Survey and Mapping

August 2, 2017

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

Lockheed Martin’s planned satellite integration facility, the Gateway Center, is slated for completion in 2020. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

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.

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By Inside GNSS
August 1, 2017

Polynesian Exploration Launches Integrated Navigation System

The POLYNAV 2000 is one of the company’s integrated navigation systems. Photo: Polynesian Exploration Inc.

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.

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By Inside GNSS
July 6, 2017

Tersus Launches the NeoRTK System to Enhance Surveying

The NeoRTK System from Tersus GNSS Inc.

Tersus GNSS Inc. has launched the NeoRTK System with multi technology integrated for surveyors.

The NeoRTK System is described as a new generation system by the company and is applied with multi-constellation and a multi-frequency GNSS engine and various communication protocols which aim at providing high performance and stable signal reception to meet surveyors’ demands. Featuring a high-end GNSS antenna inside, the NeoRTK can speed up the Time to First Fix (TTFF) and improve the capability of anti-jamming.

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By Inside GNSS
June 27, 2017

Trimble Launches VRS Now Correction Service in France 

Trimble VRS Now GNSS correction service is now available in France. Photo courtesy of Trimble.

Trimble VRS Now GNSS correction service is now available in France. The service is well suited for a variety of geospatial and construction applications including surveying, cadastral, land administration, and urban and rural construction that would benefit from easy access to high-accuracy, centimeter-level positioning.

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By Inside GNSS
June 26, 2017

Tersus GNSS Broadens Offerings to Include New Inertial Navigation System

The INS-T-306 GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation System. Photo source: Tersus GNSS Inc.

Tersus GNSS Inc., a GNSS RTK manufacturing company based in Shanghai, China, has launched the INS-T-306 GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation System. The advanced module combines GPS L1/L2, GLONASS, BeiDou and a high-performance strapdown system. It is designed to determine position, velocity and absolute orientation (heading, pitch and roll) for any device on which it is mounted.

The INS unit aims to facilitate the motionless and dynamic applications which need high accuracy, including vessels, ships, helicopters, UAVs, UGVs, and land vehicles, according to the company.

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By Inside GNSS
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