Precision GPS for New Opportunities
“I was recently discussing precision GNSS for IoT applications and the impact it would have. I see U-Blox just released their F9 multi-frequency receiver and with this development, it’s now much more economical to consider applications that require higher accuracy than previous generations of receivers. The ability to receive the L5 signal also adds to the ability to receive any signal at all in impaired environments. No GNSS still wont work deep in a parking garage or inside ventilation ducts like the movies love to show but it will likely work deeper into that garage or urban canyon that single frequency L1 receivers.
So who cares about this added level of accuracy? The mass market answer of course is autonomous vehicles and other existing precision applications include surveying and automated agriculture. Less obvious applications would include animal monitoring (inside fence or outside), training (invisible fence), vehicle storage and retrieval, interactive remote guidance (yes go in that door) and invariably dozens of others that haven’t been considered yet. That’s the point, this new level accuracy and availability changes the status quo of the technical and economic business case when using GNSS.
At F3 Engineering we’re building cutting edge custom IoT hardware and software focused on mass deployments to explore exactly these kinds of new market opportunities. If you have a business case, our experts can help you explore and understand the technical and economic implications of this new development.”