VEXXIS GNSS-501 Antenna

NovAtel VEXXIS GNSS-501 Antenna

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The VEXXIS GNSS-501 GNSS antenna from NovAtel has reached End of Life (EOL). NovAtel recommends the VEXXIS GNSS-502 GNSS antenna as a replacement.



The VEXXIS GNSS-501 GNSS antenna from NovAtel is a high performance, single-frequency, ruggedized antenna with an IP67 rating. Its low-profile design with aerodynamic enclosure, along with multi-constellation and L-Band support makes it ideal for terrestrial applications.

The VEXXIS GNSS-501 antenna is ideal for ground vehicles in applications such as mobile mapping, agriculture and machine control. The combination of intelligent enclosure design of the GNSS-501 is easy to install or move between ground vehicle platforms with magnetic mounting options.

The GNSS-501 antenna supports single-frequency GPS L1, GLONASS L1, Galileo E1, and BeiDou B1. It also supports L-Band signal reception.

The antenna has a weatherproof design with IP67 rating. Its MIL-STD-810G rating has been earned through 1000 hours of intense vibration testing. Moreover, its water-resistant design allows it to operate even under high pressure spray or heavy rainfall.

The superior multi-path signal rejection of the GNSS-501 provides excellent circularly polarized, symmetric radiation patterns. The key to achieving extraordinary performance is strictly balancing the signals and feeding the antenna at multiple points. The multi-point feeding network provides very low loss and frequency independent amplitude/phase balance.


  • Supports single-frequency GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou signals
  • L-Band signal reception, supporting correction services such as TerraStar
  • Multi-point antenna feed provides stable phase center and enhanced multipath rejection
  • Designed for high quality performance when used with NovAtel’s STEADYLINE technology
  • Low-profile design ideal for machine control applications

Technical Specifications

Physical & Electrical Specifications
Dimensions:155 mm (D) × 45 mm (H)
Weight:450 g
Connector:TNC female:
Mounting:2 x magnetic mounts

2 x M4 screw inserts
Input voltage:+3.3 to +18.0 VDC
Current:20 mA (typical)
Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature:-40 °C to +85 °C
Storage temperature:-55 °C to +85 °C
Humidity:95% non-condensing
Salt fog:MIL-STD-810G (CH1), 509.6
Water/Dust resistance:IP67, IP69K
Random operating vibration:MIL-STD-810G(CH1),
514.7 (15 g) Annex E
Procedure 1, Category 24
Shock:MIL-STD-810G (CH1)
516.7 (40 g) Procedure 1
Bump:IEC 68-2-27 Ea (25 g)
Regulatory compliance:FCC, CE
RoHS:EU Directive 2011/65/EU
Performance Specifications
Upper passband:1569.0 ± 43.0 MHz
Band edges ± 50 MHz:15 dB (typical)
Band edges ± 100 MHz25 dB (typical)
LNA Gain29 dB (typical)


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