GNSS (all systems)

September 16, 2009

u-blox Software Will Support Microsoft Windows 7 Location API

u-blox has its support of Microsoft Corp.’s initiative to facilitate development of location-aware applications on Windows 7.

Through the release of u-blox’ driver supporting Microsoft’s Sensor and Location application programming interface (API), software developers will have a standardized interface to the entire line of u-blox GPS chips and modules, according to Michael Ammann, u-blox’s vice-president of embedded software. The Sensor and Location platform for Windows 7 provides a simple way to access data from a wide range of external sensors.

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By Inside GNSS

Anritsu Selects IFEN GNSS RF Simulator for A-GPS Testing

Anritsu Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of test and measurement equipment, has selected IFEN’s NavX-NCS Standard GNSS simulator as its assisted-GPS (A-GPS) test system for use in developing mobile terminals.

The NavX-NCS is a GNSS RF navigation constellation simulator capable of simulataneously simulating signals from up to nine L-band frequencies in the GPS, Galileo, GLONASS (including its new G1 frequency), and QZSS systems.

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By Inside GNSS
September 8, 2009

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2009 Fall Meeting

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting includes more than 600 sessions and attracts 16,000 attendees from universities, government agencies and scientific societies. Its scientific program covers topics in all areas of Earth and space sciences and cuts across the boundaries of multiple disciplines.

It will be held in the West and South buildings at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco from December 14 to December 18 2009.

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By Inside GNSS
September 7, 2009

GeoForm+ 2010 /GeoWAY

GeoWAY, now in its fifth year, will cover intelligent transport systems and satellite navigation. It will take place in Pavillion 1, Hall 1 at the Crocus Exposition Center in Moscow, Russia from March 30 to April 2 2010.

It is one of the four specialized exhibitions of GeoForm+ 2010, the seventh international industrial Forum of geodesy, cartography, navigation, geoinformation systems, engineering geology and geophysics, tunnel and utility systems construction.

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By Inside GNSS

ESA European Space Weather Week (ESWW6)

The sixth European Space Weather Week gathering will take place November 16-20 2009 at the Oud Sin-Jan conference center in Bruges, a UNESCO world heritage site. The welcome reception will take place in the Gothic Meeting Hall of the city.

The meeting is divided into five sessions on topical themes and a wrap-up of the key issues and a roundtable discussion on future European directions in space weather.It will also include a space weather fair.

The abstract submission deadline is September 14, 2009.

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By Inside GNSS

International Symposium on GPS/GNSS 2009

This year, the International Symposium on GPS/GNSS, which rotates throughout the Asia-Pacific region, will take place in semitropical Jeju, Korea’s only island province, November 4 to 6, 2009.

The theme is "Interchangeability for PnP GNSS".

The chair of the program committee is Chungnam National University Professor Sang Jeong Lee.

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By Inside GNSS
September 1, 2009

2009 European Workshop on GNSS Signals and Signal Processing Issues Call for Papers

Open House at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) near Munich, Germany.

GNSS Signals 2009 will take place at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany on Thursday and Friday, December 10-11 2009.

The free workshop will cover recent advances in GNSS signal design,
evolution of Galileo and other GNSSes and a number of GNSS signal processing and observation techniques. The presentations and papers will be in English. 

Program committee cochair Jean-Luc Issler of CNES, the French space agency, said the first call for papers has gone out and abstracts are due before October 2, 2009.

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By Inside GNSS
August 11, 2009

China Reveals Updated Compass/ Beidou-2 GNSS Signal Plan

Figure 2. GNSS spectrum (after China ICG presentation)

A new Compass signal and frequency plan introduced at a recent International Committee on GNSS (ICG) working group meeting fills in some of the gaps on China’s current thinking about its GNSS system.

The presentation on the new Compass (Beidou-2) plan came at a July
30–31 workshop of the ICG Working Group A – Compatibility and
Interoperability (WG-A), in Vienna.

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By Inside GNSS
June 3, 2009

Pacific Crest Picks GNSS Industry Veteran to Head OEM Effort

Pacific Crest Corporation has  appointed GPS/GNSS industry veteran Don Speedy to head business development and sales for North America. With more than nine years of successful experience in business development and OEM GNSS, geographic information systems (GIS) and survey sales, Speedy will be responsible for driving strategic partnerships in OEM GNSS and data link communications while maintaining regional relationships.

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By Inside GNSS