Simulators & Tools

Expert Advice: The Challenge of BeiDou

May 1, 2013By

By Mark Sampson, Racelogic GNSS is changing. The days of only American GPS satellites providing signals to the civilian population are gone as new constellations are launched. GLONASS was a slow starter, but is now well established, and its signal architecture is now commonly implemented in manufacturers’ chipsets. Galileo is still very much in test phase with global coverage planned... read more

Expert Advice: Keeping up with Multi-GNSS

May 1, 2013By
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By Steve Hickling, Spirent GNSS have been with us for more than 30 years, giving rise to a wealth of positioning and navigation technologies for military, civilian, and consumer use. Today, we’re entering a new era of experimentation and innovation in satellite and hybrid positioning. In turn, this drives new test challenges and introduces an ever wider group of engineers... read more

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Expert Advice: Product Testing: Simulation and Beyond

May 1, 2013By

By Pierre Nemry and Jean-Marie Sleewaegen, Septentrio Satellite Navigation Today’s customers ask for high-accuracy positioning everywhere, even in the most demanding environments. The time is long gone that the only requirement for a receiver was to track GPS L1 and L2 signals in open-sky conditions. State-of-the-art receivers operate in increasingly difficult conditions, cope with local radio-frequency interference, survive non-nominal signal... read more

ESA Telecom and Navigation Vehicle Ready for Test Driving

April 11, 2013By
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The radio spectrum is about to get even busier, as Europe’s Galileo satnav system starts services, at the same time the European Space Agency (ESA) tests novel satellite-based telecommunication services. Supporting these developments from the ground, ESA’s new custom-built Telecommunications and Navigation Testbed Vehicle will measure the resulting signals from all over Europe. Adapted from a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van,... read more

Aeroflex Adds Capability to Simulate WAAS LPV Approaches

April 1, 2013By
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Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., has announced its capability to simulate WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) LPV (Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance) approaches by adding this new feature to their GPSG-1000 Portable GPS Simulator. Aeroflex has developed the capability of simulating WAAS LPV approaches to expedite and validate the installation of WAAS-enabled navigation systems in... read more

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Evaluation Kit by NVS Tecnologies

April 1, 2013By

Evaluation Kit NV08C-EVK-CSM by NVS Technologies is a set of instruments for a developer of systems based on NVS Technologies’ NV08C-CSM module. Use of EVK-CSM is a convenient way to learn functionality of NV08C-CSM and begin system design. The EVK-CSM may be used in navigation systems to obtain the current position (latitude, longitude and elevation), velocity vector, and time GNSS... read more

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Navigation Test Supplier IFEN Establishes U.S. Company

March 11, 2013By

IFEN GmbH, based outside of Munich, Germany, has established IFEN Inc. in the United States. The new U.S. company will address the needs of the American market for GNSS test equipment, IFEN said. “IFEN Inc., located in Corona, California, will greatly facilitate order placement, delivery and support for U.S. customers,” said Günter Heinrichs, head of Customer Applications and Business Development, of... read more

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Spectracom Simulators Add Channels, Signals

March 5, 2013By

Spectracom announces its ability to simulate up to 64 RF channels in four frequency bands for testing the integration of most advanced GNSS receivers. The GSG series of GNSS simulators are designed to offer as much capability as needed by developers, integrators, and manufacturers of applications for global satellite navigation. “We understand the needs for simulating GPS and GNSS signals... read more

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