NovAtel’s GNSS+INS Combined System with SPAN Technology Now Offered in Rugged, Ultra-Compact Unit

NovAtel's GNSS+INS Combined System with SPAN Technology Now Offered in Rugged, Ultra-Compact Unit
Novatel SPAN CPT7

NovAtel announced today that it is now delivering their market-leading SPAN® tightly-coupled GNSS+INS navigation technology in a rugged, ultra-compact unit. Commercially exportable and ideal for integration into a wide variety of applications, the high-performance SPAN CPT7 is designed to deliver assured positioning – anywhere, in a package one-quarter the size of the highly successful SPAN-CPT.

Leading-edge SPAN technology leverages generations of precise positioning expertise and the most advanced algorithms to tightly-couple GNSS and INS measurements. This system enables continuous, robust positioning and fast reacquisition in challenging navigation environments where GNSS signals may be unreliable or unavailable for short periods.

The new SPAN CPT7 also incorporates dual antennas to deliver instant alignment, along with interference detection and mitigation using NovAtel’s OEM7 Interference Toolkit (ITK) technology. Integrators can take advantage of a spectrum analysis function of ITK to identify interference within the GNSS frequency bands and whether interference is coming from the external environment or due to other components in an integration project. Mitigation features within ITK allow developers to implement digital filters and eliminate the problem.

Combining the multi-frequency, multi-constellation technology of the OEM7720 receiver board with ITK and the high-performing Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) IMU, the SPAN CPT7 is said to deliver unrivalled anti-jamming functionality — all in an ultra-compact enclosure that fits in the palm of your hand. When paired with the GPS Anti-Jam Antenna (GAJT) in military applications, SPAN CPT7 is an integral part of Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (A-PNT).

“The remarkable new SPAN CPT7 delivers solutions for defense, mobile mapping, and autonomous vehicle applications with more flexibility than ever before,” stated Neil Gerein, Director, Product Management, NovAtel. “This new product saves customers space and weight without compromising accuracy or performance.”

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