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August 16, 2016

Kevin Dennehy Joins Inside GNSS Editorial Staff

Kevin Dennehy, a seasoned GNSS industry conference developer, columnist and writer and a retired Army National Guard officer, has joined Inside GNSS. As managing editor, he will be responsible for reporting online about the GNSS industry and working with Editor and Publisher Glen Gibbons on the print edition.

Contact him with company news and new product announcements at <kevin@insidegnss.com>.

New Builds • August 6, 2016

Rockwell Collins NavFire GPS Technology Used in Weapon Systems

Rockwell Collins is integrating its NavFire Precision Positioning Service (PPS) GPS into Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s VULCANO naval and artillery weapons systems.  Rockwell says it customized the NavFire receivers for the customer’s ammunition and provided support during testing.
 
Vulcano is a family of unguided (BER) and guided (GLR) ammunition for the 76- and 127-millimeter naval guns and 155-millimeter land artillery systems built by Leonardo, an Italian company known as Finmeccanica until its renaming earlier this year.
 

New Builds • August 6, 2016

u-blox Launches Automotive-Grade Positioning and Connectivity Modules

After extensive testing, u-blox has released new positioning and cellular wireless modules for navigation systems, telematics, road tolling, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications.
 

New Builds • August 6, 2016

Clarion to Use Furuno’s DR/GNSS Module in Navigation System

Furuno’s GV-86 GPS receiver chip with its dead-reckoning DR/GNSS module will be integrated into Clarion’s NXR16 car navigation systems for the auto-leasing and car rental industries.

The GV-86 features a dead-reckoning-enabled GNSS receiver that receives concurrent GPS, satellite-based augmentation system, and Quasi-Zenith Satellite System signals. The dead-reckoning capability allows the unit to provide positioning while in such harsh environments as tunnels, urban canyons, and underground parking garages where GNSS signals may be blocked, the company said.

July 27, 2016

GPS Networking to Supply Oshkosh’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Contract

Oshkosh Defense, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has approved Colorado-based GPS Networking as a supplier on the $6.7-billion U.S. Department of Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.

After going through rigorous qualification testing and thorough vetting, GPS Networking was approved to supply company products for the JLTV.  During the contract, which includes both low rate initial production (LRIP) and full rate production (FRP) phases, Oshkosh expects to deliver approximately 17,000 vehicles and sustainment services.

New Builds • July 27, 2016

Jackson Labs Launches Galileo-Enabled Multi-GNSS Disciplined Oscillators

A First-to-Market Galileo Update for Numerous JLT Products Allows Concurrent Operation of GPS/Glonass/BeiDou With the New Galileo Satellite Navigation System -- Improving Performance and Reliability

Jackson Labs Technologies, Inc. (JLT), a designer and manufacturer GNSS, timing and frequency equipment, has announced several new products with full support for Europe’s Galileo system, including a Galileo-Enabled Multi-GNSS Disciplined Oscillator (GNSDO) and a free software retrofit that adds Galileo functionality to existing products.

Events • July 20, 2016

Spirent’s Positioning Technology Unit Receives RIN’s Navigation Award for Technical Achievement

Spirent’s Positioning Technology Unit Receives RIN’s Navigation Award for Technical Achievement
 
Spirent Communications plc’s Positioning Technology Unit was presented with the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) Duke of Edinburgh Navigation Award for Technical Achievement at a ceremony in London, England, yesterday (July 19, 2016).
 

New Builds • July 6, 2016

Spirent Announces New GNSS Simulator

Spirent Communications has launched the GSS7000 series of multi-frequency, multi-GNSS RF constellation simulators.

The GSS7000 series emulates all civil GNSS systems and regional augmentation systems, and allows devices to be tested under a multitude of operating environments and error conditions. According to Spirent, the GSS7000 has the flexibility to reconfigure satellite constellations, channels and frequencies between test runs or test cases. Four software control variants are offered: SimTEST, SimREPLAY, SimREPLAYplus, and SimGEN.

July 6, 2016

Parkinson's GPS Role Earns Marconi Prize

Bradford Parkinson, the original manager of the NAVSTAR GPS development program and a Stanford professor emeritus of aeronautics and astronautics, will receive the 2016 Marconi Prize at a November 2 banquet and award ceremony during the Stanford PNT Symposium. The $100,000 prize, given annually, recognizes major advances in the field that benefit humanity.
 

People • July 6, 2016

New Royal Institute of Navigation Honors for Terry Moore

Terry Moore, director of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI) at the University of Nottingham, will receive the J. E. D. Williams Medal on July 19 for his significant and varied contributions to the Royal Institute of Navigation (UK), in particular his leading role in staging its major conferences.

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