A new generation of precision measurement
Recently and comprehensively updated, the next-generation RT3000 v3 represents the very best of automotive measurement devices used world over for Euro NCAP testing and autonomous vehicle validation projects. The RT3000 v3 features a range of improvements on its predecessor the RT3000 v2.
The RT3000 v3 provides the same OxTS smooth, robust and repeatable outputs in real-time with low latency. Same too are the fully integrated high-grade MEMS IMU and RTK capable GNSS receivers, recording a comprehensive list of measurements including position, velocity, acceleration, and orientation. What’s new is the improved user experience. Less hassle, more features.
Please see below for an overview of the systems.
On-board RT-Range Hunter processor
The integration of the RT-Range Hunter processing engine within the RT3000 v3 unit itself represents a significant step forward in terms of time-saving functionality. With ADAS engineers under constant pressure to perform increasingly complex tests on time and with minimal fuss, the RT3000 v3’s built-in relative positioning technology now offers a single-box solution to multi-target range processing and objective validation to global NCAP and NHTSA standards.
Configure without cables
The inclusion of an on-board Wi-Fi router in the next-generation RT allows for easy wireless configuration and data extraction. This convenient, time-saving feature further simplifies set-up and also allows the RT3000 v3 to be semi-permanently installed in an out-of-the-way location without impeding data access.
RTK on the open-roads
An onboard NTRIP client removes the need to connect via an external mobile device and app when users wish to make use of NTRIP RTK differential corrections during open-road autonomous vehicle testing, or when the use of an RTK base station is impractical or unavailable. This significantly reduces installation time and complexity and aids any subsequent troubleshooting.
Fit your budget and application
A range of model variants and upgrades to choose from ensures there’s always a solution for you. The RT3000 L1 only product offers a lower cost option when high dynamic motion analysis is more important than absolute position accuracy. GPS and GLONASS are included as standard and Beidou is optional.
Reliable data in difficult environments
Open-road testing faces issues of limited GNSS in urban canyons, under tree cover and obstructions such as bridges and tunnels. Supporting technologies in the RT3000 v3 help maintain the best possible performance in all environments. Minimise position drift during outages with combined forwards/backwards processing in our free post-processing application NAVsolve. Add a wheelspeed odometer for extra velocity updates in the Kalman filter to help when stationary or slow moving. Ensure as much of your data as possible is within spec with our gx/ix tight-coupling technology, which speeds up RTK reacquisition times and can maintain RTK level performance even in high multipath environments and poor satellite visibility.
One box, turnkey solution
One tool to combine multiple functions, no need to complicate tests with many separate pieces of equipment. The RT3000 v3 integrates GNSS, IMU, onboard data logging, real-time processing and with the CAN acquisition upgrade can become a central data acquisition system for other CAN signals from the vehicle such as steering angle and throttle position.
Take to the open roads
Testing in controlled environments such as proving grounds with a permanent base station and a radio link to transmit differential corrections to the RT3000 v3 is straightforward enough. But NTRIP and Terrastar-C support make it easier than ever to venture out on the open roads. Corrections are supplied via satellite or mobile data connection meaning you aren’t tied to a base station and can still achieve centimetre-level accuracy
High-grade MEMS IMU for precision motion analysis
0.15° slip angle accuracy at 50 km/h in all road conditions
Survey-grade GPS/GLONASS receivers for ultimate precision
Low latency, 100 Hz real-time update rate
CAN, Ethernet, and serial outputs interface with acquisition systems
Free software suite with real-time monitoring and test verification
Rugged IP65 rated enclosure
Up to 250Hz data output rate
Vehicle dynamics testing
Slip angle measurement
Steering robot guidance (AB Dynamics recommended)
NCAP AEB testing
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) testing – NHTSA FMVSS126
Dynamic lane change – ISO3888
Autonomous vehicle ground truth reference