Harxon Provides Positioning, Tracking & Surveying Antennas for Drones & Robots

By Mike Ball / 05 Feb 2021

Harxon, a leading developer of high-precision GNSS antennas for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) and robotic systems, has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Gold’ profile highlights how their products can be used for a wide range of positioning requirements for drones and autonomous vehicles, in fields such as civil aviation, precision agriculture, and mapping and surveying.

Harxon’s Smart GNSS Antennas for base stations and rovers provide advanced multi-constellation positioning for precision agriculture and other UGV applications. All units feature Bluetooth functionality, and all except the TS112SE provide 3G, 4G and external/internal radio modem options for flexible communications capabilities.

Rover Series smart antennas offer RTK positioning for enhanced accuracy, and provide simultaneous satellite tracking allowing autonomous farm vehicles and UGVs to receive signals even under challenging and obstructing conditions. Harxon’s patented T-DIFF technology ensures exceptional pass-to-pass accuracy down to centimetre-level, with sophisticated algorithms for tilt and vibration compensation.

The Base Series antenna, also providing RTK positioning capabilities, features a multi-point feeding design for greater phase center stability as well as advanced multi-path resistance technology. The unit delivers enhanced measurement accuracy, precision and stability even in difficult environments.

Additionally, the TS112 family of smart rover antennas features either Harxon SLIDE or Hexagon | NovAtel GLIDE technology for enhanced accuracy and smooth linear positioning, as well as a sophisticated terrain compensation algorithm that corrects deviations caused by vehicle roll and pitch on uneven ground.

Ruggedized antennas, featuring IP6x rated housing for reliable operation in harsh environments, are designed to be easily integrated into unmanned systems and autonomous vehicles. Providing full support for all frequencies across all constellations, as well as L-band corrections, the antennas incorporate advanced filtering and anti-interference capabilities as well as robust signal tracking.

The high-gain antennas deliver exceptional low elevation signal tracking and wide-angle circular polarization performance even under challenging conditions, and take advantage of advanced multipoint feeding technology for a highly stable phase centre.

Harxon’s GNSS antennas for surveying applications provide high precision and reliable data even under the most challenging of conditions. With an advanced multi-point feeding design for greater phase center stability, they are highly suitable for high-accuracy surveying requirements in environments such as dense tree lines or construction sites.

The compact and lightweight antennas are ideal for incorporation into a wide range of unmanned systems, autonomous precision agriculture vehicles and robotic platforms. OEM board and rugged dust- and water-resistant IP67-rated enclosure options are available.

OEM Helix Antenna HX-CH6017AHarxon’s helix antennas for UAVs are compact, lightweight and easily integrated into a variety of platforms, utilising advanced D-QHA technology for stable performance and highly-reliable low-elevation satellite tracking while maintaining high gain.

The small form factor helix antennas track GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and Beidou, with options for L-band and RTK services. The antennas are ideal for a variety of demanding UAV applications, including aerial photography, remote sensing, infrastructure inspection and public security.

To find out more about Harxon and their high-precision GNSS antennas for UAVs and robotics, please visit their profile page:
https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/company/harxon-corporation/

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