NovAtel Inc. today launched its new TerraStar-C PRO correction service with multi-constellation support, including the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou constellations. Combined with NovAtel’s OEM7 positioning technology, TerraStar-C PRO cuts initial convergence times by nearly 60 percent and offers 40 percent better horizontal accuracy than the current TerraStar-C service.
NovAtel’s TerraStar-C PRO offers a robust multi-constellation solution that provides greater positioning accuracy, availability, and reliability than ever before, according to the company. With the growing number of operational GNSS satellites, TerraStar-C PRO offers considerable benefits in challenging signal conditions such as multipath, shading, interference, and scintillation. High rate TerraStar-C PRO corrections provide re-convergence in less than 60 seconds following brief GNSS signal interruptions.
TerraStar-C PRO multi-constellation corrections combined with OEM7 technology are said to enable a 2.5 cm horizontal accuracy, initial convergence in under 18 minutes and worldwide coverage.
TerraStar-C PRO corrections are generated using TerraStar’s proprietary global network of more than 100 strategically located GNSS reference stations. The correction data is delivered worldwide through overlapping geostationary satellites directly to a NovAtel receiver or via cellular IP network. With OEM7 triple L-Band support, TerraStar-C PRO correction signals from up to three satellites can be tracked and used simultaneously, providing continuous correction data reception when the primary satellite signal is blocked.
“TerraStar-C PRO enables higher operational efficiency by allowing users to start operations sooner and continue to work through challenging conditions without interruptions,” said Sara Masterson, NovAtel’s positioning services segment manager. “We continue to build our TerraStar portfolio of services and with the addition of TerraStar-C PRO customers can trust that they have not only a highly-reliable precise positioning solution, but also services that immediately translate to increased productivity.”
TerraStar-C PRO is available immediately as a termed subscription service for agriculture, unmanned, airborne, and land applications, such as survey, mapping and GIS and supported on compatible OEM7 products with firmware version 7.05 and later.