High-precision GNSS antenna
30 April 2019, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Antenova’s Raptor is an embedded antenna for all positioning applications that require a high level of accuracy. In particular it is ideal for emerging applications with autonomous vehicles, drones and other mobile devices where its enhanced positioning capability can, for example, indicate which side of the road a vehicle is on – which has not generally been possible with previous GNSS (global navigation satellite system) devices.
The antenna will also be useful for applications in tracking, surveying and mapping. It requires a corresponding high-precision GNSS receiver module, which are also newly available on the market, to connect the antenna in a complete RF system.
The Raptor antenna operates in the 1200 MHz and 1600 MHz GNSS satellite bands, and is suitable for all global public constellations: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou. It supports the L2 1200 MHz band in addition to the existing L1 and L5 bands.
It is a single-feed antenna in compact SMD form, measuring just 16,0 x 8,0 x 1,7 mm, making it a practical choice for small electronic designs such as wearables and portable devices where space on the PCB may be restricted.