Ventures • September 11, 2008
September 11, 2008
Spirent Federal Systems, a leading provider of GPS/GNSS test and simulation systems, has announced its 2009 GPS Training Conference schedule, which will include identical events on two coasts.
An East Cost Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., March 18–19, and a West Coast Conference will follow in Anaheim, California, on March 24–25. Seats are limited to maintain the intimacy of the instruction and equipment usage.
September 9, 2008
The European GNSS Supervisory Authority has awarded Logica, a UK-based IT and business services company, a framework contract for the provision of security for the Galileo program.
The framework contract will run for up to four years and will enable the GSA to procure specialist support for the analysis and definition of security aspects related to Galileo with a shortened procurement cycle. It was awarded after a competitive tender and positions Logica as the preferred supplier for Galileo security, according to the company.
Ventures • September 4, 2008
SpectraTime has announced its receipt of a contract valued at approximately €4 million to supply rubidium space clocks for the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS), a GNSS system that is under development by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
The IRNSS will consist of seven satellites, three in geostationary orbit and the other four in geosynchronous orbit. First launch of an IRNSS is currently expected in 2009. The system will transmit BOC(5,2) and BPSK signals at the L5 frequency (1176.45 MHz) and also in S-band.
Events • September 1, 2008
The September-October 2008 issue of Inside GNSS magazine arrives hot off the press for the opening day of the Institute of Navigation's 2008 GNSS conference on September 16 in Savannah, Georgia USA.
Inside GNSS is in charge of the ION GNSS Show Daily. Bring your company news to editor Glen Gibbons in Booths 525-27 or email him before the show at email@example.com.
New Builds • August 28, 2008
u-blox Holding AG has announced that Microsoft Corporation selected its latest positioning engine, u-blox 5, for a new “GPS Locator” USB stick.
The “GPS Locator” USB stick will be bundled with the next release of MapPoint 2009, Microsoft’s business travel and map software package, expected to be on the shelves in August 2008.
New Builds • August 27, 2008
A single-board, L1/L2 24-channel secure GPS receiver, the TruTrak Evolution consists of a security module, radio frequency down converter and I/O logic. The receiver employs IEC’s latest key data processor (KDP II) SAASM chipset in the XFACTOR module to provide enhanced GPS security.
Ventures • August 26, 2008
Fairfax, Virginia–based defense contractor ArgonST has selected the MTi-G GPS-aided Attitude & Heading Reference System (AHRS) from Xsens Technologies, of Enschede, The Netherlands, to help fill a U.S. government contract for a new generation of reference motion trackers for use on a variety of air and ground vehicles.
Ventures • August 19, 2008
Events • August 15, 2008
A sleek-looking solar car built by a University of Michigan team was first across the finish line early in the afternoon of July 22 after a long, hot 10-day 2,400-mile (4,000 km) race from Plano, Texas to Calgary, Alberta. And once again GPS and satellite-based differential corrections play a key role.
This year, 15 solar-powered cars built by students from universities in the U.S., Canada, and Germany completed the 2008 North American Solar challenge.
Michigan has won five out of nine NASC races, held every other year since 1990.