SMART6-L™ Smart Antenna

From single-frequency GLIDE® to dual-frequency Precise Point Positioning (PPP) and Real Time Kinematic (RTK), the SMART6-L positions you for success. The SMART6-L integrates NovAtel’s OEM6 receiver and Pinwheel® antenna technologies in a single, rugged housing. Software upgradable, the SMART6-L eliminates the need for costly hardware replacement as requirements change, while delivering scalable accuracy and performance.


System Type Enclosed with Antenna
General Info Width/Diameter (mm)
Height (mm)
Weight (g)
Typical Power Consumption (w)
Constellation GPS
Number of Com Ports RS232
Performance Single Point L1
Single Point L1/L2
NovAtel CORRECT™ TerraStar C
1.5 m
1.2 m
0.6 m
0.5 m
4 cm
1 cm + 1 ppm


Multi-Constellation for Enhanced Positioning

Capable of tracking GPS+GLONASS L1 and L2 plus L-Band, the SMART6-L improves position availability in obstructed sky conditions. Dual-frequency tracking minimizes the impact of ionospheric disturbances, further enhancing field productivity. Optional L-Band tracking using TerraStar improves positioning accuracy outside of L1 SBAS coverage areas. Optional Galileo E1 and BeiDou B1 tracking is also available.

Smooth Pass -to-Pass Accuracy using GLIDE

SMART6-L features NovAtel’s GLIDE technology to provide ultra-smooth positioning and exceptional pass-to-pass accuracy. GLIDE’s steady, smooth output is especially suited for manual guidance and auto-steer applications and will bridge through short periods of poor satellite availability. Dual-frequency GLIDE further improves the absolute accuracy of the GLIDE position and creates a robust solution, resistant to the effects of high ionospheric activity.

STEADYLINE® Smooth Positioning GNSS Firmware

NovAtel’s STEADYLINE technology reduces position jumps that can occur when a GNSS receiver changes positioning modes. This effect is especially evident when a receiver transitions from a high accuracy RTK position solution to a lower accuracy solution such as PPP, DGPS, SBAS+GLIDE or even autonomous GLIDE™. Smooth transitions are extremely important for precision agricultural steering applications where sudden jumps are disruptive.

Multiple Interfaces for Maximum Flexibility

NMEA 0183 compatible RS-232 serial ports and a NMEA2000 compatible CAN port provide maximum flexibility. The SMART6-L also provides simulated radar ground speed output1, 1 PPS output, an event mark input and three daylight readable status LEDs. Built-in magnets simplify mounting and fixed mounting is also available.

1. Ground speed output only supported on HW revision 3.03 and higher with FW revision 6.61 and higher

2. PPP correction services provided by TerraStar

Features & Benefits

■ 120 channels
■ Multi-constellation tracking
■Rugged, integrated design
■ Simulated radar ground speed output1
■ Proven NovAtel Pinwheel antenna technology inside
■ Compatible with 12V and 24V vehicle power


■ Dual-frequency tracking increases position reliability and mitigates ionospheric effects
■ Centimetre-level accuracy using NovAtel CORRECT™ PPP2 and RTK positioning
■ Decimetre-level accuracy using NovAtel CORRECT™ PPP positioning
■ Increased position availability with GLONASS tracking
■ Smooth, consistent positions for pass-to-pass applications with GLIDE technology