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New Builds • June 26, 2011

Airport Authority of India Says GAGAN Satellite is in Position

The communications satellite that carries India's GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system has been positioned, according to major news sources in India.

"The initial phase is now over. The satellite is now in position," Airports Authority of India chairman V.P. Agarwal said at a New Delhi workshop on aviation safety.

"We are now going through the certification stage of the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) and we will have certification of the system by June 2013." he said, according to reports.

June 14, 2011

Lockheed Space Systems Reduces Workforce

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, which is developing the GPS IIIA generation of satellites,
announced today (June 14, 2011) a 7.5 percent reduction in its
workforce designed to “address affordability” and improve the company’s
“competitive posture.”

New Builds • June 13, 2011

Accord Launches Two New GNSS Chips

Accord Software and Systems Pvt. Ltd., of Bangalore, India, has announced two new GNSS chips, a system-on-a-chip (SOC) with GPS and integrated peripherals and a GPS/Galileo-comopatible RF front-end chip.

June 9, 2011

Hemisphere GPS Announces LX-2 L-Band OEM Board for Crescent and Eclipse GPS Receivers

Hemisphere GPS has introduced its LX-2, a second-generation L-band differential GPS OEM receiver board.

New Builds • June 9, 2011

Bliley Launches New GPS Frequency and Timing Modules

Bliley Technologies, Inc., has unveiled two GPS frequency and timing modules at the 2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium taking place this week (June 5–10, 2011) in Baltimore, Maryland.

The company’s GMX1001 and GMM1002 modules launch a new product line for the company — introducing the first in a series of next-generation technologies for the Erie, Pennsylvania–based company.

New Builds • June 6, 2011

IFEN: SX-NSR Receivers Shipping; Final GATE Certification

IFEN GmbH has begun shipping the first units of its new second-generation, multi-frequency and multi-GNSS software receiver — the SX-NSR.

The Poing, Germany–based company has also announced that the Galileo Test and Development Environment (GATE) facility that it instrumented and operates near Berchtesgaden for the German Space Agency (DLR) has been certified as a Galileo open-air test laboratory conforming to ISO 17025.

New Builds • June 5, 2011

Qualcomm Adds GLONASS Capability to Chipsets

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced the company’s product support for the Russian GLONASS satellite system to enable the use of both GPS and GLONASS networks simultaneously for improved location performance.

The first GLONASS-capable phone is the MTS 945 from Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE developed with Russian chipset manufacturer AFK Sistema and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM7x30 chipset.

New Builds • June 1, 2011

NovAtel, QinetiQ Collaborate on Anti-Jam GPS System

NovAtel Inc. in collaboration with QinetiQ Ltd. has developed GAJT (pronounced “Gadget”), the world’s first single-enclosure GPS anti-jam system small enough for light armored and other land-based military vehicles. GAJT combines NovAtel and QinetiQ technologies in a stand-alone, rugged enclosure that mounts to the exterior of vehicles.

GAJT is a seven element controlled reception pattern antenna (CRPA) that nulls jammers, ensuring GPS positioning capabilities are retained during combat, training, or other vehicle-based missions.

May 24, 2011

Septentrio Announces AsteRx-m 'Ultra-Compact' GPS/GLONASS RTK Receiver

Septentrio has announced plans to release the AsteRx-m, a low-power GPS/GLONASS dual-frequency RTK receiver that is smaller than a credit card.

The new board, which will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2011, is aimed specifically at integration in handheld devices, mobile computing platforms, and other solutions requiring high accuracy combined with low power in applications where space is at a premium. The new receiver covers the functionality range from GPS-L1 only to full GPS-GLONASS L1-L2

May 24, 2011

Hemisphere Reports Revenue Jump, Profit for Q1 2011

Hemisphere GPS, Inc., has reported revenue growth of 41 percent and a return to profitability in the first quarter of 2011 for the three months ending March 31.

For the quarter, the Calgary, Alberta, Canada–based company generated $21.2 million in total revenues, compared to US$15.1 million in the first quarter of 2010. Revenues from all market segments increased in the first quarter of this year.

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