Trimble solutions offer robust precision accuracy and fully streamlined integration for autonomous navigation.
A wide range of high-precision receivers and rugged enclosures are available to fit the needs of your application. Trimble’s centimeter-level, real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning is achieved through the combination of multi-frequency GNSS and full triple-frequency support of all available GNSS satellite constellations.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Trimble, Applanix specializes in the Direct Georeferencing of imaging sensors with inertial-aided GNSS technology on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Our scalable, high-precision positioning and orientation solutions maximize the productivity of mapping with UAVs across numerous applications and environments (including GNSS-denied areas), while backing our products with first-rate service and support for our global customer base. Applanix also specializes in autonomous vehicle technology and our POS LV systems are in use with autonomous heavy industry vehicles such as mining. The Applanix Autonomy development kit includes hardware, software, and engineering and implementation services.
OEM RTK GNSS Receivers
Trimble RTK GNSS receivers offer quick and reliable centimeter-level positioning to OEMs and system integrators, and are ideal for the demanding requirements of unmanned and autonomous applications.
Compact, lightweight and duel frequency for UAV/UAS applications
The Trimble UAS1 dual-frequency receiver provides robust centimeter-level, real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning for UAV/UAS applications.
With L1/L2 tracking for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou, the UAS1 features a rugged construction with a full metal shield and a very small footprint for SWaP-conscious systems. The UAS1 supports Trimble CenterPoint® RTX GNSS corrections, enabling precise and robust positioning without the use of a base station and providing better than two-centimeter horizontal and five-centimeter vertical accuracy.
Centimeter-level position accuracy for unmanned applications
The Trimble BD940 delivers the quick and reliable RTK and RTX initializations for centimeter positioning in a small, compact design. For applications operating in GNSS-denied environments, the Trimble BD940-INS delivers robust high-accuracy position data without the need for a base station.
Advanced GNSS/INS receivers for unmanned applications
The Trimble BD99X receiver family redefines high-performance positioning in autonomous navigation. The Trimble BD990 single antenna receiver supports functionality with the same footprint and pin-out as the Trimble BD992. The Trimble BD992 supports dual antenna GNSS heading and the Trimble BD992-INS supports position and orientation at high update rates in GNSS-denied areas.
Lightweight, dual-frequency receiver for precise Heading + Pitch/Roll
The Trimble MB-Two is a powerful dual-frequency, lightweight GNSS receiver capable of providing centimeter-level accuracy position and heading. The system allows a wide range of option-upgradable GNSS configurations from single antenna/frequency (GPS) to dual antenna/frequency (GPS, QZSS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo).
The next-generation hardware provides low power consumption in a compact form factor ideal for space-constrained unmanned vehicles and robotics.
Two MB-Two modules can be easily connected to each other to build a Precise Platform Positioning module (no firmware upgrade required), utilizing up to four dual-band GNSS antennas for multisensory raw data output, precise position and attitude simultaneously.
Applanix Direct Georeferencing (DG) technology works with airborne UAV mapping sensors such as cameras, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), and hyperspectral sensors to perform highly efficient and automated mapping and surveying. DG reduces – even eliminates – the use of Ground Control Points (GCPs), significantly shortening the flight and processing time required to generate final map products. Our family of DG for UAV OEM boards compute positioning and orientation with superior accuracy and performance in a tiny form factor, suitable for even the smallest of UAVs.
Trimble APX-15 UAV
Single board GNSS-Inertial solution for Direct Georeferencing from sUAS
Applanix’ small, lightweight flagship Trimble APX-15 UAV GNSS-Inertial OEM solution provides superior DG accuracy and performance using cameras, LiDAR, and other sensors, and is suitable for most UAV applications. The single OEM board contains a precision GNSS receiver and inertial sensor components, plus post-mission Differential GNSS-Inertial office software. This highly efficient solution eliminates the need to survey extensive Ground Control Points (GCPs) and reduces sidelap, thereby increasing the area flown per mission.
External IMU for highest accuracy and higher altitude mapping
The Trimble APX-20 board includes a second premium-grade IMU for high-accuracy, high-altitude mapping; ideal for high-res large format imaging sensors (specifically LiDAR), or Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) UAV flights.
GNSS-inertial solution for direct georeferencing of UAV sensor data
The Trimble AP+ Air is a SWaP-optimized solution featuring dual embedded GNS receivers and internal and external IMUs. Designed to meet the needs of high-accuracy Direct Georeferencing applications, it is ideal for building a range of UAV mapping payloads, and is compatible with almost any type of aerial sensor, including photogrammetric cameras, LiDAR, hyper and multi-spectral cameras, and synthetic aperture radar.
