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Integration between RIEGL and StriekAir engineering

The renowned VUX-12023 laser scanner from RIEGL has been seamlessly integrated into the innovative VTOL CarryAir by StriekAir engineering GmbH from Germany. During its inaugural flight, this remarkable duo successfully captured accurate data of the ground structure.

The RIEGL VUX-12023 laser scanner is globally recognized for its exceptional precision and accuracy in aerial surveys. By integrating this cutting-edge technology into the VTOL CarryAir by StriekAir engineering GmbH, the advantages of both technologies are combined in the best manner. Its cruising speed of 85 km/h offers an optimal combination of point cloud density and efficient data acquisition.

With the VTOL CarryAir and the VUX- 12023 laser scanner, customers can acquire data about eight times faster than with conventional multicopters. This significant time-saving feature enhances project efficiency, particularly for endeavors reliant on accurate measurements.

Scanning and mapping solution by Teledyne Optech

Inertial Labs has announced a new scanning and mapping solution for the RESEPI line. The RESEPI TELEDYNE OPTECH CL-360HD was strategically designed for projects requiring high performance.

RESEPI™ (Remote Sensing Payload Instrument) is a sensor-fusion platform for accuracy-focused remote sensing applications. It utilizes a high-performance Inertial Labs INS (GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System) with a tactical-grade IMU and a high-accuracy dual antenna GNSS receiver, integrated with a Linuxbased processing core and data-logging software. The platform also provides a WiFi interface, optional imaging module, and external cellular modem for RTCM corrections.

Syntony doubles the SDR L1C/A equivalent signals

Syntony GNSS has doubled the SDR L1C/A equivalent signals of its multiGNSS simulation solution, Constellator.

With Constellator’s computation power doubled from 660 L1C/A equivalent signals to 1200, users can simulate a complex RF environment for GNSS testing with a powerful and highfidelity machine, the company said. Additionally, users can now test equipment with multiple traditional GNSS constellations and new ones to come, such as Xona’s PULSAR.

As a result of doubled computation, massive new constellations can be simulated. When fully deployed, the Xona constellation will count hundreds of satellites on multiple bands, in complex RF environments including specific atmospheric parameters, jamming, spoofing and multipath. It also introduces the controlled reception pattern antenna (CRPA) testing capacities of the device, when the demand is increasing for resilient multi-GNSS and low-Earth orbit (LEO) position, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions.

Hexagon equips the world’s first fully autonomous road trains

Hexagon has announced a landmark agreement with leading diversified mining company Mineral Resources (MinRes) to provide an autonomous haulage solution for a fleet of 120 fully autonomous road trains in Australia, which will transform safety, productivity and sustainability in the region.

The world-first, fully autonomous road trains are a full-site, truck-agnostic solution. The addition of unmanned and autonomous systems will form an essential part of the supply chain for the MinRes Onslow Iron project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

The centre of the autonomous platooning system is Hexagon’s autonomous solutions stack integrating drive-by-wire technology with an autonomous management system to orchestrate vehicle movement in road train haulage.

Harxon introduces GNSS solution for precision agriculture

Harxon has launched its TS122 family of smart antennas for demanding precision agriculture applications. It is designed for high-performance semi-autonomous or autonomous applications that require centimeter-level accuracy – even in highly variable terrain and GNSSobstructed environments. It can be used for agriculture OEMs, integrators that develop precision agriculture solutions, autonomous solution providers and more. There are two models for the new TS122 smart antenna: EUAA and EUUB. Each model has different performance options to fit users’ individual needs.

ANELLO Photonics releases new IMU

ANELLO Photonics has announced the availability of the ANELLO IMU+ for robust and reliable autonomous Navigation and Positioning in GNSS-denied or GNSS-compromised environments.

It delivers high precision and reliability in demanding conditions including shock, vibration, electromagnetic interference and temperature. The ANELLO IMU+ is intended for autonomous applications in the Construction, Robotics, Mining, Trucking and Defense space. Unlike other solutions in the market, it delivers superior long-term dead reckoning in high-temperature and high-vibration environments.

ComNav Technology launched Mars Pro Laser RTK

ComNav Technology Ltd. has introduced the Mars Pro Laser RTK, the latest addition to its Universe Series GNSS receiver lineup, which includes the Venus Laser RTK and Mars Laser RTK. It’s laser mode helps in signal-blocked, hard-to-reach or hazardous areas, where conventional GNSS receivers struggle. Users can effortlessly use the laser distance meter on the back of the Mars Pro to determine the distance between the receiver and the point. The effective distance of the laser is up to 10 m, ensuring signal-friendly accuracy even in GNSS-challenged places, such as in a garage, under a bridge, over the water, or in traffic.

Additionally, the integrated inertial measurement unit sensor provides up to 60°tilt compensation, ensuring efficiency and accuracy in conventional mode and laser mode.

A Reconfigurable GNSS Payload in LEO Orbit

M3 Systems has launched a disruptive project, co-financed by the Occitanie Region, aiming to provide new GNSS services.

