Septentrio has released two new GNSS receivers, the AsteRx-m2 and AsteRx-m2 UAS. They are designed to offer unmatched interference mitigation technology on ultra-low-power.
“The market demands increasingly accurate and reliable GNSS positioning systems for inspection, mapping and aerial survey,” says Gustavo Lopez, product manager at Septentrio. “Septentrio’s answer is the AsteRx-m2 and the AsteRx-m2 UAS, offering multi-frequency and multi-constellation tracking, as well as robust interference protection all for the lowest power on the market.”
The credit card sized AsteRx-m2 and the AsteRx-m2 UAS offer all-in-view multi-frequency, multi-constellation tracking and centimeter-level RTK position accuracy for what Septentrio touts as the lowest power of any comparable receiver. Additionally, the AsteRx-m2 and the AsteRx-m2 UAS can receive TerraStar satellite-based correction signals for PPP positioning.
The new OEM boards feature Septentrio’s AIM+ interference mitigation system. It can suppress a wide variety of interferers, from simple continuous narrowband signals to complex wideband and pulsed jammers. The increasing levels of radio frequency pollution coupled with the intrinsic danger of self-interference in compact systems such as UAS makes interference mitigation a vital element in any UAS GNSS system, Septentrio says.
The AsteRx-m2 UAS is designed specifically for unmanned systems. It brings plug-and-play compatibility for autopilot software such as ArduPilot and Pixhawk and event markers can accurately synchronize a camera shutter with GNSS time. The board can be directly powered from the vehicle power bus via its wide-range power input. The AsteRx-m2 UAS works seamlessly with GeoTagZ software and its SDK library for RPK (ReProcessed Kinematic) offline processing to provide RTK accuracy without the need for ground control points or a real-time datalink.
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.