The AP+ Air board supports the Trimble CenterPoint RTX real-time positioning service, and is available in four different models with varying external IMU accuracy.
Reference Stations & Ground Control Point for UAVs
Smart Target Base Station
High-Performance GNSS Reference Station and Ground Control Point
The Trimble GNSS Smart Target Base Station from Applanix is a survey-grade multi-frequency, multi-constellation GNSS reference station contained within a durable foam Ground Control Target. Wirelessly gather the raw GNSS data required for post-processed Differential GNSS positioning, plus the Rover receiver data from a mapping UAV – then use the target as a photo-identifiable Ground Control Point (GCP) for quality control. Easy to install; controlled via desktop web browser or smartphone app. Supported by Applanix POSPac UAV and Trimble UASMaster software.
The Trimble BX940 packages a single BD940-INS receiver module inside a rugged IP67-sealed enclosure, rigorously tested to withstand the harshest of environmental conditions. The multi-constellation GNSS-Inertial package is designed for easy integration into unmanned vehicles, and is also ideal for use as a GNSS DGPS/RTK base station.
The rugged Trimble BX992 enclosure, based on the BD992-INS dual antenna system, features powerful integrated GNSS and inertial navigation in an environmentally-sealed enclosure built to withstand harsh environments.
Supporting triple frequency operation for the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo constellations, it provides rapid reliable RTK initializations for centimeter-level positioning applications, as well as high-accuracy GNSS/DGNSS positioning in challenging environments such as urban canyons.
Rugged & compact, offering centimeter 3D position, heading, pitch & roll
Powered by two MB-Two GNSS receiver boards, the rugged Trimble ABX-Two delivers drift-free absolute attitude determination and real-time positioning. It provides precise heading, pitch and roll along with 3D position up to centimeter-level accuracy, and is an ideal solution for a wide variety of aerial, marine and ground-based unmanned vehicles.
The GNSS engine utilizes over-the-air satellite corrections via embedded L-Band hardware to achieve centimeter/decimeter PPP accuracy levels with Trimble RTX corrections. Worldwide inland availability of RTX corrections allows the ABX-Two to deliver centimeter-level positioning without the need for a dedicated base station.
Direct Georeferencing solutions for high-accuracy positioning and orientation data acquisition with land-based applications
The compact, fully integrated POS LVX from Applanix combines inertial technology with survey-grade GNSS to produce stable, reliable, and repeatable positioning and orientation for all land-based mobile mapping and guidance applications. It easily integrates with several sensors (optical, infrared, LiDAR, etc.), and has a lightweight form factor optimally designed for small vehicles, autonomous platforms, and tight spaces of all types.
POS LV 125 similarly provides precise positioning for autonomy and field robotics applications, in addition to entry-level mobile mapping.
Triple-frequency GNSS antenna with corrections support
The AX940 is a triple-frequency GNSS smart antenna with a MSS band demodulator featuring multi-constellation support for GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and NavIC. It is ideal for a wide range of high-precision applications such as agriculture, construction and mobile mapping.
The antenna supports Trimble RTX correction services for enhanced positioning accuracy without the constraints of a local base station or cell modem.
The AX940i is a triple-frequency GNSS smart antenna with an integrated inertial navigation system (INS), providing continuous centimeter-level positioning accuracy even during GNSS outages and obstructions.
The antenna provides multi-constellation support for GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and NavIC, and features WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless interface and control. It is also ideal for use as a GNSS DGPS/RTK base station.
Direct Georeferencing Post-Processing Software for Mobile Mapping Sensors using GNSS and Inertial Technology
Applanix’ industry-leading post-processing software for Direct Georeferencing of mobile mapping sensors using GNSS and inertial technology. Achieve maximum accuracy and efficiency – supported by a wide range of mapping sensors – across air, land, and marine environments.
Convert any UAV into a low-cost, highly efficient, professional-grade mapping solution with POSPac UAV. Airborne mapping professionals can reduce deployment, production, and re-work costs by leveraging existing reference station networks with POSPac’s exacting integration algorithms and rigorous quality checks to: extend flight distance, increase lines flown per mission, and improve quality control.
The online version, POSPac UAV Cloud, provides OEMs with an Application Program Interface (API) to seamlessly integrate high-accuracy DG into their mobile mapping workflow.