Applanix POS AV

POS AV – Engineered for aerial cameras, scanning lasers, imaging sensors, synthetic aperture radar, and LIDAR technology.

POS AV is a hardware and software system specifically designed for Direct Georeferencing of airborne sensor data. By integrating precision GNSS with inertial technology, POS AV enables geospatial projects to be completed more efficiently, effectively, and economically. Supported by Applanix’ industry expertise and technological innovation, POS AV is engineered for aerial cameras, scanning lasers, imaging sensors, synthetic aperture radar, and LIDAR technology.

The POS products are available to OEMs and systems integrators in the form of a Trimble AP GNSS-Inertial Board Set plus Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).

The POS AVX 210 is the latest addition to our POS AV product portfolio. The POS AVX 210 enables airborne surveyors to achieve gains in accuracy, efficiency and productivity for low-altitude or small form factor sensors, when compared to GNSS-only point-matching or aerial triangulation techniques.

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  • Compact, low-power, lightweight, rugged construction
  • High-performance, survey-grade multi-frequency GNSS receiver
  • Full in-air alignment support
  • Embedded Omnistar SBAS correction service
  • High-performance, low profile FAA certified GNSS-L Band antenna
  • POSPac MMS post-processing software bundle includes Carrier Phase DGPS processing, Integrated Inertial/GNSS processing, and optional photogrammetry tools for EO generation, IMU boresight calibration and quality control
  • Commercial grade IMUs for ease of export
  • Real-time leveling and yaw drift correction of stabilized mounts
  • Internal data logging for redundancy
  • Meets airborne environmental operational requirements
  • Trimble CenterPoint™ RTX™ correction service available
  • Simple to use and operate with auto-log and auto-start functions
  • Removable USB data logging with unique sealed port
  • Multiple interfaces for simple integration with imaging sensors


  • Provides an accurate real-time and post-mission solution for all motion variables including sensor-specific Exterior Orientation (EO) parameters using Direct Georeferencing
  • Allows for single stereo model mapping and single photo orthorectification using an existing Digital Elevation Model
  • Streamlines and automates the data workflow and quality control processes
  • Easily integrated with digital cameras, film cameras, LIDAR systems, SAR systems, and digital scanners
  • Ideally suited to inhospitable environments and rapid response applications where ground control is not available
  • Eliminates the requirement for aerotriangulation and a complete ground control survey (often only check points for quality control are needed)
  • Improves productivity in traditional aerial mapping applications, which translates into operational time and costs savings, with increased accuracy

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