Septentrio announces compatibility of their single and dual antenna AsteRx-m3 and mosaic receivers with PX4 Autopilot, opening the door to reliable and resilient RTK positioning for UAVs. PX4 Autopilot is a commercially adopted open-source navigation control stack that enables building and maintaining drone hardware and software in a scalable way. Drones and robots, which operate autonomously or where a high level of safety is required benefit from Septentrio’s positioning receivers with built-in AIM+ Advanced Interference Mitigation technology. On June 23rd 2022 in Austin, Texas at the PX4 Developer Summit hosted by Dronecode Foundation, Septentrio is conducting a talk explaining GPS jamming and spoofing threats and presenting the solutions suitable for technologies with PX4 Autopilot.
“Our developer community is looking forward to integrating Septentrio’s secure GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) positioning technology into UAVs and robots, especially in those applications where reliability matters from mapping to surveillance and delivery. Septentrio’s presence and talk at the PX4 Developer’s Summit will be an opportunity for developers and integrators to connect with Septentrio and to learn about the latest high-accuracy positioning tech for the PX4 ecosystem,” commented Ramon Roche, general manager, Dronecode Foundation.
“Septentrio has had a fantastic collaboration momentum with Dronecode and the larger PX4 community during the integration of Septentrio receivers into the PX4 Autopilot ecosystem,” said Gustavo Lopez, market access manager at Septentrio. “This collaboration is important because it brings resilient and secure GPS technology to the UAV industry, with tremendous potential in terms of assured positioning and improved safety.”
PX4 is supported by Septentrio’s GNSS boards and modules with both single antenna and dual antenna configurations, which offer either heading and pitch or heading and roll angles on top of GNSS positioning.
Since concerns for GPS jamming and spoofing threats are on the rise, Septentrio will showcase the value of integrating jamming and spoofing flags into autopilots at the PX4 Developer Summit in Austin. The Septentrio PX4 driver is freely available on the GitHub.