NovAtel announced that shipments of next-generation Ground Uplink Station (GUS) Signal Generators have commenced in fulfillment of the contract with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support the FAA’s safety of life Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) navigation service.

Developed by the FAA for civil aviation, WAAS is a safety-critical navigation aid that provides integrity monitoring and differential corrections for all phases of flight.  The next-generation NovAtel GUS Signal Generator replaces the legacy product which has operated successfully for over 15 years.  Along with the GUS Signal Generator modernization, the contract includes ongoing engineering support services for the complete portfolio of NovAtel Ground Reference Receiver products deployed by the FAA.

NovAtel, part of Hexagon, develops end-to-end solutions for assured positioning for land, sea, and air.  NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision positioning technology developed for efficient and rapid integration.  Its solutions are supporting intelligent positioning ecosystems in a variety of industries.