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September 16, 2019

Train Safety Enhanced with GNSS Receivers from Septentrio

Septentrio now provides GPS/GNSS receivers to rail equipment manufacturer Wabtec, also a provider of digital solutions and services to the train industry. Wabtec is implementing the receivers in its GoLINC Edge platform to provide positioning, connectivity, data storage and Positive Train Control (PTC) enhanced with the adoption of higher-precision positioning technology.

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By Inside GNSS
September 13, 2019

Septentrio Introduces AsteRx SBi GNSS/INS System in a Rugged Housing

Leuven, Belgium-based Septentrio, a global supplier of high-accuracy positioning technology for demanding applications, unveiled this week AsteRx SBi, a new housed GNSS/INS receiver. Within its rugged, waterproof enclosure a high-performance GPS/GNSS is coupled with an industrial-grade inertial sensor to provide high-accuracy, reliable positioning and 3D orientation (heading, pitch, roll).

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By Inside GNSS
June 20, 2019

Development Kits Now Available for Septentrio’s mosaic High-Precision GNSS Module

Leuven, Belgium-based Septentrio has made its mosaic development kit available for testing and integration. Described as the company’s most compact next-generation, high-precision multi-frequency GPS/GNSS module, this receiver brings precision and reliability of high-end multi-frequency GNSS to mass market applications. It is designed to fit into the assembly line process, which allows mosaic to be favorably priced for high volumes.

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By Inside GNSS
January 8, 2019

Septentrio and Sapcorda to Demonstrate Safe High-Precision GNSS Positioning, Correction Solutions for Autonomous Driving

Septentrio and German company Sapcorda, specialized in safe broadcasted GNSS correction services, announced they will deliver live demonstration of a safe high-accuracy positioning and correction solution for automated driving. The companies have combined their respective technologies to deliver the benefits of SSR (Space State Representation) technology seamlessly to OEM automakers and Tier1 integrators.

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By Inside GNSS
November 27, 2018

Septentrio’s AIM+ Designed to Overcome RF Interference on GNSS Signals

GNSS signals are exceptionally vulnerable to radio frequency interference which can happen by accident – think of an amateur radio operator broadcasting locally – but also occur intentionally by jamming and spoofing devices. No matter the application, the stakes can be extremely high when GNSS signals are lost due to radio interference.

This could mean a loss of position in cars, taxis, trucks or robotic vehicles, emergency response vehicles, but also construction machines, marine survey, drone inspection or even financial transaction synchronization, food delivery and ride-sharing services. Interference is not some new phenomenon but with the many markets —demanding reliable positioning — it has become a priority today.

For more than 15 years Septentrio has been developing and perfecting unique interference mitigation techniques to address interference threats on GNSS. The countermeasures employed include adaptive notch filtering, pulse blanking, and unique wide band interference mitigation. Together, these measures along with other analogue and digital advancements form Septentrio’s AIM+ (Advanced Interference Mitigation) technology.

The company has an informational brochure designed to address the ever-increasing number of connected devices operating across the increasingly crowded RF spectrum that can cause unintentional interference of GNSS signals. Maintaining position accuracy, reliability and availability is a serious challenge both today and tomorrow for GNSS receivers operating in this crowded RF interference environment. As more and more new applications for GNSS are developed, challenges grow as more complex forms of interference appear worldwide. Identifying and overcoming interference with the application of advanced mitigation technologies is critical to ensure the quality of GNSS measurements and positioning.

You can download  your free 20 pages GNSS interference brochure and find out how we can help you monitor and mitigate interference in your everyday work and life.

Septentrio has developed a sophisticated RF interference monitoring and mitigation system (AIM+). To mitigate the effects of narrow-band interference, 3 notch filters can be configured either in auto or manual mode. These notch filters effectively remove a narrow part of the RF spectrum around the interfering signal. The L2 band, being open for use by radio amateurs, is particularly vulnerable to this type of interference. The effects of wideband interference, both intentional and unintentional, can be mitigated by enabling the WBI mitigation system. The WBI system also reduces, more effectively than traditionally used pulse-blanking methods, the effects of pulsed interferers.

By Inside GNSS
August 9, 2018

Septentrio’s AsteRx-i Delivers Accurate, Reliable GNSS/IMU Integrated Positioning

GNSS receiver manufacturer Septentrio recently launched the next generation AsteRx-i which combines the company’s latest compact, multi-frequency multi-constellation GNSS engine with an external industrial grade MEMS based IMU. It can deliver accurate and reliable GNSS/IMU integrated positioning to the cm-level as well as full 3D attitude at high update rates and low latency, according to Septentrio.

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By Inside GNSS
May 14, 2018

Septentrio Releases AsteRx SB, a Compact and Ruggedized GNSS Receiver

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.

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By Stan Goff
July 21, 2017

Septentrio’s GNSS Receiver First to Record Scintillation on Galileo Signals in Antarctica 

PolaRx5S GNSS reference receiver. Photo: Septentrio

At the end of last year, the DemoGRAPE consortium observed for the first time ever, ionospheric scintillations on Galileo signals in Antarctica, using Septentrio’s PolaRx5S GNSS reference receiver.

DemoGRAPE investigates improvement of high-precision satellite positioning with a view to developing scientific and technological applications in Antarctica. The new findings were recently announced by Septentrio.

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By Inside GNSS
June 23, 2017

Septentrio’s 4.2 Firmware Designed to Deliver Performance, Security and Functionality

Septentrio’s 4.2 firmware targets machine control applications delivering higher output rates with consistent and low latency. Photo courtesy of Septentrio.

Septentrio has released 4.2 firmware for the AsteRx4, AsteRx-U and the newly launched AsteRx-m2 OEM receiver boards. The 4.2 firmware brings higher output rates, low and constant latency, support for TerraStar-C and a built-in NTRIP caster, according to the company.

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By Inside GNSS
June 15, 2015

Septentrio Absorbs Altus Positioning

Belgian GNSS manufacturer Septentrio Satellite Navigation, of Leuven, Belgium, has announced the completion of the acquisition and integration of Altus Positioning Systems, based in Torrance, California.
Septentrio Satellite Navigation and Altus-PS started working together in 2007. The collaboration between the two companies has already resulted in a series of such surveying and GIS-focused products as the APS-NR2, APS-3, APS-U, and APS-GeoPod. The smart antenna form factors will form a separate product line in the Septentrio product portfolio.

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By Inside GNSS
June 13, 2015

Septentrio Launches OEM Receiver Targeting UAS

AsteRx-m UAS

Septentrio has launched its AsteRx-m UAS, an OEM GNSS receiver specially designed for the unmanned aerial systems market.
According to the Leuven, Belgium–based company, the AsteRx-m UAS — Septentrio’s smallest receiver — provides real-time kinematic–level positioning accuracy with low power consumption, less than 600 milliwatts with GPS alone and less than 700 milliwatts with GLONASS.

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By Inside GNSS