We are proud to announce that Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics’ second joint product, Duro® Inertial, is now available at Blue Planet Geomatics. Duro Inertial is a ruggedized version of Swift Navigation’s flagship Piksi® Multi dual-frequency Real Time Kinematics (RTK) GNSS receiver combined with Carnegie Robotics’ SmoothPose™ sensor fusion algorithm, which fuses GNSS and inertial measurements into a combined solution.
The blending of GNSS and inertial measurements provides a dead reckoning capability that allows Duro Inertial to provide a highly-accurate, continuous position solution during brief GNSS outages and to deliver a robust precision navigation solution in harsh GNSS environments.
“The combination of Duro Inertial’s positioning accuracy and its ruggedized enclosure that protects against weather, moisture, vibration, dust and water immersion makes it ideal for construction, mining, logistics, positive train control, robotics and agriculture applications.”
Duro Inertial is an evolution of Swift and CRL’s first joint product, Duro. Here are some highlights about Duro Inertial compared to Duro:
- Building on the onboard MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that exists in Duro today, Duro Inertial blends GNSS and inertial inputs, to provide a smoother, more available and more robust position, velocity and time (PVT) solution.
- Duro Inertial seamlessly blends SmoothPose GNSS+INS algorithms with Swift Navigation’s Starling™ Positioning Engine to deliver a highly-accurate LC positioning solution even in GNSS / RTK denied environments. The inertial aiding feature can operate with RTK, Autonomous GNSS and Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) position solutions from Starling.
- Duro Inertial also inherits the full set of features from Duro and Piksi Multi including the light-weight SBP communication protocol, interoperability with legacy protocols such as NMEA output and RTCMv3 input, compatibility with RTK corrections services such as Skylark™, Swift’s Cloud Correction Service and many third-party corrections services, and quad-constellation dual-frequency RTK navigation.
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