Ventures

November 13, 2017

Esterline CMC Electronics, NovAtel Partner on New Aviation Certified GNSS Receiver

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Esterline CMC Electronics and NovAtel Inc. just announced a new strategic partnership, extending their collaboration in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology that started in the late 1990s. The partnership will see NovAtel’s industry-leading GNSS measurement technology integrated into a new Esterline CMC-designed multi-constellation, multi-frequency (MCMF) chipset for certified aviation use.

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By Inside GNSS
September 22, 2017

Spirent Partners with Cranfield University on Autonomous Vehicle Technology 

Spirent’s GSS7000 Series of Multi-GNSS, Multi-frequency Simulators. Photo: Spirent.

Spirent Communications plc, a leader in Galileo, GPS and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) testing solutions, this week announced a partnership with Cranfield University, a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. The two organizations will be collaborating to develop connected autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies.

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By Inside GNSS

SBG Systems Launching SBG +Services, a Full Set of Technical Services for its Inertial Sensors

SBG Systems is adding to its catalog a full set of technical services called the “SBG +Services”. Photo: SBG Systems.

Rueil-Malmaison, France-based SBG Systems is adding to its catalog a full set of technical services called the “SBG +Services”. Dedicated to surveyors as well as integrators, these services are designed to increase productivity by enhancing utilization efficiency and bringing clever solutions to daily project challenges.

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By Inside GNSS
August 9, 2017

Harris Corp. Delivers Navigation Payload for Third Lockheed Martin GPS III Satellite

The MDU performs the primary mission of the GPS satellite, which is generation of the navigation signals and data that provide precise time information to users on a continuous basis. Photo: Harris Corp.

Harris Corporation has delivered the third of 10 advanced navigation payloads to Lockheed Martin, which will increase accuracy, signal power and jamming resistance for U.S. Air Force GPS III satellites.

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By Inside GNSS
August 1, 2017

STATSports Selects Taoglas to Connect to GPS-based Apex System

Taoglas’ AGGBP.25B two-stage 28 dB Active GPS Patch Antenna Module. Photo: Taoglas.

Taoglas, a Wexford, Ireland-based provider of automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) antenna products, today announced that STATSports has selected Taoglas to provide antenna solutions for its new Apex line of GPS-based sports performance monitors.

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By Inside GNSS
July 26, 2017

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek present world’s first test solution for A-BeiDou LBS

The R&S TS-LBS is a test system for testing GNSS and network-based LBS. Photo: Rohde & Schwartz.

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek have successfully completed the verification of location based services (LBS) in the U-plane and C-plane for A-BeiDou (Assisted BeiDou), China’s GNSS satellite positioning system. The R&S TS-LBS test solution is designed to allow mobile manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, test houses and network operators to verify chipsets and mobile devices in order to obtain permission to operate them in a particular network.

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By Inside GNSS
July 21, 2017

Data Collecting Program for Mobile GNSS Field Data Set taking Place in Japan

Mobile GNSS Field Data Set being tested in the winter. Photo: Lighthouse Technology and Consulting

Lighthouse Technology and Consulting Co., Ltd is proceeding with a program to collect precise GNSS data on major highways in Japan. The data is an inevitable “must use” tool for high precision positioning systems used in automated driving vehicles.

While the major part of autonomous driving systems consists of sensors and image recognition technologies, satellite positioning is also a key element used for complementing the precise current position.

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By Inside GNSS