Launchpad: Galileo-ready receivers

May 5, 2016  - By

OEM: Galileo-ready receivers

Triple-frequency receiver

Ready for Galileo

NovAtel's FlexPak6D enclosed GNSS receiver.

NovAtel’s FlexPak6 enclosed GNSS receiver.

The compact FlexPak6 receiver houses NovAtel’s OEM628 triple-frequency plus L-band GNSS receiver board. It tracks all current and future GNSS constellations, with a highly configurable interface designed to meet current and future positioning and integration needs. The FlexPak6 is a GPS and GLONASS receiver that is also Galileo and Compass ready. Upgradable receiver firmware ensures easy updating to future signals. While multi-constellation tracking provides higher solution availability and reliability, its flexible communication interface broadens deployment options. It provides 100-Hz measurements for high dynamic applications. Signals tracked include L1, L2 and L2C and L5. It also has RT-2, ALIGN, GLIDE, RAIM firmware options.


Interference mitigation

Single- or dual-antenna receiver with latest algorithms

AsteRx-U dual-antenna receiver.

AsteRx-U dual-antenna receiver.

The AsteRx-U receiver incorporates the latest GNSS tracking and positioning algorithms, such as LOCK+ technology to maintain tracking during heavy vibration machine use and IONO+ technology to assure accuracy in regions of elevated ionospheric activity. Interference mitigation counteracts ambient and deliberate RF interference. The AsteRX-U is built around Septentrio’s latest application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), the GReCo4, and incorporates built-in jamming detection and countermeasures, multipath rejection and fast acquisition. More than 500 hardware channels track all available constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, IRNSS and QZSS).


GNSS/MEMS package

For applications requiring 
both RTK and orientation

Trimble-BD935-INS-Module-WThe Trimble BD935-INS delivers GNSS and inertial technology in an easy-to-integrate form factor for demanding conditions and applications such as lightweight robotic or unmanned vehicles. It features precision GNSS with an integrated 3D micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) inertial sensor package, triple frequency for both GPS and GLONASS constellation, and dual frequency for BeiDou and Galileo. The compact module augments real-time precise positioning with 3D orientation. Connectivity and configuration allow system integrators and OEMs to add GNSS and attitude to specialized or custom hardware solutions. By integrating inertial sensors onto the GNSS module, users receive more robust performance in challenging environments. The module delivers fast and reliable real-time kinematic (RTK) initialization for 1–2 centimeter positioning. The integrated GNSS-inertial engine delivers high-accuracy GNSS and DGNSS positions in challenging environments such as urban canyons, tunnels and heavy canopy.


555-channel receiver

Leica_GS16_front_right_on_pole_with_CS20_300DPI-WCapacity for galileo and other future signals

With its robust 555-channel engine, the new Leica Viva GS16 receiver is empowered by RTKplus to access all known and current signals while intelligently distinguishing which ones are the optimal combination to lock onto for accurate positioning adapting to any environmental conditions. There is also capacity for future signals, such as the full deployment of BeiDou and the expected progress of Galileo and QZSS. Thanks to SmartLink, the precise point-positioning technology, uninterrupted positioning continues even when local corrections services are unavailable due to obstructions or lack of cellular coverage. When no reference data is available, SmartLink continues to enable fully remote work. On a field tablet or controller, users can interact with immersive 3D models directly in the field, ensuring all data is collected and linked to the office.

Leica Geosystems,


Mobile mapping system

SurfSLAM-WLaser scanner rolls on a trolley

SurphSLAM combines the new Surphaser 10 laser scanner and GeoSLAM’s new RealTime SLAM registration software. SurphSLAM can be used for extremely accurate high-resolution 3D mobile mapping without the need for GPS. The integration of technologies allows for the resulting point cloud to be registered and displayed in real time, facilitating the performance and speed of the survey. Surphaser scanners produce high-accuracy data sets with ultra-low noise levels. The combination of speed, low range noise, sub-millimeter accuracy and reduced size of the scanner make it suitable for a versatile mobile mapping system such as SurphSLAM. The custom-designed trolley is lightweight and collapsible.

