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    A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 479

    A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 479 21 September 2014 Main Topic: Chris Tucker, Symposium chair of Geography2050 Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode479.mp3 Click for the detailed shownotes Music Ordinary Life by Lewis Hurrell News Boeing and Space X to taxi US astronauts NOAA tests hurricane hunter UAVs OpenDroneMap...

Inside GNSS

Inside GNSS

  • Topcon Launches Two UAS Mapping Systems

    Topcon Positioning Group has released two unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for mapping — the Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic. Both systems are designed to produce accurate solutions for the automated mapping of a wide range of sites — regardless of terrain — including construction sites, mines and quarries, and for use in land surveying, power line and pipeline inspection as well as precision agriculture field mapping....

Inside GNSS

Inside GNSS

  • LocataNet-based White Sands High-Accuracy Reference System Nears Full Operation

    The LocataNet installation at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico, has completed its final system verification testing and is on schedule to become a fully operational capability in January 2015. The network serves as the Non-GPS Based Positioning System (NGBPS) subsystem for the Ultra High Accuracy Reference System operated by the Central Inertial and GPS Test Facility (CIGFT) at WSMR. An article in the May/June 2012 issue of Inside GNSS describes the design and testing of the system....

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  • Sensonor Upgrades MEMS IMU; STIM300 Featured in NovAtel, Norbit Systems

    Sensonor has announced new features for its STIM300, a small, lightweight micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) inertial measurement unit (IMU) that provides non-GPS–aided positioning in multiple domains.The STIM300 — which can be used underwater, on land and sea, and in aeronautic and astronautic applications — now has real-time g-compensation in al axes and supports rates of up to 2000 degrees/second....

Inside GNSS

  • NovAtel Expands Pinwheel Antenna Product Line

    NovAtel Inc. has introduced the GPS-702-GG-HV to its line of high-performance Pinwheel antennas. Tracking L1/L2 GPS and L1/L2 GLONASS frequencies, customers can use the same antenna for GPS-only or dual-constellation applications, reducing equipment costs and need for future redesign. With the same form factor and choke ring performance as the company’s other Pinwheel antennas, the GPS-702-GG-HV has been enhanced to provide the robustness needed for use under high vibration conditions....

Inside GNSS

  • KVH Launches 2 FOG IMUs

    KVH Industries, Inc., headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island, has introduced the 1725 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and the 1775 IMU, advanced sensors designed to be integrated into a range of stabilization, pointing, and navigation applications.The new products complement KVH’s 1750 IMU and create a range of choices for advanced six-degrees-of-freedom (6DOF) sensors with enhanced performance. All three products utilize the E•Core ThinFiber technology of KVH’s DSP-1750 fiber optic gyro (FOG)....

GPS World

  • Talks on Placing GLONASS Stations in the U.S. Not Renewed

    RIA Novosti is reporting that negotiations regarding the placement of a differential correction and monitoring GLONASS station in the United States havenot yet been renewed. The news agency quotes remarks by Grigory Stupak,first deputy general designer of Russian space systems, during the FourthInternational School on Satellite Navigation. In all, 40-50 GLONASS stations are planned for placement around the world, Stupak said. “As for the United States, we now consider the option of placing a station in Alaska, but...

GPS World

  • KVH Introduces Fiber-Optic Gyro IMUs for Demanding Applications

    KVH Industries, Inc., has introduced the1725 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)and the1775 IMU, advanced sensors designed to be integrated into the most demanding stabilization, pointing, and navigation applications. These two new products complement KVH’s successful1750 IMUand create a complete range of choices for advanced six-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) sensors with enhanced performance. All three products utilize the E•Core ThinFiber technology of KVH’s DSP-1750 fiber-optic gyro (FOG). “With these three products, system designers and integrators...

Directions Magazine

Directions Magazine

GPS World

  • ION GNSS+ 2014: Loctronix

    Michael B. Mathews, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Loctronix, details the company’s Interference Detection System (IDS) at the ION GNSS+ September 9-12 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida....

Inside GNSS

  • IFEN Launches SX3 Software Receiver

    IFEN introduced its new SX3 GNSS software receiver, a major upgrade of the company’s SX-NSR, last week at the ION GNSS+ conference in Tampa, Florida. Redesigned hardware frontends feature four wideband RF frequency bands that can be split into a maximum of eight sub-bands per unit. At the same time the bandwidth has been expanded to a full 55 megahertz, offering additional signal power especially in the Galileo E5 band....

Directions Magazine

GPS World

  • Langley’s Student Wins ION Parkinson Award

    Simon Banville Simon Banville, a Ph.D. geodesy and geomatics engineering student at the University of New Brunswick, was awarded this year’s Institute of Navigation Bradford W. Parkinson Award. The $2,500 honorarium and plaque was presented recently during The Institute of Navigation’s GNSS+ meeting in Tampa, Florida. The Parkinson Award recognizes an outstanding graduate student in the field of global navigation satellite systems, such as the Global Positioning System. The winner is selected...

GPS World

  • IFEN Officially Launches SX3 Software Receiver

    IFEN has launched the SX3 receiver. The company’s previous scientificsoftware receiver, the SX‐NSR, was subject to major upgrades, while the respective hardware front-end was completely redesigned. Together, they build the new SX3 GNSS software receiver. IFEN’smost important innovation of theyear was introduced at the ION GNSS+ Conference September 9-12 in Tampa, Florida. One of the SX3′skey features isfour RF frequency bands, which can be split into a maximum of eightsub-bands per unit.This enhances the bandwidth...

Directions Magazine

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  • AAG2015 – Gail Hobbs Student Paper Competition

    Every year at the AAG conference many specialty groups host student paper/poster competitions. I strongly encourage you to check these out if you are student, or let a student know about them if you are not. Below is the call for submissions for this year’s competition for the Geography Education Specialty Group. The Geography Education Specialty Group (GESG) encourages students to participate in the GESG Gail Hobbs Student Paper Competition at the AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois,...

GPS World

  • CTIA SMW Features Large Connected Car Presence

    A connected Chevy Corvette and Tesla Model S sit beside the stage during the Day 2 Morning Keynote at CTIA Super Mobility Week. CTIA’s Super Mobility Week featured machine-to-machine technology, connected vehicle vendors, and a few location-based services companies. While combining its spring and fall conferences, which drew a big crowd, CTIA also tried...

GPS World

  • What Mattered at CTIA

    The morning sunlight steams into the Sands Expo Center. To those attending CTIA’s Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas September 9-11, it was clear that we’ve entered a period of divergence. Sensors, multiple platforms, all sorts of devices, computing in clouds, processing in clouds, car companies, connected houses, smart watches and indoor location positioning are being touted as part of the “Internet of...

GPS World

  • ION GNSS+ 2014: KVH Industries, Inc.

    Jay Napoli, vice president of FOG/OEM sales for KVH Industries, Inc., chats with GPS World about Fiber Optic Gyros (FOG) while at the ION GNSS+ Conference September 9-12 at the Tampa Bay Convention Center in Tampa, Florida....

Inside GNSS

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