GPS Pirates

Modern-day piracy in Somalia
The Gulf of Aden is currently one of the world's most dangerous shipping routes. Pirates originating from Somalia, or rather that part of the country called Puntland, launch frequent attacks on commercial vessels bound for the Suez Canal or the Indian Ocean. Pirates - the word sounds medieval, and their vessels sometimes also resemble classic pirate vessels, including skull-and-crossbones flag. However, don?t be misled; these modern-day pirates use state-of-the-art equipment. Not only do they boast an impressive array of armaments, they also use the latest versions of GNSS, GIS and telecommunication equipment. Vessels passing the Bab al Mandeb between the... (read more)
2009-05-29 12:00:00

Dual GPS

OxTS is releasing a new dual antenna version of the Inertial+ navigation system at this year's Intergeo exhibition. The new Inertial+2 provides improved heading accuracy for better performances in airborne survey and mapping applications.         Being compatible with most GPS receivers on the market, the Inertial+ is very easy to integrate in to a current GPS only solution. Adding the Inertial+ to a GPS receiver will not only provide reliable, continuous position data even during GPS signals blockage but also output measurements like roll, pitch and heading with high accuracy in real-time. Using two GPS receivers in the... (read more)
2009-09-21 11:08:13

Geodetic GPS

Is the moment coming when our GPS product survey will have to be renamed? Any new title should reflect the existence and use of GLONASS receivers, combined GLONASS/GPS receivers and Galileo receivers. But the results of this year’s product survey do not yet give reason for such a step. Healthy and stable competition has emerged over the years among manufacturers of receivers. Satellite signals coming to us from space, GPS next to GLONASS, and in the future Galileo, each have their own characteristics. These make the signals in part complementary to each other. From a technical point of view this... (read more)
2006-01-25 12:00:00

GPS Goggle

The Zeal Optics Transcend GPS Goggle enables skiers to monitor their speed and altitude, as well as the time and vertical speed, using the GPS Goggle. The various data are visible on a head-up display. The stats can be downloaded on your computer with a Google Map overlay to review performance. The rechangeable lithion-ion battery allows 7 hours run time. The goggle is PC and Mac compatible and includes European and American adapters and the software allows Imperial and metric units.The goggle itself is polarised and reduces 99% of the glare. The lens is in-molded and anti-fog treated. The frame... (read more)
2010-12-02 01:55:01

GPS Innovation Alliance to Support GPS Importance

Citing the ever-increasing importance of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to the global economy and infrastructure, a group of US-based GPS advocates have announced the formation of the GPS Innovation Alliance, an organisation dedicated to furthering GPS innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Members of the Alliance are drawn from a wide variety of fields and businesses reliant on GPS. These include manufacturing, aviation, agriculture, construction, transportation, first responders and surveying and mapping. Still others are organisations representing consumers who depend on GPS for boating and other outdoor activities, and in their automobiles, smartphones and tablets. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA, the... (read more)
2013-02-14 03:54:56

Hemisphere GPS Eclipse Dual-Frequency GPS Receiver

Hemisphere GPS (Canada) has introduced its enhanced Eclipse dual-frequency GPS receiver. The Eclipse receiver now supports USB communication and enables data logging to standard external USB flash drives. It also now utilises an expanded number of standard RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) message formats, such as RTCM v3, CMR, and CMR+, making the Eclipse receiver compatible with CORS (Continuously Operating Reference Stations) and other RTK base station networks. The Eclipse receiver also includes the updated library from OmniSTAR, delivering improved acquisition time and performance.   An affordable dual-frequency solution, the Eclipse receiver delivers reliable centimetre-level accuracy by reducing code measurement noise and... (read more)
2008-09-09 11:11:49

GPS-Fitted Shoe

GTX Corp is working to develop a shoe that is outfitted with a GPS tracking system. The primaty target will be alzheimer patients, who are likely to get lost but not always like to seek for assistance. If they are lost for longer than a day, it may be dangerous.   Thus, savings in lives but also in search and rescue operations can be obtainerd. The development of the shoe is done by Aetrex. The shoe should cost about USD200-300, and a subscription to alert when a subscriber exceeds an area would cost about USD20 per month. These details still... (read more)
2009-06-15 01:43:23

Sokkia Cable-Free GPS

Sokkia (KS, USA) has released the GSR2700 IS Fully Integrated L1/L2 System, featuring Bluetooth wireless technology for completely cable-free surveying. The system has been developed in collaboration with POINT, Inc. (KS, USA) and NovAtel, Inc. (Canada). The survey-grade, dual-frequency GPS receiver, integrated data link, Bluetooth wireless technology, antenna, memory and batteries are all enclosed in a compact, rugged magnesium alloy housing, providing protection in the harshest of environments (IP67 rating). This all-on-the-pole receiver is designed to aid surveyors in a variety of field applications, with internal memory for 500 hours of data collection, along with options for an internal UHF... (read more)
2005-04-20 12:00:00

Modernized GPS Satellite Launched

The fourth US Air Force modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellite was launched successfully from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II launch vehicle. Designated GPS IIR-17M, the satellite is the fourth in a series of eight Block IIR-M spacecraft that Lockheed Martin Navigation Systems has modernised for its customer, the Global Positioning Systems Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base,CA, USA. The Block IIR-M series includes new features that enhance operations and navigation signal performance for military and civilian GPS users around the globe.   Each... (read more)
2007-10-18 09:51:56

Navman GPS3260 Released

Navman (CA, USA) has released the Navman GPS3260 series Smart GPS Sensor, a sensitive GPS receiver and antenna device to provide location based capabilities to a variety of mobile applications from PDAs to commercial vehicles. A fully integrated GPS antenna and receiver, the Smart GPS Sensor features a 49.0 x 41.0 x 14.2mm form factor and includes an ultra-high sensitivity 20-channel receiver, as well as over 200,000 effective correlators for rapid satellite acquisition fixes and tracking even in weak signal conditions less than -159 dBm. The device provides fast acquisition fixes with less than 1 second hot starts, 32 second... (read more)
2007-01-23 04:03:54
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