How does Real-Time Kinematics (RTK) work?

Emesent Aura’s Real-Time Kinematics (RTK) allows scanning without the need to lay out or georeference ground control targets – accelerating time from scan to insight for Hovermap vehicle and above ground drone-based scans. 

The simplified, fast tracked workflow automates the creation of accurate, georeferenced point clouds when scanning large areas, long linear assets or challenging environments where ground control targets are not feasible. Automatic drift correction delivers higher-quality results for repeat scans over the same area and enables changes to be easily detected.

During processing Aura intelligently leverages a combination of RTK and SLAM reference data depending on which has the best position quality to optimize results. Scanning with RTK requires a base station and receiver.

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