Future-proofing with GNSS

Chapter 5: Increasing the stability of RTK correction data

Increasing the stability of RTK correction data

The optimal use of signals can sometimes not be enough to achieve the maximum availability of an exact position. The stability of receiving RTK correction data is a major focus here. Leica Geosystems is also forging new paths in this field with the help of SmartLink technology.

Interruptions in RTK correction data, mostly caused by a loss of mobile communications, can be bridged by geostationary satellites using extra-terrestrial correction signals. This can ensure a positional accuracy of around 3 centimetres (2D). The temporary or permanent bridging of RTK correction data loss is automatic and works in all overarching reference coordinate systems, like the ETRS89, ITRF2008 or NAD83.

These new RTKplus and SmartLink technologies are referred to as intelligent and self-learning. The new self-learning GS16 automatically adapts to different conditions. It calculates a robust and most accurate possible position from the best available signal combination and optimal RTK correction data. If the introduction of both the first civil GPS receiver, the WM101, and RTK systems are seen as milestones in the 30-year history of GNSS, then the self-learning Leica Viva GS16 Smart Antennae with RTKplus and SmartLink is a further forward-looking landmark in this still short history.

Back to Reporter 76 article overview

Story: Future-proofing with GNSS
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New high precision receivers bring opportunities
Chapter 3: New Leica Viva GS16 GNSS smart antennae future proofs business
Chapter 4: Less can be more
Chapter 5: Increasing the stability of RTK correction data

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