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Is Alpha RTK Receiver using SkyTraq S1216F8‐RTK‐S?


#1

Hi,

Is Alpha RTK Receiver using SkyTraq S1216F8‐RTK‐S or just S1216F8‐RTK?

If it is using S1216F8‐RTK‐S which has time stamping capability, then this is good product that it is capable for UAV RTK / PPK Mapping.

https://www.gpsworld.com/skytraq-launches-rtk-receiver-for-uavs-mobile/#comments

Otherwise, if it is only using S1216F8‐RTK, then probably NOT capable for PPK and RTKLib use.


#2

Hi,
Actually it is not true.
Alpha does not have a pin to trigger the camera shutter; that has little to do with the RTK module model to be deployed.


#3

What is not true?

In the above question, I did not mention anything about “camera shutter”.

I don’t understand your answer here.

I am talking the time stamping capability of Alpha RTK GNSS chipset.

Again, what is the skytraq chipset?


#4

If it is using S1216F8‐RTK‐S which has time stamping capability, then this is good product that it is capable for UAV RTK / PPK Mapping.
Otherwise, if it is only using S1216F8‐RTK, then probably NOT capable for PPK and RTKLib use.

These 2 sentences are not accurate.

By the way, Alpha is using a special edition of S1216F8-RTK, which has been optimized for Alpha’s RTK and PPK usage. This leads to the conclusion of the last paragraph.

Sorry I mixed it up with the camera shutter thing.


#5

Now, it is a bit clearer now that Alpha RTK GNSS with “special edition of S1216F8-RTK” is capable to do PPK.

There is no doubt that Alpha RTK GNSS is a good RTK for Pixhawk for navigation and spraying.

I like to see logged files recorded in the SD card when Alpha RTK GNSS connected to camera using the 4-pin connector (i.e. time stamp pin function).

Please show us the PPK use and result using RTKLib software (i.e. a simple tutorial like this).

http://www.tuffwing.com/support/reach_ppk_tutorial.html

Thanks.