World’s First GNSS Real Time Kinematic Solution for cm-level Positioning Applications

MBC, a Korean broadcast media company, in collaboration with u-blox, has launched an ultra-compact L1/L2 real time kinematic (RTK) multi-band device, the MBC MRP-2000, featuring a u-blox ZED-F9P high precision GNSS module. The solution is the first to offer the Korean market a GNSS RTK receiver and wireless access to a GNSS correction service in a single box.

To achieve centimeter-level position accuracy, high precision GNSS receivers combine multi-band satellite signal reception and GNSS correction data. In addition to mitigating positioning errors incurred as the satellite signals cross the ionosphere, multi-band reception significantly speeds up the time it takes the receiver to determine its location. The ZED-F9P process GNSS correction data, received via a wireless data connection, using integrated RTK algorithms. For uninterrupted centimeter-level accuracy, it requires constant data access over the air.

Weighing just 50 g, the compact and extremely low power MRP-2000 provides centimeter-level positioning accuracy for a wide range of portable and mobile applications such as autonomous vehicles, drones, and survey equipment. It comes with a subscription to MBC’s RTK correction service, delivered nationwide using digital media broadcasting (DMB) networks, with LTE fallback.

The u-blox ZED-F9P GNSS receiver featured in the MRP-2000 keeps the cost, size, and power consumption of the solution low. With advanced multi-band RTK algorithms integrated on the chip, MBC was able to enable centimeter-level positioning with no additional hardware or third party RTK libraries, cutting the time it took to bring the solution to market. Click here to learn more about the u-blox ZED-F9P GNSS receiver.