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September 19, 2008

Trimble Announces New Precision Products, RolleiMetric Acquisition, and Saab JV


Trimble
has announced its new GNSS reference receiver — the Trimble NetR8 — for precise scientific and network infrastructure applications. The NetR8 reference receiver has 76 channels and supports GPS L1, L2, L2C and L5 signals as well as GLONASS L1/L2 signals.

Four additional channels are dedicated to tracking space-based augmentation systems
(SBAS), including Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) in North
America, European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS) in
Europe, Multi-functional Satellite Augmentation System (MSAS) in Japan,
Omnistar services and others.

New Builds • September 18, 2008

GNSS Magic from GMV

GMV Aerospace and Defense S.A. has announced its new magicGNSS, a set of software tools that supports a wide variety of GNSS projects and objectives, including service volume simulations, core operational functions (such as orbit, clock, and ionosphere determination and prediction), receiver performance analysis, added-value services including integrity, local augmentation developments, and all related performance and accuracy analyses.

New Builds • September 18, 2008

Magellan Launches First of New OEM GNSS Product Line

After nearly a year of silence, Magellan has returned to the OEM GNSS space with the MB 500 GPS/GLONASS/SBAS dual-frequency board — reportedly the first of a series of new products by the long-standing brand.

New Builds • September 17, 2008

Quellan's GPS Receiver Noise Canceller

Quellan Inc., of Santa Clara, California, offers the QHx220 active RF noise canceller for GPS applications.

Like noise cancelling headphones, the QHx220 senses unwanted internal noise and applies an opposite signal to the receive path, using sophisticated high-speed analog techniques integrated on a single one square millimeter, low-power integrated circuit.

According to the company, the canceller provides up to 25dB of cancellation, 360º of phase coverage, and operates on a single 1.8V supply voltage.

New Builds • September 17, 2008

Wi-Sys Launches Quadrafilar GPS Antenna

Wi-Sys Communications Inc., based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has launched the WS1551QF L-band + GPS (L1) Quadrifilar Helical Antenna.

An active right-hand circularly polarized, quadrifilar helical antenna, the WS1551QF provides an omni-directional, cardoid radiation pattern, with peak gain optimized at elevation angles between 0° and 40°. The wideband antenna covers both the L-band downlink frequency band (1525 to 1560 MHz) and the GPS (L1) frequency band (1574 to 1576 MHz).

Ventures • September 11, 2008

CSR and Rx Networks Partner on eGPS and GPStream

Cambridge, UK–based CSR and Rx Networks, Inc., headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, have announced a solution that combines their respective eGPS and GPStream technologies.

September 11, 2008

Spirent Federal Sets 2009 User Conferences

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

Logica’s GSA Contract for Galileo Security

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 to Supply Atomic Clocks to IRNSS

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

September-October Inside GNSS hot off the presses at ION GNSS 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 glen@insidegnss.com.

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