Using RTK/GPS technology, the Luba series from Mammotion can be a great alternative to a wired robotic mower. Still, some limitations and installation rules must be considered before purchasing. Let’s answer the question that brought you here: Will Luba work on my property?
What can cause potential issues?
Both Luba and RTK reference stations require open sky to receive GPS signals, and you need at least 20
satellites co-viewed by both for accurate positioning.
The reference station uses a radio signal to communicate with Luba to correct the signal down to 5cm accuracy.
The following might cause issues with Luba being able to work correctly:
1. Buildings that are close together, where Luba might not be able to receive satellite reception
2. Metal buildings or obstacles which might block the radio signal
3. Trees: Many or trees with dense canopy, which might block satellite reception
4. Charging station positioned close to house/building, which might block satellite reception
What environment does Luba need to work correctly?
Luba installation has 3 key components:
Luba needs open sky to receive GPS signal. It does not have to have direct line of sight with the reference station if they both see the same satellites.
Note: Metal buildings or other obstacles might block radio signal
2. The RTK reference Station:
The reference station requires 120 of open sky to receive GPS signal and uses a radio signal to communicate with Luba to correct signal down to 5cm accuracy.
3. The Charging Station:
The charging station needs to be positioned in an open sky environment, as Luba needs to see satellites when docked.
Important: Both Luba and the RTK reference station need to co-view at least 20 satellites to maintain a good