Septentrio recently completed the delivery of PolaRx5 multi-constellation GNSS reference receivers and antenna systems to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

“USGS and their partners will be among the first to exploit the PolaRx5’s seismic monitoring features,” says Neil Vancans, vice president of Septentrio Americas. “The PolaRx5 is Septentrio’s most complete GNSS receiver to date and provides the ideal upgrade for modernizing any continuously-operating reference station (CORS) network.”

The monitoring systems will be deployed through the Volcano Hazards Program (VHP) for volcano monitoring stations in Alaska and at various international locations through the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP), a cooperative effort between the USGS and the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.

The PolaRx5 receivers take full advantage of the new 5.1.0 firmware, which includes support for on-board PPP and dynamic response tuned for seismic applications. The PolaRx5 tracks all visible signals from Galileo, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, IRNSS and QZSS constellations. It provides industry-leading measurement quality and robust interference mitigation thanks to Septentrio’s patented AIM+ technology. The PolaRx5 supports these advanced features and more with power consumption that is scalable from less than 2.0 watts.

More information about VHP and VDAP can be found via http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/index.html and http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vdap/.

About Septentrio

Septentrio designs, manufactures and sells high-precision, multi-frequency, multi-constellation GPS/GNSS equipment, which is used in demanding applications in a variety of industries including marine, construction, agriculture, survey and mapping, GIS, and UAVs. Septentrio receivers deliver GNSS positions scalable to centimeter level, and perform under heavy scintillation or jamming. Septentrio receivers are available as OEM boards, housed receivers and smart antennas.