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New Builds • August 2, 2017

Lockheed Martin Invests $350 Million in "Factory of the Future" for Satellite Production

Preliminary construction is underway on a new, $350 million Lockheed Martin facility that will produce next-generation satellites. The new facility, located on the company's Waterton Canyon campus near Denver, Colorado is the latest step in an ongoing transformation, infused with innovation to provide future missions at reduced cost and cycle time.

Ventures • August 1, 2017

STATSports Selects Taoglas to Connect to GPS-based Apex System

Taoglas, a Wexford, Ireland-based provider of automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) antenna products, today announced that STATSports has selected Taoglas to provide antenna solutions for its new Apex line of GPS-based sports performance monitors.

New Builds • August 1, 2017

Polynesian Exploration Launches Integrated Navigation System

Polynesian Exploration Inc., a San Jose, California navigation startup, has launched its high-accuracy navigation solution for demanding applications such as autonomous driving and UAVs.

The POLYNAV 2000 is designed to deliver high accuracy position, velocity and attitude whether the platform is static or moving. The solution features multiple satellite constellations (GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo), multiple frequencies real time kinematic (RTK) L1 & L2, multi-antenna signal processing, tactical grade sensors, and high dynamic tolerance.

Ventures • July 28, 2017

NovAtel Technology, AutonomouStuff Featured in Baidu Apollo Project

At the Baidu Create conference in Beijing earlier this month, Baidu announced NovAtel’s partner, AutonomouStuff, as a member of their Autonomous Driving ecosystem — Project Apollo.

Ventures • July 27, 2017

L3 IEC’s Modernized GPS Receiver Completes Successful Guided Flight Test 

L3 Interstate Electronics Corporation announced on Tuesday (July 25) that its TruNav GPS is the company’s first Military Code (M-Code) compatible GPS receiver to guide a gun-launched spinning projectile to a target. The guided flight test was conducted at Yuma Proving Grounds by the U.S. Army as part of a series consisting of both guided and unguided rounds.

Events • July 26, 2017

Public Safety Training Workshops and Educational Sessions Set for 2017 Drone World Expo

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), DJI, and Fly-Robotics will be presenting a public safety training workshop as part of the pre-conference offerings at Drone World Expo 2017, taking place October 3-4 at the San Jose Convention Center. The workshop will be held on Monday, October 2, from 9am - 12 pm and 1pm - 4 pm.

New Builds • July 26, 2017

NovAtel Releases OEM7 7.03.00 Firmware Version for New and Enhanced Features

NovAtel’s 7.03.00 firmware is now available on all OEM7 receivers. The OEM7700, OEM719 and OEM729 can be updated to the 7.03.00 firmware which supports new features like the SPAN Land Vehicle technology, direct Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) connections and tracking of the NavIC Indian regional satellite system on the L5 frequency.

New Builds • July 26, 2017

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek present world’s first test solution for A-BeiDou LBS

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek have successfully completed the verification of location based services (LBS) in the U-plane and C-plane for A-BeiDou (Assisted BeiDou), China’s GNSS satellite positioning system. The R&S TS-LBS test solution is designed to allow mobile manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, test houses and network operators to verify chipsets and mobile devices in order to obtain permission to operate them in a particular network.

Ventures • July 21, 2017

Septentrio’s GNSS Receiver First to Record Scintillation on Galileo Signals in Antarctica 

At the end of last year, the DemoGRAPE consortium observed for the first time ever, ionospheric scintillations on Galileo signals in Antarctica, using Septentrio’s PolaRx5S GNSS reference receiver.

DemoGRAPE investigates improvement of high-precision satellite positioning with a view to developing scientific and technological applications in Antarctica. The new findings were recently announced by Septentrio.

New Builds • July 21, 2017

Rohde & Schwarz Launches Compact, Lightweight R&S ZNLE Vector Network Analyzer

Rohde & Schwarz has launched the R&S ZNLE vector network analyzer to address the requirements of customers looking to perform RF measurements to characterize components such as antennas, attenuators, filters and PCBs. The new standalone instrument weighs 6 kilograms and has a footprint of just 408 millimeters x 235 millimeters, saving up to two thirds of space on the workbench compared with competitive VNAs, according to the company.

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