igh performance PPK-unit

Smartplanes, a producer of high-end professional drone systems for survey-grade photogrammetric mapping, and Septentrio, a producer of high-performance satellite navigation products will be launching a new post-processing kinematic (PPK) GNSS unit at The Commercial UAV-show in London, UK.

Smartplanes’ CEO Simon Nathanson said: "The Smartplanes PPK device is a high-performance post processing kinematic GNSS unit that eliminates the time-consuming task of establishing and surveying ground control points."

Septentrio sales manager Aldert Kluft said: "The Septentrio GeoTagZ software product streamlines the post processing of recorded GNSS data and the geotagging of photos. The system is capable of generating camera station coordinates with very high accuracy, even in challenging conditions."

In an accuracy assessment study performed by independent geoconsulting experts SCIOR, the average absolute accuracy (RMSE) of photogrammetrically measured point targets was found to be 18mm in both plane and height. The spherical error was 26mm.

The Smartplanes PPK-unit has been tested by operational end-users in North America, Asia and Europe since June, and is now shipping to customers worldwide.