High precision positioning can be achieved by combining Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou, with Real Time Kinematics (RTK) technology. RTK is a technique that uses the receiver’s measurements of the phase of the satellite signal’s carrier wave. These measurements combined with corrections from a local or virtual base station allow the receiver to solve carrier ambiguities and provide centimeter level accurate position information to the end user, typically a moving device referred to as the rover.
The demand for scalable high precision technology is growing rapidly, as evident in the automotive world with next generation HUD and V2X applications, and in robotics with applications such as UAVs and robotic lawnmowers.
However, due to the complexity, size, power, and cost restrictions, existing high precision solutions have been unable to meet the demands of these markets.
Building on the success of our NEO M8P high precision GNSS module series and drawing on our extensive experience in GNSS positioning technologies, including dead reckoning, multi‑band, Real Time Kinematics, and GNSS correction services, we’ve created the u‑blox F9 platform. The platform delivers the next level of scalable GNSS high precision technology, which will pave the path for new navigation applications such as augmented reality and unmanned vehicle navigation.
To learn more, see:
- u‑blox announces u‑blox F9 robust and versatile high precision positioning technology for industrial and automotive applications
- The Navigation Conundrum - White Paper
- Achieving Centimeter‑Level Performance with Low Cost Antennas - White Paper
- View Webinar: High Precision Applications of UAVs webinar (1 hour 26 min)
- View Webinar: Centimeter‑level precise position with RTK technology