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Pulse-40: First tactical grade IMU by SBG Systems

Pulse-40 Inertial Measurement Unit by SBG Systems is a tactical-grade IMU that offers unmatched performance in harsh conditions in a miniaturized size for applications where precision and robustness matter in all conditions.

The Pulse-40 is a 6 degrees of Freedom, tactical grade IMU. It integrates cutting edge MEMS three axes accelerometers and gyroscopes in a unique redundant design that allows to shrink the system size while pushing performance level to its maximum. Among the performance specifications, it features excellent gyro and accelerometer bias instability of 0.8°/h and 6μg respectively, enabling long dead reckoning and maintaining excellent heading performance.

The Pulse-40 has been designed from the ground up with reliability in mind. Thanks to a drastic selection of sensors featuring extremely low Vibration Rectification Error (VRE), the Pulse-40 is able to sustain high vibration environments, up to 10g RMS.

John Fischer receives ION’s 2022 distinguished PTTI service award

The Institute of Navigation (ION) presented John Fischer, Vice President of Advanced Research and Development for Orolia, with the prestigious Distinguished PTTI Service Award during the ION ITM/PTTI 2022 Meeting on January 27 in Long Beach, Calif. The international organization recognized Fischer’s pioneering research, patents, and leadership that pushed the boundaries of improving time and frequency solutions and his prominent role in increasing global awareness of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technology.

New Trimble Catalyst GNSS handheld accessory

The new Trimble Catalyst GNSS system handle accessory puts the power of Catalyst precision directly into a user’s hand. The lightweight, ergonomic solution provides a convenient handheld way to carry out mapping and field data collection workflows. The magnetic mount can be attached to the back of a phone or tablet, snaped onto the handle after which it starts receiving accurate positions on the device in one’s hand.

Space Codesign Systems obtains ESA/NAVISP funding for spaceborne GNSS receiver

Space Codesign Systems has received funding from the European Space Agency (ESA) Navigation Innovation and Support Programme (NAVISP) Element 2, made possible thanks to the Canadian Space Agency’s participation in the NAVISP. The company will use this funding to support the design of a spaceborne GNSS receiver based on mixed criticalities partitioning and targeting System-on- Chip (SoC) field programmable gate arrays (FPGA).

Applanix introduces nextgeneration OEM solution

Applanix has announced the Trimble® AP+ Land GNSS-inertial OEM solution for accurate and robust position and orientation for georeferencing sensors and positioning vehicles in land mobile mapping applications. It is a comprehensive solution for land vehicle applications that are small enough to easily integrate into the most compact mobile mapping systems. It is also compatible with virtually any type of mapping sensor, including single or multi-LiDAR systems, video cameras, photogrammetric and panoramic cameras and other similar sensors.

ViaLite adds resilience to critical GPS timing services

Timing-critical infrastructures in areas such as defense and cyber security can now be protected from this kind of attack by installing one of ViaLite’s new GPS Protection Packages. The packages integrate either the GPS Resilient Kit or OtoSphereTM Protection Module products from Focus Telecom for jamming protection.

The GPS Resilient Kit has two GPS antennas, which enables the direction of the attack to be pinpointed. At its heart is the small OtoSphere Protection Module, which has a unique interference filtering algorithm that combines the patterns from the two omnidirectional antennas.

The Inertial Labs GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System

Inertial Labs has launched a new GNSS-aided inertial navigation system. INS-DM is an IP68-rated version of the company’s new generation of super ruggedized units, shielded from electromagnetic interference. The fully integrated device combines the inertial navigation system (INS) with an attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) and air data computer (ADC).

The high-performance strapdown system determines position, velocity and absolute orientation (heading, pitch and roll) for any device on which it is mounted. Horizontal and vertical position, velocity and orientation are determined with high accuracy for both motionless and dynamic applications.

Thales Alenia Space paves the way to the future satellite navigation systems

Thales Alenia Space, joint venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %), has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the French Space Agency CNES to develop a DFMC (Dual Frequency Multi Constellations) SBAS prototype in the frame of the next generation of SBAS, like EGNOS, the European navigation satellite system.

This prototype will complement both GPS and Galileo systems taking benefit of signals transmitted in multiple frequencies for better performances in particular dedicated to aviation navigation and landing, but also to any applications demanding a highly reliable and a highly accurate positioning information.

When developed, this prototype will be deployed and tested in an operational mode in real condition using a geostationary satellite. The performances will be analyzed in details according to international standard criteria as accuracy, availability, continuity and service integrity.

Orbital Insight to develop technology to identify intentional GNSS disruptions

Orbital Insight, has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver a new technology platform for identifying intentional GNSS interference and manipulation operations across the world. The platform will leverage commercially available data to detect GNSS spoofing, where falsified or manipulated GNSS signals are used to confuse adversaries or obscure illicit activities, presenting risk to both government and commercial operations. Orbital Insight was selected through DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) solicitation process seeking commercial solutions to counter the growing threat of GNSS disruptions to national security.

oneNav delivers pureL5TM RTL

oneNav has announced the commercial availability of its pureL5TM GNSS digital IP core. Its architecture enables it to directly acquire and track L5 signals from GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS and GLONASS without any L1 aiding. This eliminates the entire L1 RF chain, saves PCB area and simplifies the RF front end and antenna subsystem in smartphones, wearables and trackers.

Synzen antennas and Next Big Thing join on IoT GNSS platform

Synzen Precision Technology has teamed up with venture studio Next Big Thing AG (NBT) to produce the sensorbased LTE-M/NB-IoT development platform Prometheus which promises fast cellular IoT prototyping.

The new Prometheus platform showcases Synzen’s leading expertise in LTE 4G and GNSS antenna solutions when combined with the latest Nordic nRF9160 module to provide unrivalled 4G connectivity combined with high performance and industry best GNSS positioning solutions.

CATARC Ltd selects Rohde & Schwarz’s C-V2X RF automated test system

The GB/T “Technical Requirements for Vehicle Information Interaction System Based on LTE-V2X Direct Communication” is the cornerstone of the Internet of Vehicles standard system, which is being formulated by the Auto Standards Committee. The content includes the RF performance requirements and test methods of Internet of Vehicles products.

To conduct its On-Board Unit (OBU)/Road Side Unit (RSU) RF performance testing, China Automotive Technology and Research Center Co. Ltd (CATARC) has chosen Rohde & Schwarz’s RF C-V2X automated test system. The system was selected because of its comprehensive coverage of Internet of Vehicles C-V2X RF test cases and overall system standard assessment capability.

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