GNSS Symposium

Land of Berlin, the EUPOS Steering Committee, the International Committee of Global Navigation Satelllite Systems and the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs are organising a symposium on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Space-based and Ground-based Augmentation Systems and applications. The symposium will take place from 11 to 14 November 2008 in the Berlin Rathaus (City Hall).   Topics of the symposium are GNSS providers and global ground-based services and analyses Regional reference systems Quality Assurance, Improvement of DGNSS and RTK Public and private services and activities Applications Companies   The Symposium will be accompanied by a trade exhibhition. Exhibitors may... (read more)
2008-06-26 11:10:07

Intermoor GNSS Equipment Order

Veripos has received an order for integrated mobile GNSS receiver equipment from the mooring company, InterMoor. The equipment, comprising ten Veripos LD3-GI and four LD2-G2 integrated demodulator and GNSS receivers, is being supplied together with upgrades of existing LD2-G1 and LD2-G2 units. Veripos will also provide the Aberdeen-based organisation with a full range of GNSS positioning services under an exclusive five-year contract in support of its expanding worldwide activities, which include over 120 annual rig movements in deep to ultra-deep waters.   Together with upgraded units, the new equipment will ensure continued high-precision positioning operations using Veripos' Standard GNSS augmentation service... (read more)
2009-10-08 09:48:31

GNSS and Hydrography

A precise navigation system that has been fully operational only since 1995, yet has had such an impact on hydrography… it looks as if the future of these systems will make interesting reading. GNSS stands for Global Navigation Satellite System and has been dominated by GPS. All hydrographic surveyors will know how this has improved their productivity in the last decade. Today GNSS includes GPS and, to a lesser extent, Glonass. In the future it may well include modernised GPS signals, further Glonass, the European-funded Galileo system, and other satellite-based augmentation services. Not only does this scenario mean ‘more of... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

GNSS Spider v4.0

Leica GNSS Spider v4.0 is a part of the new reference station software update that also includes Leica SpiderWeb v4.0 and Leica SpiderQC v4.0. GNSS Spider v4.0 features an all-new Business Center web portal for all GNSS Services. Additionally advanced support for the GR10 "plug'n'play" reference station receiver, enhancements for GNSS monitoring applications, and numerous other new features, improvements and optimisations increase the positive user experience.  Leica GNSS Spider is an integrated software suite for GNSS networks that is modular and scalable. It can be tailored to suit various GNSS surveying, machine automation, GIS, seismic, and structural monitoring applications. Professional... (read more)
2010-08-17 03:11:54

ION GNSS 2010 Awards

The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Satellite Division awarded Ali Broumandan of the University of Calgary its Bradford W. Parkinson Award at the ION GNSS Conference last month in Portland, Oregon. Dr Todd Walter received the Johannes Kepler Award for his contributions to space-based augmentation systems. The Bradford W. Parkinson Award is granted annually to recognise an outstanding graduate student in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), and is presented in honour of Bradford W. Parkinson for his leadership in establishing the US Global Positioning System and for his work on behalf of the Satellite Division of The Institute... (read more)
2010-10-13 04:53:14

High-Performance GNSS Receiver

Magellan has showcased its latest dual-frequency GNSS receiver at the Oceanology International 2008. The latest advance from Magellan processes GPS and GLONASS signals via Magellan's patented BLADE technology to offer fast centimetre-level accurate performance for demanding high-precision applications.   With its new RTK solution, Magellan brings to the market a unique blend of technologies which increases RTK availability. They take advantage of currently available GPS, GLONASS, and SBAS signals, but also be comfortable knowing that you can upgrade your receiver to meet the evolution to future constellations (Galileo).   Magellan's BLADE (Baseline Accurate Determination Engine) technology employs a unique algorithm... (read more)
2008-03-17 09:41:49

Improved GNSS Coverage

Veripos announces a major enhancement of its services with an increase in transmission power from Inmarsat’s Atlantic Ocean East Region satellite, resulting in fully redundant High-Power delivery of GNSS augmentation data throughout Europe, Africa and Brazil regions. Running in parallel with Veripos’ existing High-Power satellite delivery service, the upgrade enables enhanced service reception in addition to significantly improved levels of availability and redundancy. The power increase also ensures improved flexibility and independence for users, who now no longer need be reliant upon vessel-borne Inmarsat reception terminals or mini-domes for accessing data from the satellite; instead, small omni-directional antennas can be... (read more)
2008-06-04 02:27:02

Guidelines for GNSS ­Positioning

A joint OGP & IMCA Revision of the 1994 UKOOA Guidelines
The original UKOOA Guidelines for the use of differential GPS in offshore surveying, published in 1994, were widely used within the offshore survey industry. In 2005, the International Oil & Gas Producers Association (OGP) took over the custodianship of the guidelines from Oil & Gas UK (formerly UKOOA). At that time it was recognised that the original guidelines needed updating in order to reflect the rapid technical advances in satellite navigation technology of recent years and to maintain the purpose and relevance of the original guidelines. OGP and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) agreed to work together on the... (read more)
2013-01-18 02:14:13

GNSS and Hydrography

A precise navigation system that has been fully operational only since 1995, yet has had such an impact on hydrography… it looks as if the future of these systems will make interesting reading. GNSS stands for Global Navigation Satellite System and has been dominated by GPS. All hydrographic surveyors will know how this has improved their productivity in the last decade. Today GNSS includes GPS and, to a lesser extent, Glonass. In the future it may well include modernised GPS signals, further Glonass, the European-funded Galileo system, and other satellite-based augmentation services. Not only does this scenario mean ‘more of... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Brazilian RTK GNSS Receiver

GEO TAG Engenharia (Brazil) has introduced the new multi-constellation RTK GNSS receiver GEO TAG MT.Pro. A pair of Trimble's Maxwell 6 chips provide most accurate and precise positioning and navigation and capable of receiving GPS, GLONASS and Galileo (-ready) satellite signals. The MT.Pro receiver is created for professional and precise positioning applications include land/marine surveying, construction and machine control, agriculture and infrastructure monitoring.   The GEO TAG MT.Pro receiver is designed to allow centimetre-level positioning and dual-antenna inputs for precise heading.   Other key features are high-precision, differential positioning accuracy subfoot-level and subdecimetre-level with OmniSTAR; heading accuracy up to 0.05°;... (read more)
2011-06-08 09:48:37
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