Septentrio Announces Partnership with XenomatiX

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 01, 2021


Septentrio Announces Partnership with XenomatiX
(Image courtesy of Septentrio)

Septentrio and XenomatiX are starting a partnership enabling high-quality Lidar solutions.  

XenomatiX will be using the GNSS/INS receiver from Septentrio, AsteRx SBi3 Pro+, to provide millimeter accurate analysis of pavement conditions using global positioning coordinates.

Septentrio’s high-quality GNSS/INS will be a part of Xenomatix’ Road LiDAR called XenoTrack, a solution for road surveyors and road management companies. Septentrio’s AsteRx SBi3, RTK GNSS/INS receiver with a dual antenna setup, is designed to ensure cm-accurate geotagging of the XenoTrack point cloud frames for relative and global millimeter accuracy over large distances. Moreover, the inertial GNSS – IMU integration algorithm enables dead-reckoning, which means continuous positioning in environments of low satellite visibility where GNSS outages occur.  

While traditional road scanning based on laser profilers rely on accurate GNSS/INS to stitch consecutive profiles together, the XenoTrack captures a 3D topography of an entire area in a single shot. XenomatiX’ sensor fusion algorithms combine visual SLAM techniques with GNSS, IMU, and CAN to obtain a seamless map of the road shape.  

The Septentrio proprietary GNSS+ technology plays a role in delivering the accuracy and reliability for XenoTrack. The AIM+ Advanced Interference Mitigation technology is designed to ensure robust positioning even in the presence of a jammers, which may be found abord vehicles trying to avoid road tolling. When the sky is obstructed for an extended period, the built-in RAIM+ integrity algorithm serves as an indicator of when it is best to give priority to other sensor input to maintain a high-quality solution.  

XenomatiX offers a complete mapping system as well as services including data from the XenoTrack sensor, camera, and RTK GNSS/INS receiver with dual antenna - all delivered in a solution on a standard vehicle. For more information, visit: XenoTrack or AsteRX SBi3 Pro+ 

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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