Leuven, Belgium, May 4 2015 — Septentrio is pleased to announce the launch of AsteRx-m UAS, a RTK –accurate GNSS receiver solution specially designed for the drone market. The AsteRx-m UAS provides high accuracy GNSS positioning with industry leading low power consumption. The launch of the AsteRx-m UAS board is complemented by the release of GeoTagZ software suite; which works together with the UAS camera and image processing solution to provide cm-accurate position tagging of the images without the need for a real-time data link.
Despite being Septentrio’s smallest receiver, the AsteRx-m UAS provides you with consistent, robust and accurate positioning thanks to Septentrio’s in house GNSS+ algorithm technology. The receiver delivers cm-level accuracy at less than 600mW with GPS and less than 700mW with GLONASS. LOCK+ technology guarantees tracking under heavy usage and IONO+ guarantees no interference in challenging ionospheric conditions.
One of the key characteristics of AsteRx-m UAS and GeoTagZ is the seamless integration into any UAS. AsteRx-m UAS features standard connection functionality that directly connects to your autopilot, such as Pixhawk and Ardupilot. The power comes directly from a number of power sources including micro USB, a 9-30V external power supply or the vehicle power bus. GeoTagZ is available as a library of software to integrate into an UAS image processing tool chain.
Jan Leyssens, Commercial Product Manager at Septentrio says: “We want to make UAS based data collection and processing extremely simple. AsteRx-m UAS and GeoTagZ do just that. The GNSS board connects seamlessly to standard hardware and cameras used on a drone. Together with our software, we provide a data collection solution that provides cm-level accuracy without the need for ground control points or real-time data links, and that integrates effortlessly with an existing UAS image processing software solutions.”
The AsteRx-m UAS will be on display at booth #635 for the duration of AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2015, May 4-6, at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.
Septentrio Satellite Navigation designs, manufactures, sells and supports high-precision OEM GNSS receivers for the most demanding professional navigation, positioning and timing applications. Septentrio delivers breakthrough technology in the development of high-end GNSS receiver instruments and the integration of hybrid solutions. Septentrio receivers offer unrestricted signal tracking capability and the most comprehensive range of countermeasures to mitigate GNSS vulnerability. To learn more about Septentrio products, visit www.septentrio.com.