Ardusimple based in Barcelona, Spain have created an affordable multiband RTK shield based on ZED-F9P called the simpleRTK2B. The developing team behind the new shield which is compatible with Arduino, STM32, Pixhawk and more explain a little about its inspiration and design.
“Until today, multiband RTK GPS/GNSS technology was expensive (5000€ per unit) and difficult to use. Thanks to u-blox technology and Ardusimple integration, this will be a thing from the past. simpleRTK2B is the first low-cost shield that supports a multi-constellation (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo) and multiband GNSS receiver including RTK functionality. It’s based on u-blox ZED-F9P module and is fully compatible as a shield with Arduino and STM32 Nucleo or as an external GNSS for Pixhawk autopilots.”
With simpleRTK2B you can:
– Evaluate ZED-F9P in a very simple way
– Get <3cm accuracy (1σ) with base-rover configuration or <10cm with SSR corrections
– Average position convergence time <10s
– Improved cm-level position availability in difficult scenarios (forests, buildings, …)
– Use it with your smartphone or computer (plug&play)
– Use it with your preferred prototyping boards (Arduino, STM32, …)
– Connect it to your Pixhawk autopilot
– Radio link flexibility: use our proven radios or any of your choice
– Raw GNSS measurements: use the data from the satellites without any post-processing
Ardusimple This week launched via Kickstarter to raise the required funds needed to take the design into production making pledges available from €56 or roughly £50. For more details, full specifications and a complete list of all available page options jump over to the official campaign page by following the link below.
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