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NATEP Showcase – Jammer Locator Development Project

The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) showcase was conducted at the University of Central Lancashire’s Engineering Innovation Centre this week.

The showcase celebrated successes achieved by SME organisations within the programme and provided a forum for companies working on NATEP projects to present their ideas.

Our Operations Director, Chris Mayne, presented on the successes of our Jammer Locator development project, which is focused on identifying and locating sources of GNSS interference or jamming that present a threat to civil and military operations.

This project is an example of Forsberg’s expertise in the provision of Position, Navigation and Timing through GNSS and the protection of GNSS availability in circumstances in which jamming occurs.

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We’ve Moved!

We are excited to announce that we have moved to our new offices. The official switch over was on Monday 23rd September 2019. It has been a busy week of moving each department at a time.

Forsberg continue to be based in the Lancaster area as the new office is located in nearby Heysham. The move represents the exciting next stage in the development of the business and provides a superb platform for future growth plans.

“The company has grown by 30% during 2019 and our new office will serve us well into the future.”

Charles Forsberg – Managing Director, Forsberg Services

The new, purpose-built offices are located in Heysham Port:

New Quay Offices, Heysham Port, Heysham, LA3 2XF, UK.

Opening hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information on the relocation or services supplied by Forsberg Services Ltd, please contact us.

Telephone: 01524 383320 | Email: info@forsbergpnt.com

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Our new identity

As part of our ongoing evolution and the upcoming office move, we felt it was the right time to update our branding to a fresh and modern new design to better reflect us as a company. Our new tagline ‘Positioning, Navigation, Timing’ simply states what we do and better summarises our strengths and capabilities.

To create the new logo, we carefully selected and combined imagery representative of the different areas of our industry to construct a logo that perfectly portrays the work we do in positioning, navigation, timing, mapping, connectivity and innovative engineering.

The diagram below shows the imagery individually and what each one represents. The new Forsberg logo is a combination of each of these elements, the final image representing our specialist areas within the industry.

Our tagline ‘Positioning, Navigation, Timing’ known within the industry as ‘PNT’ will be used in our new website domain, email addresses and social media handles.

Find us and our new look at

www.forsbergpnt.com

 

 

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DUCs on the Water

Our Forsberg team ‘DUCs on the Water’ braved the rain and donned duck themed attire to compete in the annual NWL Chamber of Commerce Dragon Boat Challenge on Preston docks.

In the first heat, ‘DUCs on the water’ got the fastest time of the day so far and continued on their winning streak throughout the rest of the heats, taking us through to the final.

Our team rowed their way to a cool 4th place! We may have come home without a medal but a great day was had by all and most importantly, no one fell in! Go team!!

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Forsberg Supports E-Racing

Forsberg are proud to be supporting the Lancaster University E-Racing. The team consists of Masters of Engineering students whose student project is to design and manufacture a race car to compete at the IMechE Formula Student event at Silverstone in July this year.

We are providing the team with sponsorship, expertise and a ReACT smart antenna to precisely track the vehicle in testing and competition to enable the team to gather valuable information about the cars performance this year. The new car will feature Forsberg branding.

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GPS Era Week Rollover

6 April 2019

On 6 April 2019, a significant event in GPS will occur, however, it is highly unlikely that you will experience any disruption to your current service.

On this day, the transmitted GPS week number in the navigation message will rollover from 1023 to 0. This will be the second era rollover since GPS time was established. NovAtel commercial receivers will continue to increment the week number from 2047 to 2048 and will not roll back to 0 or 1024.

In preparation for this event, NovAtel has tested their receivers using a simulator and have determined the following.

NovAtel OEM6 receivers with firmware >= 6.510 and OEM7 receivers will continue to operate as expected during and after the rollover. The week number will continue to increment.

OEM6 receivers with firmware < 6.510, OEMStar, OEMV and OEM4 receivers will continue to increment the week reported and operate normally during and after the rollover.

However, one issue was identified where the receivers will report an incorrect week number in the “ref week” field of the RAWALM log if the current week number and the almanac week number are in different eras.

The reference week value will be correct once both the current week number and the almanac week number are in the new era. It is recommended that users do not use the reference week value in the RAWALM log, or if it is required, to decode the WNa directly from the SV ID 51 subframe page data. Note: The header of the RAWALM message will be correct and the ALMANAC log is not affected.

For NovAtel ground reference station receivers, please contact NovAtel Support

Please note that firmware prior to OEM4 2.322 was not tested.

Receiver firmware can be downloaded at the link below
Download link: http://www.novatel.com/support/info/view/gnss-receivers

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