Novatel unveils RTK From the Sky corrections

22-08-2019 | |

2014-06-17 21:37:49 TO GO WITH AFP STOY by Rob LEVER, US-farm-IT-Internet-environment  Andrew Isaacson watches from the cockpit of a tractor in a corn field as screens show where he has fertilized at the Little Bohemia Creek farm on June 17, 2014 in Warwick, Maryland. The farm on Maryland's eastern shore is part of a growing "precision agriculture" movement that uses high-tech tools to replace seat-of-the-pants farming. GPS auto-steered tractors cut down or eliminate overplowing and overlap that wastes fuel and time. Other technologies can sense just how much water is needed in a field to cut irrigation costs. At Little Bohemia Creek, the tractor's sensors gauge the health of various segments of a field to deliver fertilizer and other chemicals more efficiently, which has an environmental benefit. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP
2014-06-17 21:37:49 TO GO WITH AFP STOY by Rob LEVER, US-farm-IT-Internet-environment Andrew Isaacson watches from the cockpit of a tractor in a corn field as screens show where he has fertilized at the Little Bohemia Creek farm on June 17, 2014 in Warwick, Maryland. The farm on Maryland's eastern shore is part of a growing "precision agriculture" movement that uses high-tech tools to replace seat-of-the-pants farming. GPS auto-steered tractors cut down or eliminate overplowing and overlap that wastes fuel and time. Other technologies can sense just how much water is needed in a field to cut irrigation costs. At Little Bohemia Creek, the tractor's sensors gauge the health of various segments of a field to deliver fertilizer and other chemicals more efficiently, which has an environmental benefit. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Novatel’s new TerraStar-X service is to deliver instant centimeter-level accuracy.

NovAtel, part of Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division, introduced a new addition to their corrections portfolio. The new service, TerraStar-X, is available for use in precision agricultural applications across the Midwestern United States.

2 cm RMS accuracy

TerraStar-X is to deliver RTK From the Sky performance by providing convergence in under 1 minute with 2 cm RMS accuracy and 99.9% uptime while reducing equipment needs and increasing productivity for end-users.

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TerraStar-X is to deliver RTK From the Sky performance by providing convergence in under 1 minute with 2 cm RMS accuracy. - Photo: Novatel

TerraStar-X is to deliver RTK From the Sky performance by providing convergence in under 1 minute with 2 cm RMS accuracy. – Photo: Novatel

“TerraStar-X revolutionises the precision agriculture industry for growers by delivering rapid, accurate, affordable and reliable positioning – even in challenging conditions,” said Sara Masterson, Positioning Services Portfolio Manager with NovAtel. “By bringing TerraStar-X technology to the agriculture industry, our portfolio, including TerraStar-L and TerraStar-C PRO, now offers correction services for the complete range of precision agriculture applications.”

No need for base stations

By combining global and regional correction technology with L-band delivery of data for precision agriculture applications, TerraStar-X is to provide users the precision and speed of traditional RTK networks without the need for base stations, saving growers time and money.

When combined with NovAtel’s SMART7 antenna, TerraStar-X is to deliver industry-leading speed, accuracy and reliability.

TerraStar-X is also available in the Midwestern region for use in other applications including construction, survey and ground truth systems, and subscriptions are available immediately.

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