Autonomous Vehicles

Ligado Decision May Be At Hand

The federal government is rumored to be nearing a decision about Ligado Networks’ request to repurpose its satellite frequencies to also support a ground-based telecom network. Those frequencies neighbor the band used by GPS. Testing done both several years ago and more recently has shown such a system could seriously interfere with GPS receivers.

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By Dee Ann Divis
March 20, 2018

Technical Panel: Existing Test Results Are Enough to Decide Ligado Interference Question

An independent technical review ordered by the federal government’s top GPS policy body found that there is sufficient data to assess the risk of using frequencies near the GPS band for a ground-based communications network. Existing test results can also be used to set power limits for other similarly located projects, said a panel of technical specialists. Two tests sponsored by Ligado Networks, however, did not meet minimum criteria for inclusion, the panel said.

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By Inside GNSS

Swift Navigation Introduces Skylark, a Cloud-Based, High-Precision GNSS Service

San Francisco-based tech firm Swift Navigation today announced the release of Skylark, a new, cloud-based GNSS corrections service designed to deliver affordable, fast, centimeter-level accuracy and eliminate the complexity of deploying and maintaining GNSS networks. Skylark was built from the ground-up for autonomy at scale and enables high-precision positioning for mass market automotive and autonomous vehicle applications.

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By Inside GNSS
March 16, 2018

STMicroelectronics’ Multi-Band GNSS Receiver Offers Autonomous-Driving Precision and Automotive Safety Compliance

Assisting safer autonomous driving, STMicroelectronics recently introduced the world’s first multi-frequency satellite-navigation receiver chipset suitable for safety-critical automotive applications and high accuracy positioning at the decimeter and centimeter-level for precise point positioning (PPP) and real-time kinematic (RTK) applications.

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By Inside GNSS
March 14, 2018

AUVSI XPONENTIAL to Showcase STEM Education and Workforce Development

AUVSI XPONENTIAL, the largest trade show that brings together more than 8,500 unmanned systems industry leaders and forward-thinking users from the defense and commercial sectors to learn the latest on public policy, business solutions, and technology applications, will showcase dynamic programming to support STEM education and growing a future workforce. XPONENTIAL 2018 will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver from April 30 to May 3.

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By Inside GNSS
February 22, 2018

u-blox F9 Technology Platform Delivers Robust and Versatile High Precision Positioning for Industrial and Automotive Application

u-blox today announced the u-blox F9 technology platform, designed to deliver high precision positioning solutions for mass market industrial and automotive applications. The platform combines multi-band Global Navigation

Satellite System (GNSS) technology with dead reckoning, high precision algorithms, and compatibility with a variety of GNSS correction data services to achieve precision down to the centimeter level.

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By Inside GNSS
December 19, 2017

Honeywell IMUs Bringing Pinpoint Navigation Accuracy to New Industries

The HG4930 is designed to meet the motion sensing needs of a range of applications across various markets. Photo courtesy of Honeywell Aerospace.

Long established as a key component within defense applications, navigation technology from Honeywell is now available to a wide range of new industries that can benefit from the advanced precision and performance of reliable, rugged and easy-to-install Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs).

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By Inside GNSS