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
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
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
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.
Events • March 17, 2010
The GNSS Research and Applications Center of Excellence (GRACE) at University of Nottingham has rescheduled the lecture by Suresh V. Kibe, director of the GNSS programs at the Indian Space Research Organization, from March 8 until May 17.
March 11, 2010
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 are due this Friday for the fall ION GNSS conference.
People • March 3, 2010
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.
February 23, 2010
TÜV SÜD, an independent third-party certifier, has awarded IFEN GmbH an official certificate affirming the conformance of IFEN’s NavX-NCS GNSS RF navigation constellation simulator with the Galileo Open Signal Signal-in-Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD).
New Builds • February 4, 2010
Trimble has introduced its new Condor family of GPS modules, featuring advancements in signal tracking for applications in poor signal environments, as well as two antenna companion modules.
Compatible with active or passive antennas, the Condor L1 C/A-code GPS receivers can be used in portable handheld, battery-powered applications such as sport accessories, PDAs, cameras, computers, and communication peripherals as well as vehicle tracking, navigation, and security products.