GNSS Inertial Positioning and Orientation Systems for UAVs

Applanix
Applanix

Applanix, designs, manufactures, sells and supports inertial-aided GNSS technology for directly georeferencing imaging sensors on land, in the air and at sea. The de-facto industry standard for marine survey and aerial mapping from manned platforms, Applanix has an extensive portfolio  of offerings in the unmanned world too. Established in 1991, Applanix supports its growing global customer base with exceptional service. Since 2003, Applanix has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Trimble.

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APX-15 UAV

Single board GNSS-Inertial solution for efficient high-accuracy mapping from sUAV

APX-15 UAV Single board GNSS-Inertial solutionThe Applanix APX-15 UAV is a GNSS-Inertial OEM solution designed to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of mapping from small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Comprised of a small single OEM board containing a precision GNSS receiver and inertial sensor components plus post-mission Differential GNSS-Inertial office software, the Applanix APX-15 UAV eliminates the need to survey extensive Ground Control Points (GCP’s), and reduces the amount of sidelap to be flown, thus increasing the area flown per mission.

Measuring just 6 cm x 6.7 cm and weighing only 60 grams, the Applanix APX-15 UAV provides unparalleled performance in an extremely small package. And with the included POSPac UAV post-mission software, it produces a highly accurate position and orientation solution for direct georeferencing of cameras, LIDARs and other UAS sensors.

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AP15

Embedded GNSS-Inertial system for continuous mobile positioning and direct georeferencing applications

AP15 Embedded GNSS Inertial systemThe AP15 is an embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM board set plus Solid-state, purpose-built ruggedized MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) featuring Applanix SmartCal™ compensation technology in a compact form factor.

It is designed to give system integrators the ability to harness the best in GNSS multi-frequency positioning technology, with the superior capabilities of inertial data for continuous mobile positioning in poor signal environments, and for the orientation of imaging sensors.

The Trimble AP15 features a high-performance precision GNSS receiver and the industry leading Applanix IN-Fusion™ GNSS-Inertial integration technology running on a powerful, dedicated Inertial Engine (IE) board. This flexible, modular design ensures the ability to perform full high-powered GNSS-inertial processing without sacrificing performance, and an upgrade path to next generation GNSS boards as they become available.

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AP20

Embedded GNSS-Inertial system for continuous mobile positioning and direct georeferencing applications

AP20 Embedded GNSS-Inertial SystemThe AP20 is an embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM board set plus Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) in a compact form factor.

It is designed to give system integrators the ability to harness the best in GNSS multi-frequency positioning technology, with the superior capabilities of inertial data for continuous mobile positioning in poor signal environments, and for the orientation of imaging sensors.

The Trimble AP20 features a high-performance precision GNSS receiver and the industry leading Applanix IN-FusionTM GNSS-Inertial integration technology running on a powerful, dedicated Inertial Engine (IE) board. This flexible, modular design ensures the ability to perform full high-powered GNSS-inertial processing without sacrificing performance, and an upgrade path to next generation GNSS boards as they become available.

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POS MV SurfMaster / SurfMaster One

POS MV Maximizes your ROI in Multibeam Technology

POS MV SurfMaster One & POS MV SurfMasterPOS MV SurfMaster/SurfMaster One is a user-friendly, turnkey system designed and built to provide accurate attitude, heading, heave, position, and velocity data of your marine vessel and onboard sensors.

POS MV SurfMaster/SurfMaster One is an entry-level product, which delivers robust geo-referencing for small platforms, both manned and unmanned.

The product is available both with a remote IMU (POS MV SurfMaster) and in single-enclosure form factor (POS MV SurfMaster One). Fully supported by Applanix’ industry leading post processing software, POSPac MMS, SurfMaster/SurfMaster One delivers roll and pitch accuracy to 0.03 degrees.

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POS LVX

Direct Georeferencing solutions for high productivity land-based applications

POS LVX Position and Orientation SystemPOS LVX is a compact, fully integrated, turnkey position and orientation system, utilizing integrated inertial technology with survey-grade GNSS to generate a stable, reliable and repeatable positioning solution for land-based mobile mapping and guidance applications.

Easily integrated with many types of sensors including optical, infrared, and lidar, the POS LVX delivers Inertially-Aided Real-Time Kinematic (IARTK) positioning in a small, lightweight form factor. The POS LVX is housed in a robust, rugged enclosure and can easily be incorporated into small vehicles, autonomous platforms and tight spaces of all types.

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POS LV 125

Direct Georeferencing solutions for high productivity land-based applications

POS LV 125 (Position and Orientation Solution for Land Vehicles) is a compact, fully integrated, turnkey position and orientation system, utilizing integrated inertial technology to generate stable, reliable and repeatable positioning solutions for land based vehicle applications. It is designed for precise positioning and use in autonomy and field robotics applications as well as entry level mobile mapping.

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POS LV 125 Land Vehicle Position and Orientation Solution

POSPac MMS

GNSS-Aided Inertial Post-Processing Software

POSPac Mobile Mapping SuitePOSPac Mobile Mapping Suite for airborne applications is the industry-leading software for Direct Georeferencing of airborne mapping sensors using GNSS and inertial technology. Optimized for the airborne environment and compatible with a variety of aerial sensors, this smart software solution achieves both maximum accuracy and maximum efficiency for Direct Georeferencing.

POSPac MMS provides an unequalled level of productivity, accuracy and robustness to the airborne mapping professional. This software solution enables users to fly more lines per mission by flying sharper turns; Reduce deployment costs by using existing reference station networks and extending the distance that can be flown; Reduce production costs through rigorous quality checks on reference stations before processing airborne data and avoid re-work costs with more robust and accurate integration algorithms.

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Applanix SmartBase

A Smarter Way to Achieve CM Level Post-Processed DGNSS

Applanix SmartBase is a web service that uses existing ephemeris data from public base station infrastructure around the world to generate a virtual base station at the center of your trajectory, providing data to you in an industry-standard RINEX file format.

By combing multiple base stations, SmartBase improves the accuracy of Post-processed DGNSS over using a single CORS station, and saves the cost and the hassle of setting up and logging data from your own GNSS base station.

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