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NOVATEL'S Smart Antenna is a rugged, self-contained GPS receiver and antenna designed for harsh tracking environments.

Available from GPSat Systems , the Smart Antenna features a 12-channel code and carrier phase tracking for improved positioning accuracy and reliability.

It provides position, velocity, and time (PVT) output at rates up to 5Hz or raw carrier phase measurement data at rates up to 5Hz.

For precise timing applications, the Smart Antenna features an optional 1PPS accuracy of 50ns (typical).

The Smart Antenna also includes standard support for Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) corrections provided by WAAS, EGNOS, and MSAS systems. Use of SBAS correction data provides increased positioning accuracy without additional cost or equipment.

A combined GPS receiver and antenna, the Smart Antenna requires minimal installation effort.

Available in multiple configurations, including an RS-232 or RS-422 interface, the Smart Antenna is designed to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810E specifications for shock and environmental contaminants such as salt spray, sand and dust.

The Smart Antenna offers a flexible command and log interface. System integrators can choose either NovAtel's proprietary L1 family binary format, which allows for high throughput, or the industry-standard NMEA format, to ensure compatibility. For DGPS applications, the Smart Antenna features RTCM SC-104 messages.

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