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Launchpad: GNSS receiver, graphing software, hexacopter, more


A roundup of current merchandise within the GNSS and inertial positioning business from the April 2019 challenge of GPS World journal.


GNSS receiver

With embedded 9-DOF IMU


Photograph: Rokubun

The Argonaut GNSS receiver is ready to present geo-location with real-time accuracy of two meters and off-line accuracy higher than zero.four meters utilizing Argonaut PaaS. That is potential as a result of GNSS uncooked measurements, along with inertial measurement unit (IMU) nine-degrees-of-freedom (9-DOF) measurements, are saved for offline GNSS processing (PPK, RTK, DGNSS). Argonaut will even register exterior occasions reminiscent of digital camera triggers inside microsecond decision and decimetric geo-location accuracy. The embedded IMU permits for an elevated price of navigation fixes in addition to strong options in situations with impaired GNSS availability.

Galileo AltBOC addition

Plus atmospheric corrections


Photograph: Skydel Options

SDX GNSS simulator replace model 19.1 provides Galileo AltBOC sign era, new atmospheric errors, SBAS enhancements and SV antenna patterns. SDX customers licensed with the Galileo E5 sign will have the ability to generate Eight Part Shift Keying (Eight-PSK) fixed envelope AltBOC after upgrading to SDX 19.1. Model 19.1 additionally provides a brand new error sort to all SDX customers: atmospheric delays. These errors may be compensated for with the SBAS choice put in.
Skydel Options,

Wavefront simulator

Added to software-defined platform


Photograph: Skydel Options

The BroadSim Wavefront Simulator is a brand new addition to Skydel’s software-defined platform. The BroadSim Wavefront additional extends the capabilities achieved by BroadSim Anechoic, incorporating help for managed radiation sample antenna (CRPA) and multi-element receiver testing. Powered by Skydel SDX, the simulator’s options embrace phase-coherent simulation, real-time automated part calibration, scalability from four to 16 parts, and superior jamming and spoofing situations.
Skydel Options,

GNSS antenna

For top-precision and autonomous purposes


Photograph: Maxtena

The M7HCT-A-SMA is a high-accuracy, multi-frequency lively quadrifilar helix GNSS antenna designed for high-precision and autonomous multi-frequency purposes. The design presents concurrent GNSS reception on L1 (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou) and L2 (GPS L2C, Galileo E5B and GLONASS L3OC) in a rugged, compact and extremely light-weight type issue. The antenna is designed for GIS, RTK and different high-accuracy GNSS purposes such because the drone and automotive markets. Helicore know-how offers distinctive sample management, polarization purity and excessive effectivity in a 25-gram type issue. The antenna gives as much as 30-dB achieve for GNSS purposes in a single radome housing with a single SMA connector.

Moveable simulation

Answer for field-test necessities


Photograph: CAST Navigation

The CAST-1000 duplicates GPS RF alerts and makes use of dual-frequency sign era know-how. This enables for duplicate testing within the laboratory or the sector and real-time or configured management. The CAST-1000 is cellular and moveable, which makes it the perfect answer for area check necessities. Producing GPS and GLONASS alerts with as much as 12 satellites in view, the CAST-1000 simulates alerts for satellites of P code on L1 and L2 and C/A code on L1. The GPS RF sign is dual-frequency and has a 12-channel configuration for any mixture of seen area automobiles. The system is very programmable — operators can select from an array of auto varieties and replicate dynamic movement for all types of automobiles, from terrestrial to aquatic, airborne to space-based. By using 6-DOF dynamic profile knowledge collected within the area and thru profile configuration, a trajectory may be created. The CAST-1000 additionally encompasses a efficiency analysis module, permitting for comparisons between uncooked and filtered knowledge.
CAST Navigation,

Survey & Mapping

Graphing software program

New plotting options


Photograph: Golden Software program

Model 14 of the Grapher scientific graphing package deal presents new plotting and customizing performance based mostly on consumer suggestions. The Grapher software program provides customers deeper insights into their knowledge by offering them with 80 versatile and easy-to-use 2D and 3D graphing instruments for plotting, analyzing and displaying scientific knowledge units. The package deal is used extensively by scientists and engineers in oil & fuel operations, hydrologic/geochemical research, environmental consulting, mineral exploration and educational analysis. New or upgraded options embrace Enhanced Plotting (the power to plot knowledge in rows and columns, carry out one-button Durov class plots, and simply generate multi-plot stories); and Improved Bar Charts (bar charts are extra versatile, providing variable bar widths and differentiated fill colours for unfavourable and constructive).
Golden Software program,

GIS software program replace

New lidar performance


Photograph: Blue Marble Geographics

International Mapper model 20.1 gives new and up to date geospatial instruments, in addition to efficiency enhancements all through the appliance. Enhancements to model 20.1 embrace a brand new zooming perform within the path profile window, a digitizer software for mechanically closing gaps between options and, for lidar module customers, some extent proximity question perform.
Blue Marble Geographics,