The IOD-full software-defined radio (SDR) GNSS project will enable new services through a reconfigurable SDR payload, enabling on-demand analysis of GNSS signals from space. Through space-based signal analysis, this project paves the way for reconfiguring GNSS signal processing and developing expertise in adaptable and scalable GNSS receivers to accommodate signals from future constellations.

M3 Systems, Loft Orbital, and Space Co-Design play a key role by providing rapid access to space for the facilitated and accelerated deployment of the receiver in orbit. Co-financed by the Occitanie Region, the IOD-full-SDRGNSS project was selected as part of the “Nanosatellites Plan – Acceleration of In-Orbit Validations (IoD/IoV)” call for projects, co-developed with the French government based on the needs expressed by regional companies under the ADER 4 Recovery Plan.

High-res aerial dronebased SAR System

GalaxEye, an Indian spacetech startup, has unveiled a cutting-edge highresolution aerial drone-based Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) system. It allows for detailed and high-resolution imaging, even in adverse weather conditions like rain or clouds. The company’s proprietary data fusion technology enables satellite constellations to overcome atmospheric obstacles and capture all-weather images.

The company aims to create a compact satellite constellation that can provide global coverage within a 12-hour timeframe. This continuous and highquality imaging, combined with precise object geometry analysis, brings significant value to various industries such as insurance, precision agriculture etc.

Established in 2021 as a spin-off from IIT Madras, GalaxEye is focused on building India’s first and the world’s highest resolution multi-sensor imaging satellite. The company has forged strategic partnerships and commercial contracts with renowned organizations like Antaris Inc, XDLINX Labs, Ananth Technologies, and Dassault Systemes.

GEODNET: Revolutionizing Access to Centimeter-Level GNSS Corrections

GEODNET, a decentralized blockchainbased network, is bringing a ground breaking solution to the problem of accessing low-cost GNSS corrections with centimeter-level accuracy. Unlike other providers that lack the necessary station density or have outdated stations, it offers an affordable approach that is accessible to everyone.

Since its launch in 2022, GEODNET has grown to encompass over 3,000 high-precision multi-band GNSS base stations worldwide. Individuals can set up Satellite Mining stations and receive the project’s native Polygon token, GEOD, as a reward for contributing qualified CORS (Continuously Operating Reference Station) data.

One of the unique aspects of GEODNET is that anyone can be part of the network. Users can set up new stations, utilize existing stations, or build applications on top of the network. Transparency and community involvement are ensured through the network’s implementation of a blockchain protocol.

The GEODNET Foundation, a nonprofit organization, manages the open network protocol and promotes service use within the traditional GNSS and IoT industry. The foundation seeks to align the interests of miners and customers, ultimately enhancing the utility and value of the GEOD token.

To ensure the accuracy and reliability of data provided by GEODNET stations, there are two tiers of stations: backbone stations with over 99% reliability and more affordable stations with a target of 98% reliability. Stringent quality assurance measures are in place to monitor the signals for accuracy and spoofing. Each device has a unique ID, facilitating easy identification of valid stations and preventing the insertion of fake GPS data into the network.

Reliance and NVIDIA Partner to Advance AI in India

NVIDIA and Reliance Industries have announced a collaboration to develop India’s own foundation large language model trained on the nation’s diverse languages and tailored for generative AI applications to serve the world’s most populous nation.

The companies will work together to build AI infrastructure that is over an order of magnitude more powerful than the fastest supercomputer in India today. NVIDIA will provide access to the most advanced GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip and DGX™ Cloud, an AI supercomputing service in the cloud. GH200 marks a fundamental shift in computing architecture that provides exceptional performance and massive memory bandwidth.

The NVIDIA-powered AI infrastructure is the foundation of the new frontier into AI for Reliance Jio Infocomm, Reliance Industries’ telecom arm.

WiMi developed multiobjective 3D modeling

WiMi Hologram Cloud Inc. has announced that a multi-objective 3D modeling and reconstruction system has been developed based on artificial intelligence techniques. The system is able to be trained on largescale datasets through deep learning algorithms and other advanced techniques, and optimization algorithms are used to improve the accuracy and generalization ability of the network. It also employs a variety of preprocessing and reconstruction algorithms to enable efficient and accurate 3D modeling and reconstruction. The core module of the system includes point cloud data acquisition, data preprocessing, feature point extraction, and mesh reconstruction.

ICEYE for Near Real-Time Flood and Bushfire Data

ICEYE has been selected by the Federal Government of Australia to supply flood and bushfire hazard data for all states and territories across the country. The announcement expands on the existing relationship between ICEYE and the Federal Government.

Qualcomm collaborates with Hyundai Motor Group

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has announced a technology collaboration with Hyundai Motor Group (HMG/the Group) in the area of purpose-built vehicles (PBVs). Designed to serve as a future mobility solution from the Group, the PBVs are engineered to provide transportation services, as well as additional services that cater to the diverse needs of individuals, such as comfort, logistics, commercial activities, and healthcare. As a part of the technology collaboration, the Group will incorporate the latest Snapdragon® Automotive Cockpit Platforms in its PBV infotainment system to provide a holistic, seamlessly connected and smart user experience.

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