Ultra-Lightweight GNSS/INS Introduced for UAVs

By Mike Ball / 26 Aug 2018

Septentrio AsteRX-i S GNSS INS

Septentrio has announced the addition of the AsteRx-i S to its GNSS/INS product portfolio. The AsteRx-i S combines Septentrio’s compact, multi-frequency multi-constellation GNSS engine with an ultralight external industrial grade MEMS based IMU. Calibrated for wide temperature ranges, the AsteRx-i S delivers accurate and reliable GNSS/IMU integrated positioning to the centimetre-level as well as full attitude at high update rates and low latency.

Designed around demanding requirements for size, weight, power consumption and temperature variation, the AsteRx-i S is ideal for various unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications such as inspection, photogrammetry, automation and logistics.

Key features include:

  • GNSS/INS positioning with 3D attitude: heading, pitch and roll
  • Multi-constellation, multifrequency, all-in-view RTK receiver
  • AIM+ interference monitoring and mitigation system
  • High-update rate, low-latency positioning and attitude
  • Small & ultralight IMU (10 grams)
  • Robust calibration for wide temperature ranges

“We are delighted to broaden our AsteRx-i GNSS/INS solutions range, bringing maximum flexibility and choice to our customers. Whether for direct georeferencing in mapping applications with UAVs, for managing containers in a port or for innovative small robots in agriculture. The compactness, affordability and robustness of the AsteRx-i range allows our customers to focus on their success,” said Francesca Clemente, Product Manager at Septentrio.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact