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SBG Systems debuts line of inertial navigation systems at Xponential 2019

April 30, 2019  - By

SBG Systems debuted its Quanta UAV series, a new line of inertial navigation systems (INS), at Xponential 2019, which took place April 29-May 2 in Chicago.

According to the company, the Quanta UAV is a small, lightweight and low-power INS. Designed specifically for UAV survey applications, the Quanta UAV series provides precise orientation and centimeter-level positioning data delivered both in real-time and post-processing.

“The Quanta UAV series is a new product line specifically designed for UAV applications and, more particularly, to precision applications like lidar mapping and photogrammetry,” Alexis Guinamard, chief technology officer at SBG Systems, told GPS World.

The Quanta UAV series is also offered on two levels of accuracy: one of its most important benefits, Guinamard added.

“The main advantage of the Quanta UAV series is high flexibility because we have two difference performance levels: the standard grade, which is suitable for most applications, and for higher altitude surveys we have Quanta Extra, which delivers improved accuracy,” Guinamard said.

According to SBG Systems, Quanta UAV embeds a web interface for an easy configuration with a 3D view showing all parameters. Its calibration tool automatically aligns the lever arm between the two antennas and the sensor, then re-estimates it in flight for more precision. The Quanta UAV also eliminates the need for ground control points.

In addition, the product comes bundled with one year of access to Qinertia, SBG Systems’ post-processing software, which will “enable accurate data in post processing,” Guinamard said.

The single- or dual-antenna also adds another layer of flexibility to the Quanta UAV series. According to SBG Systems, the dual-antenna mode allows a more precision heading, which is an ideal set up for low dynamic flights.

“I think the flexibility is the key advantage because we have these two performance levels and also the possibility to operate in real-time or in post-processing, and the possibility to operate in single- or dual-antenna,” Guinamard said. “It’s an all-in-one product.”

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