Supplying TECHNOMASTER with a GPS Compass

Hemisphere GPS has supplied its LV101 GPS compass to TECHNOMASTER who integrated this GPS compass into a marine navigation auto-pilot system. The LV101 GPS compass is paired with TECHNOMASTER's navigation technology to create an auto-pilot system suitable for large vessels and small pleasure crafts. The LV101 GPS Compass is powered by Hemisphere GPS patented Crescent Vector technology and integrates two GPS antennas, a NMEA 2000 communication processor, a single-axis gyro, two tilt sensors, and a power supply into a single OEM board package. The GPS based compass is a viable alternative to traditional gyro and fluxgate compass sensors as it... (read more)
2010-08-16 02:07:23

Veritas DGC Selects C-Nav GPS

The C-Nav GPS Division of C & C Technologies was recently awarded a contract to install C-Nav Worldwide DGPS on all seven seismic vessels operated by Veritas DGC. For redundancy, Veritas DGC has chosen to input two totally independent DGPS systems into their integrated navigation system. The integrated navigation system will weigh each solution equally to produce a combination position. However, if one of the systems is performing outside preset parameters it is eliminated from the solution. This technique allows for Veritas to have a true fully redundant position system. (read more)
2006-05-19 12:00:00

NCT-2030M Dual-frequency GPS Receiver

NavCom Technology, Inc. has announced the addition of the new NCT-2030M to its line of dual-frequency GPS receivers. The NCT-2030M receiver is a 12-channel, versatile, low-cost, dual-frequency GPS engine offering 64 megabytes of internal memory for data logging. The sensor delivers sub-millimetre dual frequency carrier phase performance and, where free WAAS or EGNOS corrections are available, can achieve half-metre real-time horizontal positioning via two dedicated SBAS channels. The NCT-2030M incorporates 1 PPS output, Event-in and CAN ports as standard. A simple software upgrade can add RTK capacity, raw data rates up to 50Hz and positioning rates up to 10Hz. Factory... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

Improved Combined GPS and Galileo Receivers Performance

On 30th July 2010, the Government of the United States, the European Union (EU) and its Member States affirmed interoperability between GPS and Galileo, and concluded that enhanced performance of combined GPS and Galileo receivers is expected. This results from their 2004 Agreement on the Promotion, Provision and Use of Galileo and GPS Satellite-Based Navigation Systems and Related Applications. A working group for enhanced cooperation between the next generation GPS and Galileo studied the combined performance of the GPS Space-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) of both the US and the EU. These systems are called Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and... (read more)
2010-08-10 12:24:24

Additions to Smart GPS Antenna Family

Trimble announced a new series of Modular GPS Receivers and additions to the Trimble family of Smart GPS Antenna designed to provide contractors with state-of-the-art, future-ready construction GPS positioning solutions. The new product offering provides four levels of GPS operation - Location GPS, Basic, Max and Extreme - to cover a range of user price and performance requirements. The Extreme level receivers (Trimble SPS850 and SPS880 receivers) can track next-generation GPS L2C and L5 signals plus GLONASS. The combination improves the contractor’s ability to work in tough GPS environments at longer ranges with faster initialization times, and provides for increased... (read more)
2006-04-07 12:00:00

Northstar Professional GPS/DGPS MX-500

The Northstar MX-500 GPS/DGPS display for the professional market has a built-in LAN interface that can hook up totally 4 control units, chart systems, conning display and network PC. The MX-500 is equipped with a built-in USB-plug in the front that facilitates coping, in and out, waypoints and routes, and make a back-up file of own data and settings. Compared to former models the software has been improved with an advanced function for monitoring the receiver quality, 'Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring' (R.A.I.M.). Every satellite is being quality tested before they are included in the position calculation. Display and antennas have... (read more)
2006-10-23 12:00:00

GPS Disruptions Likely During Military Exercise

Jamming of GPS in parts of Scotland is likely during Europe's largest military exercise to be held from 16 to 26 April 2012, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said. Jamming during Joint Warrior last October was suspended after complaints from Western Isles fishermen. Depending on height, the jamming could affect receivers out to ranges of between 10 and 145 NM. It adds that, for IFR operations, only radio navigation equipment required by the rules for IFR operations should be used. And for VFR, conventional means of navigation - including DR - should always be used. Operators should be... (read more)
2012-03-26 09:09:12

GPS Satellite 20 Years On-orbit

GPS Block IIA-10 (SVN-23), built by Boeing (formerly Rockwell Corporation), was launched on 26 November 1990 and set healthy to navigation and timing users on 10th December 1990. The satellite was the first in the series of GPS IIA satellites to be launched with a design life of 7.5 years. To-date the satellite has operated longer than any other satellite and predicted to last another 12-18 months. "Boeing has a solid history of delivering satellites that live beyond their contractual lives," said Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. "The same commitment that was... (read more)
2010-12-01 11:22:55

GPS/GLONASS Dual Frequency OEM Receiver Platform

Septentrio has announced AsteRx2, a compact high-end dual-frequency GNSS receiver for demanding industrial and professional applications. This is the second product in the new AsteRx family of GNSS receiver boards from Septentrio. AsteRx2 is a compact OEM board with low power consumption, featuring dual-frequency GPS tracking and offering measurements for high-precision positioning even in challenging environments. AsteRx2 features optional GLONASS functionality, thus increasing availability, reliability and accuracy of positioning. Septentrio has high expectations of the combination GPS-GLONASS, according to Peter Grognard, Managing Director of Septentrio. "With the expected investments in the GLONASS system announced by the Russian Federal Government, the... (read more)
2006-09-27 12:00:00

GPS-Synchronised, Solar-Powered Marine Lights

Carmanah Technologies Inc. has released the new 700 Series solar-powered lights, originally designed and built under contract with the U.S. Coast Guard. They were the first solar-powered lanterns using LEDs to be used in the U.S. Navigational Aid System. Models 701-GPS and 702-GPS are the only fully-integrated, three (3) nautical mile marine lights that can be Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) synchronized. Using an integrated GPS receiver, any number of 700 Series GPS lights can now be set to flash in perfect unison. For years, the 700 series lights have been used to mark navigation buoys, port and harbor entrances and... (read more)
2004-07-02 12:00:00
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