Marine

July 24, 2017

Reports of Mass GPS Spoofing Attack in the Black Sea Strengthen Calls for PNT Backup

After reports of an apparent mass and blatant GPS spoofing attack involving more than 20 vessels in the Black Sea last month, navigation experts and maritime executives are scratching their heads and the president of the Resilient Navigation and Timing (RNT) Foundation is hoping this latest incident will help spur more action toward building an eLoran complement and backup for GPS.

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By Inside GNSS
July 21, 2017

Orolia’s McMurdo Wins U.S. Search and Rescue Technology Awards

McMurdo, which recently announced the Kannad GADSS Distress Tracking ELT, was awarded two national search and rescue technology awards. Photo: McMurdo

Government Security News has named McMurdo, an Orolia brand, the winner of two national search and rescue technology awards in its annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program. McMurdo won Best Search and Rescue and Best Man Overboard Tracking in the Maritime/Port Security/Underwater Vehicles and Communication Systems categories, respectively.

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By Inside GNSS
July 17, 2017

2017 EGNOS Annual Workshop

The 2017 EGNOS Annual Workshop, the annual meeting for EGNOS stakeholders, users and application developers, is coming up this October in Athens, Greece. Organized by the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) and the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the event will include information about EGNOS services status, applications and success stories from partners currently using EGNOS in real applications.

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By Inside GNSS
July 5, 2017

Rockwell Collins Fulfills GPS M-Code receiver order for Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

The M-Code receiver operates using a more powerful signal, resistant to cyber threats. Photo source: Rockwell Collins.

Rockwell Collins recently delivered the last of a 770 Military-Code (M-Code) GPS receiver order to the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (USAF SMC). Committed to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program, the M-Code receiver operates using a more powerful signal, resistant to cyber threats.

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By Dee Ann Divis
June 19, 2017

Septentrio Honors KU Leuven Ecochallenge Team for Innovative Use of High Precision GNSS Positioning

The KU Leuven Ecochallenge team. Photo source: Septentrio.

Septentrio recently awarded the KU Leuven Ecochallenge team – the winners of the Galileo Masters (Flanders Challenge) of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) – a special prize of an AsteRx-m UAS receiver for their proposal to use high-precision, high-reliability Galileo receivers to modernize inland waterway transport by introducing autonomous technology for the vessels.

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By Inside GNSS
May 30, 2017

Spirent Interference Detector Helps Civil Aviation Battle GNSS Interference Threats

The new GSS200D Interference Detector was developed as part of Spirent’s partnership with Nottingham Scientific Limited. Photo source: Sprirent.

Spirent Communications has announced a solution that enables the civil aviation industry to evaluate the growing threat of GNSS interference, jamming and spoofing. The new GSS200D Interference Detector was developed as part of Spirent’s partnership with Nottingham Scientific Limited.

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By Inside GNSS

GSA’s 2017 GNSS Market Report Forecasts Substantial Growth

The growing demand for precise location information, in combination with the ongoing evolution of GNSS technology, means that today’s GNSS market is bigger than ever. In the recently released European GNSS Agency (GSA) 2017 GNSS Market Report —the fifth edition of the agency’s popular report — it indicates the global GNSS market is expected to grow from 5.8 billion devices in use in 2017 to an estimated 8 billion by 2020.

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By Inside GNSS
May 15, 2017

Swift Navigation and Carnegie Announce First Joint Product

Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics (CRL) rolled out their first joint product, a real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver called Duro, at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL trade show in Dallas, Texas, May 8-11.

The companies say Duro is targeted to robotics, precision agriculture, mapping, military, outdoor industrial and maritime markets.

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By Inside GNSS
April 18, 2017

12th International Conference TransNav 2017 on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

The Faculty of Navigation of Gdynia Maritime University jointly with The Nautical Institute will present the 12th International Conference TransNav 2017 on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation.

The conference, organized by the university’s faculty and The Nautical Institute, will be held from Wednesday through Friday, June 21-23, 2017. The event is addressed to scientists and professionals in order to share their expert knowledge, experience and research results concerning all aspects of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.

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By Inside GNSS
April 7, 2017

Trimble Introduces Trimble ABX-Two OEM GNSS Sensor for System Integrators

Trimble ABX-Two OEM GNSS sensor. Photo source: Trimble.

Trimble introduces the Trimble ABX-Two OEM GNSS sensor, designed to deliver precise heading, pitch, roll and 3D positioning information.

With two internal MB-Two modules, the ABX-Two offers a third antenna option that provides a drift-free, absolute attitude solution. The ABX-Two is well-suited for a wide variety of applications such as agriculture, automotive, aviation, construction and marine systems.

The announcement was made April 6 at Ocean Business 2017, an international event for ocean technology.

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By Inside GNSS