Septentrio Partners with MicroPilot for Secure High-Accuracy Drone GPS
By Laura Cowan
Laura K. Cowan is a tech editor and journalist whose work has focused on promoting sustainability initiatives for automotive, green tech, and conscious living media outlets.
Septentrio, an industry leader in high-precision GNSS positioning solutions, has just announced a collaboration with MicroPilot, a creator of professional UAV autopilot systems.
Septentrio says that its company's receivers, including the small-form-factor mosaic modules, as well as the OEM board AsteRx-m3 will support seamless integration of positioning and orientation into MicroPilot’s autopilot ecosystem.
Septentrio GPS receivers were designed for resilience to radio interference such as jamming and spoofing, which adds extra security to UAV applications by helping secure high-accuracy RTK positioning.
In addition to the risk of hacking, self-interference or self-jamming is a common problem for UAVs, where cameras, servos or antennas that 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, can enable safe and secure flight navigation.
“Adopting new and resilient technology in UAVs is vital, and we want to ensure a smooth integration process into professional drone systems,” says Gustavo Lopez, Senior Market Access Manager at Septentrio.
In addition to their work in autopilot systems, MicroPilot also creates supporting software and services that enable customers to use development time more efficiently and shorten time to market. "Working closely with Septentrio gives MicroPilot the ability to better leverage resilient and robust GNSS technologies strengthening our offering to the professional UAV market for safe and reliable flight control," explains Howard Loewen, President of MicroPilot.
For more information about Septentrio UAV products contact the Septentrio team.