Tiny Antenna for GNSS Applications that Require Higher AccuracyRFecho
Antenova is now shipping its latest positioning antenna called the Raptor (Part Number: SR4G053), which achieves an extraordinary level of accuracy in the GNSS bands – pinpointing location to within centimeters.
The Raptor is an embedded antenna for all positioning applications that require a greater level of accuracy. In particular, it is ideal 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 – which has not generally been possible with previous GNSS devices.
The antenna will also be useful for applications in tracking, surveying, and mapping. It requires a corresponding high precision GNSS receiver module – these are also newly available on the market to connect the Raptor antenna in a complete RF system.
The Raptor antenna operates in the 1200 MHz and 1600 MHz GNSS satellite bands and is suitable for all global public constellations: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Beidou. It supports the L2 1200 MHz 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.
It is a single feed antenna in compact SMD form, measuring just 16.0 x 8.0 x 1.7mm, making this exciting antenna a practical choice for small electronic designs such as wearables and portable devices where space on the PCB may be restricted.
Like Antenova’s other SMD antennas, the Raptor antenna is designed according to the company’s philosophy of Design for Integration (DFI) – meaning that the antenna has been designed to fit easily into a PCB, alongside other components. Antenova specializes in the design of SMD antennas and also provides expert integration and testing services for its customers.
The Raptor antenna, part no SR4G053, is supplied in Tape and Reel and is available for purchase.