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July 10, 2010

Six U.S. and Canadian GNSS Experts Will Judge USA Challenge Applications Ideas

Six GNSS business, technical and applications experts will judge the USA Challenge, North America's first regional foray into the the 7-year old European Satellite Navigation Competition (Galileo Masters). The ESNC has become a worldwide race to see who can develop the most innovative applications ideas using GPS, GLONASS, Galileo or EGNOS, Compass/Beidou 2 or any of the regional and augmentation systems.

July 1, 2010

EUROCONTROL Contracts with Egis Avia to Study Solar Weather Effects on Europe's Air Safety

EUROCONTROL, Europe's air traffic control agency, is studying the effect of solar events on civil aviation applications and developing ways to maintain air safety when GNSS signals are affected.

New Builds • June 30, 2010

New NovAtel Website Uses Customer Feedback to Build a User-Friendly Experience

GNSS OEM manufacturer NovAtel introduced its new website today, designed after feedback from customers and dealers to be more “intuitive and user friendly.”

June 14, 2010

ITT Passes GPS III Nav Component CDR

ITT Corporation has announced that it passed a key milestone last month with successful completion of the critical design review (CDR) for the Mission Data Unit (MDU) the company is developing as part of the navigation payload for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III program.

Ventures • June 6, 2010

University of Calgary PLAN Group to Support GNSS Innovations in USA Challenge

The University of Calgary’s Position Location and Navigation (PLAN) Group is now supporting the North American regional partnership of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), sponsored by NovAtel Inc. and Inside GNSS magazine.

June 1, 2010

Navitec 2010: The Fifth Anniversary

The European Space Agency (ESA) will hold its fifth Workshop on Satellite Navigation Technology, NAVITEC 2010, from December 8 through 10 at the European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands.

Ventures • May 29, 2010

Trimble and Russian Space Systems Form Joint Venture for Geodetic Infrastructure

Trimble and Russian Space Systems have announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture that will be based in Moscow.

Rusnavgeoset will be responsible for selling commercial GNSS geodetic network infrastructure systems localized for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Events • May 20, 2010

ESA Sponsors GNSS Summer School this September in Denmark

Online registration is open for the fourth International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite systems. The 10-day course will take place at the GPS Center at Aalborg University in Slettestrand, Denmark from Wednesday afternoon, September 1 through Saturday morning, September 11.

Held for the first two years at University FAF Munich, it now takes place in Denmark with two new lead sponsors, the European Space Agency and Nokia.

New Builds • May 14, 2010

NovAtel Inc. Announces New OEMStar Models, New SPAN IMU

Canadian GNSS OEM manufacturer NovAtel Inc. has introduced five new models to its low cost, L1 OEMStar receiver card product line and four new models to the OEMStar-supported FlexPak-G2 enclosure product line. The Calgary, Alberta–based company has also added a new inertial measurement unit (IMU) option to its SPAN (Synchronous Position, Attitude and Navigation) GNSS/inertial product line.

New Builds • May 5, 2010

Pacific Crest Launches New ADL Data Modem

Pacific Crest, a Trimble company, has introduced the new ADL Sentry, a UHF radio for remote communications.

An high-speed, data radio modem designed for the demanding environments of remote sensing and environmental monitoring, the ADL Sentry joins the Advanced Data Link (ADL) product line that includes the ADL Foundation, a transceiver OEM modem board; the ADL RXO, a receive-only OEM board; and the ADL Vantage, a 4-Watt programmable UHF radio for survey applications.

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