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Spirent Launches TestDrive-GNSS Automation Software

Spirent Communications has announced the launch of its new automation and reporting tool, TestDrive-GNSS for SimGEN- and SimREPLAYplus-controlled GNSS test systems. TestDrive-GNSS automates the testing process to significantly reduce overhead costs and testing times associated with characterization of GNSS devices.

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By Inside GNSS
November 16, 2011

True3D HUD Wins Global SatNav Competition

Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs, gets behind the wheel with MVSC’s HUD system at the Makers Faire in San Mateo, California. MVSC CEO Chris Grabowski sits in the passenger seat; CTO Tom Zamojdo is in straw hat. Photo by Valerie Hall.

A San Francisco Bay Area company — Making Virtual Solid–California (MVSC), which snared a trio of awards in a global GNSS competition for its novel approach to driver assistance, is still in early phases of development.

The origins of the company, however, go back more than 40 years to the Cold War era when its principals, Chris Grabowski and Tom Zamojdo, were studying physics and theoretical mathematics at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

But more about that later — first, the news.

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By Inside GNSS
November 8, 2011

GPS Coalition To FCC: LightSquared Must Not Use Upper 10-MHz Band

A United States Army specialist explains GPS system to a Croation soldier in their mine-resistant, hardened vehicle, Afghanistan (2011 Photo: Brian Henriksen, US Army)

[Update November 9 2011] In an ex parte filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on November 8, a leading GPS advocacy group has asked that the agency “promptly rule” that LightSquared not be permitted to pursue high-powered terrestrial operations in the upper Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) band adjacent to the GPS L1 band.

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By Inside GNSS
October 20, 2011

Augmented Reality System Wins Top Prizes in 2011 European Satellite Navigation Competition

MVS-California, the 2011 USA Challenge winner, grabs the top prize at European Satellite Navigation Competition (pictured: ESNC organizers Thorsten Rudolph and Ulrike Daniels with Bavarian state minister Martin Zeil and winners Tom Zamojdo and Juliana Carnes Clegg. (The two women on the right are unidentified.)

MVS-California, LLC, winner of the USA Challenge, took the top global prize in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) with the company’s True3D Head Up Display & Navigation System.
The company’s innovation is an augmented reality navigational display engine designed to provide non-distracting, translucent location guidance to untrained operators of any type of vehicle.

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By Inside GNSS
September 14, 2011

Locata Passes USAF CDR, Technology Adopted by Leica, Launches at ION GNSS 2011

Leica’s Jigsaw Positioning System with LocataLite

Locata Corporation and the U.S. Air Force have announced that the Australia-based company has successfully completed the critical Design Review (CDR) contract phase for a Locata network that will enable the U.S. Air Force to deploy a new ground-based, centimeter-accurate "truth-reference level" positioning system for use in GPS-denied environments.

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By Inside GNSS
August 16, 2011

Trimble Introduces New OEM GNSS/Inertial Integrated Products

Trimble has introduced its next generation AP Series of embedded GNSS-inertial OEM modules plus inertial measurement units (IMUs), featuring a 220-channel multi-frequency GNSS receiver with dual-antenna heading support.

The company announced the new products today (August 16, 2011) at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2011 Conference and Exhibition.

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