SPAN® on FlexPak-S

Defense and Civil—Combining the Best of Both Worlds

System integrators have come to rely on the centimetre-level position accuracy available in Real Time Kinematic (RTK) commercial GPS receivers. Authorized defense customers need access to the Precise Positioning Service (PPS). The FlexPak-S contains the OEM625S™ card with commercial dual-frequency NovAtel receiver and an L-3 XFACTOR Selective Availability Anti Spoofing Module (SAASM).

When keyed, the FlexPak-S provides an RTK PPS solution by taking the raw measurements from an L-3 XFACTOR SAASM and applying them to NovAtel’s industry leading RTK algorithm. In the Standard Positioning Service (SPS) fallback mode, the FlexPak-S continues to provide centimetre-level accuracy by utilizing NovAtel’s dual frequency civil GNSS positioning engine.


  • Wide input voltage range
  • 20 Hz SAASM RTK when keyed
  • 20 Hz civil RTK fall back mode
  • ALIGN® relative position and heading
  • SPAN® INS functionality
  • Shock resistant


  • Offering robust SAASM+GPS position with industry leading precision from NovAtel
  • Simplified integration for quicker time to market
  • Rugged IP67 housing for reliable use in harsh environments
  • Easy installation
  • Security approved for operational use by U.S. and Allied Forces

Optional GPS+GLONASS Tracking For Greater Performance

The SPS fallback mode of the FlexPak-S is configurable for GPS or GPS+GLONASS. Adding GLONASS tracking increases available position in obstructed sky conditions, making it ideal for unmanned ground vehicle applications.

Reliable and Rugged in a Compact Size

Reliability is safeguarded as a result of the rugged and water resistant IP67 FlexPak-S housing combined with its wide operating temperature range. The FlexPak-S is a compact, lightweight enclosure that fits into most applications where small size is critical.

Easy System Integration and Installation

NovAtel has assured faster time to market by reducing integration time with standardized software and hardware connections. FlexPak-S provides numerous interfaces including multiple RS-232/RS-422 serial ports. NovAtel’s comprehensive set of software commands facilitates simple integration. SAASM security functions are provided over a dedicated interface, while the SAASM RTK position is provided through NovAtel’s software command protocol. FlexPak-S uses the same form factor as the popular FlexPak6™ design.

Precise Thinking Makes it Possible

NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision OEM Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology. Developed for efficient and rapid integration, our GNSS products have set the standard in quality and performance for over 20 years. State-of-the-art, lean manufacturing facilities in our North American headquarters produce the industry’s most extensive line of OEM receivers, antennas and subsystems. All of our products are backed by a team of highly skilled design and customer support engineers, ready to answer your integration questions. For unsurpassed quality, product selection and engineering know-how, choose NovAtel.

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SPAN® on OEM625S

Small form factor combination of robust SAASM GPS positioning with industry leading precision from NovAtel.