Our founders first worked together developing airborne wind turbines—large rigid-wing kites that generate electricity from stronger, more consistent high-altitude winds. To guide these airborne turbines, they needed a highly accurate GPS system. When nothing on the market met their performance and cost requirements, they developed a low-cost RTK system, and Swift Navigation took off.
We are enabling a future of autonomous vehicles to navigate and understand the world.
Swift Navigation powers the next leap forward in centimeter-level positioning with unmatched affordability and open system technology.
Swift real-time kinematics (RTK) technology is based on open source software—the best in its class. Open-source solutions offer unprecedented flexibility to customize positioning applications and avoid monolithic “black box” systems that restrict innovation.
We also participate in the open source community, making our documentation, specifications and support available freely online. As a result, Swift RTK solutions deliver an order-of-magnitude higher precision at a fraction of the cost of traditional GPS solutions. With customers around the world, Swift is already at work navigating an automated future in UAV, robotics, survey, control, agriculture and other industries.