Precision GNSS Module (PGM) Evaluation Platform

Precision GNSS Module (PGM) Evaluation Platform

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The PGM Evaluation Platform from Swift Navigation is ideal for customers requiring the ability to quickly install on a target platform and test performance in the field. It includes a multi-band antenna, power cables, USB cables and access to a free 30-day trial for Skylark.

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Overview

Swift Navigation’s Precision GNSS Module (PGM) Evaluation Platform—featuring Swift’s mPCIe format PGM receiver installed in an IoT compute platform—provides a turn-key demonstration of Swift’s precision positioning solution. Swift’s PGM delivers real-time precision navigation utilizing STMicroelectronics TeseoV chipset in a Quectel LG69T-AP module and is designed specifically for Swift’s Starling positioning engine running on a host application processor.

When used with Swift’s Skylark cloud-based precise positioning service, the PGM Evaluation Platform delivers even stronger performance and accuracy levels. PGM is ideal for customers building industrial, last mile and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms that require the ability to quickly install on a target platform and test performance in the field.

Swift’s PGM Evaluation Platform ships with all necessary components to quickly evaluate performance on a test platform; including a multi-band antenna, power cables and access to a free 30-day Skylark trial.

The PGM Evaluation Platform is easily configurable, supports industry standard protocols and can be operated using Swift’s suite of utilities for fast evaluation.

The path to volume production could not be simpler. For applications with a suitable mini peripheral component interconnect express (mPCIe) slot available, customers can utilize Swift’s PGM receiver. For high-volume platforms without a PCIe slot, customers can design the Quectel LG69T-AP module directly into their printed circuit board (PCB).

Encased in a ruggedized, fanless housing unit and with options for bolt-down mounting, the PGM Evaluation Platform is designed to withstand the rigors of field testing.

Featuring integrated antenna bias, the PGM Evaluation Platform supports an active GNSS antenna for best performance. The module supports current sensing, and short circuit protection in antenna bias, to enable high-reliability vehicle installs and ongoing diagnostics information.

PGM supports end-to-end State Space Representation (SSR) format corrections when connected to Swift’s wide-area corrections service, Skylark. SSR format corrections reduce bandwidth usage compared to traditional Observation Space Representation (OSR) while supporting highest performance.

PGM provides dead reckoning capabilities with a leading-edge integrated ASM330 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to provide continual high-precision positioning together with the ability to receive vehicle sensor input such as velocity. The state of the art integrated algorithms in Starling fuse between the IMU data, GNSS measurements, wheel ticks and vehicle dynamics model to provide lane accurate positioning where GNSS alone would fail.

Benefits

  • 10 cm Accuracy
  • < 20 Seconds Convergence to Sub-Meter Accuracy
  • Dead Reckoning Support Delivers High Performance in Urban Areas
  • Utilize ST Micro’s Leading-Edge TeseoV Measurement Engine in a Quectel Module

Features

  • Lane-Level Accurate Positioning
  • SSR Format Corrections Support
  • Industry Standard mPCIe Format
  • Supports GPS, Galileo and Beidou L1/L5
  • Integrated IMU
  • Digital Wheel Tick / Reverse and CAN Inputs
  • 12 V Power Support
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi AP, Wi-Fi Client, RS232 Serial Port, USB

Applications

  • Automotive
  • Rail
  • Last Mile
  • Machine Control
  • Microbility

Ordering

The PGM precision GNSS mPCIe module from Swift Navigation is available through Canal Geomatics. If you would like more information about this product, please feel free to get in touch with us by completing the Request Pricing form.

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