We are carrying out several research projects involving volume calculations using UAV imagery for which we need survey grade GPS / GNSS accuracy for our Ground Control Points. Right now we are working on very limited budget and are beg/borrow/steal-ing access to Dual channel commercial equipment from government and industry partners. We are quickly hitting a point where we need to operate our own equipment. We do not need RTK, and can post process our corrections.
I have read about Reach and Piksi, but I do not need to go that low cost, and also want something fairly turnkey. I am not looking to integrate any of this into the UAV's, just capture accurate readings for my GCPs.
- Is there a solution I am not turning up that is affordable ($1500-$3000) that does this?
- If not does anyone have experience with Reach or Piksi in the field?
- Has anyone evaluated the above against other high end field equipment?
We are working in Arctic and high Arctic conditions so some robustness and reliability is required.