GPS & GNSS Navigation Systems for Unmanned Vehicles, UAVs, Robotics

NovAtel

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.

Read case studies on NovAtel’s technology in action: www.novatel.com/unmanned.

High Precision GNSS Receiver Boards

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.

OEM7700 Multi-Frequency GNSS Receiver

OEM7700 GNSS Receiver Board

The OEM7700 multi-frequency GNSS receiver delivers robust positioning, simplifies integration and offers maximum connectivity in a small package.

OEM7720 Dual-Antenna GNSS Receiver

OEM7720 GNSS Receiver Board

The OEM7720 dual-antenna input, multi-frequency GNSS receiver offers precise positioning plus SPAN functionality for space constrained unmanned applications.

OEM719 GNSS Receiver Board

OEM719 GNSS Receiver Board

The OEM719 multi-frequency GNSS receiver delivers precise positioning while retaining backwards compatibility with NovAtel’s popular OEM615™ and OEM617™ form factors.

OEM729 Multi-Frequency GNSS Receiver

OEM729 GNSS Receiver Board

The OEM729 -multi-frequency GNSS receiver delivers precise positioning while retaining backwards compatibility with NovAtel’s OEM628™ form factor.

OEMStar Low Cost Single-Frequency GNSS ReceiverOEMStar Receiver

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.

Learn more: OEMStar Receiver

SPAN® GNSS Inertial Systems

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.

Learn more: SPAN® GNSS-INS Receivers

SPAN® IMUs

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-CPT Tactical Grade Fiber Optic Gyros (FOG) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

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.

IMU-ISA-100C

Learn more: SPAN® IMUs

SPAN® MEMS IMUs

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.

KVH1750 MEMS IMU for UAVs

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.

IMU-LN200 Tactical Grade FOG

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-H58 Tactical Grade RLG IMU

UIMU-H62 Tactical Grade RLG IMU

Using the same technology as the H58 (above), the UIMU-H62 offers Gyro performance of 5 degree/hour.

UIMU-H62 Tactical Grade RLG IMU

Learn more: SPAN® MEMS IMUs

SPAN® Combined GPS-INS Systems

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-CPT Single Enclosure GNSS/INS Receiver

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-A1 GNSS INS 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.

SPAN-IGM-S1 GNSS/INS Receiver

PwrPak7-E1 Compact OEM7® Enclosure

The PwrPak7-E1 is a compact OEM7™ enclosure that delivers NovAtel’s leading SPAN® GNSS+INS technology.

PwrPak7 7D-E1 GNSS INS

PwrPak7D-E1 Compact Dual Antenna Enclosure

The PwrPak7D-E1 is a compact dual antenna enclosure that delivers NovAtel’s leading SPAN® GNSS+INS technology.

PwrPak7 7D-E1 GNSS INS

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.

SPAN CPT7 Single Enclosure GNSS INS Receiver

GPS & GNSS Antennas

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.

VEXXIS GNSS-800 Series UAV Antenna

GNSS-800 Series Antenna

The VEXXIS GNSS-800 series antenna offers cutting edge technology with superior tracking performance.

VEXXIS GNSS-500 Series UAV Antenna

GNSS-500 Series Antenna

The VEXXIS GNSS-500 series antennas include a single and dual-frequency antenna that receives GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou signals with L-Band support.

GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT®) Antennas

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® 700ML Anti-Jam Antenna

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

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

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 GPS Anti-Jam Antenna

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.

Compact GNSS Antennas for UAS

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

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

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

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

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.

Learn more: Compact GNSS Antennas

Fixed Reference GNSS Antennas

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

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

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

High Performance GNSS & GPS Antennas

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.

GPS-700 High Performance Antennas

OEM Component Antennas

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.

Pinwheel OEM GNSS antenna

SMART GNSS Antennas

NovAtel SMART antennas are high precision products that include a board level GNSS receiver and GNSS antenna integrated into one compact enclosure.

SMART7 Antennas

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.

SMART7 GNSS Antennas for UAVs

Ag-Star™ Antenna

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.

Ag-Star SMART Antenna

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GNSS Post-Processing Software

Waypoint SoftwareFor 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

Learn more: Waypoint Software

NovAtel Positioning Solutions

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.

Learn more: NovAtel Positioning Solutions

Applications and Case Studies

Read how NovAtel’s GNSS receivers provide centimetre-level precision for Arcturus’ JUMP 20 military ISR fixed-wing UAV.

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