Terralite XPS Transmit Station

terralite-xpsGround-based Signal Generator For 24/7 Real-Time Positioning Coverage

The Terralite XPS Transmit Station is an integral part of TrimbleTerralite XPS positioning infrastructure. By broadcasting a proprietary new signal, called "XPS," to one or more mobile GPS+XPS receivers, users can benefit from continuous real-time positioning information, when and where GPS can't. Mounted on mobile stands and powered by a solar panel array, Terralite transmit stations are self-sufficient and easy to deploy around the work site. The self-surveying Terralite system can be quickly and easily repositioned to ensure maximum position coverage.

 

Standard Features:

  • Single channel XPS code/carrier broadcast
  • Automatic self-surveying
  • Rugged, sealed enclosure
  • Solar power array for continuous operation
  • Semi-permanent steel-frame stand
  • Integrated radio modem and antenna
  • Programmable via RS-232 serial port

Industrial-Strength Positioning

Field rugged and designed to withstand the harshest of environments, the Terralite XPS transmitters are easily installed and positioned around the rim of the pit. After setup, the transmitters automatically begin to provide independent, yet interoperable, XPS signals to any number of Trimble GPS+XPS receivers.

Compatible with Precision GPS Mining Applications

Developed for machine guidance, control, and surveying applications that require fast, low-latency positioning, Terralite transmitters and GPS+XPS receivers are compatible with any GPS-enabled applications that accept standard positioning inputs, such as Modular's ProVisionTM drill, dozer, and shovel systems.

GPS Positioning All The Time, Throughout the Mine

Machine applications aimed at boosting mine productivity and efficiency rely on accurate and available Real-time Kinematic (RTK) GPS positions. Accomplishing this typically requires tracking of a minimum of four satellites with good "geometry," a condition often not met in deep, open-pit mines.

24/7 Availablity

The TerraliteTM XPS System solves this availability problem using a network of ground-based transmit stations. By broadcasting a proprietary new signal, called "XPS," to one or more mobile GPS+XPS receivers, operators of GPS-enabled machines can benefit from continuous real-time positioning information, when and where GPS can't. Incorporating state-of-the-art positioning and radio frequency technology, the system combines portable, free-standing Terralite transmit stations with a new category of tri-frequency GPS+XPS capable receivers.

Tri-Frequency (L1/L2/XPS) Coverage

With a network of Terralite transmitters broadcasting a new, independent positioning signal called "XPS," mine operators can compute accurate 3 dimensional positions in locations that standard GPS alone can't reach, such as in pits where satellite signals are blocked by steep highwalls. Standard positioning outputs support the most popular GPS-enabled applications already running in the mine - so with Terralite XPS, the only big change is your up-time.

System Benefits:

Mine operators will experience many benefits from Terralite XPS, including:

  • Up to 100% position coverage, deep in the mine
  • Compatible with any application utilizing GPS
  • Easy setup with self-surveying transmitters
  • High-performance in both static and mobile environments
  • Scalable, simultaneous support for unlimited mobile units

 

Terralite GPS+XPS Receiver

GPS_XPS_receiversThe World's First Tri-Frequency L1/L2/XPS Receiver for Real-time Positioning

The Terralite GPS+XPS receiver is an integral part of Trimble's Terralite XPS system, providing the ultimate position availably solution by continuously operating when and where GPS can't. When used in conjunction with Terralite XPS ground-based transmit stations, the receiver is capable of interoperable tracking of both GPS and Trimble's proprietary "XPS" signals to provide seamless positioning data.

Standard Features:

  • 12-channel L1/L2 plus 12-channel XPS tracking
  • Tri-frequency L1/L2/XPS antenna
  • Rugged, shock-mounted design
  • Up to 20Hz position updates
  • Integrated radio modem and antenna
  • 1 PPS output
  • Programmable RS-232 serial port

Industrial-Strength Positioning

Field rugged and designed to withstand the harshest of environments, the Terralite XPS transmitters are easily installed and positioned around the rim of the pit. After setup, the transmitters automatically begin to provide independent, yet interoperable, XPS signals to any number of Trimble GPS+XPS receivers.

Compatible with Precision GPS Mining Applications

Developed for machine guidance, control, and surveying applications that require fast, low-latency positioning, the GPS+XPS receiver is compatible with any GPS-enabled applications that accept standard positioning inputs, such as Modular's ProVisionTM drill, dozer, and shovel systems. A standard installation kit includes a shock-mounted GPS+XPS receiver, antenna, and cabling.