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Expert Opinions: How to select the right GNSS antenna

Q: What are the key criteria in selecting a GNSS antenna for a particular application?

Jerry Freestone, Chief Engineer, Antennas and Anti-Jam, NovAtel

A: Performance, size and cost. Size and cost are easy for the integrator to assess; determining the necessary antenna performance to achieve the desired system-level performance is difficult to evaluate. Obtaining the complete GNSS solution from a single source is ideal; vendors that sell both antennas and receivers will generally understand the minimum system-level performance their solutions can provide for a given application and deliver the optimized solution to meet all three criteria.

Brandon Oakes, Director, North American Sales and Marketing, OriginGPS



A: Antenna selection for GNSS applications must consider performance, size and cost. Successful GNSS deployments start with