Want to improve your GPS antenna multipath convergence time performance to near survey-grade GNSS levels? Just using this simple steel plate effectively improves simple patch antenna performance to near professional level antenna setups.
The steel disc provides a ground plane for a low cost patch antenna (such as the u-blox ANN-MB-00) that when coupled with the u-blox NEO-M8P or ZED-F9x receiver allows for centimeter-level positioning. This plate is not needed with larger L1/L2 antennas that have a plane incorporated in their design.
The ⅛” thick steel plate has been tapped to fit onto the standard ¼-20 UNC camera mounting screw. While it is not the cleanest piece of steel and weighs in at a hefty 0.4211 lbs, it does provide a solid base to allow a magnetic mounted antenna to sit flat on the ground plane while mounted to a tripod.
No reviews yet.
Looking for answers to technical questions?
We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.
Log in or register to post comments.
Can this be used with normal NON-RTK GPS, and does it improve the performance ?
wonder if this can be used as a heatsink? Its a big mass of metal with a moderately high heat capacity.