Starling is a receiver-agnostic precise positioning engine designed for automotive, industrial and consumer applications requiring higher accuracy from sensor-aided positioning.
Starling is an advanced, high-precision positioning engine that works with a variety of 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 localization, decision and control.
Starling works with 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, Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) applications and Automated Driving Systems.
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 are 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 and leverages Swift’s Skylark Cloud Corrections Service.
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 without requiring a 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.