Low Cost GNSS Trimble BD982 and U-blox Performance Test Analysis F9 Series for Several Measurement Methods (Case Study: Sidoarjo Regency)

M. R. Ubaidillah, M. N. Cahyadi

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Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is a tool that can assist community activities, especially in navigation and positioning for mapping surveys. This tool has an accuracy of up to millimeters for determining the position of latitude and longitude, but to get this accuracy requires an expensive cost, which is more than 200 million rupiah. Currently the development of GNSS receivers is very rapid, one of which is a low-cost GNSS product. The advantages of this receiver are that it has a low cost, light weight and an accuracy of up to centimeters for determining latitude and longitude positions. In this study, we have conducted trials using a low-cost GNSS receiver from several products such as U-blox, Trimble, and Comnav. For products from U-blox in this study, the F9P and F9R series were used. The F9R series is one of the receivers that has been integrated with the inertial measurement unit (IMU)/inertial navigation system (INS), the benefit of this integration is to improve position accuracy when data collection using the kinematic method. Products from U-blox have position accuracy below 1 meter. Meanwhile, the series used in Trimble and Comnav products are Trimble BD982 and Comnav Oem Board K708 which have accuracy below 1 centimeter. The purpose of this activity is to compare all these receivers by using Comnav OEM Board K708 data as validation data. Several parameters in this study will be analyzed such as the number of satellites obtained by the receiver, position accuracy and various other analyzes. The measurement methods that will be carried out in this study are static differential and Real Time Kinematic (RTK) measurements that utilize direct corrections from Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) and deformation observations. The results of the first analysis obtained in this activity are the number of satellites obtained by the U-blox F9 series receiver which is more stable to receive satellites, namely as many as 24-29 satellites, then Trimble BD982 as many as 2-32 satellites, and Comnav K708 receivers as many as 3-28 satellites. Meanwhile, the Dilution Of Precision (DOP) values for 4 receivers, namely K708, F9P, and F9R, have stable values ranging from 0.5-1 compared to the BD982 receiver which fluctuated in several observation epochs, especially in the last observation epoch. In observations using the static differential method, using corrections from CORS for positioning this receiver can be used because the difference in position data is in the range of 0.009 m - 0.040 m from reference data (receiver K708). Meanwhile, the data receiver that has been integrated with IMU/INS (F9R) kinematic method has the smallest position difference value (K708) compared to other receivers, which is from 0.001 m - 8.091 m. In testing for deformation measurements, further research needs to be done because the data obtained is still in the form of a simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012028
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2nd Internationa Conference on Sustainability and Resilience of Coastal Management, SRCM 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 29 Nov 202130 Nov 2021


  • Kinematic Survey
  • Low cost GNSS
  • Static Survey


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