Simulators & Tools

Spectracom Begins Program for Application-Specific Testing

March 6, 2014By
Spectracom’s GSG-6 Simulator with monitor.

Spectracom has begun a program to develop robust application-specific testing solutions. The program fills what the company calls a technology and expertise gap in providing customers in a variety of industries the tools to perform more comprehensive qualification of their mission-critical systems. Examples of these industries include: ◾ multi-constellation (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou) simulation; ◾ integrated MEMs/INS testing; ◾ Interference... read more

2014 Simulator Buyers Guide

March 1, 2014By
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In GPS World’s annual Simulator Buyers Guide, we feature simulator tools, devices, and software from six prominent companies. Also available as a downloadable PDF. read more

Spirent’s SimSAFE Fights Signal Vulnerability

March 1, 2014By

By Tracy Cozzens Spirent Communications now offers SimSAFE, a software solution that simulates legitimate GNSS constellations along with spoofed or hoax signals to evaluate receiver resilience and help develop counter measures. Hoax or spoofing attacks work by mimicking genuine GNSS signals, which mislead GNSS receivers.  The military and critical infrastructure — such as wireless networks, banking, and utilities — are especially... read more

Recording and Replay for Multiple Constellations and Frequency Bands

March 1, 2014By
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The design and verification of a new class of portable wideband record-and-playback system considers the relative merits and limitations of both simulator and record/replay approaches. The authors also discuss the benefits of the different test approaches to the development and characterization of various GNSS receiver types. read more

LabSat 3 Updates Include Extended Recording

February 21, 2014By
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Racelogic’s latest update to the LabSat 3 simulator allows the use of 128-Gbyte SD cards, giving up to nine hours of high-quality RF recording. Also included in the update is the ability to use external USB hard drives and the addition of a serial/USB NMEA output, generated by the internal GPS engine during a replay. The multi-constellation, stand-alone, battery-powered GPS/GLONASS/Beidou... read more

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Applanix Conducts Successful Test Flight of Professional Mapping UAS

January 29, 2014By
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Applanix Corporation and American Aerospace Advisors have completed a successful series of test flights of AAAI’s RS-16 platform equipped with Applanix’ DMS-UAV aerial photogrammetry payload. This is the first successful mission for a long-endurance UAS (unmanned aerial system) capable of producing professional-grade, directly georeferenced mapping imagery for civilian applications such as pipeline monitoring, power line and emergency response mapping. Tests... read more

Spirent Federal Offers Training Conference in March

January 24, 2014By

GNSS simulation expert Spirent Federal is inviting users to “a rigorous and thorough” one-and-a-half-day training conference, including a half-day of For Official Use Only (FOUO) sessions, set for March 26-27 in Salt Lake City. The 2014 Spirent Federal GNSS Training Conference features hands-on training led by Spirent engineers on its latest GNSS simulation equipment. FOUO sessions will be held on... read more

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Loctronix’ Offers ASR Workbench for Software Defined Radio Module

January 15, 2014By

Loctronix Corporation, a provider of unified positioning solutions for GNSS-challenged environments, has announced the availability of the ASR Workbench, a development toolset for the company’s recently released ASR-2300 software-defined radio (SDR) module.  The ASR-2300 is a function-rich SDR for high-performance positioning, navigation and timing (PNT), and communication applications, the company said. “The ASR-2300 delivers advanced SDR capabilities in a small,... read more

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