Can Money Solve Navigation Woes?

Can I simply buy a working solution and drop it into my application? I used to believe if you had enough budget, the answer to this question would be a resounding YES. But now, I'm leaning further towards maybe. It sounds odd, but even a $40K system may not leave…

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GPS or GNSS Receivers - What can they measure?

The world of GPS or GNSS receivers is complex and can lead to misconceptions. Hence, this brief discussion about what information they can provide. Measurements Three pieces of information are output by virtually all receivers: 3D Position: latitude, longitude, altitude Derived from transit time for signal to travel from satellite…

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GPS or GNSS - Pick a name

"We used a GPS receiver..." "We used a GNSS receiver..." Writing or presenting about a topic that includes navigation systems inevitably leads to the question of names. A growing number of receivers are multi-constellation, meaning they can take advantage of more than the 24 official GPS [1] satellites orbiting the…

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