Industrial & Scientific
All industrial applications have a common requirement for high precision, accurate, reliable and seamless technology which is robust and able to stand up to the demanding and often safety critical nature.
GNSS Technology in precision agriculture products help to minimize costs and maximize yields. Chronos can provide GNSS solutions that deliver sub-metre to centimetre accuracy and automated control. This reduces the potential for skips or overlaps and enables our customers to apply seed and fertiliser only where they are needed – minimizing application costs and increasing productivity. Easy and effective integration and deployment of GNSS systems deliver a fast return on investment.
Chronos represent the two key suppliers of GNSS technology in this sector, bringing a solution to the problem no matter how simple or complex. Products and services such as heading determination systems, relative positioning, RTK and DGPS can all be supplied and if required, installed.
A key use of GNSS is in machine control applications, farming and agriculture are good examples of this but in the heavy industrial area, machine control of construction equipment is using GNSS technology to strongly increase a machines’ productivity through a shortening in the execution time and a reduction of the costs for the ground crew. An effective machine control system will normally require a real-time GNSS positioning with a few centimetres accuracy. To obtain such accuracy the rover (receiver installed on the machine) obtains from a fixed receiver of known position (base station) a RTCM correction including code and phase, with the real-time positioning technique referred to as RTK (Real Time Kinematic). Additionally multiple antenna or aided (with MEMS Gyros for example) can be employed for increased precision and system redundancy.
GNSS research in the university and scientific communities has pushed the boundaries of knowledge since the first GPS satellites were launched. Modern times show the signals from multiple-satellite constellation systems being received on a single board, utilising multiple frequencies to push the boundaries of accuracy and precision. Scientific exploration and research such as ionospheric scintillation, earth deformation and other geophysical topics all heavily use high precision GNSS systems often for baseline data gathering.
As well as supplying high precision GNSS equipment such as multi-constellation receivers from Septentrio, into scientific establishments, Chronos is also involved in the research field itself.