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UNAVCO Resources: GNSS Receivers

UNAVCO Resources: GNSS Receivers

The following receivers are, or have been at one time, supported by UNAVCO and/or are available at special pricing for UNAVCO members and associate members.  Click on the receiver name for more information and a list of receiver-specific resources.

GPS/GNSS Receiver Comparison Table

 
Receiver
Multi-GNSS ?
Available as special buy
Available on loan
Serviceable at UNAVCO
File Size (24 hr, 15 s

Memory
Time lasts recording at 15 s
Power draw w/ antenna
Time lasts on 18amphr battery
Ashtech ProFlex 500 CORS

Y

N

Y
N/A

128MB +
Ext.
USB
N/A

<5W

>1.5 days
Javad Sigma
Y

N

N

N
N/A
up to 2 GB
N/A
4 W

1.9 days
gr25.jpeg Leica GR25
Y

Y

N

N

1.6 MB
1.2 MB (zip)

up to 32 GB SD card

54 years on an 32 GB card
N/A N/A
Leica GR10
Y

Y

N

N

1.6 MB
1.2 MB (zip)

up to 32 GB SD card

54 years on an 32 GB card

3.5 W

2.5 days
  Septentrio PolaRx5  
Y
   
Y
   
N
   
N
N/A   
up to 32 GB  
 N/A    
2-4 W
   
4.5 days
Septentrio PolaRx4

Y

Y

N

N
N/A
up to 7.4 GB
N/A
6.1W

1.25 days
asterx3-hdc.jpg Septentrio AsteRx3 HDC

Y

Y

N

N
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
asterx3-hdc.jpg Septentrio AsteRx2el HDC

N

Y

N

N
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
NetG5 Topcon NetG5
Y

N

Y

6.8 MB (default messages)

up to 32 GB 

  ~10 years

4 W

1.9 days
Topcon Net-G3 and Net-G3A
Y

N

Y

6.8 MB (default messages)

up to 8 GB CF card

3.2 years

1.9 days
Topcon GB-1000
Y

N

Y

Y

4.6 MB

1 GB internal, 1 GB CF card

1.2 years

3.9+ W

1.9 days
Trimble NetR9
Y

Y

Y

0.9 MB

8 GB Internal + External USB

24 years at 8 GB

3.8 W

2.4 days
Trimble NetR8
Y

N

Y

Y

0.9 MB

4 GB

12 years

4.3 W

1.8 days
Trimble NetR5
Y

N

N

Y

1.4 MB

256 MB

6 months

4.8 W

1.6 days
Trimble NetRS
N

N

Y

Y

800 kb

1 GB

3.5 years

2.25 days
Trimble R7
N

N

Y

Y

1 MB

up to 2 GB CF card
-
4 mo.- 5.5 years or 512 files

3.7 W

2 days
Trimble 5700
N

N

Y

Y

1 MB

up to 2 GB CF card
-
4 mo. - 5.5 years or 512 files

2.5 days
Trimble 4800/5800/R8
N

N

N

N
-
0 MB
requires external data collection
varies: 6+ W - 2.5 W

1.25 - 3 days

No longer supported

Receiver
GNSS ?
Available as special buy
Available on loan
Serviceable at UNAVCO
File Size (24 hr, 15 s)
Memory
Time lasts recording at 15 s
Power Draw
Time lasts on 18amphr battery
Allen Osborne TurboRogue
N

N

N

N

2.2 MB turbo binary

900 kb conan binary

low

low

high

low
Ashtech Z-12
N

N

N

N

1.8 MB

32 MB or less

18 days or less

15 hrs
Ashtech MicroZ & ICGRS
N

N

N

Y

3.8 MB
-
32-128 MB

8 days - 1 month

23 hrs
Canadian Marconi AllStar
N

N

N

N
 

0 MB
requires external data collection    
Trimble 4000
N

N

N

N

1.8 MB

10 MB or less

5 days

18 hrs
Trimble 4700
N

N

N

N
 
0 MB
requires external data collection
1.7 days

Available as special buy: Special pricing is available to UNAVCO members and associate members on select equipment. For more information see the GNSS Equipment Purchase Information page.
Available on loan: UNAVCO maintains a large pool of GPS and related equipment, available on loan to member and associate member institutions and NSF-funded programs. To submit a request, fill out the Online Support Request Form .
Serviceable at UNAVCO: UNAVCO is licensed to repair select GNSS receivers and antennas. For more information see the Equipment Repairs page.
File size (24 hr, 15 s): File size for a 24 hour-long file collected at a 15 second sample rate. File size is approximate and varies based on # of satellites tracked and frequencies recorded. File sizes shown here were taken from site data in the UNAVCO data archive.
Memory: Memory for receivers from the dealer may vary; values are given for UNAVCO-owned receivers.
Time last recording at 15 s: Estimated length of time the receiver can record at its given internal memory at a sample rate of 15 seconds.
Power draw: Estimated power draw in Watts. The power draw varies depending on the other equipment e.g. antenna(s) connected to the receiver.
Time lasts on 18 amphr battery: Estimated length of time the receiver can operate on the 12 volt, 18 amphr battery standard for UNAVCO campaign systems, without a solar panel. Time will vary based on temperature and battery health.

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Comment by Anonymous on Mon, Aug 15th, 2011 at 2:08 AM
What does the column "GNSS ?" mean? As far as I know, all of these receivers are GNSS receivers. Is this an error? Does the column refer to whether the receivers are GLONASS capable?
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