NovAtel, part of Hexagon, is a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning in land, marine, and aerial unmanned systems. For NovAtel, positioning is only assured when it is precise, accurate, reliable, available and authentic.
With the dramatic rise in demand for positioning and location-based services across every business landscape, our solutions are empowering intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries that depend on our ability to tackle the most complex challenges in the most demanding of environments.
Our products are used in a wide variety of unmanned systems applications, from military and security, to UAV and ground vehicle navigation. High-profile successes for the technology include the first ever unmanned airborne refueling test, DARPA’s first unmanned ground vehicle race and planning/testing for the Mars Rover expedition.
Our low-power GNSS receiver cards offer multi-constellation and multi-frequency tracking. A variety of hardware and software configurations are available, and software is upgradeable in the field.
OEM7™ GNSS Receivers
High-precision, multi-frequency GNSS receivers with advanced interference detection and mitigation features, for enhanced positioning reliability, accuracy and availability for drones, UAVs and robotic applications. Each receiver includes L-Band and SPAN® GNSS+INS functionality.
The OEM7700 multi-frequency GNSS receiver delivers robust positioning, simplifies integration and offers maximum connectivity in a small package.
The OEM7720 dual-antenna input, multi-frequency GNSS receiver offers precise positioning plus SPAN functionality for space constrained unmanned applications.
The OEM719 multi-frequency GNSS receiver delivers precise positioning while retaining backwards compatibility with NovAtel’s popular OEM615™ and OEM617™ form factors.
The OEM729 -multi-frequency GNSS receiver delivers precise positioning while retaining backwards compatibility with NovAtel’s OEM628™ form factor.
The OEMStar is a low-cost single-frequency receiver with a small form factor (46×71 mm) and a low power consumption (< 500 mW). It features up to 14 channels of L1 GPS, GLONASS or combined GPS/GLONASS.
NovAtel’s SPAN® technology tightly couples our OEM precision GNSS receivers with robust Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) to provide reliable, continuously available, position, velocity and attitude – even through short periods of time when satellite signals are blocked or unavailable.
SPAN® GNSS-INS Receivers
We provide GNSS/INS SPAN® receivers at card level as well as fully enclosed ruggedized modules.
SPAN® technology tightly couples NovAtel’s GNSS receiver technology with an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). We market a variety of IMUs from leading IMU manufacturers to provide our customers the opportunity to select an IMU that delivers the accuracy or price point their unmanned application requires.
IMU-CPT OEM SPAN IMU
The IMU-CPT is a stand-alone OEM IMU based on NovAtel’s SPAN-CPT. Comprised of fiber-optic gyros and MEMS accelerometers.
IMU-ISA-100C Tactical Grade IMU
The IMU-ISA-100C is a high performance tactical grade IMU featuring NovAtel’s GNSS technology to deliver 3D position, velocity and attitude solutions.
For space constrained unmanned applications, SPAN systems that use our interface card to couple SPAN GNSS receiver boards to a range of light weight, compact MEMS IMUs.
KVH1750 MEMS IMU
The IMU-KVH1750 features NovAtel’s GNSS technology to provide a continuous 3D Position, Velocity and Attitude solution.
IMU-LN200 Tactical Grade FOG
The IMU-LN200 is a tactical grade, low noise IMU, containing closed-loop fiber optic gyros and solid-state silicon accelerometers. The IMU combines with NovAtel’s GNSS technology to provide a 3D position, velocity and attitude solution.
UIMU-H58 Tactical Grade RLG IMU
The UIMU-H58 contains Honeywell’s HG1700, a tactical grade IMU containing Ring Laser Gyros (RLG) and Servo accelerometers. The UIMU-HG provides the IMU data to a SPAN® enabled GNSS/INS receiver such as the ProPak-V3™ or SPAN-SE™ using a custom NovAtel interface. The unit offers Gyro performance of 1 degree/hour.
