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PRESENTATIONS AT MUNICH SATELLITE NAVIGATION SUMMIT 2016

29. February 2016, Veronika Sax - IFEN Company, Events, Shows & Trade Fairs

During this years Munich Satellite Navigation Summit, Dr. Günter Heinrichs and Dr. Wolfgang Bär will present three interesting presentations.

Innovations in GNSS Testing and Applications

Dr. Wolfgang Bär

GNSS Testing for the Future - The Challenge

Dr. Günter Heinrichs

GNSS and Today´s Forestry - A Changing Industry

Dr. Günter Heinrichs

If you are interested in receiving one or all of the presentations, please contact us at Sales.

 

 

 


INDIA’S FIFTH NAVIGATION SATELLITE LAUNCHED

20. January 2016, Veronika Sax - Miscellaneous

The fifth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) constellation lifted off on time Jan. 20 from Satish Dhawan Space Center on Sriharikota Island, on India's east coast.

As in the previous four launches of IRNSS satellites, the navigation satellite rode aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This is the 33rd launch for the PSLV.

After the PSLV-C31 lift-off at 0401 GMT Wednesday (11:01 p.m. EST Tuesday) with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events - strap-on ignitions and separations, first stage separation, second stage ignition, heat-shield separation, second stage separation, third stage ignition and separation, fourth stage ignition and satellite injection - all took place as planned.

We are pleased to announce that the signal quality of the IRNSS Navigation Payload has been tested successfully by using IFEN´s high performance IRNSS Payload Coherence Test Receiver (PCTR).


FIRST POSITION FIX WITH GALILEO FOC SATELLITES IN GATE TEST RANGE

11. November 2015, Veronika Sax - Galileo

 

FOC satellites 'Galileo 8 and 7' with SV-ID 22 and 26 (FOC satellites) are now transmitting ephemeris on navigation data.

Today an IFEN NTR receiver has calculated a position fix with SV-ID 22 first time in combination with three virtual Galileo satellites from GATE on E1 as well as on E5a and E5b. Position accuracy was about 1 meter for E5a and about 4 meters for E1 and E5b.

For this test GATE is now synchronized to Galileo System Time from SV-ID 22. Navigation data from SV-ID 22 is currently flagged unhealthy.

FOC Satellites SV-ID 22 and 26 have been launched on March 27th, 2015.


IFEN at Winterberg

04. November 2015, Veronika Sax - IFEN Company

 

 

As part of our sponsoring activities 2015 our logo went together with Sandra Kroll and her bob to the selection races to Winterberg.

After a successful first pass Sandra and her team members have even been placed ahead of world cup starter Anja Schneiderheinze. Overall the second place could be secured after the second pass.

Congratulations to the whole team and all the best for the remaining races.

 


SUCCESSFUL ION GNSS SHOW 2015 IN TAMPA, FLORIDA

21. September 2015, Veronika Sax - IFEN Company, Events, Shows & Trade Fairs

 

From 15th till 18th September 2015 IFEN had the chance to be part of this year's ION GNSS Show in Tampa.

Great located with booth 400 close to the centre of the exhibition hall, Dr. Günter Heinrichs (IFEN GmbH) and Mark Wilson (IFEN Inc.) have been meeting several customers and potential prospects to discuss future opportunities as well as current experiences with our GPS/GNSS test equipment.

Interested visitors had the chance to try out our NavX-NCS Professional GNSS Simulator as well as our SX3 GNSS Software Receiver at our new media counters and get a first impression on performance, capability and flexibility of our NavX-NCS and SX3 products.

We are looking forward to the ION GNSS Show 2016 in Portland, Oregon.


SPECIAL FORCES OPERATIONS COMMAND FROM THE POLICE SOUTH BAVARIA VISITING GATE

19. August 2015, Veronika Sax - GATE

 

As part of a week-long training in the Training Institute of the Bavarian Police in Ainring, officials of the Special Forces Operations Command from the Police South Bavaria visited the Galileo Test and Development Environment (GATE) in Berchtesgaden.

One of the main tasks of the unit is the covert data collection, including the use of technical means. In order to determine, control and surveillance of site locations, such as in containers with dangerous goods, among with others the Global Navigation Satellite System GPS is used. According to visitor statement it is politically scheduled, depending on the successful deployment of the Galileo navigation system, to use the Galileo system in case of application in future. Against this background, information about Galileo, as well as a visit to the world's unique Galileo terrestrial open air testing environment 'GATE' was meaningful and purposeful for the experts.

GATE service engineer of the operating company IFEN GmbH Mr. Kern explained at the beginning of his speech the general principles and functions of satellite-based positioning and explained and presented in a second step the differences from the test environment GATE in a comprehensible way. The lecture was concluded with some user examples for a better illustration. In the end it was possible to show the visitors all eight GATE transmitting stations on the mountains around Berchtesgaden.

The participants thanked for a very informative and insightful talk which included some interesting information, despite their daily tech-savvy work so not known.