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October 31, 2016

Handling an Embarrassment of Riches — Too Many Satellites

Experts working on standards for airborne equipment using GPS, Galileo, and a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) appear to have found a way to deal with an unusual problem — too many satellites.

December 12, 2016 - December 16, 2016
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New Builds • October 11, 2016

Swift Navigation Announces Multi-Band, Multi-Constellation OEM RTK GNSS Receiver

Updated: San Francisco, California–based Swift Navigation has announced its newest product, the Piksi Multi, a multi-band, multi-constellation, real-time kinematic–capable OEM GNSS receiver module with a unit price of $600.

December 6, 2016 - December 8, 2016
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November 14, 2016 - November 16, 2016
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October 5, 2016

Trimble Changes Company Name

Trimble has announced that has formally changed its company name from Trimble Navigation Limited to Trimble Inc. In a further action, the company has completed its reincorporation from the State of California to the State of Delaware.
 
"Trimble's name change reflects the evolution from our origins as a GPS products company to a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions," said Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble. "Our new name better represents the diversity of both our technologies and markets."
 

October 5, 2016

European GNSS Agency Releases Report on Receiver User Technology and Trends

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released a report it says will help users and manufacturers to understand receiver technology and trends.

September 22, 2016

IFEN Launches NCS TITAN GNSS Simulator

IFEN has announced its new NCS TITAN multi-GNSS, multi-frequency and multi-RF output simulator.

With up to 256 channels and up to four RF outputs per chassis, the TITAN design avoids the extra complexity and cost of using additional signal generators or intricate architectures involv¬ing several hardware boxes, IFEN says, which improves reliability without compromising functionality.

New Builds • September 22, 2016

Spirent Announces Interference Detection and Analysis Unit

Spirent Communications plc’s Positioning Technology Unit has announced the GSS200D Interference Detection and Analysis solution, developed as part of Spirent’s partnership with Nottingham Scientific Limited.

The GSS200D comprises field-based hardware and a secure data server for automatic capture and analysis of GNSS radio frequency interference. According to the Paignton, UK–based company, deployments of GSS200D probes provide users with a thorough understanding of the RF interference (RFI) environment at sites of interest.

September 16, 2016

Air Force Disposes of Last GPS IIA Satellite

The U.S. Air Force’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron (2SOPS) at the 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, has moved the longest-serving GPS satellite, space vehicle number (SVN) 23, into a disposal orbit several hundred miles above the operational GPS constellation.

The satellite, which was launched on November 26, 1990, had a rough start, the Air Force said. After early-orbit operations and initial stabilization in December 1990, SVN 23’s solar array stopped working.

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