Starling Precise Positioning Engine

Starling Positioning Engine

Starling is a receiver-agnostic precise positioning engine designed for automotive and autonomous vehicle applications.

Starling is an advanced, high-precision positioning engine that works with a variety of automotive-grade GNSS chipsets and inertial sensors making it ideal for autonomous applications. Starling’s software is platform-independent and enhances the measurements for commercially available GNSS receivers to provide centimeter-accurate results with high integrity. Starling supports the calculation of precise position, velocity and time (PVT) and when combined with inertial sensor measurements, wheel odometry and other sensor inputs, Starling can assist with vehicle localization, decision and control.

  • Receiver Agnostic

    Starling works with multi-frequency, multi-constellation automotive and commercial-grade GNSS measurement engines offering automotive companies a choice in selecting the best components for their autonomous sensor suite, Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) applications and Automated Driving Systems.

  • Portability

    Starling has been designed for fast portability and runs on leading automotive processors and operating systems. Through the use of industry standard protocols and application program interfaces (APIs), customer engineering investment in porting and bring-up time are minimized.

  • Designed for Automotive Safety

    Starling is engineered from the ground up to comply with the automotive industry functional-safety standard - ISO 26262 for Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL)-B safety standards and leverages Swift’s Skylark Cloud Corrections Service.

  • Scalable Solution

    Starling, used in conjunction with Skylark, is capable of supporting legacy GNSS solutions that only support L1 operation to deliver substantial performance improvements to accuracy and repeatability without requiring a hardware redesign.

  • Constellation Configurable

    Starling is capable of running in real time and in post processing, allowing customers the flexibility to configure Starling to suit their system level requirements from the number of constellations tracked to the output rate desired.

  • Absolute PVT

    Starling supports the calculation of precise position, velocity and time (PVT) together with integrity. When combined with inertial sensor measurements, wheel odometry and other sensor inputs, the Starling Positioning Engine can assist with vehicle localization, decision and control.

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