Real-Time Kinematics

RTK Accuracy Benefits

  • Offers sub-inch pass-to-pass accuracy
  • Reduced overlap - The less overlap there is, the less amount of inputs are used. This will potentially help you reduce overall costs.
  • No satellite drift - With a satellite-based guidance system, drift is inevitable. Whether it is starting up a tractor in the morning or servicing it during the day, A-B lines can drift during those time periods. With RTK, satellite drift is not an issue because the stationary local base-station is now providing the corrections.

Our solution.

We own a network of 21 Kenn-Feld owned base-stations covering 15+ counties in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. Through this, we can provide our customers with a reliable RTK correction signal to enhance the accuracy of their equipment in the field.

How to connect to a KFG base-station.

  1. Click here to view an interactive map and determine whether you are near one of our stations.
     
  2. Click below to contact a KFG Sales Representative to discuss equipment and subscription requirements.
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Why RTK is important?

GPS systems work off triangulation between reference satellites and a ground receiver. Traditional GPS systems inherently have accuracy issues due to satellite drift and signal interference.

How RTK can benefit you?

RTK systems enhance the accuracy of the standard GPS systems by introducing a localized reference point called a base-station.

What Is an RTK base-station?

An RTK base-station is a fixed reference point on the earth. It receives raw GPS positional data from the satellites and then creates a correction factor. The RTK base-station transmits correctional data to your equipment receivers through FM radio transmission.

How it all works together.

Through the triangulation of raw GPS signal and RTK corrections, your in-field equipment will now be capable of a repeatable sub-inch pass-to-pass accuracy.

RTK explanation at Kenn-Feld Group

Additional Information:

Accuracy depends on the distance between the base-station and the vehicle. At 12 miles from a base-station, a vehicle has one inch of accuracy 68% of the time, but the closer the vehicle is to the base station, the more accurate the signal is.