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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 25, 2017

Raytheon Launches GEO 6 Payload to Improve GPS Accuracy for Safer, More Efficient Air Travel

With designs on providing a boost to navigation safety and efficiency for commercial and general aviation, Raytheon Company on May 18 launched its GEO 6 satellite payload into orbit for its 12-year mission. It is the latest payload to support the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) which enhances the reliability and accuracy of GPS signals for directing air travel.

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By Inside GNSS
May 15, 2017

Swift Navigation and Carnegie Announce First Joint Product

Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics (CRL) rolled out their first joint product, a real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver called Duro, at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL trade show in Dallas, Texas, May 8-11.

The companies say Duro is targeted to robotics, precision agriculture, mapping, military, outdoor industrial and maritime markets.

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By Inside GNSS
April 17, 2017

Fall Delivery Expected for GPS OCX Block O

GPS III satellites undergoing testing at Lockheed Martin plant in Colorado. Photo source: Lockheed Martin.

A Raytheon executive said that the company expects to deliver the Block O Launch and Checkout System to the U.S. Air Force this fall as part of the GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX).  

In addition, the company completed a baseline procedure to recertify the troubled OCX program, which was approved by the U.S. Air Force, at the end of March, said Bill Sullivan, Raytheon vice president and program manager for GPS OCX, at the recent 33rd annual Space Symposium meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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By Inside GNSS
April 4, 2017

Foxcom Offering New GPS/GNSS Optical Repeater Solutions

Foxcom’s GPS/GNSS Optical Repeater Solution for retransmitting GPS/GNSS signals indoors provides seamless coverage inside a hangar or a large facility enabling the testing of navigational systems.

The Repeater Kit consists of an Outdoor Unit (ODU), an Indoor Unit (IDU), antennas, cables and a power supply (PS). Using top RF-Noise performance and a unique indoor directional RHCP antenna, the system provides better coverage, consumes less power and adds less distortion than compatible systems, according to the company.

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By Inside GNSS
April 2, 2017

Is That All There Is to GPS?

Looking over the initial budget of the Trump administration, we can safely say that the president and his timorous collaborators on Capitol Hill have a maximalist concept of providing for “the common defense” and a minimalist one for promoting “the general welfare,” two of the six missions enshrined in the preamble of the U.S. Constitution.

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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
October 17, 2016

ITAR Controls on Military GNSS Receivers Updated

The State Department last week published its final rule that updates export controls on military GNSS receivers through the U.S. Munitions List (USML).

The State Department-controlled USML, governed by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), moves GNSS receivers out of the USML spacecraft systems and related articles category. Instead, GNSS receivers are now controlled under the guidance and navigation systems category.

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By Inside GNSS
October 11, 2016

L-3 Completes GPS Military Code Certification

L-3 Communications has announced that its next-generation military code (M-Code) GPS user equipment completed the final step in a government security certification process.

The development and certification of this technology was performed under the Air Force military GPS user equipment (MGUE) program, led by the Space and Missile Systems Center’s (SMC) GPS Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base.

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By Inside GNSS
May 19, 2016

Military GPS Receiver Advances Could Help Trim Satellite Costs

Advanced military receivers using the sort of modern multi-channel, multi-constellation capabilities already available commercially, could enable the Air Force to focus its anti-jam efforts on the ground, simplifying future GPS satellites and lowering their cost. Moreover, experts told Inside GNSS, the cutting-edge receivers could be deployed years before the anti-jam capability planned for the new GPS III satellites would be fully available.

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By Dee Ann Divis
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