October 31, 2011

EU Leaders Call for Galileo Completion at European Space Policy Conference in Brussels

President Jerzy Buzek, European Parliament

[UPDATED November 1] The presidents of the European Parliament and European Council and the president and vice-president of the European Commission have issued an urgent call to EU business and government leaders and citizens to complete Galileo, the EU satellite navigation system, and other space-based initiatives even in the face of the current economic crisis.

They are patrons of a high-level European space policy conference to be held in the Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on November 9 and 10. 

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By Inside GNSS
August 17, 2011

See the USA Challenge ‘Final Five’ Best Ideas at ION GNSS 2011

Artist’s clay rendering of the USA Challenge “Oscar.” The five finalists will be awarded this statuette in bronze at ION GNSS 2011.
Artist’s clay rendering of the USA Challenge “Oscar.” The five finalists will be awarded this stauette in bronze at ION GNSS 2011.

Right now, six GNSS experts are poring over the GNSS spplications ideas and location-based services submitted to the 2011 USA Challenge, one of 23 regional contests in the European Satellite Navigation Competition.

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By Inside GNSS
June 30, 2011

Summer Dreams: Case Western Wins Robotic Lawnmower Contest

2011 Case Western Reserve team winning robotic lawnmower

A team from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio took home the top $15,000 prize and a special award for the most aesthetically pleasing cut in the three-day 2011 Robotic Lawnmower Competition held in Dayton, Ohio on May 31 through June 2.

The second place award of $10,000 went to Auburn University and Wright State University won the third place prize of $5,500.  

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By Inside GNSS
June 28, 2011

First Encounters: Asteroid MD 2011 Meets the GPS Constellation

MD 2011 trajectory (NASA)

A schoolbus-sized asteroid grazed the Earth’s atmosphere around 1:00 P.M. (EDT)  on June 27. It was 7,600 miles (12,300 km) away at its closest point, at which time it veered away across the South Atlantic Ocean.

It actually passed through the GPS constellation, alerting us to the vulnerability of our vital PNT space vehicles. We can now add asteroids to the the list of GNSS collision risks that already includes other satellites and space debris.

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By Inside GNSS
April 26, 2011

New Advanced Receiver Course Featured in NavtechGPS July Seminar

The GNSS signal spectrum in neon

NavtechGPS, the Washington D.C.-based GNSS technology trainers, will introduce a new advanced receiver course for engineers and designers in their summer seminar series at the Doubletree Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland next July 11-15.

The course is called "Using Advanced GPS/GNSS Signals and Systems." Signal and receiver design expert John Betz, MITRE Corporation, and James Sennott, president of Tracking and Imaging Systems, Inc will teach it.

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By Inside GNSS

10 High School Teams to Test Robots at the Smithsonian in the 2011 Mini Urban Challenge

Pace High School “Catastrophic” team, the 2010 winner

Ten Lego kits transformed into autonomous robotic vehicles will gather, with their high school student masters, on Saturday, May 21 at the Smithsonian for the 2011 national championship of the Institute of Navigation Mini-Urban Challenge.

It all happens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Spark!Lab and first floor of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on the National Mall.

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By Inside GNSS
December 22, 2010

GMV Will Launch Fully Hosted Software GPS Receiver at Mobile World Congress

GMV will launch the SRX-10, a software GPS receiver for mass-market applications, at this year’s GSMA Mobile World Congress, scheduled February 14–17 in Barcelona, Spain.

As a fully hosted solution, all SRX-10 receiver functions — even signal acquisition and tracking — can be hosted on a general purpose CPU with only the requirement of adding on a low cost RF front-end, according to the company.
The company cites other benefits offered by its new software receiver, particularly its substantial flexibility and upgradeability.

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By Inside GNSS
October 1, 2010

ITN 2010: Infrastructure, Telematics, Navigation

Lingotto Fiere, Turin/Torino, Italy

ITN 2010 – Infrastructure, Telematics & Navigation will take place in Turin, Italy, on November 11–12 at the Lingotto Fiere.

Organized by GL Events Italia-Lingotto Fiere, Wireless with the support of the Piedmont Region, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, and with the scientific contribution of Torino Wireless, the conference and exhibition will focus on the future of infomobility and satellite navigation.

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By Inside GNSS
August 12, 2010

Location & Beyond Summit 2010 Features Location-Aware Innovation Awards

Wireless pioneer Andrew Seybold and Kanwar Chada, founder of SiRF Technology, will select the finalists for the People’s Choice awards for best location innovation at the 2010 Location & Beyond Summit on October 6. The event focuses on the "transformative effects of connecting everything and everyone, everyplace." 

The four-year-old summit — formerly Location 2.0 — will be held at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco during the CTIA Wireless Enterprise and Applications 2010 conference.

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By Inside GNSS
May 20, 2010

ESA Sponsors GNSS Summer School this September in Denmark

An informal discussion at the 2009 GNSS summer school

Online registration is open for the fourth International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite systems. The 10-day course will take place at the GPS Center at Aalborg University in Slettestrand, Denmark from Wednesday afternoon, September 1 through Saturday morning, September 11.

Held for the first two years at University FAF Munich, it now takes place in Denmark with two new lead sponsors, the European Space Agency and Nokia.

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By Inside GNSS