EMLID REACH RS+ and RS2 - What is a GNSS receiver and how do we use it? What are the benefits that they offer?
GNSS or “Global Navigation Satellite System” is a general term used for satellite navigation systems that provides autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. These systems are composed of a constellation of satellites that provide positioning and synchronization data to GNSS receivers. The receivers then use the data provided to determine the exact location.
Applications of these systems are found in many areas and are implemented in most devices, some common examples being tracking devices, mapping, industrial machinery and equipment, maritime vessels, air navigation, automobiles and the most widespread: smartphones.
The performance of a GNSS receiver is measured by:
Therefore for millimeter accuracy we need a powerful receiver, a dedicated device. One of them and the one we will present today is Reach RS+ from Emlid.
Reach RS+ and RS2 are GNSS receivers that use RTK (Real-time kinematic) technology for greater accuracy, being the best receivers in the market for quality-price ratio, being common in areas such as precision agriculture, mapping and topography.
They can be used for:
In the following articles we will go through step by step how to use the RS+ and RS2 devices.