July 6, 2016
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
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.
Ventures • July 5, 2016
The submission phase for the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2016 is going into extra time. Companies, research institutes and individuals from anyplace in the world have the chance to submit, complete or improve their ideas until 09:00 am (CEST) Monday, 11 July 2016 at www.esnc.eu.
New Builds • June 2, 2016
u-blox has released a firmware upgrade for its NEO-M8P that now supports China’s BeiDou GNSS system in addition to GPS and GLONASS.
New Builds • June 2, 2016
NovAtel’s compact GAJT anti-jam antenna is now on-board the CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) from Austrian manufacturer Schiebel.
May 31, 2016
A few places remain in the 2016 European Space Agency (ESA) International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, which will take place at the Italian campus of European Commission's joint scientific and research center (JRC - CCR ISRA) on Lake Maggiore in Ispra, near Varese.
Ventures • May 17, 2016
NovAtel Inc. announced today (May 17, 2016) a new corporate initiative to develop functionally safe GNSS positioning technology for fully autonomous applications.
A provider of high-precision GNSS products for more than 20 years, NovAtel is leveraging its extensive experience developing safety-critical systems for the aviation industry to meet the future safety thresholds required for driverless cars and autonomous applications in agriculture, mining, and other government, military and commercial markets.
Ventures • May 13, 2016
Mayflower Communications Company, Inc., has been awarded a Phase III SGUE (small GPS user equipment) contract with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), sponsored by the Space and Missile Systems Center/GPS Directorate (SMC/GPSD), to develop a small SWaP (size, weight, and power) security certifiable Common GPS Module (CGM) for the Air Force’s Modernized GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Program.
People • May 6, 2016
Hemisphere GNSS, Inc. today (May 5, 2016) announced that Xinping Guo has been named Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
May 4, 2016
Trimble has introduced its dual-antenna MB-Two GNSS module, which delivers GNSS-based heading plus pitch or roll in an industry-standard form factor for system integrators.
According to Trimble, the module’s embedded Z-Blade GNSS technology uses all available dual-frequency GNSS signals equally, without any constellation preference, to deliver fast and stable centimeter-accurate position and heading information. The MB-Two is designed as a solution for a variety of applications such as unmanned, agriculture, automotive, marine, and military systems.