HEX/ProfiCNC Here2 RTK GPS

The Here2 RTK GPS receiver is a new RTK GPS module from HEX that provides highly reliable navigation. Using RTK, PX4 can get its position with centimetre-level accuracy, which is much more accurate than can be provided by a normal GPS.

Main features include:

  • Concurrent reception of upto 3 GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLOSNASS, BeiDou)
  • Industry Leading -167 dBm navigation sensitivity
  • Security and integrity protection
  • Supports all satellite augmentation systems
  • Advanced jamming and spoofing detection

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Configuration

RTK setup and use on PX4 via QGroundControl is largely plug and play (see RTK GPS for more information).

Wiring and Connections

The Here2 GPS comes with an 8 pin connector that can be inserted directly into the Pixhawk 2 GPS UART port.

The Pixhawk 3 Pro and Pixracer have a 6 pin GPS port connector. For these controllers you can modify the GPS cable (as shown below) to remove pin 6 and 7.

Pin 6 and 7 are for the safety button - these can be attached as well if needed.

Pinout

The Here2 GPS pinout is provided below. This can be used to help modify the connector for other autopilot boards.

pin Here2 GPS pin Pixhawk 3 Pro GPS
1 VCC_5V 1 VCC
2 GPS_RX 2 GPS_TX
3 GPS_TX 3 GPS_RX
4 SCL 4 SCL
5 SDA 5 SDA
6 BUTTON - -
7 BUTTON_LED - -
8 GND 6 GND

Specification

  • Processor: STM32F302
  • Sensor
    • Compass, Gyro, Accelerometer: ICM20948
    • Barometer: MS5611
  • Receiver Type:
    • 72-channel ublox M8N engine, GPS/QZSS L2 C/A, GLONASS L10F, BeiDou B11, Galileo E1B/C, SBAS L1 C/A: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN
  • Navigation Update Rate: Max: 10 Hz
  • Positionaing Accuracy: 3D Fix
  • Time to first fix
    • Cold start: 26s
    • Aided start: 2s
    • Reacquisition: 1s
  • Sensitivity
    • Tracking & Navigation: -167 dBm
    • Hot start: -148 dBm
    • Cold start: -157 dBm
  • Assisted GNSS
    • AssistNow GNSS Online
    • AssistNow GNSS Offline (up to 35 days)
    • AssistNow Autonomous (up to 6 days)
    • OMA SUPL& 3GPP compliant
  • Oscillator: TCXO (NEO-8MN/Q)
  • RTC crystal: Build in
  • ROM: Flash (NEO-8MN)
  • Available Antennas: Active Antenna & Passive Antenna
  • Signal Integrity: Signature feature with SHA 256
  • Protocols & Interfaces
    • UART/I2C/CAN: JST_GH Main interface, Switch internally.
    • STM32 Main Programming Interface: JST_SUR
© PX4 Dev Team. License: CC BY 4.0            Updated: 2019-09-16 06:26:41

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