Design & Test

GNSS Simulator in R&S SMBV100A Now Supports BeiDou

November 25, 2013By
Rohde-Schwarz-Beidou

Rohde & Schwarz extends the functionality of the R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator by adding BeiDou/Compass capability to its integrated GNSS simulator. With the R&S SMBV-K107 option, the GNSS simulator now covers the BeiDou standard as well as the GPS, Galileo and GLONASS satellite navigation systems. The new option allows users to generate real-time scenarios with up to 24 BeiDou satellites. R&S SMBV-K107... read more

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Innovation: Hunting for GNSS Echoes

November 1, 2013By
Figure 1. ARTEMISA simulation platform architecture.

Analysis of Signal Tracking Techniques for Multipath Mitigation
Researchers involved with ARTEMISA describe their efforts to generate synthetic multipath of GPS L1 and Galileo E1 signals and to test different signal tracking techniques in a simulated receiver to see which techniques best minimize the effects of multipath on positioning solutions. read more

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Averna Emulator Receives Four-Diamond Ranking from Cable Industry

October 15, 2013By

Averna, developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, today announced it has received a Broadband Technology Report (BTR) Diamond Technology Review ranking of 4 “Diamonds” for its DOCSIS Channel Emulator (DCE). Now in its ninth year, the BTR Diamond Technology Reviews is a renowned industry program that was developed to recognize some of the top... read more

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Spirent Announces Carrier-Approved A-GNSS Record and Playback Solution for Mobile Device Testing

October 4, 2013By
SpirentA-GNSS-O2

Spirent Communications today announced the availability of carrier-approved Assisted GNSS Record and Playback capabilities on its Hybrid Location Technology Solution (HLTS).  This new A-GNSS Record and Playback capability provides unprecedented realism and repeatability by recording GNSS signals in the field and delivering synchronized assistance data over a radio access interface to test the A-GNSS positioning performance of mobile devices in... read more

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Moving the Game Forward: Transceivers Aboard Light Vehicles

October 1, 2013By

By John Carr and James Earl Perspectives from a senior technical specialist and a production engineer at Newmont Boddington Gold Mine. Newmont Fleet Management Services now continually monitors and plots the performance of JPS Locata alongside traditional GNSS in an effort to fine-tune the installed infrastructure. Learning to sculpt the perfect network continues as we move our JPS LocataLite transmitters... read more

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Synchronized Ground Networks Usher in Next-Gen GNSS

October 1, 2013By
LocataLite installation showing Jps transceiver tower.

An integrated GNSS+Locata system installed on drills, shovels, and bulldozers — the full complement of high-precision machines on site — at Australia’s Newmont Boddington Gold Mine has increased positioning accuracy and availability, as well as mine operational efficiencies, demonstrating an improvement in availability over GNSS-only of 75.3 to 98.7 percent. read more

Expert Advice: Get Sporty

October 1, 2013By
mountain bikers, with navigation device

By Mark Sampson In recent years, the sporting world has seen an explosion in the use of GPS. You will rarely spot a runner or cyclist on the road without either a smartphone strapped to their arm or a dedicated GPS device clamped to their handlebars, tracking their every move. The amount of information that the modern sportsperson — from... read more

Spirent Demonstrates Solution That Helps Reduce GNSS Vulnerability

September 18, 2013By
Spirent-Qascom

Spirent Communications, a navigation and positioning systems testing company, has teamed up with Qascom, an expert in GNSS signal security and authentication, to develop a test tool that reproduces spoofing attacks in a controlled laboratory environment. The collaborative solution will be launched commercially later in 2013, and was previewed at ION GNSS+ in September in Nashville, Tennessee. The test bed... read more

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