Latest GPS signals Stories

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...

2009-08-11 05:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today introduced the Trimble(R) AP Series of embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM boards plus an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) in a compact form factor. The combined technology allows system integrators to add precise multi-frequency GNSS positioning and inertial data capabilities to their systems to provide continuous mobile positioning and high-accuracy orientation in poor signal environments. The AP Series is ideal for a...

2009-07-13 11:37:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) announces that, in conjunction with Boeing (NYSE: BA), the companies have achieved two major milestones to further develop and demonstrate capability enhancements to the High Integrity Global Positioning System (GPS) program for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. The first milestone, completion of an Enhanced Narrowband (ENB) software modification to computers on Iridium satellites, enables second-generation GPS-aiding...

2009-06-16 09:00:00

Latest Version of Software Toolkit Helps Engineers Create Custom Motion Profiles and Increase Simulation Duration AUSTIN, Texas, June 16, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the NI GPS Simulation Toolkit 1.5 for LabVIEW, an extension of the graphical system design environment that expands the NI RF PXI platform to provide engineers a cost-efficient, high-performance solution for GPS receiver testing that exceeds the capabilities of traditional...

2009-06-14 01:00:00

PARIS, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Paris Air Show -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team developing the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) III program has entered the Critical Design Review (CDR) stage on-schedule, an extensive phase that precedes production of the next-generation satellite system. Over the next year, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Newtown, Pa., along with industry partners ITT, Clifton, N.J., and General Dynamics of Gilbert, Ariz. will conduct 70 individual CDRs...

2009-05-22 06:25:00

The U.S. Air Force has recently attempted to allay fears that the space-based Global Positioning System (GPS) that helps guides millions of car navigation systems is going to crash. Initial concerns were raised during a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that the GPS system, which is also used heavily by the U.S. military, could be running into some serious disruptions due to a shortage of orbiting satellites. "It is uncertain whether the Air Force will be able to acquire...

2009-04-29 06:30:00

Self-contained navigation system offers an affordable blend of KVH's precision fiber optic gyros and NovAtel GPS for commercial applications MIDDLETOWN, R.I., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that it has received a new $1 million order for its CNS-5000, a self-contained navigation system that combines fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based inertial measurement technology from KVH with global positioning system (GPS) technology from NovAtel. This...

2009-03-30 09:15:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team developing the U.S. Air Force's next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) spacecraft, known as GPS III, continues to meet or exceed key milestones on schedule in the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) phase of the program. Lockheed Martin, Newtown, Pa., along with teammates ITT, Clifton, N.J., and General Dynamics of Gilbert, Ariz., have successfully completed 61 of 71 subsystem and assembly PDRs, with the...

2009-03-09 09:15:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team developing the next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) spacecraft, known as GPS III, is progressing on-schedule, achieving key milestones in the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) phase with the U.S. Air Force. GPS III will improve position, navigation and timing services and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability. The first block of the new generation...

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