Super-Beacon for Precise Indoor Positioning and Navigation System

$115.00

The Super-Beacon is the most versatile, easy-to-use, and recommended beacon for Marvelmind precise indoor positioning and navigation system, particularly, when you just start with Marvelmind Indoor “GPS” system. The system is used for autonomous robots, forklifts, drones, and people as well as for industrial applications requiring precise positioning and localization indoors.

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Super-Beacon for Precise Indoor Positioning and Navigation System

The Super-Beacon is the most versatile, easy-to-use, and recommended beacon for Marvelmind precise indoor positioning and navigation system, particularly, when you just start with Marvelmind Indoor “GPS” system. The system is used for autonomous robots, forklifts, drones, and people as well as for industrial applications requiring precise positioning and localization indoors.

  • See detailed specifications for the Super-Beacon.
  • The beacon can also be used for precise distance measurement of up to 50m (1D) or up to 120m (1D) with Marvelmind Horn.
  • Super-Beacon is a dual-use beacon – it can both receive and transmit ultrasonic pulses.
  • It can work both as stationary and as mobile.
  • The Super-Beacon Beacon can be used in both the Non-Inverse Architecture (NIA) and the Inverse Architecture (IA): Architecture comparison.
  • All essential SW, as well as Marvelmind Dashboard API, are already included in the price of the beacon.

The Super-Beacon supports a license-free 915MHz ISM band (for example, US, Japan, Korea) and a license-free SRD band 868MHz (for example, EU, Russia). Support of the 433MHz ISM band (EU) comes with a larger order.

All Super-Beacons have 6D IMU (3D gyro + 3D accelerometer) onboard.

The Super-Beacon is improved and in the all-the-way superior version of the Beacon HW v4.9:

  • The Super-Beacon has a separate receiving part with a single wide-beam microphone and sharp DSP filters (like Mini-RX or Industrial-RX or Industrial Super-Beacons have). Thus, it is more sensitive, than Beacon HW v4.9; more resistant to external noise, and easier to set up, because you don’t have to care about turning on and off ultrasonic sensors in order to optimize coverage vs. sensitivity
  • The Super-Beacon can receive any ultrasonic frequency from the bands: 19kHz, 22kHz, 25kHz, 28kHz, 31kHz, 34kHz, 37kHz, and 45kHz. The filter can be simply selected in the Dashboard. At the same time, the ultrasonic frequency of Beacon HW v4.9 is HW-defined by ultrasonic sensors and can’t be changed
  • The Super-Beacon can receive several ultrasonic frequencies at once. That is used in the Inverse Architecture (IA) and in the Multi-Frequency NIA Architecture (MF NIA). See the architecture comparison
  • The Super-Beacon has several-times improved battery lifetime in TX mode as compared with Beacon HW v4.9
  • The Super-Beacon can work with regular Beacons HW v4.9 and Mini-RX and Industrial-RX in any combination as a part of a Starter Set or as a part of navigation systems. In all cases, the beacons shall use the same radio band

The Super-Beacons will supersede the Beacon HW v4.9 and the latter may be discontinued after a while.

Distance between beacons

  • Reaches up to 50 meters in lab conditions
  • The recommended distance is up to 30 meters (RX4 to RX4)
  • The range of stable tracking of Super-Beacon + Super-Beacon is 20-50% bigger than the range of Beacon HW v4.9 + Beacon HW v4.9 in the same conditions

Coverage area

  • Reaches up to 1000 m2 with the Starter Set configurations
  • Coverage for larger territories is similar to cellular networks

Location precision

  • Absolute: 1–3% of the distance to the beacons
  • Differential precision: ±2 cm
  • Differential precision is on par or better than in the Beacon HW v4.9, partially, because the sensor is a point – not as spread sensors of HW v4.9; and, partially, because of higher processing power and more advanced algorithms of the Super-Beacon

Location update rate

Non-Inverse Architecture:

  • 0.05–25Hz
  • Can be set manually or in automatic mode
  • Depends on the distance between the mobile and stationary beacons (shorter distance — higher update rate)
    Depends on the number of mobile beacons: for example, the update rate of 25Hz for 1 mobile beacon will result in an update rate of 25Hz/2 for 2 mobile beacons, and 25Hz/3 – for 3 mobile beacons, etc. – TDMA approach
  • Depends on the radio interface profile (500kbps vs. 38kbps)

Inverse Architecture:

  • 0.05–25Hz. Future SW releases are planned to support IMU fusion that will enable an update rate of up to 100Hz
  • Can be set manually or in automatic mode
  • Depends on the distance between the mobile and stationary beacons (shorter distance — higher update rate)
  • Doesn’t directly depend on the number of mobile beacons – all of them are receiving
  • Depends on the radio interface profile (500kbps vs. 38kbps)

Power supply and battery lifetime

Internal:

  • LiPol battery 1000mAh
  • Battery lifetime totally depends on usage
  • Receiving beacon mode with 8Hz update rate and 10m-submaps => up to 30h
  • Transmitting beacon with 1/10Hz update rate => several months
  • Future power saving features may increase battery life to 1 year and more (with a very slow update rate or location update on demand)

External:

  • microUSB – recommended for permanent use

Weight

  • 59 grams (including 1000mAh battery, housing, and 50-mm antenna)
  • 27 grams (bare board w/o battery)

Size

  • 55x55x33 mm (with 50mm antenna: 55x55x65mm)

Additional information

Weight 0.14 lbs
Dimensions 2.2 × 2.2 × 2.6 in
Options

19kHz, 22kHz, 25kHz, 28kHz, 31kHz, 34kHz, 37kHz, 45kHz

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Product Manuals

If applicable, the Product Documentation, Reference Materials, CAD design(s),.STEP file(s) and/or other drawing files, Manuals, and Tutorials will be available for download upon purchase. The order confirmation email will include a downloadable link to the product file(s), which can also be downloaded from the My Account section if needed.


