Trimble’s Compact GNSS Board Adds Flexibility and High-Precision Positioning to Unmanned Aerial Systems
Trimble introduced recently a new compact, high-precision GNSS board specifically designed for unmanned aerial systems (UAS)—the Trimble® UAS1. The board’s simple connectivity and configuration allow UAS system integrators to easily add satellite-based positioning—with the ability to upgrade its capabilities—using rugged connectors and Trimble’s easy-to-use software interface.
The new UAS1 incorporates the latest Trimble Maxwell™ technology with advances in high-precision GNSS positioning. The GNSS engine with 336 channels is capable of tracking L1/L2 frequencies from the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou constellations for robust centimeter-level, real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning.
The compact Trimble UAS1 board includes a broad range of receiver capabilities—from high-accuracy GPS only to full GNSS features for positioning. Firmware options and features are password upgradeable, allowing functionality to be added as requirements change. The receiver also supports Fault Detection and Exclusion (FDE) and Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM). System integrators also have the ability to detect interference with the included RF Spectrum Monitoring and Analysis tool embedded in the receiver.