Unmanned Systems Source Becomes Authorized Dealer of Septentrio GNSS Products

Published: 07 Oct 2015 | Author: Caroline Rees
AsteRx-m UAS GNSS Receiver

The AsteRx-m UAS GNSS Receiver

Septentrio have announced Unmanned Systems Source as the authorized dealer for GNSS positioning products in the UAV market.

Earlier this year, Septentrio introduced its AsteRx-m UAS high-accuracy GNSS receivers and GeoTagZ software suite designed specifically for UAV applications. The AsteRx-m UAS board provides consistent, robust centimeter-level positioning even under extreme challenging interference and multipath conditions. The compact, lightweight module also has the industry’s lowest power consumption – less than 600mW with GPS and 700mW with GLONASS satellite measurements, extending range and increasing payload. In addition, the AsteRx-m UAS enables users to accurately synchronize a camera shutter to GNSS time.

“At Unmanned Systems Source, our concept is to provide our customers a true one-stop shopping experience for the full range of UAS products and systems through distribution agreements with industry-leading companies like Septentrio,” said Jennifer Jerrick, CEO of Unmanned Systems Source. “Septentrio’s powerful GNSS receiver and complementary software are important additions to our product lines.”

Septentrio’s companion GeoTagZ software suite works together with the UAV’s camera and image processing solution to provide high-accuracy position tags of images without the need for a real-time data link. GeoTagZ is available as a library of software to integrate easily into the UAS image processing tool chain. GeoTagZ is designed to be integrated with Septentrio’s APS-NR2 base station for high-accuracy differential calculations.

The AsteRx-m UAS and GeoTagZ solution provides seamless integration into UAV onboard systems. The module plugs directly into common autopilots. Power comes directly from a micro USB, a 9-30V external power supply or the vehicle power bus.

“AsteRx-m UAS, GeoTagZ and the APS-NR2 combine to provide an easy plug-and-play solution for UAV data collection and processing that is small, lightweight and simple to use while ensuring the ultimate in dependable centimeter-level accuracy,” said Neil Vancans, vice president of Septentrio Americas. “We look forward to working with Unmanned Systems Source to make this technology more widely available to the rapidly growing UAV community.”

Septentrio designs, manufactures and sells high-precision multi-frequency multi-constellation GPS/GNSS equipment which is used in demanding applications in a variety of industries such as marine, construction, agriculture, survey and mapping, GIS, UAVs as well as other industries. Visit Unmanned Systems Source to learn all about Septentrio’s product line.

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