RTK Base Station

The DGNSS RTK base station improves the positional accuracy of VBOX units and other compatible GNSS systems by calculating and transmitting differential correction data.

  • Up to 2 cm position accuracy
  • Range of up to 10 km with integral or mast mount radio transmitters
  • RTCMv2, RTCMv3, CMR, RTCM v3.2 MSM4/7, or proprietary outputs
  • Store and recall up to 25 positions
  • Up to 18 hrs battery life

Key Features


Multi-band GNSS

The VBOX Base Station features a survey grade multi-band receiver with either L1/L2 (VBBS5) or GPSL1/L2/L1C/L2C, GLONASS L1/L2, Galileo E1/E5a/E5b, BeiDou B1/B2 (VBBS6).

Up to 2 cm position accuracy

Depending on the type of rover unit used, position accuracies of up to 2 cm can be achieved. VBOX accuracy (RMS): Horizontal: 5 mm + 0.5 ppm x baseline; Vertical: 10 mm - 0.8 ppm x baseline

Up to 10 km transmission range

The optional integral or mast mount radio transmitters have a range of up to 10 km (approx. 6.2 miles) line of sight and 2 km in built-up areas.

Various output messages

The differential correction message can be broadcasted in RTCM v2, RTCM v3, RTCM v3.2 MSM4 (VBBS6 only), RTCM v3.2 MSM7 (VBBS6 only), CMR (VBBS5 only), or proprietary RTK formats using an internal or mast mounted radio modem transmitter.

25-position memory

You can store and recall up to 25 different reference locations.

Up to 18 hrs battery life

Power can be obtained either from the internal battery or from an external source via a front panel. The battery life  is up to 18 hrs, depending on radios in use.

Wide range of radios

The base station works with a variety of different radios to suit your country and range requirements. Please see the radio range available from RACELOGIC.

How does it work?

By utilising corrections from a fixed base station, the GPS engine can fix the position of the antenna to within 1-2 cm. The technique involves the measurement of the carrier phase of the satellite signal, which is then subject to some sophisticated statistical methods to align the phase of these signals to eliminate the majority of normal GPS type errors.

This alignment process goes through three phases: acquisition, ambiguity ‘Float’ mode and ambiguity ‘Fixed’ mode. Accuracies in Float mode are in the region of 0.75-0.2 m and 0.01-0.02 m in Fixed mode. The correction signal is normally sent out at intervals of 1 second, but can be increased if needed in order to reduce the required data rate.

The RACELOGIC RTK Base Station can be used to improve the positional accuracy of VBOX GPS systems, by calculating and then transmitting differential correction data via radio to allow the roving GPS system to correct its position. Because a single base station can be used simultaneously by all of the receivers in range, fixed based stations are ideal for proving grounds or test tracks, where you are testing in a confined area of up to 10 kilometres radius.

Technical Specifications


Temperature

Storage Temperature
-40°C to +50°C
Operating Temperature
0°C to +45°C
Battery fast charge
10°C to +50°C

Power

Battery life
Up to 18 hrs (depending on radios)
Input voltage range
8-30 Volts
Input current operating and ...
charging @19 V: 2.25 Amps
not charging @19 V: <0.5 Amps

Radio Modems

Frequency (Europe)
868 MHz
Frequency (All other countries)
915 MHz
Frequency (Satel)
430 MHz
Frequency
2.4 GHz
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