CMC Electronics and Hexagon Partner for Aviation GNSS Technology Innovation

The collaboration aims to introduce lighter, more compact GNSS solutions to enhance aviation safety.

CMC Electronics and Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, which encompasses the renowned Hexagon | NovAtel brand, have jointly developed a cutting-edge multi-constellation, multi-frequency (MCMF) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) platform, marking a significant leap in aviation positioning technology. 

This platform combines CMC’s certification prowess with Hexagon | NovAtel’s advanced digital signal processing to address the future challenges of GNSS technology, focusing on improved spoofing and jamming detection, reduced weight and a more compact design.

Setting new standards in GNSS reliability and precision

The partnership aims to fortify the safety and reliability essential to aviation GNSS signals, which are currently threatened by jamming and spoofing incidents worldwide. By embracing MCMF GNSS positioning and Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (APNT), CMC Electronics and Hexagon | NovAtel are poised to offer unparalleled solutions across commercial aviation, military and unmanned aerial systems markets with unmatched dependability.

Nick Chalkiadakis, Business Unit Director of Navigation Systems at CMC Electronics, highlighted the synergy and innovation stemming from the collaboration, expressing pride in pioneering new GNSS solutions. “As leaders in the industry, we are setting a new standard of excellence by introducing a new era of high-precision, high-performance GNSS solutions to the market,” he remarked.

“We have been working on and delivering safety-critical positioning technology for 25 years, since the field’s inception, and much of that work has been side-by-side with CMC,” said Stig Pedersen, Executive VP of Aerospace & Defense at Hexagon | NovAtel. “We’re thrilled to provide our expertise to partners advancing the future of their industries, empowering them with best-in-class positioning technology.”

About CMC Electronics and Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning Division

CMC Electronics, based in Montreal, Canada, is celebrated for its contributions to cockpit systems integration, avionics, display solutions and microelectronics for both military and commercial aviation sectors. With a global presence, including facilities in the USA, CMC continues to lead in innovation and excellence.

Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division stands as a global leader in technology, offering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning across various domains, including land, sea and air. It underpins intelligent positioning ecosystems in critical industries and safety-of-life applications, driving the advancement of autonomous technologies across numerous fields. The division’s portfolio includes prominent brands such as NovAtel, Veripos, AutonomouStuff and Antcom, showcasing its comprehensive expertise in the domain.

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