Starling is an advanced, high-precision positioning engine designed for automotive, industrial and consumer applications that require centimeter or decimeter accuracy using GNSS and dead reckoning sensor fusion.
Starling works with a variety of GNSS chipsets and inertial sensors, making it ideal for mass-market autonomous applications. Starling’s software is written in standard C++ and runs on a variety of compute platforms. Starling utilizes the measurements from 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 localization, decision and control.
Swift offers a simple-to-use, easily configurable evaluation platform—the PGM Evaluation Kit—allowing customers to quickly evaluate Starling on a test platform.
Precision Software Positioning Engine
OSR / RTK
|Sensor Fusion Support|
2 cm 50%*
|Compatible With Chipsets|
STM Teseo V STA8100
|Compatible with Modules|
Quectel LG69T (TeseoV)
|Supported Corrections Data Formats|
|Supported Corrections Transport|
Protection Level of 1m and TIR of 10-7 failures / hour**
|Fast Convergence to Sub-Meter Accuracy|
5s Convergence to 25cm Accuracy**
* 2 cm 50% accuracy measured over 24 hours stationary with geodetic antenna, receiver and single baseline corrections. Actual system performance may vary, dependent but not limited to; environmental, receiver and antenna characteristics, location of operation.
** When using Skylark corrections
Starling works with single and multi-frequency, multi-constellation automotive and commercial-grade GNSS measurement engines, offering companies a choice in selecting the best components for their autonomous sensor suite, whether in Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) applications, automated driving systems, rail, delivery, mobile, industrial, robotics, UAS, or micromobility.
Starling has been designed for fast portability and runs on leading 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 is minimized.
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. When used in combination with Swift’s Skylark precise positioning service, Starling offers industry leading Protection Levels (PL) and Target Integrity Risk (TIR).
Starling, used in conjunction with Skylark, supports both multi-frequency and legacy, single-frequency GNSS solutions to deliver substantial performance improvements to accuracy and repeatability—often without requiring any hardware redesign.
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. Starling supports GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2a/B2b, Galileo E1/E5b/E5a and SBAS.
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.