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People • September 13, 2012

746th Test Squadron's Paul Benshoof Joins Locata Corporation

Locata Corporation has announced that U.S. Air Force (USAF) veteran Paul Benshoof, formerly chief of strategic development at the 746th Test Squadron (746TS) at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, has joined the company as global business development manager for military and government applications in the United States and abroad.

Events • September 7, 2012

2013 China SatNav Conference in Wuhan Calls for Papers

The fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2013) has issued a call for papers to be presented at the international event scheduled May 15–17, 2013 in Wuhan, China.

The theme of CSNC 2013 is “BeiDou Application — Opportunities and Challenges” and will include an academic exchange as well as a commercial exhibition and technical forum.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is October 31, 2012. Full papers are due by December 20. Authors whose papers have been accepted will be notified by the end of February 2012.

Events • August 31, 2012

ION's Big Year! GNSS 2012 Plus a New Pacific Rim Conference

It's a big year for the Institute of Navigation, with the venerable ION GNSS 2012 happening this September in Nashville and the new and highly anticipated Pacific PNT conference opening for the first time next April in Honolulu.

ION GNSS 2012, the granddaddy of all GNSS events, begins shortly in Music City, USA: Nashville, Tennessee.

It's scheduled during the third week of September at the downtown Nashville Convention Center, a five minute walk to the Country Music Hall of Fame and other attractions.

August 30, 2012

Indoor Location: To Boldly Go . . . with or without GNSS

A cross-industry group comprising 22 companies has launched the In-Location Alliance to drive technology innovation and market adoption of high-accuracy indoor positioning solutions such as Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi in environments where GNSS has difficulty providing service.

Established August 23, alliance members include leading handset manufacturers Nokia and Samsung as well as chipset providers, among them GNSS and mixed-signal RF companies Qualcomm, CSR (most of whose assets were recently acquired by Samsung), and Broadcom.

New Builds • August 27, 2012

Applanix Launches New Airborne Photogrammetric Mapping System

Applanix introduced a new position and orientation system and flight management system (FMS) for airborne mapping today (August 27, 2012) at the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) 2012 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

New Builds • August 14, 2012

Spirent Announces GNSS/MEMS Simulation Software

Spirent Communications has launched of its SimSENSOR MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system) sensor simulation software.

Events • August 8, 2012

L-3 Interstate Electronics Demonstrates of New TruTrak Evolution Type II SAASM GPS Receiver at AUVSI

L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) will conduct an operational demonstration of its new TruTrak Evolution (TTE) Type II Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS receiver at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference taking place this week (August 6–9, 2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The demonstration will highlight the new TruTrak receiver’s multi-use capabilities as a high-performing Ground-Based GPS Receiver Applications Module (GB-GRAM) for use on UAS platforms and precision weapons.

New Builds • August 7, 2012

Trimble Launches AP20-C GNSS Inertial OEM Module MEMS Sensors

Trimble introduced its AP20-C, the latest addition to its AP Series of embedded GNSS-inertial OEM boards, at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 Conference and Exhibition today (August 7, 2012).

Incorporating a compact, custom-built inertial measurement unit (IMU) based on commercial micro-electromechanical mechnical system (MEMS) sensors, the AP20-C enables system integrators to achieve high-rate position and orientation measurements with exceptional accuracy, according to the company.

Events • July 19, 2012

Inside GNSS to Present Webinar on GNSS Jamming & Interference: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Two industry experts on GNSS interference and jamming will lead an Inside GNSS web seminar scheduled for August 22. Tom Stansell and Logan Scott will join moderator Mark Petovello on a panel to discuss the subject, ““GNSS Jamming & Interference: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions."

July 11, 2012

SSTL, OHB Sign €80m Contract with OHB for Second Round of Galileo Payloads

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) signed a  €80 million (US$98 million) contract today (July 11, 2012) with OHB System AG to build a further eight navigation payloads for full operational capability (FOC) Galileo satellites.

Under the contract, SSTL will deliver the second batch of FOC space vehicles (SVs), continuing a successful cooperation between the two companies to build the first 14 satellites under the supervision of the European Space Agency (ESA).

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