AeroPoints 2's internal hardware stack has been completely redesigned to focus on expanding GPS and connectivity capabilities.
Dual Frequency GPS
AeroPoint 2s have been equipped with an improved dual-frequency GPS receiver (AeroPoint 1s are single frequency) to improve:
The capture time required to acquire a GPS fix
- 10 minute minimum with the Propeller Corrections Network (previous AeroPoint capture time was 45 minutes)
- Two minute minimum drone flight for PPK workflow corrections (was previously 10 minutes)
The number of satellite constellations we can observe to gather data.
- Support for Galileo and Beidou has been added
- Continued support for GPS and GLONASS
The quality of data collected, which leads to increased accuracy
- Dual-frequency GPS receiver increases reliability during data collection
- Data is more accurate
The maximum distance from a correction source
Increased to 50 km (~31 mi) from 35 km (~22 mi) to effectively expand AeroPoint correction network coverage by 50% from existing correction sources
The maximum capture time
Increased from 5 hours to 8 hours to facilitate larger jobs, removing the need for complex AeroPoint operations
Power Performance and Charges
We understand that purely charging the AeroPoints through solar has caused the product to be artificially limited by location or weather.
AeroPoints 2s have an added 12- 24V DC charging port that will charge the AeroPoint in three hours, compared to the 8 hours. Each AeroPoint 2 has a charger included.
We've also increased the battery life to 100 hours of capture time (from 45 hours).
Major connectivity feature updates for AeroPoints enable transparency into their operation and health in the field. Added Bluetooth capabilities enable the use of the new AeroPoints app, which provides information on:
Real-time diagnostic information
GPS capture size and elapsed time
Upload status and progress
Battery level and charging status
Custom wireless hotspot configuration for AeroPoints connected to the app
Note: Bluetooth range on the AeroPoints is limited to 5 meters maximum.
AeroPoint 2s also has an upgraded WiFi capability, which allows data captures to upload quicker than ever.
I still can't do it!
We wrote these articles to arm you with everything you need to get the job done on your own, but we understand that sometimes this isn't sufficient.
If you're stuck, the Maverick hardware support team may be able to help. You can contact our support team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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