SPARTN – Safe Position Augmentation for Real-Time Navigation
Berlin, Germany / Scottsdale, USA – January 27, 2020 – Sapcorda Services GmbH (“Sapcorda”) publishes open communication protocol enabling the wide use of GNSS high accuracy positioning worldwide. SPARTN (Safe Position Augmentation for Real-Time Navigation) is the first high-accuracy, open- and free-to-use GNSS format tailored for broadcast distribution in mass market applications. SPARTN is the result of multiple years of research, development, and collaboration of a number of industry leading companies. The format-making leveraged extensive know-how in satellite navigation, communication protocols, and geosciences by the collaborating companies with the leadership of Sapcorda.
The SPARTN format combines the advantages of SSR (State-Space Representation) with state-of-the- art communication technologies and covers all requirements of service providers, system integrators, and GNSS receiver manufacturers involved in advanced solutions for mass market applications. The format supports a broadcast distribution model eliminating communication bottlenecks and enabling continental level positioning services with unlimited number of subscribers. SPARTN is a highly compressed format with extensive robustness for internet and L-band satellite communication in challenging environments. The format supports the use of modern end-to-end encryption, integrity, and message authentication.
The SPARTN format enables high accuracy GNSS positioning in any application, including Automotive / New Mobility, Autonomous Airborne Systems, Logistic, Mobile / IoT and many more markets.
Visit www.SPARTNformat.org to learn more about the SPARTN format.
Rodrigo Leandro, CTO
Email: [email protected]
About Sapcorda Services GmbH
Sapcorda Services GmbH is a GNSS service provider focusing on the emerging high precision GNSS mass markets. The company has designed its technology and service offering to serve high volume automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Sapcorda has been founded as a Joint Venture in 2017 by Bosch, Geo++, Mitsubishi Electric and u-blox. Currently Sapcorda operates in Europe and in USA with offices in Berlin, Hanover and Scottsdale, AZ.