NovAtel Debuts GNSS Receiver Suitable for Low-Payload UAV Applications

Calgary, Alberta-based NovAtel Inc. has introduced its FlexPak6D enclosed global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver – a flexible, dual-antenna solution for application developers seeking a high-precision, heading-capable positioning engine for space-constrained applications.

Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for NovAtel, says, “Our FlexPak6D builds on our popular lightweight FlexPak form factor. The modular, flexible design makes it easy to integrate into land, air and marine-based industries, particularly for low-payload [unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)] and robotic applications.”
Designed for efficient and rapid integration, the compact, lightweight receiver tracks GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou. Antenna placement is flexible, which means the antenna baseline can be set according to space available on the vehicle and the heading accuracy required.
In addition, the modular nature of the FlexPak6D’s OEM6 firmware provides users with the ability to configure the receiver for their unique application needs, the company explains.
Scalable for sub-meter to centimeter-level positioning, the FlexPak6D delivers NovAtel’s ALIGN precision heading and relative heading firmware; GLIDE firmware for smooth, decimeter-level pass-to-pass accuracy; and receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM) for increased GNSS pseudorange integrity.


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