Septentrio to supply GNSS reference stations, timing receivers to JPL

September 14, 2016  - By

Septentrio has received a contract to supply 35 high-precision GNSS receivers to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for use in the NASA Global GNSS network (GGN).

The NASA GGN is one of the world’s largest global GNSS tracking networks with nearly a hundred reference receivers deployed worldwide and is a participant in the International GNSS Service (IGS). The GGN is also the core tracking network of JPL’s Global Differential GPS (GDGPS) System, a highly available and reliable service providing mission-critical position, navigation and timing data, as well as environmental monitoring for industry and government operations.

The Septentrio PolaRx5 GNSS receiver.

The Septentrio PolaRx5 GNSS receiver.

Under the contract, Septentrio will supply 35 of its new-generation PolaRx5 GNSS receivers, including 25 reference stations and 10 timing instruments. Deliveries began in August and will be completed in September.

The PolaRx5 incorporates Septentrio’s most advanced multi-frequency GNSS engine, which tracks all major satellite signals including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou, as well as the regional QZSS and IRNSS satellite systems. It provides measurement quality and interference mitigation, and operates on less than two Watts when receiving GPS and GLONASS satellite signals.

“This major contract with JPL — a widely recognized industry leader in GPS and GNSS technology — is an important validation of Septentrio’s position as the number one preferred supplier of highly accurate GNSS receivers for scientific applications, and recognition of the superior performance of our next-generation GNSS receivers,” said Neil Vancans, vice president of Septentrio Americas.

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