Tersus GNSS Unveils UAV PPK Solution

Published: 24 Aug 2018

UAV PPK solution

Tersus GNSS has announced the introduction of the company’s new solution for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) PPK (Post Processed Kinematic) applications. The Tersus UAV PPK solution includes a BX316R PPK Receiver, AX3705 Helix Antenna, and Tersus GeoPix Software. Combined with the forward and backward filter during post-processing, Tersus’ new PPK solution can provide more reliable positioning and a higher fixing rate.

The BX316R PPK Receiver supports multiple constellations and dual frequencies. It has an in-built 4Gb of memory for GNSS observation data recoding. The compact, lightweight AX3705 Helix Antenna is specifically designed for UAV applications. The Tersus GeoPix software integrates GNSS observation functions, Event Mark interpolation and geotagging in EXIF. By clicking a single button after inputting all necessary data, the software provides results in the form of direct input for image processing software.

The Tersus PPK solution reduces the time and cost of UAV imaging, and can significantly reduce or even eliminate the demand for ground control points (GCPs). Real-time RTK correction is not required.

Features of Tersus GeoPix

  • Simple software interface and simple workflow
  • Automatic processing of GNSS data and image geotagging with one button click
  • Shows the results on a trajectory plot, and displays images on online map
  • Provides PPK results in both EXIF and text file
  • Results can be directly used by image processing software e.g. Pix4D, Agrisoft etc.
  • Supports Base Station data from CORS or other brands of GNSS receiver e.g. RTCM3 and RINEX format

BX316R PPK ReceiverThe Tersus UAV PPK solution consists of:

  • BX316R PPK Receiver with power supply, event mark and serial cables
  • AX3705 Helix Antenna
  • Hot Shoe adaptor
  • Tersus GeoPix Software
  • Tersus GNSS Base Station Receiver (Optional)
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