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2010-04-29 07:30:00

LOS ANGELES and MADRID, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Patent Office (EPO), in conjunction with the European Commission, has named Sanjai Kohli a 2010 Inventor of the Year for his outstanding work on developing powerful chipsets that increase the speed and precision of GPS navigation systems used commercially in cars, planes, ships and mobile phones. The annual award is given to individuals and teams whose ideas and innovations have not only made a tremendous impact on shaping the...

2010-04-19 10:00:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team developing the U.S. Air Force's next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite, known as GPS III, continues to maintain schedule performance and meet or exceed key milestones in the Critical Design Review (CDR) phase of the program. To date, the team has successfully executed 26 of 65 GPS III CDRs, most recently completing individual CDRs for the satellite's power regulation unit, batteries, and space...

2010-04-19 05:31:00

MUNICH, April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today announced a new portfolio of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers for construction site positioning and machine control applications. The new GNSS receivers track positioning signal information from the GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo satellite constellations. Coupled with Trimble® Connected Site(TM) solutions for construction, the new GNSS portfolio delivers unmatched flexibility,...

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2009-11-21 09:30:00

A research team led by the University of Colorado at Boulder has found a clever way to use traditional GPS satellite signals to measure snow depth as well as soil and vegetation moisture, a technique expected to benefit meteorologists, water resource managers, climate modelers and farmers. The researchers have developed a technique that uses interference patterns created when GPS signals that reflect off of the ground -- called "multipath" signals -- are combined with signals that arrive at...

2009-11-02 11:01:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The third Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-3) satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to provide significantly improved navigation capabilities for military and civilian users worldwide, has reached 10 years of successful on-orbit operational service. The satellite was launched on Oct. 7, 1999, and is one of 30 GPS spacecraft currently on-orbit, providing critical situational awareness and precision weapon guidance...

2009-09-23 09:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has surpassed another milestone on its Modernized User Equipment program by achieving live satellite M-code tracking with its MUE receiver. A Raytheon-led team developed modernized versions of the avionics and the ground-based module that receives signals from the Global Positioning System. Delivery of the pre-production receiver to the government is expected in November 2009. This milestone puts Raytheon...

2009-09-22 05:30:00

KARLSRUHE, Germany, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq:TRMB) today introduced new systems and software to broaden its portfolio of Connected Site(TM) survey solutions: New Trimble(R) R4, Trimble R5 and Trimble R6 GPS Receivers A new Trimble S3 Robotic Total Station A new version of Trimble Business Center Software New specialized Monitoring module for the Trimble Access(TM) Software Suite These positioning solutions provide even greater flexibility and versatility...

2009-09-14 10:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosum Corporation today announced that Mark Scheible has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Scheible joins Rosum with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the semiconductor industry with firms such as Intel Corporation, NEC Electronics, S3 Inc., SiRF Technology, Silego Technology, Reflectivity, and Anchor Bay Technology. "Mark Scheible brings to Rosum years of experience and a strong track record of leading edge...

2009-09-03 15:09:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The last in a series of eight modernized Global Positioning System IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellites built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been declared operational by the U.S. Air Force for military and civilian navigation users around the globe. The satellite, known as GPS IIR-21(M), was launched successfully from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Aug. 17. Lockheed Martin's operations team assisted the Air Force with the launch and early on-orbit...

2009-08-17 07:07:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the U.S. Air Force was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket. Designated GPS IIR-21(M), the satellite is the final in a line of eight GPS IIR-M spacecraft that the Lockheed Martin Navigation Systems team in...