Survey software

For the geospatial business


Photograph: International GNSS

The GNSS Surveyor cellular software offers location info and high quality place knowledge in actual time with sub-meter to centimeter accuracy. It connects to any exterior GNSS receiver by way of Bluetooth. Options embrace a one-touch configured command to speak instantly with the GNSS Bluetooth system; location info and high quality of the place knowledge in actual time with centimeter accuracy; GPS knowledge corresponding to place, peak, satellites and velocity; and constellation info for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS and SBAS satellites. It additionally features a direct IP function for real-time kinematic (RTK) corrections knowledge. An inner NTRIP shopper masses RTCM knowledge from the web. Location info is collected as latitude and longitude, altitude, velocity or tempo, bearing and UTC time. GNSS precision consists of international protection, centimeter-level accuracy, quick time to first repair, multi-constellation and multi-band, and highest safety. Navigation makes use of embrace floor robotics navigation, lane-level navigation, heavy machine navigation, industrial navigation and monitoring, and business UAV.
International GNSS,

Indoor mapping

Slam know-how removes level cloud artifacts


Photograph: NavVis

The SLAM-based NavVis M6 Indoor Cellular Mapping System (IMMS) now mechanically detects and removes level cloud artifacts, together with shifting objects in static scenes. The newest IMMS launch removes artifacts from level clouds through the post-processing of scan knowledge (see earlier than and after picture above). Fringe factors and dynamic objects are two widespread forms of level cloud artifacts that have an effect on all 3D laser scanning units. The NavVis M6 IMMS makes use of laser scanners to seize a excessive quantity of measurement factors of an surroundings. With the newest software program replace, the algorithms utilized through the post-processing of scan knowledge makes use of the a number of observations to detect whether or not measurement factors truly exist within the bodily area. Whether it is decided that the purpose doesn’t exist and is as an alternative ensuing from the laser beam hitting an edge or an object shifting via the area, this level is routinely eliminated. The result’s a a lot cleaner, crisper level cloud that requires much less clean-up time in point-cloud modifying software program and that’s simpler to make use of for purposes similar to BIM modeling.

Cellular & UAV

Journey handhelds

Bigger show, improved entry to Satellite tv for pc imagery


Photograph: Garmin

Garmin has up to date two premium adventure-oriented handhelds, the GPSMAP 66s and the GPSMAP 66st, with expanded wi-fi connectivity, direct-to-device entry to BirdsEye satellite tv for pc imagery, climate forecasting and a bigger Three-inch sunlight-readable shade show. The GPSMAP 66st gives preloaded topographic maps for U.S. and Canada, with element of coastlines, rivers, summits, terrain contours and geographical factors. Connectivity to the brand new Garmin Discover app and the BirdsEye Satellite tv for pc Imagery (no annual subscription) convey high-resolution photo-realistic route views. Climate updates come by way of Bluetooth to a suitable cellular system. The Discover app consists of options for outside navigation, journey planning, mapping and knowledge sharing. Options embrace multi-GNSS satellite tv for pc help and altimeter, barometer and compass sensor capabilities; 16 hours of battery life in full GPS mode; LED flashlight and SOS beacon; constructed to army requirements for thermal, shock and water efficiency (MIL-STD-810G); RINEX knowledge logging that permits sub-meter accuracy of GPS place after publish processing.

RTK Hexacopter

Built-in GNSS improves accuracy


Photograph: Yuneec Worldwide

The H520 hexacopter is now obtainable with a real-time kinematic (RTK) system. The absolutely built-in RTK satellite tv for pc navigation allows extraordinarily correct recurring photographs and quicker 3D mapping. It additionally makes automated inspection flights simpler and extra exact. The H520 RTK is appropriate for business purposes that require most precision. Through the use of RTK know-how, the H520 can now fly a lot nearer to things for inspection as a result of the UAV positions itself exactly within the centimeter vary (1 cm + ppm horizontal / 1.5 cm + ppm vertical) quite than within the meter vary, which is commonplace for the H520.
Yuneec Worldwide,

Net-based knowledge service

Allows sharing of UAV knowledge units

MAGNET Collage Net is a web-based service enabling the sharing and collaboration of UAV and scanning knowledge units. Model 1.Three permits operators to work with extra forms of knowledge with higher flexibility, together with the power to import BIM fashions, in addition to CAD and GIS knowledge. It may be used to overlay as-built laser scans and design knowledge to visualise proposed modifications and detect development points. The software program helps OBJ, FBX and 3DS codecs. The improve additionally consists of new direct publishing performance for CAD and GIS knowledge information by way of the browser.