.

The free event is sponsored by KVH Industries.

Webinar presenters are Xavier Orr, an R&D engineer of 3D navigation technologies at Advanced Navigation in Australia and Andrey Soloviev, principal at Qunav LLC and a research engineer who focuses on multi-sensor integration for navigation applications.

GNSS Solutions editor and University of Calgary professor Mark Petovello moderates.

Events • April 25, 2013

GNSS summer school for young engineers to be held in Tokyo this August

Doctoral-level graduate students and early-career engineers, researchers and instructors from Japan and the rest of the world are invited to a weeklong summer seminar this August in Tokyo, sponsored by the Institute of Positioning, Navigation and Timing of Japan.

The summer school will take place in from August 19 through August 24 at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT). Classes wil be held in English.

Ventures • April 16, 2013

Locata Installation Supports U.S. Vehicle Crash Avoidance Research

In announcing the selection of its terrestrial positioning system as the core PNT technology for the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Vehicle Research Center (VRC), Locata Corporation has opened up a new front in its campaign to augment or replace GNSS in application environments where the latter technology is unreliable or unavailable.

New Builds • April 15, 2013

Topcon Launches OEM Precise Heading Product

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has announced the MR-1 Heading System, an OEM GNSS solution for high-performance positioning and heading applications on moving platforms.

Using the MR-1 receiver and Topcon’s patented MG-A8 antenna, the system provides “centimeter-accurate RTK positioning and better than 1/10 of a degree heading accuracy in challenging environments,” said Doug Langen, TPS GNSS product manager.

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