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New Builds • August 10, 2010

Spectracom Launches GSG-54 8-Channel Simulator

Spectracom has introduced a new eight-channel GPS constellation simulator, the Pendulum GSG-54.

Designed to provide a wide-range of capabilities for in-line production testing of devices integrating GPS receivers, according to the company, the simulator features ease-of-operation, fast test cycles, and versatility in supporting the integration of GPS receivers into devices under development. The unit’s bench-top chassis is designed to be compact, portable, and easy to set up.

Ventures • August 6, 2010

Edinburgh's SELEX Galileo to Supply Atomic Clocks for 14 Galileo Satellites

SELEX Galileo, an Edinburgh, Scotland company, has signed a €30 million contract with with Surrey Satellite Technology LTD (SSTL) to supply PHM atomic clocks for all 14 Galileo FOC (full operational capability) satellites.

The PHM-Passive Hydrogen Maser- clock is the most stable for space
applications and has been tested successfully in GIOVE-B, the Galileo
system's second validation satellite, which was launched in 2008. 

New Builds • July 26, 2010

CSR Launches SiRFatlasV Aimed at Consumer Devices

CSR has introduced the SiRFatlasV multifunction GPS system processor, a system-on-chip (SoC) device designed for integration into high-volume consumer navigation and location-aware products.

New Builds • July 24, 2010

New GPS Module from Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless, headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, has announced the availability of a new GPS module and supporting software, optimized for wireless applications based on Sierra Wireless AirPrime Intelligent Embedded Modules.

The new AirPrime XM0110 GPS Module is based on integrated SiRFstarIV GPS technology from CSR plc, and an OEM design optimized for wireless asset tracking and automotive applications.

New Builds • July 23, 2010

Hemisphere Launches GPS Vector II OEM Board

Hemisphere GPS has announced its Crescent Vector II OEM board and a series of related Crescent Vector II GPS compass products.

The new OEM board, targeted for system integrators, brings a series of new features to the company’s patented Crescent receiver technology, including heave, pitch, and roll output; more accurate timing, lower phase noise, and an improved accelerometer.

The Crescent Vector II design provides precise heading and positioning accuracy even while a mobile platform is motionless.

New Builds • July 22, 2010

Topcon Releases Software for IP

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has announced the release of Spatial Factory software.

The software interface allows users to work with the combination of point cloud, trajectory, and panoramic image data that comes from the Topcon IP-S2 3D mobile mapping system.

July 21, 2010

Topcon Promotes O’Connor to Managing Executive Officer

Topcon Corporation has announced the promotion of Ray O’Connor to managing executive officer for the company.  

O’Connor is president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), based in Livermore, California, and chairman of the board of Topcon Europe Positioning. He will continue to fill these and other positions within the corporation while taking on additional managerial oversight of various corporate projects and initiatives.

July 15, 2010

Lockheed Martin Unveils GPS Exhibit at the United Nations in Vienna

Lockheed Martin has opened a GPS exhibit as a part of the Permanent Space Exhibit of the United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria, to emphasize the importance of satellite navigation technology serving millions of citizens around the globe.

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.

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