DJI Phantom 4 RTK
Recommended Field Workflow for PPK Processing
DJI Phantom 4 RTK Aircraft
Dual-band GNSS base station (e.g. Trimble R10, Leica GS16, or similar)
Note: this workflow does NOT utilize the DJI D-RTK2 base station. Our testing has shown that utilizing 3rd party base stations from providers like Trimble or Leica produces more reliable results.
Field Collection Procedures
Set up your base station
Collect L1/L2 observations at a minimum of 1Hz (5Hz or 0.2 second observations are preferred, but not necessary)
If possible, set up your base station over a known point
Ensure your base station is setup to collect and store raw RINEX data (.19o and .19n files)
Set a minimum of 3 ground control points
These are used as check points to validate the accuracy of the RTK data
For large projects, we recommend 3 ground control points per flight
Fly your site to collect data using Aerotas’ best practices
Data Upload Procedures
Go to aerotas.com/upload to upload your data. Be sure to include the following files:
Photos captured by the drone (.JPG)
GNSS files stored on the drone (EVENTLOG.bin, PPKRAW.bin, Rinex.obs and Timestamp.MRK)
Base Station RINEX and Navigation data files (.19o, .19n)
Standard deliverables include a full-resolution orthophoto and digital surface model.
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