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Expanding EGNOS Horizons

GPS+EGNOS tracking device able to use EGNOS OS and EDAS mounted on a container

The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) has a European regional coverage that could be extended quite easily to areas adjacent to the European Union. Backed by the European Commission, a public/private consortium is operating programs of technical assistance to prepare nations in the Mediterranean region to adopt and exploit European GNSS services in their priority market segments, namely aviation and road freight transport/logistics.

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By Inside GNSS
January 16, 2015

DoD Seeks Sources for 50,000 eLoran Receivers

In a nod to the usefulness of international enhanced Loran (eLoran) systems the U.S. Department OF Defense (DoD) in January began a search for companies able to supply some 50,000 eLoran receivers. Meanwhile a multi-agency team continues sketching out the structure of a potential U.S. eLoran system for federal officials weighing a relaunch of the program as a backup to GPS.

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By Inside GNSS
September 24, 2014

Kingfisher

Eugenia Acosta, an intern with Clearpath Robotics, unloads a Kingfisher unmanned vessel in preparation for a mission (top photo), the Kingfisher components and controller (bottom photo).

“Our products are robotic research platforms,” says Clearpath’s Meghan Hennessey. “These can be configured and programmed so that our customers can explore their particular areas of interest without all the cost and troubleshooting involved in actually building robots themselves.”

Hennessey says Clearpath platforms — which include the all-terrain Husky, the larger, tractor-like Grizzly and the waterborne Kingfisher — can be thought of as project kits.

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By Inside GNSS
January 6, 2014

Enhanced Differential Loran Maritime Trials in The Netherlands Declared Successful

The eDLoran receiver including antenna is mounted in a standard enclosure (14x14x10cm) for GPS-RTK equipment provided by AD Navigation (Norway)

The Dutch Pilots Corporation and Reelektronika announced today (January 7, 2014) the successful development and test of an Enhanced Differential Loran (eDLoran) backup to GNSS in The Netherlands.

Trials at sea and in the Rotterdam Europort harbor area met the requirement for absolute accuracies in the five-meter range, according to Durk van Willigen, CEO of Reelektronika, and Wim van Buuren, Loodswezen’s information & communications technology (ICT) and innovation manager and board member.

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By Inside GNSS
November 12, 2012

Royal Institute of Navigation NAV Series: Maritime

One in a series of NAV conferences sponsored by the Royal Institute of Navigation, this all-day event on February 21, 2013 will take place at Southampton Solent University Conference Center.

NAV-Maritime will focus on:
• Is ECDIS letting us down?
• The role of integrated navigation systems (INS) within e-navigation 
• The increasing interest in unmanned vessels

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By Inside GNSS
November 15, 2009

CERGAL 2010

The 2010 International Symposium on Certification of GNSS Systems and Services (CERGAL) will take place from April 28-29, 2010 in Rostock, on the Baltic Sea in the north of Germany.

The event includes a technical program and an industry exhibition.

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By Inside GNSS
October 27, 2009

CERGAL 2010, GNSS Certification Symposium, Issues Call for Papers

The 2010 CERGAL symposium will take place in the Baltic city of Rostock, in northern Germany, next April 28-29.

This year, the Symposium on Certification of GNSS Systems and Services will concentrate on maritime and inland waterways applications and GNSS testing infrastructure.

In addition to those topics, papers are invited on GNSS system aspects and aviation, road, rail and other special applications. Abstracts are due on November 30, 2009. 

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By Inside GNSS
April 10, 2009

Air Force Secures ITU Filing with GPS L5 Signal Transmission

Time Series and Power Spectrum of the L5 Demonstration Signal

The GPS IIR-20(M) satellite successfully transmitted for the first time a GPS signal in the L5 frequency band today (April 10), according to the U.S. Air Force operators of the Global Positioning System. L5, the third civil GPS signal, will eventually support safety-of-life applications for aviation and provide improved availability and accuracy to users.

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By Inside GNSS