Sapphire™ Integrated StarFire™/RTK GNSS Engine

  • "All-in-view" parallel tracking with 66 channels
  • Patented multipath rejection
  • Built-in StarFire receiver and demodulator
  • L1, L2, L5, G1, & G2 full wavelength carrier phase tracking

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Product Details

Overview

NavCom's next generation GNSS engine provides 66 channel tracking, including multi-constellation support for GPS and Glonass. It also provides patented interference rejection and anti-jamming capabilities.

 

Integrated StarFire™ 5 centimeter global accuracy makes Sapphire ideal for high accuracy surveying, control and guidance of mobile platforms. The compact form factor offers durability and reliability for your precise positioning system integration.

Offering the "freedom to choose," Sapphire is software upgradeable, allowing users to transform the engine from a single frequency receiver to multi-frequency and anything in between with software optioning alone saving users the expense of purchasing new hardware. This flexible framework makes Sapphire ideal for any application.

Features

Key Features

  • "All-in-view" parallel tracking with 66 channels
  • SBAS (WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS/GAGAN) tracking
  • Built-in StarFire receiver and demodulator
  • L1, L2, L5, G1, & G2 full wavelength carrier phase tracking
  • C/A, P1, P2, L2C, L5, G1 & G2 code tracking
  • High sensitivity / low signal level tracking
  • Fast acquisition / re-acquisition
  • Superior interference suppression (both in-band & out-of-band)
  • Patented multipath rejection
  • RTK Extend™
  • StarFire Over the Air (OTA) Licensing Capable
  • Minimal data latency
  • Data message formats
    • NMEA-0183: ALM, GBS, GGA, GLL, GRS, GSA, GST, GSV, RMC, RRE, VTG, ZDA, NCT proprietary
    • Differential Correction: RTCM 2.3 and 3.0, SBAS, and StarFire (proprietary)
    • RTK Correction: CMR/CMR+, RTCM, NavCom Proprietary UltraRTK™
    • Receiver Control: NavCom Proprietary commands (ASCII)
  • Configurable as RTK base or rover
  • Programmable output rates
  • Event marker input
  • 1 PPS output
  • Communication Ports: 4 x RS232, 1 x SPI Interface

Over the Air StarFire Licensing

Over The Air StarFire Licensing is the easiest way to install a StarFire license. The installation of a purchased license is accomplished via radio broadcast. Over The Air StarFire Licensing is especially convenient for receivers in remote locations in the field.

GNSS Performance

Sapphire is a 66 channel GNSS with the required flexibility to track all civilian GNSS and SBAS signals (GPS, GLONASS) with integrated StarFire signal tracking. Sapphire's industry leading receiver sensitivity provides more than 50% signal to noise ratio advantage over competing technologies. This results in improved real time positioning, proven through independent tests, when facing various multipath environments.

High Precision

Coupled with our StarFire™ subscription service, the Sapphire delivers 5cm position fixes without the use of a secondary receiver. Add our RTK option and an external radio capable of receiving RTK corrections from a base station, and the SF-3050 is able to perform RTK-level surveys for unsurpassed accuracy. Onboard memory (2GB) and a geodetic-quality antenna enable millimeter-level accuracy from post-processing.

Performance Upgrade Path

The Sapphire is designed with a robust and long-term performance upgrade path to meet changing application needs via software optioning alone. Increased functionality does not require the costly purchase of a new receiver. The Sapphire software-enabled features, bundled or purchased individually, cover a wide variety of applications.