A new multi-band satellite antenna developed by Imec in collaboration with Septentrio was announced at the Mobile World Conference held recently in Barcelona, Spain. The antenna is a multi-band design capable of simultaneously receiving GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and GALILEO satellite signals. The resulting receiver is capable of resolving its location to within 1 cm.


The antenna is paired with Septentrio’s credit card-sized AsteRx-m receiver, a dual frequency GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) receiver that provides centimetre accuracy while drawing less than 500 mW


The design was developed under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme project HANDHELD. The compact antenna can be integrated into multi-frequency handheld GNSS  devices to support applications such as geological mapping and surveying that demand high precision location information.