Basis Software,; GeoSLAM,

GeoPackage support

Edge3.9.3-GeoPDF-Notebook-Device-WOGC GeoPackage enables platform-independent data exchange

TerraGo Edge 3.9.3 features full support for OGC GeoPackage, a universal format for sharing maps and geographic data across mobile devices and platforms. TerraGo Edge enables users to import and export OGC GeoPackage as a SQLite database optimized for performance on iOS and Android devices. Release 3.9.3 closes the loop for a complete GeoPackage collaboration workflow by allowing Edge app users to import GeoPackage data from a mobile device, collect location-tagged field data, and roundtrip the information back to the GIS or other enterprise systems of record.


NTRIP software

Open-source client extended with full galileo support

BNC on a Mac system for static real-time precise point positioning with Google Maps, such as for early warning of natural hazards.

BNC on a Mac system for static real-time precise point positioning with Google Maps, such as for early warning of natural hazards.

Version 2.12 of the BKG NTRIP Client (BNC) real-time software for Windows, Linux and Mac now comes with complete command line interface and considerable post-processing functionality. RINEX Version 3 file editing and quality check with full support of Galileo, BeiDou and SBAS — besides GPS and GLONASS — are also among the new features. BNC version 2.12 allows simultaneous multi-station precise point positioning (PPP) for real-time displacement monitoring of entire reference station networks. Comparison of satellite orbit/clock files in SP3 format is another new feature, along with a large set of examples for various applications. BNC software was originally developed bythe Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) and Czech Technical University.

BKG GNSS Data Center,

Smart antenna

For deformation monitoring

Leica_GX910_antennaThe Leica GMX910 smart antenna is desgined for static, long-term projects requiring a high number of sensors. It can enable dynamic monitoring with up to 10-Hz data streaming and advanced multi-frequency, multi-constellation tracking. Starting with the basic GPS single-frequency receiver and adding multiple upgradable options, the antenna adapts to a wide range of GNSS monitoring applications, from complex manmade to natural structures. The smallest movements of bridges, dams or high-rise buildings are detected in real-time. The antenna supports multiple GNSS satellite systems and signals, tracking up to 555 channels. An IP67 rating against dust and water, extended temperature ranges and low power consumption enables installation of the device in remote areas and severe conditions.

Leica Geosystems,


GNSS helix antenna

For disaster monitoring, traffic patrol, security monitoring

Harxon-HX-CH6601AThe 25-gram HX-CH6601A GNSS helix antenna for UAV and geospatial applications receives GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2 and BeiDou B1/B2. It offers exceptional pattern control, polarization purity and high efficiency in a compact form factor. The antenna is equipped with a high-quality, durable IP65 sealed radome housing and terminated with a subminiature version A (SMA) connector, which has high gain and wide beam width to ensure the signal-receiving performance of satellites at a low-elevation angle.


Collision avoidance

uAvionix-collision-avoidance-W1.5 gram micro ADS-B receiver

The pingRX ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast) receiver requires 1/100th the power of conventional ADS-B receivers. It implements sense-and-avoid capabilities for small drones operating in the National Airspace. pingRX measures 32 x 15 x 3 millimeters, which is a fraction of the size of earlier units. It receives ADS-B information broadcast by other aircraft on two frequencies approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (978 MHz and 1090 MHz.) This allows the unit to detect commercial aircraft threats within a 100-statute-mile radius in real time.


Multirotor System

Shotover-U1-UAV-camera-WAvailable as turn-key sUAS or as standalone gimbal

The U1 is a professional-grade unmanned aerial vehicle for the industrial survey and surveillance markets, as well as for cinematographers. Features include redundant flight control and battery systems, customized downlink with two high-definition (HD) video feeds, stability even at full zoom with a gyro-stabilized gimbal system, and remote camera control.



