stands for Global Positioning System, a satellite based navigation system

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Security context of SGEE (Server Generated Extended Ephemeris)

Some new positioning-modules now use SGEE technology to download the Ephemeris from the vendors server and reduce the time and power spend for fixes. SGEE not only fastens the fixing time but also ...
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GPS & GLONASS systems Antenna Selection

It is known that GPS satellites transmit information in the frequency 1575.42MHz MHz while GLONASS satellites transmit information at the some other 1602.0 MHz. How come most GNSS module makers say ...
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SGEE vs CGEE vs A-GPS

I refer to the explanation I picked up from a pdf below. Please note a person who already has knowledge on A-GPS and CGEE and SGEE does not have to read the explanation provided for those below. I ...
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GLONASS and GPS satellite usage simultaneously by Positioning Modules

Can a GPS module use 2 GPS satellites and 2 GLONASS satellites to obtain a fix without using all satellites of the same kind? I know that we cannot force this to happen but is it theoretically ...
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GPS modules with Active Antenna and without Active Antenna

After so much research, I've found out that GPS modules have so many factors that depend their performance on. But I was initially under the impression that GPS devices with active antennas are ...
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Correctly receiving the nmea characters from A2200-A GPS

I have been working on this project for a little while, trying to receive the characters from my GPS and then display these characters on a 16x2 LCD. I am using an interrupt on my UART RX pin which ...
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Prototyping Board to collect GPS data and Connect to internet using cellular network [closed]

I am new to prototyping products like the arduino. I am working on a project and I wanna know what could be the cheapest way to implement that. I want to collect location information from GPS and send ...
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GPS signal strength issue - route layout problem?

In my design I use GPS module u-blox MAX-7, LNA MAX2659 and chip GPS antenna. First prototype design shows good signal strength, in 2 minutes from a cold start I have a fix. Here is the picture of PCB ...
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GPS parity decoding, how to get D29 and D30 of previous bits?

According to ICD GPS 200C, to decode the bits of a word you need to have the bits 29 and 30 of the previous word, this means that to get the bits 29 and 30 of the previous word you should know the ...
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How to install an embedded GPS patch antenna

How should I install an embedded GPS antenna? Here is the antenna in question: http://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/seeedstudio-embedded-gps-antenna-for-gps-bee.html It has a 9 cm cable. My project ...
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How do I connect GPS receiver module with USB interface?

I have a GPS module DS-330R which has 6 connections, two are not used, one is Ground, one is Vcc (3.8 to 12.0V DC) and the remaining two are Data+ and Data- for USB connection. My questions are: Can ...
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Voltage decreases on higher current

I have a circuit composed of Arduino Mini Pro 3.3V and GY-GPS6MV2 (GPS Ublox NEO-6M). I have tried to power it with 3 different sources: 3xAA NiMH in serie connected to RAW pin of Arduino and using ...
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GPS Not Working

I'm working with Venus 638 GPS and trying to get my current location. All the documents of it (datasheet, scheme, etc) can be obtained here. To deal with it, I'm using codevision avr and monitoring ...
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How does GPS detect coordinates?

While I understand how GPS receiver finds its distance from GPS satellites and exact position using trilateration, I still do not understand how is GPS system able to find the latitude and logitude ...
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GPS and Barometer assisted flight on a mountain

This question is regarding a drone and its GPS/Barometer sensor and may not fit well in this community and if that's the case, please advise if I should move it elsewhere. So. I have built a DJI F550 ...
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What is the purpose of a battery on a GPS receiver?

My GPS receiver has a small MS621FE battery: Any ideas what might be the purpose of a battery on a GPS receiver?
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SIM908 GSM and GPS modules individual power control

I've been searching around google and even in manufacturer site for this information and found nothing relevant. Is it possible to turn off GSM module and keep turned on the GPS? How can it be done? ...
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Position tracking system for frisbee

I'm trying to build a smart frisbee for use in Ultimate. I'd like to be able to track the position of the frisbee in a playing field with pretty good accuracy (within ~2ft). GPS is a possibility, but ...
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Error models for tracking systems

Question in short: what is a suitable model to describe, model or even generate typical errors of a 2D, 3D, 6 DoF tracking system? I am interested in measuring the influence of the quality of ...
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Why can't the PIC18 perform a divide operation accurately?

I just noticed that when I am converting coordinates from N/S E/W format to decimal format it getting wrong product. I tested 1256/3600 which should be 0.3488888888889 but my pic gives me 0.3488922 ...
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using mbed with gps

I am trying to program an mbed micro controller to work with a GlobalSat EM 406 GPS receiver and have got it outputting long and lat to a host computer using the information on: ...
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GPS update rate

My thought process: I i'm am looking for a GPS that updates fast enough to actually read its position traveling 130 miles an hour ( I did some math and think 5 times a sec up date rate would get me 17 ...
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Tradeoff between embedded chip and external GPS antennas

I'm currently redesigning a board that implements GPS positioning. Until now I've been using a Fastrax IT520 module, which is very nice but has been discontinued. This forces me to rethink my board ...
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Shorted antenna DC-blocking capacitor value

I have an antenna that contains a DC short to ground ( a PIFA antenna at 1575 MHz in this case ). However, my device cannot tolerate a DC short to ground, so I need to include a blocking capacitor in ...
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Get location data for a program using GPS dongle [closed]

I'm working on vehicle tracking system using GPS. What I want to do is connect GPS receiver to my laptop and fetch the location data in to my program. I have seen many commercial GPS receivers and ...
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GPS positioning for quadcopter

