Hemisphere GNSS Athena
Hemisphere GNSS announces the release of Athena, their next generation GNSS engine. Offering significantly enhanced performance, often exceeding that delivered by
other industry leaders, Athena provides Hemisphere with a future-proof foundation enabling marketdefining performance, flexibility, and reliability.
Hemisphere has designed its new core engine to maximize the company’s ability to excel at the rigorous GNSS requirements of multiple market segment customers in Machine Control, Survey and GIS. Athena’s innovative design makes it a state of the art GNSS technology for now and in the future.
Athena’s Outstanding Capabilities
Athena excels in virtually every environment where high-accuracy GNSS receivers can be used. Hemisphere’s customers have tested and proven Athena’s performance in long baseline, in open-sky environments, under heavy canopy, and in geographic locations experiencing significant scintillation.
• Initialization time – One of the most reliably consistent initialization performances in the industry, while at the same time, performing initializations in less than 15 seconds at better than 99.9% reliability
• Robustness in very difficult operating environments – Extremely high productivity under the most aggressive of geographic and landscape oriented environments for GNSS, while delivering up to 50% better performance in user tests matched against the best competitive systems on the market
• Performance on long baselines – Industry-leading position stability for long baseline applications, with position quality often times exceeding the performance of the best-of-breed RTK systems on the market
• Performance under scintillation – Sustained accuracy under ionospheric scintillation activities, providing one of the most reliable ways in the market to work with GNSS in scintillation-affected areas
Athena’s Performance under extreme conditions
The Athena RTK engine provides precise, reliable, and repeatable positions. Athena exceeds or matches the performance of all other GNSS receivers it has been tested against. Athena has shown particularly impressive results when using a long baseline or in areas where there is a limited view of the sky. In the marine construction and hydrographic survey markets, time is money. We’ve seen very high system reliability and impeccable results using the Athena RTK engine, which ensures we are achieving maximum up-time.
Before the end of this month, Athena will be included in all Hemisphere multi-frequency, RTK-capable products, such as the A325, R330, S320, and VS330. For more information click here.