Applications of Emlid Reach RS2 & RS+ - What are the benefiting areas? What can be done with them?

Introduction - What is a GNSS receiver?

In the professional sphere, where precision makes a difference, high-precision GNSS receivers are essential and can often bring benefits you never thought of. In this article, we'll take a look at the usefulness of affordable, high-precision devices from EMLID, Reach RS + and Reach RS2 .
If you want to know more about what GNSS receivers are, you can consult our previous article on this topic.


Precision agriculture is one of the areas that makes extensive use of the benefits offered by the accuracy of professional GNSS receivers. The applications of Reach RS + and RS2 devices in the field of precision agriculture are diverse, the most common being in machine guidance systems, creating maps for analysis and measuring plots.


1. Guide systems for machines

To save time and increase the output of farmers in precision agriculture, they often use self-steering systems for their machines. These systems are composed of several basic components but the most essential for the final accuracy is the GNSS receiver. Reach RS + and RS2 have an advantage due to the accuracy provided, at centimeter level in the "Rover" operating mode. Reach RS + also has a platform for shock and vibration damping specially designed for this purpose. They can be easily integrated into both existing systems and aftermarket kits thanks to all 8 modes and 5 position transmission formats, including Bluetooth.

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2. Creating maps for analysis

Crop analysis using drone maps is not a new practice in precision agriculture. One way to improve the accuracy of the maps obtained is by using Ground Control Points and their measurement must be done with precision receivers. From our tests with Reach receivers we managed to obtain an accuracy of 3 millimeters.

3. Measurement and management of plots

To keep track of plots in an organized way, farmers use GNSS receivers to delimit plots . The Reach RS + and RS2 solutions are an excellent choice because they can transmit position data in an accessible way via Bluetooth and easily controlled with the mobile phone via the application. They are also ergonomic, easy to transport and IP67 certified, water and dust resistant.


UAV positioning system

Reach RS + and RS2 can significantly improve the accuracy of a UAV and the pictures they take by them providing a significant increase in the quality of the captured data. Receivers can transmit real-time corrections to the Drone (UAV) via LoRa (Long range Radio) or record data independently for post-processing. These together with Reach M+ or M2 offer a complete solution for precision mapping, whether it is RTK or PPK.

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Accuracy is essential in this area and centimeter accuracy and a 5 second solution time recommend Reach RS2 for any measurements or topography and geodesy projects. Fieldwork differs from project to project, which is why the Reach RS2 can be easily controlled via the ReachView application (available for iOS and Android) with real-time access to all data effortlessly. It can export projects in CSV, Shapefile formats, and with 3G support for NTRIP corrections ensures the same high accuracy anywhere without hassle. Simple and fast. Reach RS2 is an affordable and high-performance choice for this field.


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