Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics LLC (CRL) have announced the availability of Duro™, an extremely rugged, low-cost, centimeter-accurate, dual-frequency RTK GNSS receiver in an easily-deployable enclosure. San Francisco-based Swift Navigation teamed with Pittsburgh-based CRL to develop Duro, which is a ruggedized, enclosed version of Swift Navigation’s flagship Piksi® Multi dual-frequency RTK GNSS receiver.
Built for outdoor operations, Duro combines a rugged enclosure with centimeter-accurate positioning at a breakthrough price. Leveraging design and test standards from military and mining hardware, the GNSS sensor is protected against weather, moisture, vibration, dust, water immersion and EMI exposure typical of long-duration, harsh outdoor deployments. In addition to its ruggedness, Duro is easy-to-deploy and is ready to connect right out of the box. Primary industries for this product include: Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Precision Agriculture, Mapping, Military, Outdoor Industrial and Maritime.
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“We are thrilled to make this product available for the many industries that can now unlock vast autonomous vehicle applications with cost-effective RTK solutions,” said Tim Harris, CEO and Co-Founder of Swift Navigation. ”Duro is the perfect combination of our centimeter-accurate GNSS technology and Carnegie Robotics’ rugged robotic systems, renowned for getting work done for real world applications.”
“This product, the first of many joint developments between Swift and Carnegie, marks an exciting innovation milestone that ticks all the boxes: high-accuracy, low-cost and ruggedized for real world applications,” said John Bares, CEO of Carnegie Robotics. ”We are providing a solution with significant implications for manned and unmanned vehicles in industries including mining, material handling and precision agriculture. Duro’s feature-set and price point will unlock a new generation of outdoor autonomous robotic systems.”
Top-level benefits for users include:
- Dual-frequency RTK GNSS, providing accurate position and solution fast recovery
- Tough, military-grade hardware
- IP67-rated enclosure with M12 standard-sealed connectors and passive thermal design
- Raw IMU data stream output
- Future-proof hardware with in-field software upgrade capability
- Protected I/O, including RS232 Serial Ports, 100mbit Ethernet, Event Inputs, Pulse Per Second (PPS) and more
- Mounting accommodation for GPS antenna, further simplifying vehicle installation
- Durable UV and chemical-resistant powder-coating
- All in a single package that is easy to install on any vehicle.
Duro builds on Swift Navigation’s mission to utilize real-time kinematics (RTK) technology to provide location solutions that are 100 times more accurate than traditional GPS, at a fraction of the cost of competing systems. Ushering in a new era of precision GPS affordability, Duro incorporates Piksi Multi and builds on this revolution in advanced precision GNSS capabilities for the mass market.