Tag Archives: Navigation

NovAtel Secures FAA Navigation Signal Generator Production Contract

NovAtel has received a contract of an undisclosed value to manufacture 40 signal generators for ground uplink stations to support a Federal Aviation Administration-built aircraft navigation system. The company said Thursday it will update and extend support for the FAA’s GUS infrastructure as part of Wide Area Augmentation System modernization efforts. Contract …

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Coast Guard Uses Satellites, Sensors to Back Arctic-Based Comms, Situational Awareness

The U.S. Coast Guard uses sensor technologies and satellites to perform communications, situational awareness, navigation and remote sensing operations in the Arctic region, National Defense reported Tuesday. A 2018 report by the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center says some of the technologies the Coast Guard uses for navigation and domain awareness …

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Raytheon to Deliver GPS Receiver Cards to USAF, Saudi Arabia

Raytheon has received a potential three-year, $36.7 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide received cards designed for global positioning system tracking and navigation. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will supply Advanced Technology Receiver Cards that work to simultaneously track patented direct measurement processing; ultra-tight global positioning system and inertial navigation system coupling; …

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Rockwell Collins to Install Navigation System on German Military Vehicles

Rockwell Collins has received a contract from Germany’s defense ministry to supply a technology that will offer Global Navigation Satellite System accessibility for the country’s military vehicles. The company said Tuesday it will install the NavHub system on multiple types of military vehicle in an effort to help German armed forces access navigation data. NavHub is …

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Lockheed Deploys 3 of 6 Receivers for Air Force GPS Monitoring Stations; Vinny Sica Comments

Lockheed Martin has delivered three satellite signal receivers to the U.S. Air Force as part of efforts to update the service branch’s global positioning system monitoring stations at six international locations. The company said Monday the Monitor Station Technology Improvement Capability receivers will work to build on the accuracy of GPS satellite signals …

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Serco Lands Potential $78M Contract for ESA Scientific, Engineering Services

Serco has won a potential five-year, $78.1 million “framework” contract to provide specialist scientific and engineering services to the European Space Agency. The company said Tuesday it will deploy skilled personnel to support ESA in 16 focus areas that include business management, data analysis, engineering, electromagnetics, information technology, navigation, optics, product …

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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft With Northrop’s Navigation Tool Travels Through Gap Between Saturn, Rings

A Northrop Grumman-built navigation platform has worked to provide attitude control capabilities for NASA’s Cassini space vehicle in support of the Saturn exploration mission. The spacecraft with Northrop’s Space Inertial Reference Unit maneuvered through a 1,500-mile gap between the planet and its rings on April 26, the company said Thursday. Northrop’s …

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General Atomics Test-Fires Blitzer Railgun Projectiles; Nick Bucci Comments

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has used a three-megajoule railgun system to fire three guidance electronics unit-equipped hypersonic projectiles during a test series at the U.S. Army‘s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. The company said Wednesday that the Blitzer railgun fired the projectiles at launch accelerations at a speed more than 30,000 times …

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