Septentrio to Release the AsteRx3 Compact GPS/GLONASS/Galileo Receiver

Septentrio will start shipping its new AsteRx3 receiver in the first quarter of 2010. The AsteRx3 is, a compact multi-frequency GPS/GLONASS/Galileo, and Compass-ready receiver designed for integration in demanding precision positioning, navigation, and automation applications such as land and maritime survey, machine control, UAV payloads, and others.

Providing simultaneous access to legacy and modernized GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo signals on L1, L2, L5, E5a, E5b, and E5 AltBOC, AsteRx3 is a compact and future-proof original equipment manufacture (OEM) receiver on the market, the company said. The receiver has a range of features, collectively known as GNSS+ . ATrack+, Septentrio’s patented Galileo AltBOC tracking, provides low noise tracking and multipath resistance for Galileo’s most advanced signal. LOCK+ tracking guarantees tracking stability under high vibration conditions.

The advanced multipath mitigation algorithm APME has been extended for use with the modernized signals, and provides multipath mitigation especially for the predominant and harmful short-delay multipath. AIM+, Septentrio’s Advanced Interference Mitigation technology, protects receivers against in-band interference, and allows users to identify the interference in a “spectrum plot” view. These innovative tracking algorithms are complemented with RTK+ for extended RTK baselines over 50 kilometers as well as faster initialization.

“With the evolution of GNSS systems, more and more users demand the possibility to prepare for the benefits these new signals and systems bring,” said Peter Grognard, managing director of Septentrio. “AsteRx3 exploits the capabilities of these signals with our latest ASIC technology. As AsteRx3 is one hundred percent plug-compatible with AsteRx2 and AsteRx2e, the AsteRx family is ideal for system integrators to build solutions which perform optimally with signals available today, which can be migrated to new signals and systems seamlessly tomorrow.”