Hexagon | NovAtel has integrated Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division’s RTK From the Sky technology into its leading correction service, TerraStar-C PRO. Now, TerraStar-C PRO becomes the fastest global correction service to provide centimeter-level accuracy in open-sky environments and across challenging conditions created by buildings and foliage.
“RTK From the Sky technology is the foundation that enables our global correction services to be world-leading across agriculture, automotive, defense, survey, marine and autonomous applications,” said Michael Ritter, Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division president and CEO. “Our dedication to research culminated in an industry-changing technology; we’ll continue that commitment by providing the best positioning experience in speed, accuracy, availability and reliability anywhere in the world.”
TerraStar-C PRO now converges in less than a few minutes by utilizing quad-band receiver and antenna technology to leverage modernized BeiDou III, GPS III and Galileo E6 signals. The resulting process generates state-of-the-art corrections for all GNSS frequencies.
With this next-generation modernization of PPP correction generation and algorithm development, the company continues to provide high quality global positioning experience to users with land- and air-based applications.
“It’s been a privilege to collaborate across the division to develop RTK From the Sky technology and leverage our collective expertise in correction generation, PPP algorithms and the entire positioning ecosystem,” said Dr. Leos Mervart, head of PPP algorithm development at Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division. “I’ve worked with PPP technologies since the beginning of my career and am proud to say this is a new era of what global positioning can look like.”
These TerraStar-C PRO improvements are accessible now through the 7.08.10 firmware release for users on OEM7700, OEM719 and OEM729 cards and their associated enclosures for land and air applications. Future firmware releases will bring global RTK From the Sky technology across Hexagon’s correction service portfolios to the rest of its diverse global client base.