MicroPilot and Trimble Team to Provide Precision GNSS for UAVs
April 27, 2018 – Stony Mountain, Canada – As part of its efforts to continuously improve its products and services, MicroPilot Inc. announced today that it has teamed with Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) to integrate high-precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology as part of its autopilot for guidance and control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
Trimble is a leader in high-precision GNSS solutions for system integrators and OEMs. With robust centimeter-level, real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities, Trimble’s multi-constellation GNSS receivers are capable of tracking signals from GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou. Trimble GNSS receivers are used in a wide variety of applications ranging from port automation and robotics to autonomous vehicle guidance.
MicroPilot develops and manufactures high-reliability autopilots for UAVs, including the triple redundant MP21283X. In addition, MicroPilot produces a number of support products, which enable customers to use their development time as efficiently as possible and bring their products to market faster. These products include the trueHWIL2, the highest fidelity UAV autopilot simulator available, and the XTENDERmp software development kit.
Working closely with Trimble gives MicroPilot the ability to better leverage Trimble’s GNSS technologies. This access improves the ability of MicroPilot’s support team to assist customers with their product development, testing and operations. Trimble will benefit from MicroPilot’s extensive experience integrating guidance, navigation and control systems for a wide variety of UAV platforms.
"Reliable, robust and innovative GNSS solutions as well as strong technical support is key to bringing any UAV to market and our relationship with Trimble will allow MicroPilot to improve on our already industry-leading support,” said MicroPilot’s President, Howard Loewen.
“We are very pleased to be working closely with MicroPilot to provide high-precision GNSS for its UAV autopilot solutions,” said Joseph Carey, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Trimble’s Integrated Technologies Division. “MicroPilot autopilot’s simple installation, configuration and customization capabilities allow UAV manufacturers to easily integrate reliable, state-of-the-art, professional guidance, navigation and controls to their aerial platforms.”
About Trimble Integrated Technologies
Trimble’s Integrated Technologies Division provides high-precision OEM GNSS modules for positioning and navigation solutions that serve a broad range of applications such as land and marine surveying, dredging, meteorology, transportation, asset tracking, oil and gas research, ground vehicle navigation and other geo-positioning/geo-referencing applications. Easy to integrate radio and high-precision GNSS modules offer OEMs and system integrators the ability to differentiate their products and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.
For more information, visit: www.InTech.trimble.com.
Started in 1994, MicroPilot is the world leader in professional autopilots for UAVs and drones. MicroPilot is an ISO 9001 certified autopilot manufacturer that markets single-board autopilots, enclosed autopilots, and a triple redundant autopilot. MicroPilot offers a family of lightweight UAV autopilots that can fly fixed wing, transitional, helicopter, and multirotor UAVs. MicroPilot also provides complementary products such as the XTENDERmp, SDK, and trueHWIL2. MicroPilot autopilots have been purchased by more than 1000 customers in 85 countries.