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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.

May 25, 2017

Raytheon Launches GEO 6 Payload to Improve GPS Accuracy for Safer, More Efficient Air Travel

With designs on providing a boost to navigation safety and efficiency for commercial and general aviation, Raytheon Company on May 18 launched its GEO 6 satellite payload into orbit for its 12-year mission. It is the latest payload to support the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) which enhances the reliability and accuracy of GPS signals for directing air travel.

New Builds • May 19, 2017

Telit Introduces Ultra-Slim, Smart Antenna GNSS Location Module

Telit announced the introduction of a new, ultra-slim family of smart antenna GNSS receiver modules on May 18. These fully integrated SL876Q5-A modules include a comprehensive feature set that eliminates the need for additional components, making them well suited for Internet of Things (IoT) projects with size, cost, and time constraints.

May 16, 2017

ICAO Seeks Input in Fast-Track Effort to Develop Drone Flight Framework

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations agency responsible for working with countries to develop and adopt global aviation standards, is stretching beyond its regular role to help states develop harmonized rules for managing drone operations — and it's asking for technical input from all sectors, including industry.

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