Velocity

2013

NovAtel's Annual Journal of GNSS Technology Solutions and Innovation

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Tracing the legacy of NovAtel innovation TIMELINE 1978 Launch February 22—The first of the GPS Block I satellites launches successfully. 1991 Narrow Correlator Invention of the Narrow Correlator on the OEM1 and PC1 receivers provides unprecedented multipath rejection. 1993 IOC In December, GPS achieves initial operational capability (IOC), indicating a full constellation (24 satellites) providing the Standard Positioning Service (SPS). 1989 NovAtel & GPS NovAtel Communications Ltd., a wireless communications-focused company, begins developing GPS technology. 1978 2005 1993 Narrow Correlator patent secures NovAtel's place in precision GNSS. 1989 2006 1991 1993 1994 2007 2008 2009 2008 Hexagon NovAtel acquired by Hexagon. 2006 Kepler Award NovAtel CTO Pat Fenton wins the Institute of Navigation Johannes Kepler Award "for sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation." 2005 December—first launch of a Galileo satellite, GIOVE-A. 1994 NovAtel brings new levels of accuracy to GNSS with the introduction of RTK and its OEM2 GPSCard. 2007 April—China launches first BeiDou-2 satellite. 2006 Antcom NovAtel acquires Antcom. 2008 SPAN NovAtel partners with KVH to launch the SPAN-CPT—bringing GNSS/INS to size and weight constrained applications. 2009 Federal Contract NovAtel receives US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contract to develop the next generation Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) reference receiver (the "GIII" receiver). For more Solutions visit http:/ /www.novatel.com

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