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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 Terralite 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

Positioning Infrastructure and Receivers

Terralite XPS Transmit Station

Terralite XPS Transmit Station

Terralite XPS utilizes special ground-based transmitters, the Terralite positioning infrastructure, to form an independent, yet GPS interoperable, positioning infrastructure for the mine.

GPS+XPS Receivers

Terralite GPS+XPS Receivers

Developed for machine guidance, control, and surveying applications, the GPS+XPS receiver is capable of fast, low-latency positioning.

Terralite XPS Reference Station

Terralite XPS Reference Station

The Terralite XPS Reference Station is a key component of the positioning infrastructure, providing L1/L2 RTK data plus XPS signal information to mobile receivers.

XPS eXtended Positioning Signal

XPS eXtended Positioning Signal

Broadcast by a network of Terralite transmit stations, the revolutionary new XPS signal is used by GPS+XPS receivers to compute fast, low-latency positions on any number of mobile machines - even without GPS.

Positioning Infrastructure and Receivers

Terralite XPS Transmit Station

Terralite XPS Transmit Station

Terralite XPS utilizes special ground-based transmitters, the Terralite positioning infrastructure, to form an independent, yet GPS interoperable, positioning infrastructure for the mine.

GPS+XPS Receivers

Terralite GPS+XPS Receivers

Developed for machine guidance, control, and surveying applications, the GPS+XPS receiver is capable of fast, low-latency positioning.

XPS eXtended Positioning Signal

XPS eXtended Positioning Signal

Broadcast by a network of Terralite transmit stations, the revolutionary new XPS signal is used by GPS+XPS receivers to compute fast, low-latency positions on any number of mobile machines - even without GPS.

Enabling Technology

TerraLite XPS System Overview

TerraLite XPS System Overview

24/7 accurate Real Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning.

Position Infrastructure

Position Infrastructure

For high-value, precise, position-enabled applications that suffer from unreliable or unavailable GPS satellite signals.

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