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Certified GPS with Integrity for UAS Navigation

By Mike Ball / 25 Aug 2021
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truFYX drone GPS receiver for UAV autopilotsuAvionix has released an article highlighting the importance of certified GPS with integrity for UAS (unmanned aerial systems) navigation. Aviation-grade GPS receivers are different to those found in devices such as watches and phones, and require high performance in a number of key attributes.

Read the full article on uAvionix’ website here

The article covers:

  • How GPS “accuracy” is actually a combination of the receiver performance and underlying algorithms, and why this can be different for driving vs aviation
  • Important factors for aviation-grade GPS receivers, including accuracy, availability, continuity and integrity
  • How uAvionix’ truFYX GPS receiver is paired with other systems including Mode 5 transponders and UAS autopilots
  • Relevant standards for BVLOS UAS navigation – RTCA SC-228 WG-4 and ASTM F.38 WK75923

Aviation-grade GPS receivers require more attributes than just accuracy, and quantifying those parameters is currently a work in progress. To find out more, read the full article on uAvionix’ website.

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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