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Events • March 20, 2012

Watch the Video: Physicists and GPS Expert Debate Results from the Large Hadron Collider

[Updated March 26, 2012] Six experts debatd the exciting - and controversial - claims of faster-than-light neutrinos from physicists who used the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest particle accelerator, in a European experiment that called into question the basics of modern physics.

Events • March 20, 2012

NAV12 and the Royal Institute of Navigation Request Your Papers, Please

The British Royal Institute of Navigation has given prospective authors a May 4 deadline for abstracts for its annual conference, NAV12. The theme this year is "GNSS and Beyond."

Authors have a broad choice of navigation and technology topics from GNSS, eLoran and integrated systems technology to satellite navigation vulnerabilities to jamming and space weather to low-cost consumer apps design.

March 12, 2012

Polaris Wireless Names Per Enge as Tech Advisor

Stanford University professor and GNSS expert Per Enge has been named chief technical advisor of Polaris Wireless, a Mountain View, California–based provider of software-based wireless positioning.

According to Polaris Wireless, Enge, director of Stanford’s GPS Research Laboratory, will leverage his experience in technology and academic fields “to provide strategic guidance regarding location technology, intellectual property, and research partnerships with universities and other technology vendors.” He will report to the company’s CEO, Manlio Allegra.

Events • March 7, 2012

Going to Nashville in September? Submit your ION GNSS 2012 Abstracts by March 9

Join the 250 other technical presenters at this year's Institute of Navigation GNSS conference and submit your abstract by Friday, March 9.

The U.S. Institute of Navigation sponsors the world's oldest and largest conference on global navigation satellite systems. ION GNSS 2012 will take place next September 17 through 21 at the Nashville Convention Center in Tennessee. Tutorials and the CGSIC meeting will take place on September 17 and 18.

New Builds • February 23, 2012

IFEN and WORK Microwave Introduce Enhanced NavX-NCS GNSS Simulator

IFEN, the Poing, Germany–based manufacturer of GNSS navigation products and services, working in partnership with WORK Microwave, have announced an enhanced version of IFEN’s NavX-NCS Professional, a multi-frequency GNSS simulator.

Optimized for research and development of GNSS safety and professional applications, the enhanced version of the NavX-NCS Professional incorporate the following key features:

New Builds • February 17, 2012

Spectracom Offers New Signal Generator for In-Line GNSS Product Testing

Spectracom has announced the GSG-52 RF Signal Generator, a new offering in its line of GPS constellation simulators.

The GSG-52 is designed for in-line product testing of navigation-fix and positioning functions of integrated GPS or other GNSS receivers. In a compact portable form factor, the signal generator offers four-channel simulation and a list price of less than $10,000.

New Builds • February 16, 2012

Topcon Introduces Full-Spectrum GNSS Geodetic Antenna

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) announced the company’s new CR-G5 high-performance, GNSS choke ring antenna.

Based on the company’s new TA-5 full-spectrum GNSS antenna element, the CR-G5 geodetic antenna offers excellent vertical phase center stability over the GNSS frequency band superior performance in tracking low elevation satellite signals, according to the company.

Events • February 9, 2012

2012 Joint Navigation Conference begins on Tuesday, June 12, one day later than planned

The 2012 Joint Navigation Conference, previously scheduled to begin at the Crowne Plaza in Colorado Springs on Monday, June 11 will instead open on Tuesday, June 12 and run through Friday, June 15.

The change was made to accommodate the classified sessions that now will take place on Friday at the United States Air Force Academy.

February 3, 2012

GNSS Manufacturer Trimble Reports Strong Growth in 2011, Predicts More in 2012

Trimble’s year-on-year revenues grew 35 percent to $435.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, while GAAP net income declined 20 percent, according to results reported by the Sunnyvale, California–based company on February 2.

For the 2011 fiscal year, revenue was $1.64 billion, up approximately 27 percent from FY 2010.

January 22, 2012

Galileo GNSS Through Children's Eyes

[Updated March 27] We see lots of graphs, schemata, renderings and photographic images of the GNSS satellites and constellations. Perhaps it's time to rest the eyes with imaginative images of space and satellites through the eyes of children.

Over a number of years, up to 30 of Europe's Galileo navigation satellites are expected to reach orbit and each of them will be named after a child from one of the 27 European Union countries.

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