Positioning Solution for Autonomous Vehicle OEMs Released

By Mike Ball / 26 Mar 2021
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ACEINNA Positioning Solution for Autonomous Vehicle

ACEINNA, in conjunction with Point One Navigation, has launched OpenARC, a complete, precise positioning platform that offers easy system integration of GNSS corrections with high-performance INS and RTK hardware. The platform combines Point One’s Polaris GNSS correction service with ACEINNA’s OpenRTK330 hardware and software solution to provide high-precision positioning and localization for a wide variety of applications such as UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) landing, precision agriculture, mapping and surveying, and autonomous trucking.

Autonomous vehicle systems typically require position accuracy of greater than 10cm to achieve satisfactory performance targets and critical safety goals. The use of GNSS alone falls short, enabling only meter-level position accuracy even under ideal operating conditions. A navigation system that includes an RTK positioning engine and GNSS corrections delivered from a ground-based network of secure base-stations will reliably improve position accuracy to centimeter level accuracy.

Point One’s proprietary Polaris GNSS cloud correction service has been built from the ground up to meet the requirements of modern automotive and robotics customers. Polaris delivers superior station density in areas including urban centers and suburban surrounding areas, enabling cold convergence times of under 10 seconds.

Polaris provides continuous position monitoring and uses the latest in base station technology including advanced anti-jam, interference mitigation, security, and integrity monitoring. Its powerful cloud-based correction architecture allows for GNSS corrections in Real Time Kinematic (RTK) or State Space Representation (SSR) configuration. Open-source interfaces provide compatibility with receivers and chipsets from leading manufacturers, and the service is also compatible with any NTRIP/RTCM3 compliant receiver.

Dr. Yang Zhao, Chairman and CEO of ACEINNA, commented: “We are excited to launch OpenArc, the most reliable, turn-key and affordable precise positioning solution on the market. OpenARC integrates high performance inertial navigation hardware & algorithms with Point One’s unique technology to deliver a complete high performance positioning solution. This enables our customers to optimize their development costs by leveraging our combined expertise, which we now bring to many industries and applications together through our partnership.”

Aaron Nathan, CEO and Co-Founder at Point One, said: “Point One’s highly adaptable Polaris network is now fully deployed coast-to-coast, supporting many precise positioning and autonomous applications. OpenARC delivers a precise yet affordable corrections-based solution that is easy to use and we are delighted to be working with an innovator such as ACEINNA.”

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