UIMU-H62 Tactical Grade RLG IMU
Using the same technology as the H58 (above), the UIMU-H62 offers Gyro performance of 5 degree/hour.
We manufacture integrated GPS/INS systems, coupling both technologies together in one space-saving unit for optimal performance.
SPAN-CPT Single Enclosure GNSS/INS Receiver
The SPAN-CPT is a compact, single enclosure GNSS+INS receiver, powered by NovAtel’s world class OEM6® technology. Capable of delivering up to centimetre level accuracy, customers can choose from a variety of positioning modes to ensure they have the optimal level of accuracy for their application.
SPAN-IGM-A1 GNSS INS Receiver
The SPAN-IGM-A1 delivers world class NovAtel SPAN technology in an integrated, single box solution. The SPAN-IGM-A1 offers tightly coupled GNSS inertial navigation featuring our OEM615 receiver.
SPAN-IGM-S1 GNSS/INS Receiver
The SPAN-IGM-S1 features Sensonor’s STIM300 MEMS IMU, a compact, high performance sensor with centimetre level accuracy. Combined with NovAtel’s OEM615 receiver, the SPAN-IGM-S1 offers exceptional performance in a small, lightweight, all-in-one package.
PwrPak7-E1 Compact OEM7® Enclosure
The PwrPak7-E1 is a compact OEM7™ enclosure that delivers NovAtel’s leading SPAN® GNSS+INS technology.
PwrPak7D-E1 Compact Dual Antenna Enclosure
The PwrPak7D-E1 is a compact dual antenna enclosure that delivers NovAtel’s leading SPAN® GNSS+INS technology.
SPAN CPT7 Single Enclosure GNSS INS Receiver
The SPAN CPT7 is an ultra-compact, light-weight, dual-antenna SPAN® enclosure that delivers 3D position, velocity and attitude.
We provide a wide range of GPS and GNSS antennas for maximum position efficiency whatever your unmanned application.
VEXXIS™ Series GNSS Antennas
The VEXXIS™ series of GNSS antennas feature a multi-point feeding network using patented phase reversal technology, which provides symmetric radiation patterns across all frequencies. This translates into excellent multipath rejection, and very small phase center variation and offset to generate better carrier phase measurements at the receiver.
The GAJT® Anti-Jam Antenna nullifies jamming devices that try to block GPS satellite signals. Battlefield-tested and easily installed into existing vehicle navigation systems, the GAJT® ensures that your unmanned and autonomous vehicles are always able to access their positional measurement capabilities.
GAJT®-710ML Anti-Jam Antenna
The GAJT®-710ML is the first single unit GPS anti-jam antenna appropriate for use with military land vehicles (including UGVs), networks and timing infrastructure.
GAJT®-710MS Anti-Jam Antenna
The GAJT®-710MS is a small form factor Single-Enclosure GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT®) antenna for marine applications, including USVs.
GAJT®-AE-N Anti-Jam Antenna
The GAJT®-AE-N provides GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT®) antenna electronics for size and weight constrained applications, including smaller UAV platforms and ground robotics/UGVs.
GAJT® 410-ML Anti-Jam Antenna
The GAJT® 410-ML is a low size, weight and power (SWaP) GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT®) antenna for space-constrained military land applications, networks and timing infrastructure.
Our ANT series of compact antennas provides a wide range of options for space and weight-critical applications such as UAVs and other airborne systems.
Compact Single-Frequency GNSS Antenna with L-Band
The ANT-26C1GOA-196MNSB is a GNSS antenna offers GPS + GLONASS plus L-Band tracking. With GLIDE™ smoothing technology, is well suited for applications such as agricultural guidance where pass-to-pass repeatability is critical.
GPS-300 Series Antennas
The GPS-300 Antenna Series is designed for airborne use, making it ideal for UAVs, but will operate in any mobile application.
Compact Single-Frequency GPS Antenna
The ANT-26C1GA-TBW-N is a compact single-frequency Active L1 GPS antenna designed for use in any mobile application.