I am an engineering undergraduate student. I am currently working on a project to implement a sensing package on a quadcopter for the deployment in the canopy of tropical rain forests. This package ...
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Xbee GPS Tracking

We're building a tracking system using Xbee and GPS. Wherein the GPS data is transmitted using the Tx Xbee and received with the Rx Xbee. We've supplied a 3.3V to both the Xbee and GPS (SKM53 by ...
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Not getting data from Parallax GPS

I am trying to use a Parallax PMB-648 GPS with an Arduino Nano running this code: ...
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Maestro A2200 GPS flash corruption

Does anyone have experience with the Maestro A2200 GPS module? I bought this module primarily on price, it's only 15 euro, but the datasheet indicates that sudden removal of power can result in ...
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GPS USB device with external coax antenna? [closed]

I've been looking around for a bit searching for a USB connected GPS reciever which i can hook up to my laptop. However, the building i'm sitting at is not ideal for recieving GPS signals but i do ...
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12v socket not providing enough current for mobile phone? [closed]

I've just installed a 12v socket to my motorcycle. The socket has a sticker saying "12V - 1A", and the user manual says that "use is possible up to a power input rating of 12W". Taking that into ...
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Getting the direction that user is facing

I've just started playing with electronics and I'm wondering. As you guys probably know, using the iPhone you can get the direction that the user is facing. My question is, what electronic ...
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Two chip antennas, same ground plane?

I would like to use a 430mhz RF antenna and a 1575mhz GPS antenna. Both antennas are chip and drive current in the ground plane to radiate. The RF antenna is only useful 1s every minute. The GPS has ...
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Honeywell Dead Reckoning Module GPS Problems

This was previously posted in the Stack Exchange forum and I was referred here. I'm currently trying to connect a Honeywell DRM4000L to a GPS module. The DRM is a dead-reckoning device which takes a ...
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GPS accuracy problems outside vs inside with repeater

I have an interesting problem testing GPS receivers: While working inside our lab, we get reasonable results. We have a GPS repeater, as shown in the picture. Inside the lab, I get good accuracy ...
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Intermittent control signal injection clock sync

I have a big challenge in my design to overcome: I need clock frequency accuracy of <0.2ppm with incredibly low power consumption. What we are doing currently is, using a 3G transceiver' baseband ...
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GPS configuration

I am having trouble configuring a GPS module. According to the data sheet it has 20HZ update rate and 2.5m accuracy. However, the results usually shift between 10m to 100m away from what they are ...
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The best components for a hybrid positioning system

I am stuck and need some extra brain power. I am attempting to build a grid of sensors with a trackable object...constrained to an X-Y plane, AND the object that is being tracked must be done so ...
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Microcontroller with integrated GSM & GPS support? [closed]

I am looking for a single chip microcontroller with GSM & GPS solution. Is there any microcontroller chip which is specifically available for GSM & GPS solution? So that it will act like ...
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Collecting data from GSM devices

this is my first question on electronics, so I hope I will get it right. :) GSM and GPS are topics which are quite new to me, but I will try to be as clear as I can. Is it possible to collect data ...
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Using 3DR's uBlox GPS with Compass Kit with Arduino

How do I hook up 3DR's uBlox GPS with Compass Kit to an Arduino UNO to get GPS data on the serial monitor? I was trying to use the tutorial on Adafruit. I think the data is being sent out differently ...
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Capturing a 16.368MHz data stream with a MCU running at 32MHz

I have a 32MHz MCU (Atmel XMEGA A4) and I need to recover a digital signal coming from a GPS front end chip which is outputting SIGN and MAGNITUDE data at 16.368MHz. Clearly this is a hell of a task ...
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Arduino multiple serial module usage

I'm stuck at this seemingly simple thing. I have a NMEA GPS module. It doesn't matter how it operates, it just transmit serial data stream at a baud rate of 38400. I have an arduino Mega which has ...
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GPS over CAN bus

How is GPS data typically sent over CAN bus? Some context: I'm looking to simulate sending and for receiving GPS data (using a Linux-running embedded device with CAN interface), to work side-by-side ...
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Adafruit GPS breakout commit setting to ROM

I have got the following GPS Adafruit Ultimate GPS Breakout I want the GPS to only output the GPS information in $GPRMC. I am able to do that with this command: ...
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netduino plus 2 compatible gps/gsm module

I have a netduino plus 2 board and I am trying to send gps location with gprs to my server.I am a java programmer by profession,but recently I got interested in IoT and m2m communications.I would like ...
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Connecting Arduino to GPS Chip with Single Pin

I was given an old Garmin GPS unit from a friend and decided to tinker around with it and see if I could connect the GPS chip up to my Arduino to use with their GPS library. Problem is, the chip ...
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anyways to receive data from the GPS module with GSM/GPRS [closed]

Am doing a project using the GPS. the main scenario is to display the position of the object in the maps. Scenario : am plan to use a GPS Antenna in the Arduino/Netduino board. where i will code to ...
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Parsing GPS($GPRMC)… Significance of Validity

In "$GPRMC,220516,A,5133.82,N,00042.24,W,173.8,231.8,130694,004.2,W*70" I know that the third argument 'A', is for valid data, but what does validity even mean, because you get an A even when some of ...
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GPS SOS Signal Device

Is there a way to send GPS coordinates from one device to another, without the use of any kind of cell service? What I'm attempting to design is a device that connect to a motorcycles' tip-over ...