Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation, is a technique used in land survey and in automatic guidance (agriculture), based on the use of carrier phase measurements of the GPS signals where a single reference station provides the real-time corrections to a rover vehicle (tractor, combine etc.) to a level of accuracy down to a centimetre. Riverlea utilise this method of real time positioning to offer the most accurate and cost effective services to clients. This progressive tracking method replaces the need for markers and negates any risk of overlap and can also be used in all weather conditions at any time of day.
Extensive research and field trials carried out in America show that the RTK GPS provides superior accuracy in comparison to other agricultural based tracking options.
R Price. K-State Extension and Research. Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
How it Works
This type of navigation system is a technique used in land survey and in automatic guidance (agriculture) based on the use of carrier phase measurements of the GPS signals. A single reference station provides the real-time corrections to a rover vehicle (tractor, combine etc.). This enables operators to a level of accuracy down to under 2 centimetres.
Riverlea's use of precision mapping technologies, coupled with their innovative machinery, enables a new opportunity for plant specific treatment systems. These resources are able to be tailored to the individual requirements of each client.
RTK (Real Time Kinematic) positioning is the most accurate signal available for precision farming technology. RTK signals provide solid, reliable communication and real time corrections between base and rover.