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.
- Centimetre-level position accuracy
- Range of up to 10 km with integral or mast mount radio transmitters
- RTCMv2, RTCMv3, RTCM v3.2 MSM4/7, or proprietary outputs
- Store and recall up to 25 positions
- Up to 18 hrs battery life
The VBOX Base Station features a survey grade multi-band receiver with GPSL1/L2/L1C/L2C, GLONASS L1/L2, Galileo E1/E5a/E5b, and BeiDou B1/B2.
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
Various output messages
The differential correction message can be broadcasted in RTCM v2, RTCM v3, RTCM v3.2 MSM4, RTCM v3.2 MSM7, or proprietary RTK formats using an internal or mast mounted radio modem transmitter.
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
How does it work?
By utilising corrections from a fixed base station, the GPS engine can fix the position of the antenna very accurately. 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 VBOX 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 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.
- Storage Temperature
- -40°C to +50°C
- Operating Temperature
- 0°C to +45°C
- Battery fast charge
- 10°C to +50°C
- 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
- Operating and not charging @19 V: <0.5 Amps
- Frequency (Europe)
- 868 MHz
- Frequency (All other countries)
- 915 MHz
- Frequency (Satel)
- 430 MHz
- 2.4 GHz