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

Handheld navigator

18 October, 2006 | Supplied by:

Magellan has released the eXplorist 210, with 22 MB of internal memory in a rugged handheld GPS.

Tracking modules

01 February, 2006 | Supplied by:

The Track and Trace Module enables the user to remotely track and trace a variety of objects. Its lightweight aluminium design makes it easy to install and together with the extended position logging, it is suitable for use in fleet management, anti-theft and M2M applications. The numerous I/O connections allow monitoring and control of a range of external hardware.

Telemetry unit

28 November, 2005 | Supplied by:

The Salcom model 12-76 has been designed to cater for low level SCADA systems, building monitoring and security, irrigation and pumping control, industrial and agricultural control systems.

Bluetooth/GPS system

05 August, 2005 | Supplied by:

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

Autopilot controllers

05 August, 2005 | Supplied by:

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.

Point-to-point system

21 June, 2005 | Supplied by:

Operating point-to-point over distances of more than 100 km, Aprisa XE delivers voice and broadband data services in areas where wired infrastructure is not economically viable or because of distance or terrain challenges.

E-series navigation system

21 June, 2005 | Supplied by: Oceantalk Australia Pty Ltd

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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