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Ventures • July 27, 2017

L3 IEC’s Modernized GPS Receiver Completes Successful Guided Flight Test 

L3 Interstate Electronics Corporation announced on Tuesday (July 25) that its TruNav GPS is the company’s first Military Code (M-Code) compatible GPS receiver to guide a gun-launched spinning projectile to a target. The guided flight test was conducted at Yuma Proving Grounds by the U.S. Army as part of a series consisting of both guided and unguided rounds.

Events • July 26, 2017

Public Safety Training Workshops and Educational Sessions Set for 2017 Drone World Expo

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), DJI, and Fly-Robotics will be presenting a public safety training workshop as part of the pre-conference offerings at Drone World Expo 2017, taking place October 3-4 at the San Jose Convention Center. The workshop will be held on Monday, October 2, from 9am - 12 pm and 1pm - 4 pm.

New Builds • July 26, 2017

NovAtel Releases OEM7 7.03.00 Firmware Version for New and Enhanced Features

NovAtel’s 7.03.00 firmware is now available on all OEM7 receivers. The OEM7700, OEM719 and OEM729 can be updated to the 7.03.00 firmware which supports new features like the SPAN Land Vehicle technology, direct Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) connections and tracking of the NavIC Indian regional satellite system on the L5 frequency.

New Builds • July 26, 2017

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek present world’s first test solution for A-BeiDou LBS

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek have successfully completed the verification of location based services (LBS) in the U-plane and C-plane for A-BeiDou (Assisted BeiDou), China’s GNSS satellite positioning system. The R&S TS-LBS test solution is designed to allow mobile manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, test houses and network operators to verify chipsets and mobile devices in order to obtain permission to operate them in a particular network.

Ventures • July 21, 2017

Septentrio’s GNSS Receiver First to Record Scintillation on Galileo Signals in Antarctica 

At the end of last year, the DemoGRAPE consortium observed for the first time ever, ionospheric scintillations on Galileo signals in Antarctica, using Septentrio’s PolaRx5S GNSS reference receiver.

DemoGRAPE investigates improvement of high-precision satellite positioning with a view to developing scientific and technological applications in Antarctica. The new findings were recently announced by Septentrio.

New Builds • July 21, 2017

Rohde & Schwarz Launches Compact, Lightweight R&S ZNLE Vector Network Analyzer

Rohde & Schwarz has launched the R&S ZNLE vector network analyzer to address the requirements of customers looking to perform RF measurements to characterize components such as antennas, attenuators, filters and PCBs. The new standalone instrument weighs 6 kilograms and has a footprint of just 408 millimeters x 235 millimeters, saving up to two thirds of space on the workbench compared with competitive VNAs, according to the company.

Events • July 21, 2017

Orolia's McMurdo Wins U.S. Search and Rescue Technology Awards

Government Security News has named McMurdo, an Orolia brand, the winner of two national search and rescue technology awards in its annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program. McMurdo won Best Search and Rescue and Best Man Overboard Tracking in the Maritime/Port Security/Underwater Vehicles and Communication Systems categories, respectively.

Ventures • July 21, 2017

Data Collecting Program for Mobile GNSS Field Data Set taking Place in Japan

Lighthouse Technology and Consulting Co., Ltd is proceeding with a program to collect precise GNSS data on major highways in Japan. The data is an inevitable “must use” tool for high precision positioning systems used in automated driving vehicles.

While the major part of autonomous driving systems consists of sensors and image recognition technologies, satellite positioning is also a key element used for complementing the precise current position.

New Builds • July 8, 2017

Trimble Catalyst Now Offering High-Accuracy, On-Demand Positioning-as-a-Service

Trimble just announced that its Trimble Catalyst software-defined GNSS receiver for Android devices is now available through the company’s global distribution network. Customers can now access Positioning-as-a-Service to collect geo-location data with Trimble or third-party apps on smartphones, tablets and mobile handhelds.

New Builds • July 6, 2017

Sygic Incorporates Augmented Reality Into its GPS Navigation App

Bratislava, Slovakia-based Sygic has added a new augmented reality (AR) feature to its advanced GPS navigation app. More than 200 million Sygic users worldwide can now engage with AR for an improved navigation experience on the road, the company said.

Sygic’s new AR feature uses a smartphone’s GPS and camera to implement an augmented reality-powered GPS navigation system. With the AR feature, drivers no longer need to follow a map on their phones. Instead, they’re guided by a virtual path on the smartphone camera preview.

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