Timing Applications

GNSS satellites are equipped with atomic clocks that are accurate to within nanoseconds. While this incredibly accurate time measurement is necessary for the calculation of GNSS positioning, GNSS receivers can also use this to provide timing accuracies of better than 20 ns. This accurate timing source can be utilized for a wide range of other applications. Take seismic monitoring for example. The epicenter of an earthquake can be precisely determined by using seismic monitors that have been synchronized with GNSS satellite clocks. By knowing the exact time the earthquake was detected at various locations, the place of origin can be readily calculated.

In addition to scientific research, businesses utilize time information to gain efficiencies in how they manage workflows and data. Synchronization of communications systems, electrical power grids and financial networks ensures systems are maximizing their capabilities.

All NovAtel GNSS receivers provide time measurements.



OEM board level and board + enclosure GNSS receiver options

SPAN GNSS Inertial Systems

Combining GNSS receiver technology with Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) provides a superior positioning solution with 3D position, attitude (roll, pitch, yaw) and velocity


GNSS receiver performance is dependent on your choice of antenna. We offer high performance, compact, low cost and ground reference station antennas. Our anti-jam antenna is available for military or homeland security applications

SMART Antennas

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