Marvelmind Indoor Navigation System is an off-the-shelf indoor navigation system, designed to provide precise (±2cm) location data to autonomous robots, vehicles (AGV), and copters. It can also be used to track moving objects via mobile beacons attached to them. Other applications include, for example, forklifts, virtual reality (VR) systems, helmets for construction workers or miners, etc.

The navigation system consists of a network of stationary ultrasonic beacons interconnected via a radio interface in a license-free band, one or more mobile beacons installed on objects to be tracked, and a modem providing a gateway to the system from PC or other computers.

A mobile beacon’s location is calculated based on a propagation delay of ultrasonic pulses (Time-Of-Flight or TOF) between stationary and mobile beacons using a trilateration algorithm.

The system can build the map of stationary beacons automatically. In simple cases, no additional manual data input or any manual distance measurements are required. This map formed once can be frozen and stored in the modem’s memory and the system becomes fully active within 7 to 10 seconds after the modem is powered.

Terms and Conditions

- Standard warranty – 1 month from the date of delivery

- Extended warranty is available upon request

- Free of charge exchange for dead on arrival equipment within the warranty period, if proven manufacturer’s fault. Description, photos, screen shots etc. of proof may be required.

Shipping Policy

- Shipping is free for orders of 588 USD and above for the majority of countries. Shipping is done directly from our warehouse in Shenzhen, China

- Regular Shipping & Handling fee is 59 USD is applied for remote places or orders under 588 USD

- Shipping cost is manually calculated case by case for orders containing Robot Boxie and similar products that are produced on request.

- Shipping is done via DHL/FedEx/UPS/EMS depending on the country of destination and the country of origin

- The risks and responsibilities for the parcel are transferred to the buyer as soon as we share a tracking number. The closest is Incoterms 2020 is CPT. For the avoidance of doubts, import customs duties and other taxes are paid by the buyer

- Typical delivery time to the US/Europe/S.Korea/Canada is 3-7 days

- Typical the same or next day shipping for all products available off the shelf

- There will be an accompanying invoice from the warehouse together with your parcel from China. It will have beacons/modems listed as 3.5USD/device. This is for HW only. The invoice with the full price of HW+SW is available in the PDF format directly from us upon request

Return Policy

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REFUND POLICY: Oz Robotics accepts refunds on a minimal basis unless there is a manufacturing defect. For any electronic items, returns are only accepted on devices with serious and irreversible problems; meanwhile, the customer must apply for the returns within seven days from the delivery date. Before a refund acceptance, please include images or a video and any other material proof of the defect. However, we abide by the exchange policy of our suppliers because we do not manufacture these products; our suppliers do. For more info on Refund and Replacement Policy please visit Refund and Replacement Policy.

Other than our supplier’s default policy, once a return is agreed upon, you can ship your defective item to the provided return address that you should receive from us first. Please ship the order in original packaging with all the accessories and additional parts. If the Required Parts are not sent back, they will be billed for or expected to be shipped at a later stage. And only once all items have arrived will our staff check the returned product for testing. Include in your package a signed letter stating the reason for your return and the original receipt as well as any mentioned proof of defect, images, or a video, etc. It will help us to speed up the process on your behalf.

The purchaser (customer/buyer) is responsible for all shipping costs when returning an item. However, upon receiving the returned order, we will assess the product. If it is determined that there is, in fact, a manufacturing defect, then we will refund the shipping costs as well as repair or replace or refund the full amount to the purchaser if the product is not fixable.

If you wish to return an unused product, please do so within seven days from the ship date for a refund on the purchase price, minus shipping, handling. Refunds will be credited to the original credit card used for payment in 24-48 HOURS after receiving the product back. We will charge 50% restocking fee.

Once your return is received and inspected, and if agreed for a refund, refunds will be credited to the original credit card used for payment in 24-48 hours. Please note that we will charge a 50% restocking fee once you return a product without any defect.

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Do not return your product to our New York office. For any exchange or refunds, please email us first at support@ozrobotics.com for us to provide you with the steps that need to be followed. Any product you return must be in the same condition you received and returned in the original packaging without being used. Please keep the original receipt. More on Refund and Replacement Policy.

Shipping costs

Shipping from China
Within China $59.00
Outside China $59.00

National Shipping Details

Minimum shipping charge per order $59.00
Free shipping if the order spend is over $588.00

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Minimum shipping charge per order $59.00
Free shipping if the order spend is over $588.00

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