Septentrio is rolling out a next-generation global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver for precise scientific and geodetic applications. The PolaRx5 is designed to support demanding projects, offering a select range of advanced features that enable maximum accuracy and functionality.
“With PolaRx5, Septentrio has developed an advanced GNSS reference receiver to meet the advanced needs of our customers,” says Jan Leyssens, PolaRx5 product manager. “The selection of PolaRx by UNAVCO for their reference receiver needs illustrates the strengths of Septentrio’s robust technology and PolaRx’s innovative features such as its interference robustness, spectrum analyzer and web interface to make the PolaRx5 the leading GNSS reference receiver on the market today.”
Powered by Septentrio’s next-generation multi-frequency engine, the PolaRx5 offers 544 hardware channels for robust and high quality GNSS tracking. The receiver supports all major satellite signals including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou, as well as regional satellite systems including QZSS and IRSS.
Septentrio’s Advanced Interference Mitigation (AIM+) technology enables the PolaRx5 to filter out both intentional and unintentional sources of radio interference from narrowband signals over high-powered pulsed signals to chirp jammers and Irridium interferers.
Furthermore, Septentrio’s patented APME+ multipath mitigation technology eliminates short delay multipath without introduction of bias. If needed, the user has the ability to activate or deactivate APME+ to obtain completely unmodified measurements.
PolaRx5 is developed to offer a user-friendly experience. Septentrio’s comprehensive web interface and the built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth interface give users complete control and visibility of the receiver. The user’s web browser provides secure access to all receiver settings and status, data storage and firmware upgrades, as well as advanced monitoring, such as a built-in spectrum analyzer.
Septentrio designs, manufactures and sells high-precision multi frequency multi constellation GPS/GNSS equipment, which is used in a variety of industries including marine, construction, agriculture, survey and mapping, GIS, UAVs and other industries. Septentrio receivers are available as OEM boards, housed receivers and smart antennas. Headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, Septentrio has additional offices in Torrance, Calif., and Hong Kong.