GPS-300-A Series Antennas
The GPS-300-A Series of active antennas operate at GPS L1 and L2 frequencies, and are designed to withstand the harsh elements including rain, snow and dust.
Our fixed reference antennas are optimized for the positioning accuracy and availability requirements of reference station applications. Each antenna contains a choke-ring to reduce the strength of undesired reflected signals (multipath) that degrades positioning accuracy.
GNSS-750 Wideband Choke Ring Antenna
The GNSS-750 is a wideband choke ring GNSS antenna with 3D low profile design that optimizes low elevation signal tracking. Ideal for reference station, geological monitoring and other fixed location applications.
ANT-C2GA-TW-N Fixed Reference GPS Antenna
The ANT-C2GA-TW-N (formerly ANT-533) is an active fixed reference antenna designed to operate at the GPS L1 and L2 frequencies, 1575.42 and 1227.60 MHz
GPS-700 Series provides the performance of a choke ring antenna in a smaller form factor. Offering high phase center stability and low phase center offset, they are ideal for survey, ground mapping, agriculture, construction and mining, temporary and permanent reference station applications.
GPS-700 Series Antennas
NovAtel’s GPS-700 Series antennas have a sleek, compact form factor and are recognized for their superior multipath rejection and highly stable phase center. With our patented Pinwheel® technology, these rugged OEM GNSS antennas provide choke ring performance in a more compact and lightweight form.
OEM antenna modules that can be quickly and easily integrated into OEM manufacturers’ proprietary equipment.
Pinwheel OEM Antenna
Pinwheel GNSS antenna modules for quick integration into OEM manufacturers’ own custom designed or branded products. Our Pinwheel technology is recognized for its superior multipath rejection and highly stable phase center.
NovAtel SMART antennas are high precision products that include a board level GNSS receiver and GNSS antenna integrated into one compact enclosure.
The SMART7 range of multi-frequency SMART Antennas combines a NovAtel OEM7® receiver and precision antenna in a durable and waterproof enclosure – making it ideal of UAV and robotic applications.
NovAtel’s Ag-Star™ provides an integrated L1 GPS+GLONASS receiver and antenna in a single rugged housing. Software upgradable, the Ag-Star eliminates the need for costly hardware replacement as requirements change and provides sub-meter position accuracy.
Advanced firmware features for position, navigation and timing protection
GRIT (GNSS Resilience and Integrity Technology) is a comprehensive suite of optional firmware features that enables users to protect position, navigation and timing (PNT) measurements from interference, jamming and spoofing.
These situational awareness and interference mitigation tools can be deployed for a wide variety of applications and environments to provide robust protection for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) and other robotic platforms.
GRIT’s capabilities for PNT resiliency and integrity include:
GNSS spoofing detection – allows users to build a comprehensive understanding of the RF environment and identify when PNT measurements are at risk
GNSS interference toolkit – identify and characterize interference frequencies in the area, and protect systems from both unintentional and malicious interference
Time-tagged digitized sampling – time-tagged analogue-to-digital data snapshots allow users to characterize the RF environment and develop custom interference location algorithms.
GRIT is available as a firmware upgrade for all NovAtel OEM7 receivers, and can be easily installed without the need for specific export licensing.
For applications requiring highly accurate post-mission position, velocity or attitude, post-processing is an ideal solution.
Post-processing maximizes the accuracy of the solution by processing previously stored Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) data forward and reverse in time, and combining the results. The position, velocity and attitude solution can be smoothed and output at the required data rate and in the coordinate frame required. This process also provides the ability to assess the solution reliability and accuracy.
Whitepaper: Comparing NRT GNSS Post-Processing with Common Correction Services
All of NovAtel’s GNSS receivers handle corrections from a variety of sources, including RTK, PPP, SBAS and DGPS. With multiple positioning solutions, you can choose the corrections method that best meets the requirements and performance objectives of your unmanned or autonomous application.