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Small navigation modules like the KV102.SMT or KV103.SMT by Kosminis Vytis are commonly used in a variety of applications that require GNSS positioning, such as drone navigation, vehicle tracking, and personal navigation devices. They offer several advantages, including: Compact size and lightweight design, making them easy to integrate into portable and handheld devices. Low power consumption, allowing for longer battery life in portable devices. High sensitivity, allowing for improved positioning performance even in challenging environments with weak signals. Multi-constellation support, which provides more satellite options and improves reliability and accuracy of positioning. Cost-effective solution, providing a cost-efficient alternative to integrated GNSS receivers in certain applications. These modules typically output GNSS measurements such as time, latitude, longitude, altitude, and velocity, which can then be processed by higher-level software to provide a position solution.
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), frequently use navigation modules like the KV102.SMT or KV 103.SMT to provide GNSS-based positioning, navigation, and control capabilities. Some of the key benefits of using GNSS modules in drones include: Improved navigation: The use of GNSS enables drones to accurately determine their position, velocity, and altitude, which is crucial for autonomous flight and navigation. Increased safety: GNSS modules provide an independent means of determining a drone’s position, which can be used to ensure that the drone stays within designated airspace, avoids obstacles, and returns to its home location in case of a loss of communication with the ground control station. Enhanced functionality: With GNSS positioning, drones can be programmed to follow specific flight paths, perform waypoint navigation, and carry out complex missions with greater accuracy and efficiency. More precise landing: GNSS modules can also be used to assist with landing the drone, allowing for a more precise and controlled descent. Overall, the use of GNSS navigation modules in drones greatly enhances their capabilities and provides a more reliable and safe solution for autonomous flight.