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HONEYWELL INC. GRABS $7.2 SPACE SHUTTLE CONTRACT

Honeywell Inc. [HON] recently won a $7.2 million NASA contract for a Space Integrated GPS/Inertial Navigation System that can be used in the Space Shuttle, International Space Station and its return crew vehicle. The SIGI is based on Honeywell’s military GPS/INS aircraft system. (Honeywell, 813/579-6806.)

By | October 17, 1996

FAA DENIES WILCOX ELECTRIC INC’S WAAS CONTRACT PROTEST

Based on a recommendation from Judge Martha DeGraff of the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week denied a protest by Kansas City, Mo.-based Wilcox Electric Inc. to continue the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) contract. "We are very disappointed at the outcome because we believe we made […]

By | October 17, 1996

NAVTECH SEMINARS PLAN COURSES IN FLORIDA, VIRGINIA

Navtech Seminars is planning three GPS courses Nov. 18-22 in Alexandria, Va., and six GPS courses in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 9-13. Courses range from the "Fundamentals of GPS" to "Applied Kalman Filtering with Emphasis on GPS Applications." In other Navtech news, the company recently named retired Army Col. Sammie Young, formerly GPS project manager at […]

By | October 17, 1996

GPS/GIS ’97 CALL FOR PAPERS

Cabin John, Md.-based GeoResearch Inc.’s GPS/GIS ’97 Conference organizers are accepting technical papers and poster presentations until Feb. 15, 1997. The conference will be held in Annapolis, Md., May 13-16, 1997. Topics include defense, enhanced 911 emergency management, forestry, oil and gas, transporta tion and vehicle tracking, GIS mapping, telecommunications, utilities, environmental monitoring, disaster preparation […]

By | October 17, 1996

MICROSOFT ROLLS OUT MAPPING PRODUCTS

MICROSOFT ROLLS OUT MAPPING PRODUCTS October 3, 1996 Microsoft Corp. [MSFT] recently put three new mapping products on the market. The software, part of the Automap line, has links to the Internet through Automap Online. The maps, which cost $49.95 to $69.95, have trip planning capability.

By | October 3, 1996

RM ION CHAPTER SPONSORS APPLICATIONS MEETING

RM ION CHAPTER SPONSORS APPLICATIONS MEETING October 3, 1996 The Rocky Mountain Section of the Institute of Navigation (ION) is planning a "Cutting-Edge GPS Applications" meeting Oct. 24 at the Lockheed Martin [LMT] Citadel conference room. Topics include the MicroLab-1 project and the Tactical Automated Situation Receiver (TASR) updates. TASR uses GPS to provide warnings […]

By | October 3, 1996

CMC ANNOUNCES NEW COMPASS 3800

CMC ANNOUNCES NEW COMPASS 3800 October 3, 1996 Chicago Map Corp.’s (CMC) new $339 Compass 3800 combines a Garmin GPS 38 handheld receiver with its street-level mapping software for use in portable computing and desktop applications, the company said. The company also has developed its Precision Mapping Developers Kit for designers who need to integrate […]

By | October 3, 1996

STARLINK DEVELOPS DNAV FIELD PACK

STARLINK DEVELOPS DNAV FIELD PACK October 3, 1996 Austin, Texas-based Starlink Inc.’s new DNAV Field Pack combines a DGPS receiver and MSK radiobeacon for portable data collection, the company said. The system weighs 10 pounds and has four models. (Walt Fowler, Starlink, 512/454-5511.)

By | October 3, 1996

ALLEN OSBORNE ASSOCIATES INTRODUCES RTTK CAPABILITY

ALLEN OSBORNE ASSOCIATES INTRODUCES RTTK CAPABILITY October 3, 1996 Westlake Village, Calif.-based Allen Osborne Associates’ (AOA) Real Time TurboKinematic (RTTK) is designed for its TurboRogue and Rascal GPS receivers, the company said. RTTK in the Rascal eliminates the need for heavy backpacks and controllers, AOA said. The company’s new Rascal-12 will be offered to AOA’s […]

By | October 3, 1996

CERULEAN AND AT&T OFFER AVL PRODUCT

CERULEAN AND AT&T OFFER AVL PRODUCT October 3, 1996 Cerulean Technology Inc. and AT&T Wireless Services [T] are offering an AVL system on a laptop computer. The product is designed for police agencies. (Stephanie Smith, Cerulean Technology, 508/460-4016.)

By | October 3, 1996

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