Leuven, Belgium – Septentrio announced that Raven Aerostar, a manufacturer of Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) platforms, successfully integrated Septentrio’s AsteRx2eH, a single-board dual-antenna GPS/GLONASS heading receiver into their tethered aerostat systems.

Raven Aerostar completed a maritime persistent surveillance solution demonstration, deploying a TIF-25K aerostat system aboard the High-Speed Vessel – SWIFT (HSV-2), during which the AsteRx2eH performed remarkably. Integrating the single-board AsteRx2eH dual-antenna receiver to replace a solution based on two separate GNSS receivers, allowed Raven Aerostar to achieve a reliable and accurate heading solution while also decreasing deployment time and total cost of GNSS sensors.

The AsteRx2eH provides a compact and low power solution for precise positioning combined with accurate heading information, produced at a high output rate. The tracking of both GLONASS and GPS satellites allows the receiver to improve the availability and robustness of a solution in challenging environments.

“From its user interface to its accuracy and durability, Septentrio’s AsteRx2eH receiver has proven to be an exceptionally stable system,” commented Patrick Lokken, engineering technician at Raven Aerostar. “We have integrated the AsteRx2eH into our lighter-than-air applications in multiple environments including desert and maritime, and have yet to see it falter.”