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Global positioning systems (GPS)

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Aerospace

Next Generation Airborne Navigation System

Northrop Grumman Corporation has conducted a successful flight test of its advanced airborne navigation solution, Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) / Inertial Navigation System (INS) Modernization, known as EGI-M.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Positioning to Centimeter Level Improves Ag Productivity

Precision navigation, which is essential to autonomous machines, is knowing a moving vehicle’s absolute and relative position in 3D space accurately, reliably and repeatably....

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Autonomous and Resilient Management of All-Source Sensors for Navigation Assurance

As the number and type of sensors informing a system increases, so does the probability of corrupting the system with sensor modeling errors, signal interference, and undetected faults.

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Aerospace

Electronic Prognostics – A Case Study Using Global Positioning System (GPS)

An electronic system containing high frequency RF components reduces failure rates.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Thrust in Space - The Nuances of Thruster Valve Design

More and more companies are designing rockets, satellites, and reusable space vehicles that require thruster valves to position, maintain, or change vehicle orbit in space.

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AR/AI

New CM Labs Excavator Simulator Training Offers GPS Guidance, HMI Experience

CM Labs Simulations’ (ConExpo-Con/Agg, Booth F100911 in the Festival Hall) new excavator training exercise incorporates an integrated GPS guidance system...

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Aerospace

Defeating Commercial Drone Threats with Open-Source SDR

With the emergence of highly capable, low-cost, wirelessly controlled drones, bad actors can easily execute disruptive operations.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

NASA Eyes GPS at the Moon for Artemis Missions

The Global Positioning System (GPS), a satellite-based navigation system used by an estimated four billion people worldwide to figure out where they are on Earth at any moment, could be used to...

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Electronics & Computers

Mercedes-Benz Is an Early Adopter of What3words Navigation

Mercedes-Benz is incorporating what3words Limited’s three-word navigation technology directly into its standard vehicle navigation system.

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Application Briefs
Imaging

Land Combat Missile

MBDA Incorporated
Arlington, VA
703-387-7139
www.mbdainc.com

In early 2019, the DGA (French Procurement Agency) and the French Army (STAT) organized a campaign to test the MMP land combat missile in...

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Automotive

Boeing’s Next EcoDemonstrator Test Bed Will Be a 777

The Boeing Company is kicking off a new round of flight-testing to research approximately 50 technology projects related to safety, environmental sustainability, and passenger...

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Aerospace

New Zealand and LeoLabs Establish the First Low-Earth Orbit Regulatory Platform

LeoLabs, Inc. of Menlo Park, California has deployed the world's first dedicated regulatory platform for low-Earth orbit (LEO): the Space Regulatory and...

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Photonics/Optics

Part Two of the SAE International AutoDrive Challenge Kicks off Today

Mcity – the University of Michigan’s autonomous vehicle proving ground – will be the site of the SAE International AutoDrive Challenge’s college-level Year 2...

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Aerospace

Localization and Mapping of Unknown Locations with Unmanned Ground Vehicles

The main goals of this research are to enhance a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software platform to support unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) exploring the complex...

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Data Acquisition

Lockheed Martin’s Next-Gen, 360-Degree Vision System Flies on the Bell V-280 Valor

Lockheed Martin Corporation’s (Lockheed Martin) next-generation, multispectral, 360-degree imaging system flew for the first time on the Bell V-280...

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Manned Systems

OneWeb Ramps up Satellite Production with New Round of Funding

OneWeb has secured $1.25 billion in its latest funding round. The company, which seeks to deploy a satellite communication network by 2021 that will enable global...

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Communications

Raytheon Looks to Upgrade Carrier Landing System for Ground Use

The Raytheon Company (Raytheon), based out of Waltham, Massachusetts, is currently paying for a Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems (JPALS) software upgrade with...

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Data Acquisition

Nvidia Partners with AdaCore to Secure Self-Driving Firmware

As mobility software becomes increasingly complex and connected, so does the risk of human error and system safety. To combat this, New York-based software company AdaCore...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Northrop Grumman Will Develop Next-Gen Navigation System for U.S. Air Force

Northrop Grumman Corporation, based out of Falls Church, Virginia, will proceed with the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Embedded...

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Automotive

FLYHT and Spectralux Avionics Integrate Systems to Deliver FANS-Over-Iridium Satellite Communications to Airlines

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. of Calgary, Canada, and Spectalux Avionics of Redmond, Wash., have teamed up to integrate...

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Regulations/Standards

Aireon to Launch Free, Real-Time Emergency Aircraft Location Service

Aireon LLC, a global aircraft tracking and surveillance company in McLean, Va., is inviting aircraft operators, regulators, search-and-rescue organizations, and air...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Communicating from Space: The Front End of Multiscale Modeling

As satellites and astronauts travel further out in space, the more communication challenges they face. NASA launched the InSight Mission on May 5, 2018 from Vandenberg Air Force...

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Photonics/Optics

Optical Seeker for Munitions Systems

BAE Systems
Nashua, NH
603-885-4321
www.baesystems.com

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), through the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, has awarded BAE Systems...

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Communications

Iridium, Aireon, SpaceX Celebrate Satellite Launch, System Deployment

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 04:39:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on July 25, 2018 and placed 10 new Iridium NEXT...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

GPS Enabled Semi-Autonomous Robot

The primary objective of this research is to integrate GPS and local sensory data to allow a robot to operate semi-autonomously outside of a laboratory environment. The Pioneer 3-AT, a robust platform...

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Manned Systems

EU to Deploy UAV Traffic Management System by 2019

The Geneva-based body that navigates international air services for Switzerland and certain bordering countries, skyguide, joined forces with AirMap unmanned traffic management (UTM) to...

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Defense

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

AeroVironment, Inc.
Monrovia, CA
626-357-9983
www.avinc.com

AeroVironment, Inc. a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, received a contract...

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Aerospace

NASA CubeSats: Pushing the Boundaries of Technology

NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program is on the countdown clock to advance communications and proximity maneuvering capabilities for CubeSats with the Integrated Solar Array and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Osram and Vergence Automation Develop New Lidar and 4D Camera for Autonomous Vehicles

The pace of autonomous vehicle development is driving new opportunities for established auto suppliers to expand their technology portfolios. Recently...

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