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A look to the future of global navigation satellite systems

13 February, 2012

‘Global Navigation Satellite System,’ or ‘GNSS’ is a generic term used for a constellation of satellites with worldwide coverage that function to send positioning and timing signals to receivers located on Earth. It is this technology that allows us to perform simple applications from determining location and finding addresses to more sensitive asset tracking and military operations.

u-blox automotive dead reckoning GPS receiver range

14 December, 2011 by

The NEO-6V GPS module and UBX-G6010-SA-DR single-chip GPS receiver have been released by u-blox.

u-blox automotive dead reckoning GPS receiver range

05 December, 2011

The NEO-6V GPS module and UBX-G6010-SA-DR single-chip GPS receiver have been released by u-blox for high-precision vehicle navigation systems.

u-blox 6 GPS receiver platform

24 August, 2011 by

u-blox has upgraded its latest GPS receiver platform u-blox 6 to give users access to features such as improved sensitivity, lower power consumption, improved anti-jamming performance, jamming detection and shorter time-to-first-fix.

Rohde & Schwarz SMBV100A satellite system

08 March, 2011 by

Whether in the R&D lab or in production, the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) solution for the R&S SMBV100A is claimed to set new standards in the field of satellite simulation.

Icom MA-500TR class B AIS transponder

21 December, 2010

Icom Australia has released the MA-500TR class B AIS transponder that offers an entry option into chartplotting, with reliability and functionality.

Magellan eXplorist GC GPS device

30 April, 2010 by

Magellan has launched eXplorist GC, claimed to be the first dedicated GPS device for geocaching that includes paperless geocaching, pre-loaded with geocaches, a colour screen, graphics and an interface that are all packed into a rugged and waterproof case.

Fastrax IT500 GPS module

14 December, 2009 by

Fastrax has released the IT500, a GPS module that has good test results in acquisition and navigation sensitivity as well as power consumption and navigation performance.

Heading system

15 October, 2009 by

Bestech Australia has introduced the MEMS LandMark 30 GPS/AHRS from Gladiator Technologies, an integrated attitude and heading reference system, up to a full INS/GPS.

Smaller satellites make space exploration more affordable

05 March, 2007 by Elizabeth Latham, Journalist

At a time when European science budgets are increasingly under pressure, British academia and industry representatives met in London to look at future opportunities for making greater use of low-cost satellites

Autopilot controllers

05 August, 2005

Raymarine has developed two wireless remote controllers - the SmartController, a wireless autopilot remote control and repeater for instrument data and the more compact S100 wireless autopilot controller.

Bluetooth/GPS system

05 August, 2005

RF Micro Devices has released the RF8900, claimed to be the industry's first sole-source 'converged' Bluetooth GPS solution.

E-series navigation system

21 June, 2005

The E-series navigation system from Raymarine combines chartplotter, fishfinder, radar, instrument data, engine monitoring and onboard video functions into a customisable navigation network.

Navigation tool offers virtual world for the blind

05 November, 2003

Researchers at the University of Rochester have created a navigational assistant that can help inform visually impaired people of their whereabouts, or even bring new dimensions to museum navigation or campus tours for sighted individuals.

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