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Calian introduces TW5387 Smart GNSS antenna

Calian released a new model of Industrial Grade Smart GNSS Antennas, the TW5387. TW5387 incorporates the ST TESEO V GNSS receiver chipset (Quectel Module) onto the Calian compact (60 mm) Smart GNSS Antenna platform offering dual band GNSS, eXtended Filtering, low Phase Centre Variation, Low Signal to Noise Ratio, Dual Feed Dual Patch for strong multi-path rejection. The TW5387 is capable of enhancing its excellent standalone performance with RTK Rover capability and a builtin Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for Sensor Fusion.

Shift5 introduces GPS integrity module

Shift5 has released the Shift5 GPS Integrity Module, the first known platform-agnostic solution applicable for military, aviation, rail, maritime, and space industries. With real-time access and analysis of onboard data, the patent pending GPS Integrity Module assesses changes in navigational position through multi-faceted anomaly detection methods, alerting operators to GPS spoofing attacks as they happen. The GPS Integrity Module enables operators today to make smarter, faster, and safer decisions at the edge based on automated detection capabilities to mitigate risks involving the manipulation of GPS signals to help ensure the accuracy and reliability of navigation.

Spirent announces PNT X

Spirent Communications plc has announced PNT X, its next-generation positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) simulation system. It offers the highest fidelity and most signal sources in a single test platform to address the future of enhanced autonomy, safety, efficiency, and precision.

As developers look beyond GNSS alone to address increasingly complex positioning challenges, PNT X brings together signals including L-band, S-band, and alternative navigation (AltNav) signals, as well as industry-first Regional Military Protection (RMP) support.

Leica Geosystems launches its first machine smart antenna

Leica Geosystems has launched Leica iCON GPS 120 — a smart antenna designed to further empower construction professionals with scalable and flexible machine control solutions. The new Smart Antenna is integrated into the existing Leica MC1 solution platform. It extends the machine control solution offering to more applications and machine types. Construction machines like compaction rollers, which usually require only submetre accuracy without heading, can now be equipped with a tailor-made Leica MC1 machine control solution.

Rohde & Schwarz, XipLink partnership

ipoque, a Rohde & Schwarz company announced its partnership with XipLink. The technology partnership sees the creation of the XipLink Application Classification Engine (XipACE) by integrating ipoque’s cutting-edge DPI technology R&S®PACE 2 into the XipLink operating system (XipOS), delivering advanced application visibility for multi-orbit networking.

Leveraging standards-based SCPS protocol acceleration, link bonding, Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing, XipLink delivers intelligent multi-orbit networking that ensures network performance and QoS across satellite, cellular and wireless networks.

NextNav petitions FCC for new spectrum band

NextNav has filed a rulemaking petition asking the Federal Communications Commission to deliver an innovative spectrum solution in the Lower 900 MHz band (902-928 MHz band). The petition proposes rearranging the band to facilitate a terrestrial PNT network and broadband.

The petition specifically asks the FCC to reconfigure the band plan and adopt new rules to:
• Enable a high-quality terrestrial complement and backup to the GPS on which the nation relies for essential PNT services.
• Provide 15 megahertz of lowband spectrum for use by mobile broadband networks. NextNav recently announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire spectrum licenses covering an additional 4 MHz in the lower 900 MHz band from Telesaurus Holdings GB LLC and Skybridge Spectrum Foundation.

VIAVI launches resilient PNT solution

Viavi Solutions Inc. announced the availability of SecurePNT™ 6200 with SecureTimeSM services, a resilient timing clock solution that delivers the most comprehensive assurance of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services used in critical infrastructure operations worldwide. SecurePNT and SecureTime build on VIAVI’s proven assured PNT solutions with the addition of the Fugro AtomiChron® timing service, enabling intelligent zero-trust multisource assurance combining signals from Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO), Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) GPS and GNSS constellations.

MerlinTPS, Bluespec accelerate complementary PNT

MerlinTPS has partnered with Bluespec to address the need for GNSS augmentation and backup technology as satellites continue to face new challenges, including wartime contested space as well as increased costs to produce and maintain satellites. Under the partnership, MerlinTPS will develop its platform to support the expansion of PNT security capabilities by using existing signals of opportunity on the ground designed to combat jamming and spoofing.

Topcon, Bentley Systems partnership

Topcon Positioning Systems has entered a strategic partnership with Bentley Systems and Worldsensing to integrate Topcon’s GNSS technology into the companies’ software and connectivity solutions to improve geospatial data accuracy and operational efficiency.

Under the agreement, Topcon’s webbased GNSS processing engine will be incorporated into Bentley’s iTwin internetof-things (IoT) monitoring solutions, offering users real-time geospatial intelligence for better decision-making and operational effectiveness.

New Diamond DA62 MPP SurveyStar for the RIEGL Test Aircraft Fleet

The new DA62 MPP SurveyStar has been delivered by Diamond Aircraft Austria to RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems and it will be immediately implemented for test and calibration flights.

RIEGL and Diamond Aircraft Austria have been collaborating for almost 20 years. Since 2007, RIEGL has owned and operated the proven DA42 MPP GeoStar, which has successfully completed all missions to date with the utmost satisfaction. The increased requirements in recent years have now made it necessary to “upgrade” to the new DA62 MPP SurveyStar

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