Ventures

June 22, 2017

Spirent Supporting EU TREASURE GNSS Accuracy Project

Spirent’s GNSS testing solutions are being used by the European Union TREASURE project. Photo: Spirent Communications.

Spirent Communications’ GNSS testing solutions are being used by the European Union (EU) TREASURE project — Training, REsearch and Applications network to Support the Ultimate Real time high accuracy EGNSS. The project is designed to advance multi-GNSS development uses.

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By Inside GNSS
June 12, 2017

Earth Networks Demos How Weather Data Can Optimize Drone Operations

Sferic Maps empowers emergency management and business continuity professionals with real-time collaboration capabilities to make intelligent weather-related decisions. Photo source: Earth Networks.

Advanced weather data is crucial to safeguarding business assets from severe weather. For example, energy companies build outage models utilizing their real-time hourly forecasting for every point in the country. These companies can then plan field teams accordingly, and plan drone operations to be conducted after the weather event to assess infrastructure damage that may have occurred.

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By Inside GNSS
May 26, 2017

Rockwell Collins, QinetiQ Sign Alliance Agreement on Next-Generation GNSS Receivers

Photo source: Rockwell Collins.

Rockwell Collins and QinetiQ have signed a global alliance agreement to collaborate on the development of next-generation, multi-constellation open service and secure GNSS receivers.

The partnership is designed to develop a multi-constellation open service offering as both companies look to help address critical mission requirements of government and military customers as well as infrastructure operators.

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By Inside GNSS
May 17, 2017

VIAMETRIS Selects SBG Systems’ Ellipse-D Inertial Navigation System to Equip SLAM-based Mobile Mapping System

Ellipse-D inertial navigation system. Photo source: SBG Systems.

VIAMETRIS has chosen the Ellipse-D inertial navigation system from SBG Systems to equip their new SLAM-based mobile mapping system: the vMS3D. The vMS3D is a complete mobile mapping solution which combines inertial, GNSS, and SLAM technologies designed to offer an economical option with optimal performance.

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By Inside GNSS
April 21, 2017

Skydel, NOFFZ Partnership to Increase NOFFZ’ GNSS Testing Portfolio

Simulation of the complete Galileo constellation is possible with Skydel’s SDX GNSS simulator. Photo source: Skydel.

Montreal, Quebec-based Skydel Solutions announced a partnership with NOFFZ, a Germany-based technology company.

NOFFZ creates test systems and solutions in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) — particularly in automotive RF-Test applications around eCall, Network Access Devices (NADs), Telematics Control Units (TCUs), Infotainment/Multimedia Units and Automotive Radar.

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By Inside GNSS
March 31, 2017

Swift Navigation, Carnegie Robotics Partnership to Yield High-Precision GNSS, Inertial Technology Products

Swift Navigation CTO Fergus Noble, left, and Carnegie Robotics CTO Chris Osterwood, right. Photo source: Swift Navigation.

A partnership between Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics announced this week is expected to yield a line of navigation products for autonomous vehicles, outdoor robotics and machine control.

San Francisco-based Swift Navigation is a startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology designed to power a world of autonomous vehicles, while Carnegie Robotics, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, provides advanced robotics sensors and platforms for defense, agriculture, mining, infrastructure and energy applications.

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By Inside GNSS
March 30, 2017

Orolia’s Satellite-Based Alternative PNT Solution Demonstrates a Resilient Timing Solution

Orolia recently announced successful synchronization in multiple indoor locations. Photo source: Oriola.

Rochester, New York-based Orolia recently announced (March 22) that in several indoor environments in the field, it has successfully synchronized a Spectracom SecureSync high precision time server with the new Iridium Satelles Satellite Time & Location (STL) time synchronization signal powered by Iridium satellites.

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By Inside GNSS
December 21, 2016

u-blox GNSS Module Featured in Tracking Device

NEO-M8P GNSS module. Photo Source: u-blox.

Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox has announced that two of its products have been used by Cobilsys to create a small, battery-powered asset tracking device.

Cobilsys’ ATPACK tracker measures 53 by 48 by 15 millimeters and can be used to track the location of cars, motorcycles, and pets, the company said. The product uses a u-blox EVA-M8M, the industry’s smallest GNSS module, which works with GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, and BeiDou, the company said.

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By Inside GNSS