Antenova Ltd. is now shipping Raptor, the company’s latest positioning antenna. According to the company, Raptor achieves an extraordinary level of accuracy in the GNSS bands by pinpointing location to within centimeters.
The component targets emerging applications in 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. Allegedly, this ability has not generally been possible with previous GNSS devices. Other applications include tracking, surveying, and mapping.
The Raptor antenna operates in the 1.2 GHz and 1.6 GHz GNSS satellite bands and is suitable for all global public constellations: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Beidou. It supports the L2 1200MHz band in addition to the existing L1 and L5 bands. It is a single feed antenna in compact SMD form, measuring 16 mm x 8 mm x 1.7 mm.
Additionally, Raptor requires a corresponding high precision GNSS receiver module, which is also available. The Raptor antenna, part no SR4G053, is supplied in tape-and-reel format. Learn more, checkout the Raptor datasheet.