Mosaic modules by Septentrio bring GNSS positioning to UAVs

Collaborating with UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) auto-pilot manufacturer, MicroPilot, Septentrio supplies receivers for its UAVs.

Self-interference or self-jamming is a common occurrence in UAVs, where devices such as cameras, servos or antennas, which emit electromagnetic radiation, are located close to the GPS receiver. Incorporating GNSS technology, which is resilient to jamming and spoofing, in combination with reliable professional-level autopilots is key to safe and secure flight navigation, says Septentrio.

Its receivers include the mosaic multi-constellation GNSS receiver modules and the ,   AsteRx-m3 low power GNSS rover receiver. Septentrio says its GPS receivers are resilient to radio interference such as jamming and spoofing and add value to UAV applications by bringing security and robustness to high-accuracy RTK (real-time kinematic) positioning.

The mosaic-X5, multi-band multi-constellation GNSS receiver is a low power, surface mount module. It has AIM+ anti-jamming, anti-spoofing technology as part of the GNSS+ Technology Suite.

“Adopting new and resilient technology in UAVs is vital, and we want to ensure a smooth integration process into professional drone systems,” commented Gustavo Lopez, senior market access manager at Septentrio.

In addition to developing autopilots, MicroPilot provides supporting software and services to reduce time to market. 

Septentrio designs and manufactures multi-frequency multi-constellation GPS/GNSS positioning technology for demanding applications. Centimetre-level positioning enables machine automation improving efficiency and safety. Septentrio provides positioning solutions for industrial applications such as robotics, construction, survey and mapping, maritime, logistics and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Septentrio has its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium and offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Seoul and Yokohama.

Established in 1994, MicroPilot specialises in professional autopilots for UAVs and drones. MicroPilot is an ISO 9001 certified autopilot manufacturer that markets single-board autopilots, enclosed autopilots, and a triple redundant autopilot. MicroPilot offers a family of lightweight UAV autopilots that can fly fixed wing, transitional, helicopter, and multi-rotor UAVs. MicroPilot also provides complementary products such as the XTENDERmp, SDK, and trueHWIL2.

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