Bristol and Cambridge operations, with a team drawn from Cambridge University’s Department of Experimental and Theoretical Physics BAE Systems And this European Space Agency, FocalPoint’s world-leading IP GPS, solves the fundamental limitations of satellite positioning systems such as Galileo, GLONASS and Beidou.
FocalPoint GNSS resolves critical issue of inaccuracy
Erroneous satellite positioning is a perennial problem caused by unclear, reflected, and weak satellite signals, particularly in cities and built environments, resulting in position and timing errors on GNSS-dependent devices.
The challenge of reflective and ambiguous signals has become an increasing pressure safety concern with the rise of location-based services such as riding, autonomous vehicles, robots, and IoT devices, all relying on precise positioning to be able to operate effectively And safely in cities and industrial environments.
Reliance on current GNSS systems also exposes devices such as autonomous vehicles, aircraft, drones and robots to criminal activities. Commonly known as spoofing, individuals can emit a fake GPS signal that either dissolves their location or causes another device to be confused about its actual position.
Focalpoint’s techniques for misplaced GNSS systems globally, with ‘blue dot’ mapping on wearables and mobiles accurately, for protection of autonomous vehicles and drones, low cost and low battery consumption for industrial IoT devices, safety and security from spoofing Addresses frustrations, which are important for accurate work on a large scale of modern technology.
Software and firmware solutions from FocalPoint
FocalPoint’s two major supercorrelation and D-Tel ™ technologies solve these problems, providing unprecedented accuracy for GNSS systems. When combined, the technologies provide centimeter-level status indoors and outdoors, with a large range of use-cases from consumer to business and government.
Supercorrelation is a patented, chipset-level software product for mobiles, wearables, and vehicles that revolutionize their positioning capability in urban environments. It is installed at the chipset level and uses advanced physics to calculate the angle of arrival of satellite signals – this has never been possible before. It provides 10x improvements in accuracy, sensitivity and position integrity. Supercorrelation is designed for the modern system-on-a-chip silicon architecture used by all consumer GNSS receivers. It does not require any additional hardware or infrastructure, and it fits into the existing architecture as a software upgrade.
In August 2020 FocalPoint signed an agreement with U-BXL, a leading position and global provider of wireless communications technologies, to integrate super positioning technology into its commercial chips. It is currently testing supercorrelation with several leading chipset designers and consumer technology OEMs.
D-Tail is an application- or firmware-level software product for smartphones and wearables that enables centimeter-level positioning, outdoor and indoors. It uses an AI-based motion model coupled with data from inertial sensors from the device (inrometer, gyroscope, barometer, and compass) to create an incredibly accurate picture of distance, speed, and speed for any device, Even in urban environments.
D-Tel enables today’s smartphones and wearables to achieve precision which in turn enables the next generation of products and services – from indoor wayfinding to high-performance sports trackers and last-meter delivery. It works for detailed detection of a user’s speed in four dimensions at 200 times the measurement rate of GPS using GNSS, sensor fusion and machine learning – enabling real-time measurement of speed, trajectory, and gait. This significantly surpasses the level of detail provided by simple dead-reckoning and WiFi fingerprinting.
The new round follows a round of £ 4 million raised in February 2017.
Ramsie Faragher, CEO of FocalPoint, says, “This is a significant moment for our team. The signing of our first deal with U-BXL to integrate supercorrelation into a commercial chip has led to increased demand for our products from a multitude of industries and use cases. This funding will help us meet that demand and enable Supercorruption and D-Tail to improve people’s lives and businesses around the world. “
Draper Esprit Venture Partner David Cummings says: “The impurity and security weakness of GNSS technology is a global concern for consumers, policy makers and businesses, but the team at Ramsay and FocalPoint have made great progress in addressing both of these important legacy issues. . At Draper Esprit we are really excited to support them through the next stage of development as this next generation of positioning technology is designed for the devices we all rely on.