LEUVEN, Belgium - Septentrio, a Belgian company specializing in high-precision GNSS positioning solutions, announced its collaboration with MicroPilot, a company based in Manitoba, Canada, that produces autopilots for uncrewed aerial systems (UAVs). Septentrio receivers, including the small-form-factor mosaic modules, as well as the OEM board AsteRx-m3, will support integration of positioning and orientation
“Adopting new and resilient technology in UAVs is vital, and we want to ensure a smooth integration process into professional drone systems,” commented Gustavo Lopez, Senior Market Access Manager at Septentrio. “We are very excited about the strong collaboration between Septentrio and MicroPilot, which now provides new alternatives to drone companies looking for safe and reliable flight operations.”
In addition to developing autopilots, MicroPilot provides supporting software and services that enable customers to use development time more efficiently, reducing time-to-market. "Working closely with Septentrio gives MicroPilot the ability to better leverage resilient and robust GNSS technologies strengthening our offering to the professional UAV market for safe and reliable flight control," commented Howard Loewen, President of MicroPilot.
Self-interference or self-jamming is a common occurrence in UAVs, where devices such as cameras, servos or antennas, which emit electromagnetic radiation, are located close to the GPS receiver. Incorporating GNSS technology, which is resilient to jamming and spoofing, in combination with reliable professional-level autopilots is key to safe and secure flight navigation.