Dash camera

CDC-601-Angle-caranddriver-dashcam-WCar & Driver branded dash cam includes built-in GPS

The dash camera CDC-601 is equipped with built-in GPS and motion detection. Media shortcut keys allow the driver to manage settings and view their recordings. The camera automatically records when the driver starts the engine and shuts down when the ignition turns off. The 1080p high-definition camera has a 120-degree wide-angle lens, loop recording, time stamp and accident detection. An 8-GB card is included, but it can support up to a 32-GB card.

Summit CE Group,

Navigation for underwater vehicles

Tiny inertial navigation system helps propel ROVs

A science ROV being retrieved by an oceanographic research vessel.

A science ROV being retrieved by an oceanographic research vessel.

The Rovins Nano is a new inertial navigation system for the offshore industry. Based on iXBlue’s fiber-optic gyroscope technology, the Rovins Nano is designed for for remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) pilots performing maintenance and construction operations. It offers the stability and accuracy of the inertial position, outputting true north, roll, pitch and rotation rates. It can directly transmit the ROV’s position with extreme accuracy because of its integrated INS algorithm capable of collecting acoustic data, regardless of the depth. Rovins Nano adapts itself to the user with easy configuration, installation and use. The goal is for the pilot to forget the existence of the product when maneuvering. Because of its compactness, lightness and open architecture with all third-party sensors, Rovins Nano is easy to integrate into existing ROVs.



New platform optimzed for transportation departments modernizing aging CORS installations

The Septentrio PolaRx5 GNSS receiver.

The Septentrio PolaRx5 GNSS receiver.

A new PolaRx5 Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) platform has been optimized for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other real-time-kinematic (RTK) network operators. The PolaRx5 is powered by Septentrio’s AsteRx4 next-generation multi-frequency engine. It offers 544 hardware channels and supports all major satellite signals including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou, as well as regional satellite systems such as QZSS and IRNSS. Septentrio’s Advanced Interference Mitigation (AIM+) technology enables the PolaRx5 to filter out both intentional and unintentional sources of radio interference, from narrowband signals over high-powered pulsed signals to chirp jammers and Iridium transmitters. In addition, Septentrio’s patented APME+ multipath mitigation technology guarantees superior measurement quality by eliminating short-delay multipath errors without introduction of bias. The PolaRx5 leverages Septentrio’s web interface and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth interfaces to give users complete control and visibility of the receiver. The user interface integrates into existing network management systems. The web browser provides secure access to all receiver settings and status, data storage and firmware upgrades as well as a built-in spectrum analyzer for system monitoring.

Septentrio Americas,

Analog GPS speedometer

OMATA_Limited_White_SMALL-WClassic form for high-tech tracking

The Omata One speedometer displays essential information to cyclists in a classic form. The GPS computer inside the speedometer records with high precision so that cyclists can download their activity data to their preferred training applications or websites. On the outside, Omata One has a legible and mechanical analog movement that shows riders the speed, distance, ascent and time. The product displays only these four core pieces of information so the cyclist can focus on the ride. Omata plans to offer additional GPS speedometers for other sports.


Connected car dongle

Adds LTE, Wi-Fi and cloud-based diagnostics to older cars

ConnectedCar_Samsung-WSamsung Connect Auto plugs directly into a car’s OBD II port underneath the steering wheel. It uses real-time alerts to help users improve their driving behavior, including increased fuel efficiency, while offering a Wi-Fi connection for passengers. The connection is kept secure using Samsung KNOX , the company’s mobile security platform. The backbone of Samsung Connect Auto is KNOX security and Tizen OS for interoperability. Developers can leverage Tizen and Samsung’s software development kit (SDK) to further evolve additional services. Samsung also encourages safe driving behavior by using geofencing and driver rating algorithms. In the event of an accident, emergency alerts notify the driver’s contacts, and accident concierge services are provided. A “Find My Car” app also helps in locating a car in real time using LTE and GPS. Samsung Connect Auto will initially be available in the second quarter in the U.S., with AT&T the first wireless provider.