Unmanned Systems

The great Nikola Tesla demonstrated the first unmanned, remote-controlled ship, “Tele-automotion”, to a stunned audience in 1898. For a century following this breakthrough, unmanned systems were primarily used by the military for reconnaissance missions. As advancements in technology become more affordable, the use of unmanned systems expanded beyond military use.

The advantages are clear: light, agile, unmanned; UAVs can go places that would otherwise be too expensive or dangerous to reach. Farmers use unmanned systems to survey crops; NGOs employ them to launch search and rescue operations in disaster zones; event coordinators monitor crowds at major musical festivals and conservationists can protect endangered species better in risky areas. 

Unmanned systems are important to Septentrio. Over the past few years we’ve designed and developed a number of OEM receiver boards especially for use inside unmanned systems.

Contact us for more information about our umanned system navigation solutions.

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Septentrio's AsteRx-m2 UAS for reliable RTK centimetre-level accuracy and unbeatable robustness against interference with AIM+ anti-jamming technology in your unmanned autonomous system (UAS)/UAV/drone. It tracks all constellations: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo

AsteRx-m2 UAS

The AsteRx-m2 UAS is a GNSS receiver especially designed for straightforward integration into UAS applications providing ultra-low power, centimeter-level RTK positioning.




High-performance, ultra-low power and smaller than a credit card RTK receiver. It is ideal for integration in UAS, mobile platforms and the most demanding industrial applications. The AsteRx-m2 sets the standard for reliability and power consumption


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Altus NR3

The Altus NR3 combines easy-to-use, multi-frequency, quad-constellation RTK with an unrivalled communications toolset for a successful survey or GIS project every time. It incorporates leading GNSS and wireless technology into a sleek and compact design.




Georeferencing software for centimeter-accurate UAV mapping


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