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January 3, 2019

Spirent’s SimMNSA Granted Security Approval by the Global Positioning System Directorate

GPS/GNSS test equipment provider Spirent Federal Systems has announced that their new M-Code solution, SimMNSA, has been granted Security Approval by the Global Positioning System Directorate. They are the first and only company to provide this highly anticipated solution for simulating classified GPS signals, and are currently taking orders, according to a press release.

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By Inside GNSS
December 21, 2018

LiDARUSA Works With Allegiant Partners for U.S. Leasing

LiDARUSA has announced they now offer leasing options to qualifying U.S. buyers with Allegiant Partners, Inc.

Allegiant Partners, now doing business as AP Equipment Financing, was founded in 1998 to serve small businesses by lessening the burden of obtaining equipment financing which is typically difficult with more conventional lenders. Having funded nearly 18,000 clients, AP Equipment Financing has the necessary industry experience to provide the financing needed for new equipment, so work can begin.

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By Inside GNSS
December 11, 2018

u-blox, Arvento Develop Treyki Mini that Relies on Positioning and Wireless Communication Technologies

Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox , a provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, has announced a successful partnership with Arvento Mobile Systems, a Turkey-based top leading fleet telematics company, to develop a compact people and asset tracking device with a long battery life. The Arvento Treyki Mini has eight operating modes, including special settings for tracking kids (with Geofencing), senior citizens (with an integrated fall sensor), and for use in sports, racing, and asset management. It can also be used as an emergency beacon.

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By Inside GNSS
December 4, 2018

STMicroelectronics’ GNSS Module Leverages Teseo III Chip

STMicroelectronics has made its Teseo III satellite-navigation receiver accessible to a wider designer community by introducing the Teseo-LIV3F module, which integrates essential features to speed application development and also adds up to 16Mbit of Flash memory for firmware updating or data logging without a backup battery.

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By Inside GNSS
November 27, 2018

Septentrio’s AIM+ Designed to Overcome RF Interference on GNSS Signals

GNSS signals are exceptionally vulnerable to radio frequency interference which can happen by accident – think of an amateur radio operator broadcasting locally – but also occur intentionally by jamming and spoofing devices. No matter the application, the stakes can be extremely high when GNSS signals are lost due to radio interference.

This could mean a loss of position in cars, taxis, trucks or robotic vehicles, emergency response vehicles, but also construction machines, marine survey, drone inspection or even financial transaction synchronization, food delivery and ride-sharing services. Interference is not some new phenomenon but with the many markets —demanding reliable positioning — it has become a priority today.

For more than 15 years Septentrio has been developing and perfecting unique interference mitigation techniques to address interference threats on GNSS. The countermeasures employed include adaptive notch filtering, pulse blanking, and unique wide band interference mitigation. Together, these measures along with other analogue and digital advancements form Septentrio’s AIM+ (Advanced Interference Mitigation) technology.

The company has an informational brochure designed to address the ever-increasing number of connected devices operating across the increasingly crowded RF spectrum that can cause unintentional interference of GNSS signals. Maintaining position accuracy, reliability and availability is a serious challenge both today and tomorrow for GNSS receivers operating in this crowded RF interference environment. As more and more new applications for GNSS are developed, challenges grow as more complex forms of interference appear worldwide. Identifying and overcoming interference with the application of advanced mitigation technologies is critical to ensure the quality of GNSS measurements and positioning.

You can download  your free 20 pages GNSS interference brochure and find out how we can help you monitor and mitigate interference in your everyday work and life.

Septentrio has developed a sophisticated RF interference monitoring and mitigation system (AIM+). To mitigate the effects of narrow-band interference, 3 notch filters can be configured either in auto or manual mode. These notch filters effectively remove a narrow part of the RF spectrum around the interfering signal. The L2 band, being open for use by radio amateurs, is particularly vulnerable to this type of interference. The effects of wideband interference, both intentional and unintentional, can be mitigated by enabling the WBI mitigation system. The WBI system also reduces, more effectively than traditionally used pulse-blanking methods, the effects of pulsed interferers.

By Inside GNSS
November 13, 2018

Garmin Refreshes Popular Handheld GPSMAP Series

Garmin International recently announced two additions to its popular outdoor GPS handheld series – the GPSMAP 66s and the GPSMAP 66st. The GPSMAP 66 handhelds can log raw measurements in RINEX form. These updated premium handhelds bring expanded wireless connectivity, direct-to-device access to BirdsEye Satellite imagery and a larger 3-inch sunlight-readable color display. The GPSMAP 66st offers preloaded topographic maps for the United States and Canada.

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By Inside GNSS