Compass/Beidou

January 26, 2018

GNSS Hotspots

1. Last Remaining Peatlands
County Kerry, Ireland

√ Ireland is known for its lush green wetlands and raised bogs, also known as peatlands. But most of these areas have been lost due to drainage associated with peat cutting or conversion to agricultural land, according to Wetland Surveys Ireland (WSI). There’s a big push from Europe to conserve the remaining peatlands

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By Inside GNSS

European Space Agency Ushers in 2018

The opening of the New Year at the European Space Agency (ESA) came in the wake of another spectacular launch for Europe’s GNSS program; last December, four Galileo satellites were lifted into space from Kourou, French Guyana, on board the thundering Ariane 5 launcher, by all accounts leaving witnesses awestruck.

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By Inside GNSS

ComNav Technology Releases New T300 Plus GNSS Receiver

ComNav Technology this week introduced its powerful T300 Plus GNSS receiver. Featuring full-constellation tracking capability, tilt compensation, 4G/WiFi connection, 8 gigabyte internal memory and easy survey workflow with Android-based Survey Master Software, the T300 Plus GNSS receiver is designed for demanding surveying tasks. Users can collect accurate data easier and faster no matter for beginners or professional surveyors, according to the company.

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By Inside GNSS
January 24, 2018

GSA’s GNSS Opinion Leaders


Michael Ritter is president of Hexagon Positioning Intelligence and also serves as president and CEO of NovAtel Inc. “One of the businesses we are in is making high-end, very-high-signal-quality, very-low-group-delay GNSS receivers,” Ritter told us.

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By Inside GNSS
January 8, 2018

Second ICG Workshop on GNSS spectrum protection, interference detection and mitigation

The second International Committee on GNSS (ICG) workshop on GNSS interference, detection and mitigation will take place at the U.S. Coast Guard Base, Sand Island, Honolulu Harbor on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20 and will finish up on Monday, April 22.

It is a follow-up meeting to the first workshop that took place in June 2012 in Vienna, Austria.

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the Institute of Navigation’s Pacificl

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By Inside GNSS
January 1, 2018

The Persistence of Quality

After spending a career as a GNSS advocate and critic, technical interpreter and PNT raconteur, our colleague, Glen Gibbons, begins his transition to Editor Emeritus status this month. And while his daily GNSS activities cease, his contribution for thoughtful analysis, cogency and a reasoned perspective are retained—his imprimatur, gratefully accepted.

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By Inside GNSS
December 14, 2017

DATAGNSS Launches D302-RTK Cost-Effective, High-Accuracy Handheld RTK Receiver

D302-RTK is a high-accuracy positioning handheld device with rugged design, based on Android OS. Photo courtesy of DATAGNSS.

DATAGNSS, a company specialized in rugged data collector based in Hong Kong, just announced their cost-effective all-in-one handheld RTK receiver, D302-RTK.

D302-RTK is a high accuracy positioning handheld device with rugged design, based on Android OS. It integrates with optimized centimeter-level RTK positioning engine. With an external survey antenna or optional helix antenna, D302-RTK provides up to 2-centimeter positioning accuracy, according to the company. This RTK handheld device supports WiFi/BT/LTE networks.

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By Inside GNSS
December 12, 2017

Successful Liftoff: Ariane 5 Rocket Payload Carries 4 Galileo Satellites

Viewers watching Arianespace’s live video webcast Tuesday witnessed a successful launch that began at approximately 1820 GMT (1:20 p.m. EST).

Prior to liftoff, four European navigation satellites were fastened on top of an Ariane 5 rocket awaiting liftoff from Kourou, French Guiana, Tuesday to propel the Galileo navigation network closer to global service. The Ariane 5’s upper stage was slated to deliver the spacecraft to a circular orbit more than 14,000 miles above Earth around four hours after launch.

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By Inside GNSS
December 6, 2017

Elmo Motion Control Doubles the Power of its Small Servo Drive

The Double Gold Twitter is designed to be a great fit for applications that require a reduced footprint and high power, such as large robotic vehicles, antennas and tracking systems, high power machine tooling, and more. Photo courtesy of Elmo Motion Control.

Elmo Motion Control (Elmo), headquartered in Israel, has doubled the power of its ultra-small, already powerful servo drive, the Gold Twitter, to suit the most demanding applications in the era of Industry 4.0, according to the company.

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By Inside GNSS