This multi-frequency receiver that supports Xona’s LEO PNT signals will be one of the first to decode all PULSAR signals in parallel with other standard GNSS* signals. This makes it ideal for testing Xona’s upcoming LEO-PNT constellation in a simulated environment, since live signals are not yet available. LEO-PNT is a satellite navigation system that consists of low orbit satellites, which provide geographic positioning, a concept similar to a GNSS system such as GPS.
Xona Space Systems is pioneering the nexgen of space-based PNT (Positioning, Navigation, and Timing) to answer the need for more secure, accurate, and robust services.
The PULSAR system will consist of 260 LEO satellites orbiting the Earth 25 times closer than GPS satellites. The higher signal power resulting from closer proximity to Earth and the modernized signal design provide opportunities for better multipath mitigation and higher accuracy, as well as increased interference and spoofing protection.
High accuracy and resilient operation are also the main pillars on which Septentrio has built their PNT receivers over the last two decades, providing reliable positioning and timing solutions to critical infrastructure and industrial applications such as precision agriculture, construction, robotics and much more.
“We are thrilled to welcome Septentrio to the PULSAR ecosystem,” said . “Septentrio is well-known as an industry leader in developing high-quality and resilient GNSS products. As Xona PULSAR signals become available, a Septentrio receiver will offer users an opportunity to be the first to experiment with PULSAR and GNSS in many different scenarios.”
— Bryan Chan, VP of Business Development and Strategy, Septentrio
“We are excited to collaborate with Xona Space Systems during this new era for PNT technology. After our deep involvement in various expansions of the GNSS ecosystem, most notably Galileo for receivers of both reference networks and user applications, it is exciting to leverage our experience in the next phase of space-based PNT, which has opened up with LEO-PNT.”
— Jan Van Hees, Business Development Director at Septentrio.
- Global Navigation Satellite System including the American GPS, European Galileo, Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou, Japan’s QZSS and India’s NavIC. These satellite constellations broadcast positioning information to receivers which use it to calculate their absolute position.