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AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014

The 2014 Unmanned Systems conference and trade show sponsored by AUVSI will be held from May 15 – 19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA.

The call for papers has closed. The early registration deadline is March 15, regular registration through May 10, with onsite registration starting May 11.

The conference features technical panels and presentations, workshops and poster sessions on the state of the unmanned systems market. It covers military, civil and commercial applications for air, ground and maritime vehicles.

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By Inside GNSS
January 19, 2014

Reaching for the STARx

Equation 1

GNSS modernization includes not only the global coverage capabilities of GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou, but also regional GNSS enhancement systems such as Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), and the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS).

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By Inside GNSS
March 9, 2013

The PNT Boom

FIGURE 1: Potential components of a multisensor integrated navigation system

The navigation world is booming with new ideas at the moment to meet some of the greatest positioning challenges of our times. To realize demanding applications — such as reliable pedestrian navigation, lane identification, and robustness against interference, jamming and spoofing — we need to bring these different ideas together.

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By Inside GNSS
February 18, 2013

NovAtel Offers MEMS IMU for GNSS SPAN Integration

ADIS-16488 from Analog Devices

NovAtel Inc., has announced the addition of a new commercially exportable MEMS IMU (microelectromechanical inertial measurement unit) to its line of SPAN GNSS/INS products.

Available for immediate shipping, the MEMS IMU is supplied by Analog Devices (Norwood, Massachusetts) and is exclusive to NovAtel. It can be paired with an OEM6 receiver card to provide continuously available position, velocity, and attitude (roll, pitch, yaw) in a small, single-unit form factor.

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By Inside GNSS
February 4, 2013

FTC Report Recommends Greater Location Privacy Effort for Mobile Devices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a staff report last Friday (February 1, 2013) that suggests companies consider offering a Do Not Track (DNT) mechanism for smartphone users among other measures to protect location privacy.

Use and possible abuse of real-time geolocation data was well up on the list of concerns addressed by the report, “Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency.”

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By Inside GNSS
February 1, 2013

Hemisphere GPS Sells Non-Agricultural Operations to Chinese Company

[Updated February 4, 2013] Hemisphere GPS Inc. moved closer to a final exit from the OEM GNSS space yesterday (January 31, 2013) by signing a definitive agreement to sell the business assets associated with its non-agricultural operations to the Canadian subsidiary of Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology Co. Ltd., which will operate under the name  The cash sale price was $14.96 million.

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By Inside GNSS
January 16, 2013

NovAtel Announces New BeiDou Capability for Its GNSS Products

NovAtel has announced support for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System on its OEM6 family and selected OEMStar GNSS receivers.

The long-anticipated BeiDou Interface Control Document (ICD) release is a
significant milestone that facilitates global acceptance of the Chinese
GNSS system into the growing range of satellite-based positioning
applications, the company says.

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By Inside GNSS

GNSS IC Sales Approach $3 Billion Mark

ABI Research: GNSS IC market shares in non-cellular applications

Global sales of the smallest GNSS form factor — the integrated circuit (IC) — will exceed $3 billion next year, driven in large part by incorporation of position/location capabilities in smartphones, according to a leading research organization.

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By Inside GNSS
October 30, 2012

Navy Seeks Spoofing Solution from Rockwell Collins

The Office of Naval Research has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop technology to locate and classify an adversary’s attempts to interfere with GPS signals and disrupt military operations.

“This program will help assure that essential high accuracy navigation and timekeeping services are available to weapons platforms and military users while enabling warfighters to identify potential threats,” said John Borghese, vice-president of the Rockwell Collins Advanced Technology Center.

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By Inside GNSS