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KCS Launches OEM TraceME Tracking Module

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 29.10.2014.

KCS bv, based in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, has introduced the newest OEM addition to its family of TraceME products, the TM-202LAR, a GPS/RF/GSM module intended for incorporation into products and systems used for tracking people, vehicles, and objects.

Measuring 46x21x6.5 millimeters and weighing seven grams, the low-power TM-202LAR incorporates a 48-channel CSR SiRFstar-IV GSD4e GPS L1 receiver, GPRS/GSM modem (QUAD band version) for RF connectivity up to two kilometers (1.2 miles), and a 3D magnetic compass and 3D accelerometer the operates at up to 16g.
 

8th GPS IIF Satellite Launches Successfully

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 29.10.2014.

The eighth GPS Block IIF navigation satellite launched successfully today (October 29, 2014) at 1:21 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on board United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.

Today’s launch, the fourth ULA GPS mission this year, followed the dramatic explosion of an Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket yesterday shortly after launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

New Home (or Not) for Galileo in European Commission

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 23.10.2014.

India Lofts Third IRNSS Spacecraft into Orbit

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 23.10.2014.

ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C26, successfully launched IRNSS-1C, the third satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), from Satish Dhawan Space Center last Thursday (October 16, 2014 local time).

Army Funds GPS M-Code Upgrades as NATO Tackles Interoperability Problems

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 17.10.2014.

GNSS+: PNT Heads for the Great Indoors

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.10.2014.

A confluence of technology, policy, and applications is turning indoor venues into the next big frontier for positioning and navigation.

Recent market studies have heralded the prospects for positioning, navigation, and tracking inside buildings where GNSS signals are often attenuated or blocked entirely. Many products and conceptual designs combine the indoor technologies with GNSS to provide “ubiquitous” positioning.

ICAO, RTCA Seek New Protections for GNSS Aviation Receivers

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.10.2014.

Anatomy of a Rescue: the Galileo Satellites

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.10.2014.

Well, the good news is that the European GNSS program has recovered and stabilized the condition of its first two two full operational capability (FOC) satellites, which had been delivered into incorrect orbits following their August 22 launch.

Raytheon UK Announces Upgraded GPS Anti-Jam Technology

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.10.2014.

Raytheon UK launched a new enhanced version of its battlefield GPS L1/L2 anti-jam (GPS-AJ) capability, Landshield, this week (October 13–15) at the annual conference of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA 2014) in Washington, D.C.

A multi-element antenna with the anti-jam processing in a single small “one-box” form factor that interfaces at the RF level, Landshield is designed to enable GPS equipment to function unimpaired against a full range of hostile jammer types including narrow band, broadband, continuous wave, pulse, swept, and spectrally matched.

European Commission GSA Sign Agreement on Galileo Service Provision

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 09.10.2014.

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Commission (EC) have concluded an agreement that delegates a range of exploitation tasks for Galileo to the GSA, providing a framework and budget for the development of services and operations through 2021.

The signing of the Galileo Exploitation Delegation Agreement serves as an initial step towards the full Galileo Exploitation Phase.

UAVs at INTERGEO: Applanix, Others Announce GNSS-Guided Systems

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 08.10.2014.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are getting a lot of attention this week at the INTERGEO conference and exhibition in Berlin, Germany, where a special session on Tuesday (October 7, 2014), “UAVs in Practice,” focused on their use in airborne surveying and mapping, environmental monitoring, and other commercial or civil applications.

Arianespace Inquiry Identifies Source of Galileo Launch Anomaly; Next Attempt Could Come in December

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 08.10.2014.

In a report issued Tuesday (October 7, 2014), an Independent Inquiry Board formed to analyze the cause of the August 22 launch anomaly that placed two Galileo into the wrong orbits has concluded that frozen fuel lines caused a misfiring of attitude control thrusters on the launcher’s Fregat module.

According to the report, the problem can be remedied on the rockets in time for another launch in December, much sooner than some observers had speculated.

OxTS Offers Lightweight INS OEM Board

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 07.10.2014.

Oxford Technical Solutions Ltd. (OxTS) has announced its first inertial navigation OEM board set with integrated GNSS — the xOEM500, which the company is promoting at this week’s (October 7–9, 2014) Intergeo trade show in Berlin, Germany.

VectorNav Introduces Dual-Antenna GPS/Inertial MEMS Unit

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 01.10.2014.

VectorNav Technologies, now based in Dallas, Texas, offers the VN-30, a miniature dual GPS-aided inertial navigation system that combines MEMS inertial sensors, two high-sensitivity GPS receivers, and an onboard extended Kalman filter algorithms to provide estimates of position, velocity, and orientation for industrial applications.

India Space Officials Release IRNSS ICD

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.09.2014.

A signal-in-space (SIS) interface control document (ICD) for the standard positioning service (SPS) of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is available for download from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) website.