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Septentrio receiver tackles machine control in challenging environments

March 5, 2020  - By
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Septentrio has added to its integrated GPS/GNSS receiver portfolio with the AsteRx SB ProDirect, which delivers reliable high-accuracy positioning for machine navigation and control in challenging environments.

The AsteRx SB ProDirect dual-antenna receiver is designed as an “install-and-forget” device to provide continuous positioning for demanding industrial applications, Septentrio said. It gives machines and robotics access to heading and pitch or heading and roll information immediately on power-up. This allows for trajectory path optimization and fully informed navigation from mission start.

The AsteRx SB ProDirect is designed to provide the GNSS positioning and position-independent heading needed for robotics, machine control and similar applications. It uses either a single or dual antennas and is designed for quick integration into any machine monitoring or control system.

Contained in a single, waterproof ruggedized box, the robust receiver uses Septentrio’s LOCK+ technology, optimizing positioning and heading performance under intense mechanical vibrations, shakes or shocks.

Septentrio also offers housed GNSS/INS receivers with inertial integration for a full attitude solution, including heading, pitch and roll, on top of high-accuracy positioning. Integration of the AsteRx SBi’s inertial sensor allows continuous positioning and attitude even during short GNSS outages, which can happen near high structures or under foliage.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.