Real-time kinematic

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Real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning is a satellite navigation technique used to enhance the precision of position data derived from satellite-based positioning systems (global navigation satellite systems, GNSS) such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, NavIC and BeiDou.wikipedia
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Satellite navigation

GNSSnavigation satelliteglobal navigation satellite system
Real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning is a satellite navigation technique used to enhance the precision of position data derived from satellite-based positioning systems (global navigation satellite systems, GNSS) such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, NavIC and BeiDou.

Surveying

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It has applications in land survey, hydrographic survey, and in unmanned aerial vehicle navigation.
Recent improvements to both satellites and receivers allow Real Time Kinematic (RTK) surveying.

Global Positioning System

GPSglobal positioning systemsGlobal Positioning System (GPS)
Real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning is a satellite navigation technique used to enhance the precision of position data derived from satellite-based positioning systems (global navigation satellite systems, GNSS) such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, NavIC and BeiDou.
Relative Kinematic Positioning (RKP) is a third alternative for a precise GPS-based positioning system.

Machine control

machine control systems
RTK has also found uses in autodrive/autopilot systems, precision farming, machine control systems and similar roles.
Many machine control systems utilize the Real Time Kinematic (RTK) system to improve the positioning accuracy.

Differential GPS

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Differential GPS measurements can also be computed in real time by some GPS receivers if they receive a correction signal using a separate radio receiver, for example in Real Time Kinematic (RTK) surveying or navigation.

GLONASS

Global Navigation Satellite SystemGLONASS GPSGLONASS K
Real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning is a satellite navigation technique used to enhance the precision of position data derived from satellite-based positioning systems (global navigation satellite systems, GNSS) such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, NavIC and BeiDou.

Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

NAVICIRNSSIndian Regional Navigational Satellite System
Real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning is a satellite navigation technique used to enhance the precision of position data derived from satellite-based positioning systems (global navigation satellite systems, GNSS) such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, NavIC and BeiDou.

Phase (waves)

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It uses measurements of the phase of the signal's carrier wave in addition to the information content of the signal and relies on a single reference station or interpolated virtual station to provide real-time corrections, providing up to centimetre-level accuracy.

Carrier wave

carrier frequencycarriercarrier signal
It uses measurements of the phase of the signal's carrier wave in addition to the information content of the signal and relies on a single reference station or interpolated virtual station to provide real-time corrections, providing up to centimetre-level accuracy.

Centimetre

cmcentimetercentimeters
It uses measurements of the phase of the signal's carrier wave in addition to the information content of the signal and relies on a single reference station or interpolated virtual station to provide real-time corrections, providing up to centimetre-level accuracy.

Accuracy and precision

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It uses measurements of the phase of the signal's carrier wave in addition to the information content of the signal and relies on a single reference station or interpolated virtual station to provide real-time corrections, providing up to centimetre-level accuracy.

Hydrographic survey

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It has applications in land survey, hydrographic survey, and in unmanned aerial vehicle navigation.

Unmanned aerial vehicle

UAVdronedrones
It has applications in land survey, hydrographic survey, and in unmanned aerial vehicle navigation.

Pseudorandom binary sequence

PRBSPN codepseudo-random binary sequence
To calculate the delay, the receiver must align a pseudorandom binary sequence contained in the signal to an internally generated pseudorandom binary sequence.

Ionosphere

ionosphericD layerionospheric physics
The accuracy of the resulting range measurement is essentially a function of the ability of the receiver's electronics to accurately process signals from the satellite, and additional error sources such as non-mitigated ionospheric and tropospheric delays, multipath, satellite clock and ephemeris errors, etc.

Radio propagation

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The accuracy of the resulting range measurement is essentially a function of the ability of the receiver's electronics to accurately process signals from the satellite, and additional error sources such as non-mitigated ionospheric and tropospheric delays, multipath, satellite clock and ephemeris errors, etc.

Ephemeris

ephemeridesAstronomical Ephemerisastronomical table
The accuracy of the resulting range measurement is essentially a function of the ability of the receiver's electronics to accurately process signals from the satellite, and additional error sources such as non-mitigated ionospheric and tropospheric delays, multipath, satellite clock and ephemeris errors, etc.

Radio modem

The most popular way to achieve real-time, low-cost signal transmission is to use a radio modem, typically in the UHF Band.

Ultra high frequency

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The most popular way to achieve real-time, low-cost signal transmission is to use a radio modem, typically in the UHF Band.

Benchmark (surveying)

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In this case, the base station is located at a known surveyed location, often a benchmark, and the mobile units can then produce a highly accurate map by taking fixes relative to that point.

Precision agriculture

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RTK has also found uses in autodrive/autopilot systems, precision farming, machine control systems and similar roles.

Trimble (company)

Trimble NavigationTrimbleTrimble Inc
Vendors that provide RTK systems and services include: Trimble, Asteri, Leica Geosystems, foif Topcon, Comnav, Emlid, North Surveying, Hi-Target, Sokkia, NovAtel, Septentrio, Hemisphere GNSS, ANavS, CHCNAV, SunNav, Unistrong, Swift Navigation, Inertial Labs and John Deere.

Leica Geosystems

LeicaLeica RCD100
Vendors that provide RTK systems and services include: Trimble, Asteri, Leica Geosystems, foif Topcon, Comnav, Emlid, North Surveying, Hi-Target, Sokkia, NovAtel, Septentrio, Hemisphere GNSS, ANavS, CHCNAV, SunNav, Unistrong, Swift Navigation, Inertial Labs and John Deere.

Topcon

Tokyo KogakuTopcon Positioning Systems, Inc.Tokyo Kogaku KK
Vendors that provide RTK systems and services include: Trimble, Asteri, Leica Geosystems, foif Topcon, Comnav, Emlid, North Surveying, Hi-Target, Sokkia, NovAtel, Septentrio, Hemisphere GNSS, ANavS, CHCNAV, SunNav, Unistrong, Swift Navigation, Inertial Labs and John Deere.

Sokkia

Vendors that provide RTK systems and services include: Trimble, Asteri, Leica Geosystems, foif Topcon, Comnav, Emlid, North Surveying, Hi-Target, Sokkia, NovAtel, Septentrio, Hemisphere GNSS, ANavS, CHCNAV, SunNav, Unistrong, Swift Navigation, Inertial Labs and John Deere.