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Starling, a GNSS positioning engine by Swift Navigation

Swift Navigation is a San Francisco-based tech firm building centimeter-accurate GNSS technology and a Cloud-based Corrections Service to power a world of autonomous vehicles.

Swift Navigation has announced the availability of its Starling™ Positioning Engine with Broadcom’s industry-leading dual-frequency GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver chip, the BCM47755. This new solution is capable of delivering centimeter accuracy with minimal power consumption and small footprint for rapidly expanding precise positioning applications.

Swift Navigation is a San Francisco-based tech firm building centimeter-accurate GNSS technology and a Cloud-based Corrections Service to power a world of autonomous vehicles.

Starling Positioning Engine is a modular and portable GNSS high-precision positioning engine that leverages Swift’s Skylark™ Cloud Corrections Service. It is platform independent and enhances the measurements from commercially available GNSS receivers to provide true precision and integrity capabilities.

Swift’s Starling software is GNSS receiver agnostic and works with a variety of GNSS chips and inertial sensors. Starling features multi-band, multi-constellation support to provide centimeter-level accuracy and supports the calculation of integrity outputs to provide absolute position, velocity and time (PVT).

Swift showcased the integration of Starling with the Broadcom® BCM47755 chip—the latest generation of Broadcom GNSS receiver chip—during a recent test drive in California. The synergistic benefits of integrating Starling with the BCM47755 measurement engine include low system-level power consumption and a smaller PCB (printed circuit board) footprint.

The successful integration illustrated the accuracy of the combined solution and forthcoming offerings for autonomous vehicles including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), robotics, asset tracking, fleet management and other applications requiring precise positioning.

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