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New Application Suite Update with GNSS Interference Insights 

NovAtel Application Suite Version 2.0 integrates GRIT Monitor to provide GNSS interference insights, improves the overall firmware compatibility for MarinePak, and adds a new Manage application functionality By William Mackenzie / 02 May 2024
New Application Suite Update with GNSS Interference Insights 
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Hexagon | NovAtel has unveiled the NovAtel Application Suite Version 2.0, now including the GRIT Monitor application for GNSS interference insights. 

Improvements to the overall look and feel, firmware compatibility, and support for MarinePak, as well as an additional Manage application functionality (previously Setup & Monitor) are also included in NovAtel Application Suite Version 2.0.

The Manage application, formerly known as Setup & Monitor, now includes features such as download and upload device configuration in the Device Dashboard, as well as added L-Band and SBAS support in Satellite View and Tracking.

A complete listing of all changes is available in the Release Notes included with the NovAtel Application Suite download. For best performance, firmware version 7.09.00 and newer is recommended for the receiver. 

GRIT – GNSS Resilience and Integrity Technology

The GNSS Resilience and Integrity Technology (GRIT) Monitor application allows users to easily observe radio frequency (RF) interference through a comprehensive dashboard, enabling them to make informed decisions to maintain robust positioning.

GRIT is an advanced RF interference detection and mitigation technology available on all OEM7 global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver products, including individual cards and enclosures (SMART Antennas, PwrPak and MarinePak).  

Hexagon | NovAtel assert that GRIT Monitor is the first RF interference software visualization tool to offer a real-time, at-a-glance interface of all relevant data in a single dashboard view.

This means the user does not need to switch between different windows or applications to understand their RF environment and positioning – enabling faster operational response times when interference is detected. 

Included in the comprehensive GRIT Monitor application for NovAtel Application Suite Version 2.0: 

Positioning and Device Status Overviews

  • Device Manager – A dashboard with status overviews for all receivers connected to the NovAtel Application Suite 
  • Map view – Shows locations of all connected receivers on global map 
  • Spectrum view – Shows RF spectrum graphs for all connected devices 

Mitigation Assistant 
Indicates the presence of RF interference and provides options for mitigation. 

Interactive Spectrum Viewer 
Shows all constellations and frequency bands (spectrum and waterfall). 

  • Spectrum Viewer – A wideband graph of the full GNSS spectrum coming into the receiver 
  • Filtering – Add a filter to help remove interference for receivers with full GRIT functionality 
  • Spectrum zoom – Zoom in on areas of interest in the spectrum 
  • Waterfall view – Top-down view of the spectrum with a heat map to help identify short-interval interference spikes 

Signal Matrix 
An intuitive grid view of individual satellite signal quality and interference impact by constellation and frequency band. 

Position Overview map 
Shows location of the user and interference events on a map.

  • Point-of-interest (POI) export – Export POI to a KML file for use in Google Earth 
  • Automatic POI triggers – Receiver automatically creates POI upon trigger of one of the event inputs (e.g., connected sensors) 
  • POI GeoGate areas – Notifies the user when they enter or exit a predetermined POI radius

Spoofing Detection Configuration 
Calibrates receiver setup to detect possible spoofing events for receivers with full GRIT functionality 

To gain access to the new GRIT Monitor application, download NovAtel Application Suite Version 2.0 for your specific platform here.

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