GNSS Software developers

Applications that require a cheap, light, compact unit that can be operational for months or even years are so far not suited to GNSS, this is the case especially for tracking animals.  The hardware is becoming much cheaper; a mass-produced chipset can now be produced for about 1 euro.  However, battery developments are not keeping pace for reducing size, weight while extending operational life. 

One solution is to reduce the amount of power required by the receiver/transmitter for applications where constant real-time data is not required, by transmitting pulses of “raw” data to be computed elsewhere.  Software Based Receivers SBR) or Software Defined Radio GNSS (SDR) becoming more common, most universities researching GNSS will be active in this field, and so they are not listed below, unless they are actively promoting products for use beyond their own researchers.

Developers in the field of SBR and SDR

Aerospace Research and Technology Centre
www.ctae.org/sdr

Cross Country Wireless
www.crosscountrywireless.net

DLR
www.dlr.com

Fraunhofer IIS
www.fraunhofer.de

GNSS-SDR  (open source SDR)
www.gnss-sdr.org

IfEN
www.ifen.com

Leica Geosystems
http://www.leica-geosystems.com

Loctronix
www.loctronix.com/en/products_asr_overview.html

National Instruments
www.ni.com

Navcom
www.navcomtech.com

NAVSYS Corporation
www.navsys.com

NovAtel
www.novatel.com

NSL
www.nsl.eu.com

One Talent GNSS
www.onetalent-gnss.com