Industrial Explorer ensures that you obtain the position, speed, and attitude accuracy required by your application, thereby maximizing the performance of GNSS/INS hardware. Even with lower level inertial sensors, the tightly coupled integration of GNSS and IMU data can provide accurate results. IE can produce results suitable for demanding applications such as mobile mapping, aviation, and hydrological surveying. It can process IMU data from high-end fiber optic gyroscopes (FOGs) or ring laser gyroscopes (RLGs) IMUs, as well as low-level sensor technologies such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

The workflow of Industrial Explorer can meet your business and professional knowledge. A project wizard has been provided to enable new GNSS/INS users to quickly increase productivity. For more experienced users, a wide range of processing configuration options can be used. Automated processing environment detection (aviation, ground vehicles, pedestrians, and navigation) allows for the automatic use of appropriate GNSS+INS processing settings to simplify workflow and reduce the learning curve required to start producing high-quality results.


Full dual band GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, and QZSS support

L1+L2 (including E5b, B2I) or L1+L5 (including E5b, B2a) can be configured and supported for different applications

Supports up to 32 base stations

Using the EGM2008 based geopotential model of the Earth, attitude correction can be automatically applied to the vertical deflection effect

Boresight module, used to solve angle offset between IMU and camera frame

Loose and tightly coupled GNSS/INS processing

Includes flexible ASCII export wizards

Directly output to Google Earth, RIEGL POF/POQ, DXF, and SBET formats

Establish HTML QC report

For users who require attitude output relative to the vehicle frame, calculate the visual axis between the IMU and the vehicle frame

The speed limitations of optimal pedestrians and ground vehicles result in challenging GNSS signal conditions


Easy integration with our SPAN GNSS/INS products

Simplified project wizard for quick launch

Single step GNSS and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) processing enables efficient workflow

Built-in processing configuration files for airborne, ground, pedestrian, drone, and ocean projects

Supports multiple base stations

Precise Point Positioning (PPP) Processing

Powerful post-processing

The Industrial Explorer runs in the familiar Waypoint GrafNav processing environment and uses the same drawing tools to perform data analysis. Industrial Explorer supports the following two processing modes:

Loosely coupled (LC): First, the GNSS trajectory is processed, and then the position and speed update results with time stamps are passed to the loosely coupled processor. In this two-stage mode, users can perform extensive quality control on their processed GNSS trajectories before LC processing.

Tight coupling (TC): In this mode, both GNSS and INS data are processed simultaneously. Under challenging GNSS conditions, this mode is usually favored as it maximizes the availability of GNSS, as phase updates (forming distance and direction between epochs) can be applied as long as two satellites are available. In the absence of complete GNSS position updates, this can significantly limit the growth of inertial errors.

NovAtel Inertial Explorer v8.90+grafnav