NovAtel Announces GNSS Smart Antenna for Machine Guidance - Inside GNSS

NovAtel Announces GNSS Smart Antenna for Machine Guidance

NovAtel has announced its new SMART-AG antenna, an L1 GPS + GLONASS receiver plus antenna system housed in a single, low profile, rugged enclosure, designed for manual guidance and auto steer installations.

SMART-AG features 14 GPS L1 channels, 12 GLONASS L1 channels, and two additional channels for satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) as well as two NMEA 0183 compatible RS-232 serial ports, an NMEA2000 compatible CAN port, plus built-in mounting magnets.

NovAtel has announced its new SMART-AG antenna, an L1 GPS + GLONASS receiver plus antenna system housed in a single, low profile, rugged enclosure, designed for manual guidance and auto steer installations.

SMART-AG features 14 GPS L1 channels, 12 GLONASS L1 channels, and two additional channels for satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) as well as two NMEA 0183 compatible RS-232 serial ports, an NMEA2000 compatible CAN port, plus built-in mounting magnets.

The company developed the antenna specifically for the agriculture market, said Curtis Anderson, NovAtel’s vice-president of Machine Control. SMART-AG incorporates NovAtel’s proprietary GL1DE, which uses the carrier phase measurements to provide smooth positioning and highly accurate pass-to-pass capabilities, according to the company.

SMART-AG development kits are available now with production shipments beginning January, 2009.