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NASA Demos First X-Ray Navigation in Space

NASA has performed the first fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space, which could help future robotic spacecraft to travel to deep space locations. The space agency said Thursday a team of engineers carried out the experiment called the Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology, or SEXTANT, on Nov. 11. …

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Report: Army Seeks Non-GPS PNT Tech for Ground Vehicles

The U.S. Army is looking for new technologies that can help ground vehicles relay coordinates in any weather and terrain without the need for a global positioning system link, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. The service branch released a request for information in December to collect public input on available non-GPS systems …

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DoD Units, Universities Test Air Platforms in GPS-Denied Environment

A group of Defense Department organizations and U.S. universities has tested various aircraft in an environment where global positioning system signal is degraded. The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday the week-long demonstration dubbed Developmental Test Navigation Festival was carried out in Edwards Air Force Base, California to evaluate aerial system performance in …

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DARPA Test-Flies Autonomous Small Quadcopters

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency put unmanned quadcopters through a series of tests to demonstrate autonomous flight without the aid of human operators or global positioning systems. DARPA said Wednesday three research teams under the Fast Lightweight Autonomy program flew small unmanned quadcopters through various environments using onboard cameras and sensors as well …

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NIST Launches Indoor Navigation App Devt Challenge

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched a challenge to foster the development of a smartphone application for indoor navigation. NIST said Friday the PerfLoc competition aims to give app developers and small companies access to NIST-collected data to aid the creation computer algorithms for indoor localization tools. An NIST-led team collected data …

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DARPA Eyes ‘Very Low Frequency’ Signals For PNT Systems as GPS Backup

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to demonstrate a positioning, navigation and timing system that will use very low frequency band signals as backup in case military forces lose access to GPS networks. Lin Haas, DARPA strategic technology officer, discussed the Spatial, Temporal and Orientation Information in Contested Environments project at DARPA Demo Day, …

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Army CERDEC, Partners Integrate Positioning, Navigation, Timing Tech

The U.S. Army‘s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center will use a system-of-systems approach to develop new positioning, navigation and timing strategies for mounted platforms, dismounted soldiers, anti-jam antennas and pseudolites. CERDEC said April 28 CERDEC’s command, power and integration directorate looks to apply the Assured PNT approach to address warfighter requirements through an …

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Air Force to Decommission 2 GPS Satellites

The U.S. Air Force has started to dispose of two global positioning system satellites in an effort to reduce GPS constellation risks due to underperformance. The 50th Space Wing said March 16 space operators from the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons are conducting disposal operations for satellite vehicle numbers 37 and 40. The satellites …

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