NuWaves Engineering, an international radio frequency (RF) and microwave solutions provider, announced that the company has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to research and develop advanced RF cavity filters for use on Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellites.
The European Space Agency has announced that the in-orbit validation of Galileo has been achieved: Europe now has the operational nucleus of its own satellite navigation constellation in place – the world’s first civil-owned and operated satnav system
Rockwell Collins announced that China Eastern Airlines has selected a comprehensive suite of its communication, navigation and surveillance avionics and SATCOM for 80 new aircraft, including 60 Airbus A320s and 20 Boeing 777s.
Selex ES has been awarded a €10.3 million contract by the European GNSS Agency to deliver the first generation of Public Regulated Service operational receivers for use by PRS participants in EU member states.
Exelishas successfully completed several software upgrades for the new Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, or GPS OCX. Integration and testing were recently conducted on iteration 1.5 of the OCX navigation, encryption and Mission Upload Generator, or MUG, software.
STMicroelectronics has announced Teseo III, a single-chip standalone positioning product family capable of receiving signals from multiple satellite navigation systems, including the Chinese BeiDou, the U.S. GPS, European Galileo, Russia’s GLONASS and Japan’s QZSS.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin more than $200 million in contract options to complete production of its fifth and sixth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III.
Global spending on GPS/GNSS systems and devices is expected to remain robust over the coming decade, according to Strategic Defence Intelligence new report – The Global Military GPS/GNSS Devices Market 2013-2023 – which forecasts market growth at a CAGR of 4.6%, primarily driven by their extensive use alongside associated software in modern or fourth-generation warfare.
Exelis successfully completed factory acceptance testing for the Global Positioning System (GPS) III navigation payload simulator software. Developed by Exelis, the software will simulate the behavior of GPS signals in space, which will be used for testing the U.S. Air Force's next generation GPS ground station known as the operational control system (OCX). The simulator will be integrated into the Raytheon-developed GPS System Simulator (GSYS) within OCX.