Emlid Reach RS2 and Reach RS+ – What is a GNSS receiver and how do we use it? What advantages do they offer us?
GNSS or “Global Navigation Satellite System” is a general term used for satellite navigation systems that provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. These systems are composed of a constellation of satellites that provide positioning and synchronization data to the GNSS receivers. The receivers then use the data provided to determine the exact location.
The applications of these systems are found in many fields and are implemented in most devices, some common examples would be tracking devices, mapping, industrial machinery and equipment, ships, air navigation, automobiles, and the most common: smartphones.
The performance of a GNSS receiver is measured by:
Therefore for a millimeter accuracy, we need a high-performance receiver, a dedicated device. One of them and the one we will present 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 terms of value for money on the market, being common in areas such as precision agriculture, mapping, and topography.
Can be used for:
In the following articles, we will walk through step by step on how to use the RS+ and RS2 devices.