September 30, 2009
Septentrio has launched AsteRxi, the company’s first multi-sensor GNSS receiver as well as the AsteRx2eH, a single-board dual-frequency dual-antenna GPS/GLONASS heading receiver, specially designed for demanding machine control, marine survey, photogrammetry and other multi-antenna applications.
September 30, 2009
Chronos Technology, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, is leading an academic and business research consortium working on the GAARDIAN Project — “GNSS Availability, Accuracy, Reliability anD Integrity Assessment for Timing and Navigation.”
People • September 29, 2009
Penina "Penny" Axelrad, University of Clorado professor of aerospace engineering sciences, has received the Johannes Kepler Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Navigation (ION) Satellite Division.
The institute made the award on the final day (September 25) of its ION GNSS 2009 conference held in Savannah, Georgia.
Ventures • September 16, 2009
Anritsu Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of test and measurement equipment, has selected IFEN’s NavX-NCS Standard GNSS simulator as its assisted-GPS (A-GPS) test system for use in developing mobile terminals.
The NavX-NCS is a GNSS RF navigation constellation simulator capable of simulataneously simulating signals from up to nine L-band frequencies in the GPS, Galileo, GLONASS (including its new G1 frequency), and QZSS systems.
New Builds • September 15, 2009
u-blox has its support of Microsoft Corp.’s initiative to facilitate development of location-aware applications on Windows 7.
Through the release of u-blox’ driver supporting Microsoft’s Sensor and Location application programming interface (API), software developers will have a standardized interface to the entire line of u-blox GPS chips and modules, according to Michael Ammann, u-blox’s vice-president of embedded software. The Sensor and Location platform for Windows 7 provides a simple way to access data from a wide range of external sensors.
Events • September 11, 2009
Col. David Goldstein, the GPS Wing’s chief engineer, will chair a panel discussion on SVN49’s current status, issues and options for moving forward at the Institute of Navigation’s ION GNSS 2009 conference in Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday, September 23.
Goldstein will be joined by Col. David Madden, GPS Wing commander and representatives from Lockheed Martin, navigation payload contractor; the 2nd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base that fly the GPS satellites; and members of the civil GPS community.
Ventures • September 6, 2009
PCTEL, Inc., of Bloomingdale, Illinois USA, announced that its high-precision Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) ground station GPS antennas will be deployed in India’s GPS-Aided Geosynchronous Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system.
Events • September 1, 2009
GNSS Signals 2009 will take place at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany on Thursday and Friday, December 10-11 2009.
The free workshop will cover recent advances in GNSS signal design,
Program committee cochair Jean-Luc Issler of CNES, the French space agency, said the first call for papers has gone out and abstracts are due before October 2, 2009.
New Builds • September 1, 2009
Thalwil, Switzerland–based embedded GNSS receiver provider u-blox has announced the upgrade of its core CMOS technology to u-blox 6, with substantially reduced power requirements as the result of new "intelligent," user-selectable power management features. According to the company, these innovations enable significantly extended battery life for power-critical GPS applications.
August 11, 2009
Spirent Communications plc has launched the GSS6300 Multi-GNSS Signal Generator, intended for high-volume production test applications for devices that use commercial GPS/SBAS, GLONASS, and/or Galileo receivers.
The GSSS6300 provides a comprehensive remote control interface, designed to facilitate integration into automated test equipment (ATE) environments.