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Ventures • April 13, 2010

Septentrio and FreeFlight Systems Partner on New GPS/SBAS Avionics Receivers

Septentrio and FreeFlight Systems will develop new GPS/SBAS (Satellite Based Augmentation System) receivers for air traffic control as part of a new strategic partnership announced on April 13.

April 12, 2010

Averna Adds Telogis GeoBase GPS Routing Functionality to NAVASIM Simulator

Averna has announced that its Universal Receiver Tester (URT) NAVigation Advanced SIMulator (NAVASIM) now includes the GeoBase toolkit from Telogis.

April 1, 2010


KVH Industries, Inc., of Middletown, Rhode Island, has introduced its new CG-5100 inertial measurement unit (IMU), which combines KVH fiber optic gyros (FOGs) and microelectro-mechanical system (MEMS) accelerometers to measure roll, pitch, and yaw angular rates and accelerations.

The CG-5100 is designed for stabilization, navigation, and autonomous vehicle applications requiring precision position, velocity, and attitude sensing capabilities, dependable backup for GPS in dynamic conditions or when GPS is unavailable.

March 31, 2010

ESA Issues Call for Papers for NAVITEC 2010

Sponsors of NAVITEC 2010, the fifth European Space Agency (ESA) Workshop on Satellite Navigation Technologies, have issued a call for papers for the event scheduled December 8-10 at the ESA/ESTEC facility in Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Papers submitted to the workshopPapers should describe original contributions in this field and will be selected on the basis of abstracts of 600-800 words in length, which must be submitted by May 21. Authors will be notified of the decision of the program committee by 9 July 2010.

Events • March 26, 2010

UK Government Speaker to Discuss Galileo's Next 12 Months at IET April Event

The Institution of Engineering and Technology's April seminar on Galileo and GNSS includes what organizers call a "rare chance" to hear the UK government's point of view on key challenges and funding of Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system over the next twelve months.

Events • March 17, 2010

Shanghai Hosts Mapping and Surveying Exhibition, GNSS Symposia in April

The 2010 CISME exhibition, including three GNSS-related symposia, will be held at the Shanghai EverBright Convention Center April 8 through 10, 2010.

"Digital China Based on Innovation" is the theme of the 2010 China (Shanghai) International Mapping and Surveying Equipment exhibition.

March 11, 2010

Bright Ideas Welcome at 2010 European Satellite Navigation Competition

The European Satellite Navigation Competition (Galileo Masters), now in its seventh year, is seeking the best ideas for satellite navigation applications from companies, entrepreneurs, research institutes, universities, and individuals. Prizes total more than €500,000.

The 2010 contest begins on May 1, when competitors may register and submit their ideas online at the secure ESNC website. It closes on July 31.

Events • March 9, 2010

Abstracts for Institute of Navigation's GNSS Conference Due Friday March 12

Abstracts are due this Friday for the fall ION GNSS conference.

People • March 3, 2010

Peter Chapman-Andrews New Director of Royal Institute of Navigation

Peter Chapman-Andrews replaced David Broughton as director of Britain’s Royal Institute of Navigation in January. He will be the fourth director since RIN was founded in 1947.

Chapman is a graduate of Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He served as Queen’s Harbor Master, Portsmouth, and as fleet navigation officer on the staff of CinC fleet. He also served as aircraft director officer, principal warfare officer, navigation officer and ship’s commander during his career in the Royal Navy. He retired  in 2004 with the rank of captain.

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