TerraStar-L from NovAtel Ensures Continuous Positioning

Kelly Marshall

NovAtelNovAtel Inc. is announcing the new 40 centimeter Precise Point Position (PPP) correction service, TerraStar-L.  This new service is a subscription based program that provides GNSS correction data from a satellite to a precision navigation system.  TerraStar-L’s position accuracy makes it perfect for agriculture, GIS or unmanned vehicle navigation, especially around trees, buildings or other obstructions.

With the addition of the new TerraStar-L correction service, NovAtel now offers two levels of PPP corrections through its NovAtel CORRECT positioning engine; the new 40 cm accuracy service, and a 4 cm service through its TerraStar-C solution. By offering two diverse accuracy options, customers have the flexibility to choose the performance level best suited to their application. The correction data for both services provides consistent worldwide accuracy and is delivered over satellite which eliminates the need for a local base station.

“The robustness and redundancy built in to the TerraStar network infrastructure makes TerraStar correction data extremely reliable,” stated Sara Masterson, Business Development Manager of Correction Services at NovAtel. “When our customers operate in environments with obstructions that can block GNSS signals, TerraStar-L offers a repeatable 40 cm solution, reducing position drifts or jumps. This maximizes uptime and productivity for our customers by providing fast initialization to a reliable decimeter position.”

The new service offers solutions with high accuracy and instant re-convergence on a challenging terrain.  It is available to order beginning May 4, 2016.  Learn more at www.novatel.com/correctionservices.

Agribusiness, GPS, Satellite