GNSS receiver manufacturer Septentrio announced the arrival of its AsteRx SB, which was first showcased at Expomin in Santiago, Chile and Intermat in Paris, France, and then was on display at the recentIEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) in Monterey, California.
The AsteRx SB delivers Septentrio’s ground-breaking quad-constellation RTK in a low-power, IP68 compliant housing. Built around the hugely successful AsteRx-m2 GNSS receiver engine, the AsteRx SB features WiFi, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet and serial connectivity. Septentrio’s GNSS+ suite of positioning algorithms converts difficult environments into good positioning: LOCK+ technology to maintain tracking during heavy vibration, APME+ to combat multipath and IONO+ technology to ensure position accuracy during periods of elevated ionospheric activity, according to the company.
The AsteRx SB also features AIM+ interference mitigation and monitoring system whichcan suppress the widest variety of interferers, from simple continuous narrowband signals to the most complex wideband and pulsed jammers.
Key benefits for users include:
- Quad-constellation, multi-frequency, all-in-view RTK receiver
- Robust and compact IP68 weatherproof housing
- AIM+ interference monitoring and mitigation system
- L-band PPP, RTK, scalable accuracy
- High-update rate, low-latency positioning
- Base and rover operation
- Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet, Serial and USB communications
Whether exposed to the elements or inside a vehicle cab, operating alone or as a core component of a sensor-fusion system, the AsteRx SB is designed as straightforward to setup and integrate into any new or existing application. Using WiFi or micro USB, the AsteRx SB can be configured and monitored using any device with a web browser.
“We believe the AsteRx SB is the best all-rounder on the market today. We’ve produced a small and low-power device with zero compromise on performance. From machine control to sensor-fusion applications, manned or unmanned, the compact size and low power of the AsteRx SB along with its range of communications options make it ideal for any project requiring reliable high-precision positioning,” said Gustavo Lopez, Product Manager at Septentrio.
Septentrio also announced the launch of the next generation AsteRx-i. The AsteRx-i combines Septentrio’s latest compact, multi-frequency multi-constellation GNSS engine with an external industrial grade MEMS based IMU. Jan Van Hees told Inside GNSS in Monterey of plans to release two more sensors later this year.