Applanix POSPac PP-RTX is a cloud-based global GNSS correction service that utilizes Trimble’s RTX technology to provide cm-level post-processed positioning accuracy without base stations. The Trimble RTX technology utilizes data from a dedicated global network of tracking stations to compute corrections to satellite orbit and clock information as well as atmospheric delay models. Applanix POSPac uses this data to post-process the GNSS-inertial trajectory and is an addition to the known SingleBase, SmartBase, and MultiSingleBase augmentation processing methods.
CREWED AIRBORNE: Due to the mission size, crewed airborne projects can easily exceed the maximum of 20 km distance from a single base station that is required for a precise GNSS-Inertial solution. Applanix POSPac PP-RTX has no such limitation and is hence ideal for crewed aerial surveys. Furthermore, since Applanix POSPac PP-RTX is a global service, it eliminates the cost and headache in setting up or procuring local base stations in different countries or remote locations. The duration of a typical manned survey mission is well above 30 minutes which means allows to run it in the fast or standard region at the precision outlined under question 3).
UNCREWED AIRBORNE: Short flights (10 – 30 min) require the fast region coverage for best performance. Long flights (> 30 min) can make use of both regions without any performance loss. This is particularly useful for BVLOS applications or longer linear flights such as those associated with corridor mapping. Applanix POSPac PP-RTX is also ideal for UAV mapping applications in remote regions such as in mountainous and forested areas where existing base stations are not present and setting up a base station can be difficult.
LAND APPLICATION: Applanix POSPac PP-RTX currently requires clean GNSS observables with minimal cycle slips and interruptions. This means for Land applications which are exposed to frequent GNSS disruptions (buildings, vegetation, tunnels) in urban environments the Applanix POSPac PP-RTX service will not be able to achieve full accuracy. For missions in rural areas with no or only few GNSS obstacles it may produce adequate results. Please contact us for more details
MARINE APPLICATION: The Applanix POSPac PP-RTX service can be used for all Applanix POS MV systems and applications. For offshore projects and remote coastal line surveys it is the only cost effective method for achieving cm level position accuracy. For surveys in ports or missions close to the mainland it eliminates the cost needed to procure or set up local base stations.
Applanix’ industry-leading post-processing software, POSPac MMS 8, integrates Trimble CenterPoint® RTX™ with post-processing – bringing the best of Applanix’ IN-Fusion GNSS-aided inertial processing together with Trimble’s global correction service technology. The result is centimeter-level, post-processed positioning accuracies without base stations, in a platform completely optimized for mobile surveys that you can count on.
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Applanix POSPac Mobile Mapping Suite, now with Applanix POSPac Trimble Post-Processed CenterPoint® RTX™ (PP-RTX®), is our next generation, industry-leading software for Direct Georeferencing of mobile mapping sensors using GNSS and inertial technology. It is optimized for all environments and platforms (air, land, marine) and compatible with a variety of mapping sensors. This smart software solution achieves both maximum accuracy and maximum efficiency for Direct Georeferencing.
The Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service is a high-accuracy, satellite-delivered global positioning service that is available across Applanix's entire product mapping portfolio. As a Trimble Company, Applanix is unique in the marketplace in its ability to offer this industry-leading performance and reliability. The Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service yearly subscription is delivered by L-Band satellite or by the Internet. This breakthrough technology provides high-accuracy GNSS positioning without the use of traditional reference station-based differential RTK infrastructure. Benefit from more uptime, fast initialization, hardware savings, and more. Learn more on the Trimble Positioning Services website.