New Builds • February 16, 2011
NovAtel Inc. has released its new SMART-MR15 product, a dual-frequency receiver/antenna combination with an integrated cellular modem.
Ventures • February 15, 2011
Hemisphere GPS has announced an OEM alliance with a Chinese manufacturer of agricultural, construction, and power machinery equipment as well as the release of two compact GPS compass products.
The Calgary, Alberta, Canada–based company’s alliance with YTO Group Corporation, headquartered in Luoyang City, China, is part of Hemisphere GPS’s to expand its operations in the international realm.
February 2, 2011
A ceremony set for Friday (February 4, 2011) will apply an official blessing to the operational status of the German Galileo Test and Development Environment (GATE), located in the vicinity of Berchtesgaden in southern Bavaria.
New Builds • January 30, 2011
Spectracom has announced its new 16-channel GPS constellation simulator, the Pendulum GSG-55.
The latest in the Pendulum line of GPS receiver test instruments, the GSG-55 is able to simulate Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS), such as the U.S. Wide Area Augmentation System and the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS).
January 30, 2011
Spirent Communications’ Positioning Technology Division, Paignton, UK, has announced that the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has selected Spirent’s GSS8000 Multi-GNSS Constellation Simulator to support further development of the Quazi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) program.
Responsible for the development of the initial QZSS user equipment, JAXA is using the GSS8000 to verify QZSS receiver performance.
New Builds • January 25, 2011
GPS III contractor Lockheed Martin has integrated several virtual reality technologies in a new Collaborative Human Immersive Laboratory (CHIL) in Littleton, Colorado, which will be used to validate and test next-generation GPS and other space programs.
With CHIL, Engineers and technicians can explore satellite designs and functions, troubleshoot and fine-tune them in a virtual world before building them in physical space.
New Builds • January 18, 2011
After eight years of successful participation in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) chip scale atomic clock (CSAC) initiative, Symmetricom, Inc., announced today (January 18, 2011) the general availability of what it says is the world’s smallest, lowest power atomic oscillator: a 16 cubic-centimeter unit weighing less than 35 grams (about 1.25 ounces) and operating on only 115 milliwatts of 3.3 VDC power.
January 11, 2011
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) and DICKEY-john Corporation, an agricultural systems and machine control manufacturer based in Auburn, Illinois, have formed a strategic relationship in the agriculture industry.
Headquartered in Livermore, California, TPS recently unveiled its System 350 machine control system, which employs the company’s new X30 control console and its AGI-3 receiver for autosteering.
New Builds • January 6, 2011
Spirent Communications, long established in the laboratory test marketplace with its line of navigation and positioning simulators, has extended its product development into real-world environments by introducing a GNSS record and playback system (RPS).
Events • December 22, 2010
GMV will launch the SRX-10, a software GPS receiver for mass-market applications, at this year’s GSMA Mobile World Congress, scheduled February 14–17 in Barcelona, Spain.
As a fully hosted solution, all SRX-10 receiver functions — even signal acquisition and tracking — can be hosted on a general purpose CPU with only the requirement of adding on a low cost RF front-end, according to the company.