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New Builds • August 14, 2012

Spirent Announces GNSS/MEMS Simulation Software

Spirent Communications has launched of its SimSENSOR MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system) sensor simulation software.

Events • August 8, 2012

L-3 Interstate Electronics Demonstrates of New TruTrak Evolution Type II SAASM GPS Receiver at AUVSI

L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) will conduct an operational demonstration of its new TruTrak Evolution (TTE) Type II Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS receiver at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference taking place this week (August 6–9, 2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The demonstration will highlight the new TruTrak receiver’s multi-use capabilities as a high-performing Ground-Based GPS Receiver Applications Module (GB-GRAM) for use on UAS platforms and precision weapons.

New Builds • August 7, 2012

Trimble Launches AP20-C GNSS Inertial OEM Module MEMS Sensors

Trimble introduced its AP20-C, the latest addition to its AP Series of embedded GNSS-inertial OEM boards, at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 Conference and Exhibition today (August 7, 2012).

Incorporating a compact, custom-built inertial measurement unit (IMU) based on commercial micro-electromechanical mechnical system (MEMS) sensors, the AP20-C enables system integrators to achieve high-rate position and orientation measurements with exceptional accuracy, according to the company.

Events • July 19, 2012

Inside GNSS to Present Webinar on GNSS Jamming & Interference: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Two industry experts on GNSS interference and jamming will lead an Inside GNSS web seminar scheduled for August 22. Tom Stansell and Logan Scott will join moderator Mark Petovello on a panel to discuss the subject, ““GNSS Jamming & Interference: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions."

July 11, 2012

SSTL, OHB Sign €80m Contract with OHB for Second Round of Galileo Payloads

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) signed a  €80 million (US$98 million) contract today (July 11, 2012) with OHB System AG to build a further eight navigation payloads for full operational capability (FOC) Galileo satellites.

Under the contract, SSTL will deliver the second batch of FOC space vehicles (SVs), continuing a successful cooperation between the two companies to build the first 14 satellites under the supervision of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Ventures • June 25, 2012

ESNC Prize: Submit Your GNSS Application Idea by July 8

Time is short — the European Satellite Navigation Competition, aka Galileo Masters — is seeking the best GPS and GNSS applications ideas for this year's contest. The deadline has been extended one week to Sunday, July 8.

June 14, 2012

Leica Geosystems and Locata Extend Technology Partnership

Leica Geosystems Mining and Locata Corporation will continue their exclusive technology partnership in the mine machine automation and mine fleet management markets until at least June 2014. The extension guarantees the ongoing, commercial provision to the global mining industry of the Leica Jigsaw Positioning System (Jps), powered by Locata technology.

June 14, 2012

L-3 IEC Announces First-Ever Successful Gun Firing of Next-Generation M-Code GPS Receiver

L-3 Communications announced today (June 14, 2012) that its Interstate Electronics Corporation (L-3 IEC) business has successfully completed multiple test firings of its next-generation Military Code (M-code) GPS receiver technology.

This milestone represents a significant breakthrough in GPS receiver modernization and validates the unit’s survivability and performance in extreme, guided munitions environments, according to an L-3 IEC news release.

June 7, 2012

Spirent Launches New Entry-Level Multi-GNSS Simulator

Spirent Communications has announced the launch of its new eight-channel GSS6300M Multi-GNSS simulator designed for integration, verification, and production testing where a quick and accurate functional test is needed.
 
The platform supports simulation of signals from individual or combined GPS/SBAS, GLONASS, and Galileo constellations with up to 24 channels are supported with 8 channels of simulation per constellation.
 

June 1, 2012

Global GNSS IC Market to Reach $3.3 Billion by 2016

Chip-level GPS and other GNSS technologies are now moving beyond mass markets such as mobile phones and traditional navigation devices, with a global market predict to ship about 1.8 billion OEM units at a value of more than $3.3 billion by 2016, according to a new ABI Research report.
 

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