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New Builds • June 13, 2017

CNES Offering Two New Android Apps for GNSS

French Space Agency CNES – with support from its subcontractor C&S – has made available two Android applications on the Google Play store, compatible with Android Nougat and validated on a Nexus 5X device.

New Builds • June 13, 2017

Third Edition of GPS/GNSS Book Now Available from Artech House

Artech House has announced the publication of Understanding GPS/GNSS: Principles and Applications, Third Edition by Elliott D. Kaplan and Christopher J. Hegarty. This thoroughly updated third edition of an Artech House bestseller brings together a team of leading experts providing a current and comprehensive treatment of GNSS that readers won’t find in other resources.

Ventures • June 12, 2017

Earth Networks Demos How Weather Data Can Optimize Drone Operations

Advanced weather data is crucial to safeguarding business assets from severe weather. For example, energy companies build outage models utilizing their real-time hourly forecasting for every point in the country. These companies can then plan field teams accordingly, and plan drone operations to be conducted after the weather event to assess infrastructure damage that may have occurred.

June 9, 2017

Successful Launch of Japan’s Second Michibiki Satellite To Boost QZSS

Last week marked a significant step toward providing a boost to the accuracy and reception of the existing GPS in Japan and to delivering a better positioning reading for the people in that country.

June 29, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Montpellier, France
New Builds • June 5, 2017

Trimble RTX Corrections Gets Boost from Galileo

Trimble announced that its Trimble RTX-based correction services now support the Galileo constellation. As a true five-constellation technology that uses GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and now Galileo satellites, Trimble RTX is designed to deliver improved real-time positioning performance to its users worldwide.
 


Inside GNSS • May/June 2017

GNSS Hotspots

1. RESCUE DRONE
Noordwijk, Netherlands
√ Inspired by the refugee crisis, Dutch start-up Avy has been working on robust, long-duration drones capable of detecting people in distress and, if necessary, dropping life jackets, life buoys, food and medicine. The rescue drone can take off from a boat or the shore, carrying among other items, a cylinder that contains a large deployable rescue buoy, which not only can keep refugees afloat but indicates its location to boats in the vicinity.

New Builds • June 1, 2017

MEMSIC Announces Compact, Accurate VG380 Inertial Modules

MEMSIC Inc., with headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts, recently announced the addition of the VG380 to its portfolio of inertial modules. These new vertical gyros are designed to provide highly accurate pitch and roll (with respect to gravity), in both static and dynamic conditions. The static and dynamic accuracy is specified at +/-0.2 and +/-1.0 degrees (respectively) over the -40C to +85C temperature range.

May 31, 2017

Ligado Focuses on Unmanned Sector in Push for Terrestrial Network

The Virginia firm that had been hoping to use satellite frequencies near the GPS band to support a terrestrial broadband network has changed its pitch to regulators. Ligado, previously named LightSquared, is working to convince the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that its frequencies are the way to provide connectivity to the broad internet of things (IoT) including unmanned aircraft, driverless cars and other unmanned systems.

New Builds • May 30, 2017

Spirent Interference Detector Helps Civil Aviation Battle GNSS Interference Threats

Spirent Communications has announced a solution that enables the civil aviation industry to evaluate the growing threat of GNSS interference, jamming and spoofing. The new GSS200D Interference Detector was developed as part of Spirent’s partnership with Nottingham Scientific Limited.

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