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June 1, 2010

Navitec 2010: The Fifth Anniversary

The European Space Agency (ESA) will hold its fifth Workshop on Satellite Navigation Technology, NAVITEC 2010, from December 8 through 10 at the European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands.

Ventures • May 29, 2010

Trimble and Russian Space Systems Form Joint Venture for Geodetic Infrastructure

Trimble and Russian Space Systems have announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture that will be based in Moscow.

Rusnavgeoset will be responsible for selling commercial GNSS geodetic network infrastructure systems localized for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Events • May 20, 2010

ESA Sponsors GNSS Summer School this September in Denmark

Online registration is open for the fourth International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite systems. The 10-day course will take place at the GPS Center at Aalborg University in Slettestrand, Denmark from Wednesday afternoon, September 1 through Saturday morning, September 11.

Held for the first two years at University FAF Munich, it now takes place in Denmark with two new lead sponsors, the European Space Agency and Nokia.

New Builds • May 14, 2010

NovAtel Inc. Announces New OEMStar Models, New SPAN IMU

Canadian GNSS OEM manufacturer NovAtel Inc. has introduced five new models to its low cost, L1 OEMStar receiver card product line and four new models to the OEMStar-supported FlexPak-G2 enclosure product line. The Calgary, Alberta–based company has also added a new inertial measurement unit (IMU) option to its SPAN (Synchronous Position, Attitude and Navigation) GNSS/inertial product line.

New Builds • May 5, 2010

Pacific Crest Launches New ADL Data Modem

Pacific Crest, a Trimble company, has introduced the new ADL Sentry, a UHF radio for remote communications.

An high-speed, data radio modem designed for the demanding environments of remote sensing and environmental monitoring, the ADL Sentry joins the Advanced Data Link (ADL) product line that includes the ADL Foundation, a transceiver OEM modem board; the ADL RXO, a receive-only OEM board; and the ADL Vantage, a 4-Watt programmable UHF radio for survey applications.

April 25, 2010

ESA GNSS Evolutions Program Invites Proposals for Scientific Research

The European Space Agency (ESA) has invited proposals from the scientific community, private companies, and research organizations about ways to use signals from Galileo and the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) in studies that provide guidance for design of Europe’s next-generation GNSS systems.

Ventures • April 13, 2010

Septentrio and FreeFlight Systems Partner on New GPS/SBAS Avionics Receivers

Septentrio and FreeFlight Systems will develop new GPS/SBAS (Satellite Based Augmentation System) receivers for air traffic control as part of a new strategic partnership announced on April 13.

April 12, 2010

Averna Adds Telogis GeoBase GPS Routing Functionality to NAVASIM Simulator

Averna has announced that its Universal Receiver Tester (URT) NAVigation Advanced SIMulator (NAVASIM) now includes the GeoBase toolkit from Telogis.

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

ESA Issues Call for Papers for NAVITEC 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.

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