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New Builds • November 9, 2011

IP Solutions Introduces ReGen GNSS Simulator

Tokyo, Japan–based IP Solutions has released its ReGen GNSS DIF Signal Simulator, a software simulator that simulates ionospheric effects, generates digital IF (DIF) signals similar to those recorded by an RF recorder, and comes with an optional capability of simulating integrated inertial navigation.

Various configurations can produce multichannel GPS and GLONASS L1 signals and single-channel GPS L1, L2, L5 and GLONASS L1 and L2 signals, as well as simulating noise and interference.

Events • October 31, 2011

EU Leaders Call for Galileo Completion at European Space Policy Conference in Brussels

[UPDATED November 1] The presidents of the European Parliament and European Council and the president and vice-president of the European Commission have issued an urgent call to EU business and government leaders and citizens to complete Galileo, the EU satellite navigation system, and other space-based initiatives even in the face of the current economic crisis.

They are patrons of a high-level European space policy conference to be held in the Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on November 9 and 10. 

October 28, 2011

Spirent Adds Compass/BeiDou-2 Capability to GSS8000 Simulator

In response to recent public announcements on the readiness of the BeiDou-2 navigation system and the planned release of the signal Interface Control Document (ICD), Spirent Communications plc has announced support for the Compass Navigation Satellite System (CNSS) on its GSS8000 navigation technology test system.

New Builds • October 11, 2011

Interstate Launches First Common GPS Module–Based Receiver

L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) unveiled its next generation, military GPS receiver — incorporating a Common GPS Module (CGM) — at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition currently under way in Washington, D.C.

The company’s first CGM product processes precise code (P-code), coarse/acquisition code (C/A) code, and the modernized military M-code signals. In addition, the new design provides a common security architecture including improved anti-jam and anti-spoof capabilities.

September 30, 2011

High-Precision GNSS Market Set to Increase Almost 100% by 2016, Study Predicts

Following a difficult 2009, the precision GNSS market is moving into a new period of sustained growth, resulting in a near doubling of shipments and revenues by 2016, according to recently completed study by ABI Research.

September 14, 2011

Locata Passes USAF CDR, Technology Adopted by Leica, Launches at ION GNSS 2011

Locata Corporation and the U.S. Air Force have announced that the Australia-based company has successfully completed the critical Design Review (CDR) contract phase for a Locata network that will enable the U.S. Air Force to deploy a new ground-based, centimeter-accurate "truth-reference level" positioning system for use in GPS-denied environments.

Ventures • August 31, 2011

2010 USA Challenge Winner to Test Mobile Voting App at ION GNSS in September

The 2011 USA Challenge will give ION GNSS participants a chance to pick their favorite satellite navigation application from this year's contest using eVotz, a mobile voting platform that won the competition last year

August 26, 2011

Trimble Launches New OEM GNSS Modules, Enclosure

Trimble has introduced two new GNSS OEM modules, the BD910 and BD920, featuring centimeter-level, real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities optimized for high-precision and control applications.

The BD910 and BD920 modules are designed to allow OEMs and system integrators to easily add centimeter-level positioning to specialized or custom hardware solutions.

August 25, 2011

Full Series of Kai Borre's EasySuite II Available for Download

Download Easy Suite II (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

In 2009, Inside GNSS began a two-year occasional series by Danish geodesist Kai Borre called "GPS Easy Suite II: A Matlab Companion."

August 17, 2011

Chronos Signs GPS/GSM Jamming Protection Contract

Chronos Technology has announced the signing of a Framework Agreement with the UK Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) to provide tools and guidance for the impact assessment of GSM/GPS jamming devices.

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