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January 22, 2012

Galileo GNSS Through Children's Eyes

[Updated March 27] We see lots of graphs, schemata, renderings and photographic images of the GNSS satellites and constellations. Perhaps it's time to rest the eyes with imaginative images of space and satellites through the eyes of children.

Over a number of years, up to 30 of Europe's Galileo navigation satellites are expected to reach orbit and each of them will be named after a child from one of the 27 European Union countries.

Events • January 6, 2012

Going to the Adriatic in May? Submit Your Abstracts for the GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions Conference

This annual seminar on the Croatian Adriatic aims at GNSS experts and
covers the risks and vulnerabilities of the global navigation satellite
systems and efforts to improve accuracy and reliability.

The sixth GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions Conference  will take place at Baska on the resort island of Krk in Croatia from May 21 to May 24, 2012.

December 27, 2011

NavtechGPS Takes on Raven GPS-Related Product Distribution

Raven Industries Electronic Systems Division has announced a new distributor relationship that will offer the company's differential GPS (DGPS) products through NavtechGPS, of Springfield, Virginia.

Effective December 15, 2011, NavtechGPS began receiving and processing U.S. orders for Raven StarLink DGPS products, including line amplifiers, Raven Link timing & synchronization system, down/up converters, splitters, and antennas.

December 26, 2011

Spirent Launches Data Sets of World City Environments to Aid GNSS Receiver Testing

Spirent Communications has launched of a subscription service for live GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, and QZSS) environmental-capture data set samples, recorded at major locations worldwide, in challenging urban and suburban conditions.

The data sets are designed for use with the company’s GSS6400 GNSS Record and Playback test System. They encompass a variety of recorded scenarios ranging from drive-through multi-level roads, tunnels, and car parks to drive-throughs in downtown areas with high-rise buildings.

New Builds • November 30, 2011

Spirent Launches TestDrive-GNSS Automation Software

Spirent Communications has announced the launch of its new automation and reporting tool, TestDrive-GNSS for SimGEN- and SimREPLAYplus-controlled GNSS test systems. TestDrive-GNSS automates the testing process to significantly reduce overhead costs and testing times associated with characterization of GNSS devices.

November 17, 2011

ITT Excelis, Chronos Technology Team Up for GNSS IDM Offerings

ITT Exelis and Chronos Technology Ltd. announced today (November 17, 2011) that they have agreed to jointly pursue and develop product offerings for the GNSS interference, detection and mitigation (IDM) market.

New Builds • November 10, 2011

NavX-NCS Essential: IFEN Begins Shipments of New Multi-GNSS Constellation Simulator

IFEN GmbH has begun shipping its new NavX-NCS Essential, a multi‐constellation and single‐frequency GNSS RF navigation constellation simulator mainly targeting consumer and automotive applications.

The new simulator was developed in cooperation with WORK Microwave GmbH, of Holzkirchen, Germany, a long-time partner of Poing, Germany– based IFEN.

November 9, 2011

Nov Atel Launches GNSS Iono Scintillation and TEC Monitor Receiver

NovAtel Inc. has introduced its GPStation-6 GNSS Ionospheric Scintillation and TEC Monitor (GISTM) receiver designed for ionospheric monitoring and space weather applications.

New Builds • November 9, 2011

IP Solutions Introduces ReGen GNSS Simulator

Tokyo, Japan–based IP Solutions has released its ReGen GNSS DIF Signal Simulator, a software simulator that simulates ionospheric effects, generates digital IF (DIF) signals similar to those recorded by an RF recorder, and comes with an optional capability of simulating integrated inertial navigation.

Various configurations can produce multichannel GPS and GLONASS L1 signals and single-channel GPS L1, L2, L5 and GLONASS L1 and L2 signals, as well as simulating noise and interference.

Events • October 31, 2011

EU Leaders Call for Galileo Completion at European Space Policy Conference in Brussels

[UPDATED November 1] The presidents of the European Parliament and European Council and the president and vice-president of the European Commission have issued an urgent call to EU business and government leaders and citizens to complete Galileo, the EU satellite navigation system, and other space-based initiatives even in the face of the current economic crisis.

They are patrons of a high-level European space policy conference to be held in the Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on November 9 and 10. 

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