Trimble has introduced the BD982, a real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver for guidance and control applications. Capable of receiving a wide range of commercially available satellite signals, the BD982 receiver is designed to allow OEMs and system integrators to easily add centimeter-level positioning and heading to specialized or custom hardware solutions. The Trimble BD982 delivers the latest dual-antenna GNSS technology in an easy-to-integrate form factor for demanding applications such as unmanned vehicles and port automation, according to Dale Hermann, director of marketing and sales for Trimble.
The Trimble BD982 GNSS receiver module is a single-board solution for precise position and heading in a compact form factor. The receiver is based on a pair of Trimble’s advanced 220 channel Maxwell 6 chips, which allow dual antenna inputs and the calculation of multiple GNSS RTK baselines. This eliminates the traditional GNSS problem of determining vehicle heading in static or low-dynamic environments. It supports a wide range of satellite signals, including GPS L1/L2/L5 and GLONASS L1/L2 signals.
In addition, Trimble says it is committed to providing Galileo-compatible products in advance of Galileo system availability. In support of this plan, the Trimble BD982 GNSS receiver is capable of tracking the experimental Galileo GIOVE-A and GIOVE-B test satellites for signal evaluation and test purposes. The Trimble BD982 also offers the option of utilizing OmniSTAR VBS, XP, G2, and HP services. Flexible connectivity options – Ethernet, RS232, USB or CAN — allow fast data transfer and configuration via standard Web browsers, Trimble said.
The BD982 provides on-board multipath migration, low-elevation tracking technology, and fast RTK initialization, the company said. The Trimble BD982 GNSS receiver module is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2010. The GNSS receiver will be managed and distributed worldwide through Pacific Crest, a Trimble Company, through its GNSS OEM Business Unit.
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