William Hunt MBE
Our Phantom RTK & D-RTK 2 Setup
DJI’s Phantom 4 RTK drone is our workhorse of the construction, survey, and waste management projects. Featuring Real-Time Kinematic (RTK), the Phantom 4 RTK enables images to be geotagged to survey-grade accuracy. This, plus corrections from our D-RTK 2 GNNS base station on the ground, provides consistently reliable accuracy for drone surveys.
The Terra Recon Phantom 4 RTK and D-RTK 2 combination offers a reduced workflow, eliminating the requirements for Ground Control Points (GCP) although we may opt to still use a limited number of GCPs on exceptionally large tasks for data verification.
Offering a range of control schemes and complimentary technologies, our Phantom 4 RTK is developed to provide survey-grade results with greater efficiency than ever before
Phantom 4 RTK Drone
A new RTK module is integrated directly into the Phantom 4 RTK drone, providing real-time,
centimeter-level positioning data for improved absolute accuracy on image metadata. In addition to optimised flight safety and precise data collection, the Phantom 4 RTK stores satellite observation data to be used for Post Processed Kinematics (PPK), which can be conducted using a clod service. The P4 RTK fits very well into most of our workflows, especially with the ability to connect this positioning system to our D-RTK 2 High Precision GNSS Mobile Station.
D-RTK 2 GNNS base station
Our D-RTK 2 Mobile Station is DJI’s upgraded high-precision GNSS receiver that supports the four major global satellite navigation systems, providing real-time differential corrections that generate centimeter-level positioning data for improved relative accuracy.
The D-RTK 2 Mobile Station fully supports GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and GALILEO signals providing real-time differential data for drones to achieve centimeter-level positioning accuracy. The built-in high-gain antenna offers better signal reception from more satellites even when obstructions are present.
The Mobile Station supports communication via 4G, OcuSync, WiFi, and LAN, ensuring uninterrupted, stable data transmission under any application scenario.
D-RTK 2 Mobile Station supports communication via 4G, OcuSync, WiFi, and LAN, ensuring uninterrupted, stable data transmission under any application scenario.
Real World Application