Precision positioning antenna has enhanced positioning

Antenna and RF antenna module manufacturer, Antenova, is now shipping its latest positioning antenna, Raptor. It is able to pinpoint a location to within centimetres, claims the company.

The Raptor is an embedded antenna for all positioning applications that require a greater level of accuracy. It is particularly suitable for emerging applications with 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. This has not generally been possible with previous GNSS devices, points out Antenova.

This characteristic makes the antenna useful for applications in tracking, surveying and mapping.  A corresponding high precision GNSS receiver module connects the Raptor antenna in a complete RF system.

The Raptor antenna operates in the 1200 and 1600MHz 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. The addition of the L2 frequency band combines multi-band satellite signal reception and GNSS correction data. This helps to mitigate position errors, greatly improving accuracy, especially in urban areas.

The single feed antenna is provided in a compact surface mount format. It measures 16.0 x 8.0 x 1.7mm, suitable for use in wearables and portable devices where space on the PCB may be restricted.

The Raptor antenna, part no SR4G053, is supplied in tape and reel, directly from Antenova or its network of partners worldwide.

Antenova specialises in integrated antennae and RF solutions for wireless communication, consumer electronic and wireless M2M devices.

Its range of standard antennas and RF modules are suited to GSM, CDMA, 3G, 4G, LTE, 5G-NR, NB-IoT, GPS, GNSS, WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, LP-WAN, LoRa, Sigfox, Weightless-P and ISM, for M2M and IoT applications.

One of Antenova’s latest antennas, the Robusta chip antenna, for use on metal surfaces and IoT applications.

Antenova also provides design advice and technical support, including custom antenna design, engineering, integration and test services.

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