"The Role of RTK in the Autonomous System Sensor Suite"
An examination of moving baseline RTK, RTK-based heading technology, and how to RTK-based solutions support autonomous vehicle sensor edge cases.
Autonomous systems are no longer the distant future— today these systems are navigating around our streets and within our backyards. Despite their increased prevalence, these systems have technological hurdles to overcome as inclement weather, urban canyons and other non-ideal conditions can bring them to a standstill. A key to addressing these challenges is improved sensor synthesis within the autonomous sensor suite that mitigates the limitations of individual sensors. This white paper will explore one sensor, a multi-band, multi-constellation Real-Time Kinematics (RTK) GNSS receiver, that demonstrates the strength of RTK within the autonomous vehicle sensor suite. Specifically, the distinct advantages of Moving Baseline RTK and RTK-Based Heading—two hardware setup configurations that are significant to autonomous systems—will be highlighted.