GNSS Signal Simulator Supports a Wide Range of PNT Testing
Spectracom CTO, John Fischer said, “Our full featured platform of multi-GNSS simulation capabilities combine flexible hardware and user oriented software to deliver the functionality and user interfaces necessary for today’s demanding test scenarios. We understand, however, that even the most powerful tools often need something more to reduce complexity, increase productivity and ensure consistent, reliable results. Toward these ends we are excited to bring our extensive applications knowledge directly to our customers to design and deliver custom configurations and test systems that are unique to their applications.”
Today’s Position, Navigation, and Timing: PNT and map data combine to create the GPS service. applications combine data from a variety of receivers, sensors and other sources. Spectracom is designing its solutions to integrate simulated Global navigation satellite system (GNSS): A general term describing any satellite constellation that provides positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services on a global or regional basis. See also RF with all other data sources in the test system for true “hardware-in-the-loop” verification. Spectracom’s new assisted-GNSS (A-GNSS) test feature is designed to integrate with 3GPP/LTE testers to send “assistance data” directly to the device under test. The company takes a similar approach to testing RTK-enabled receivers with user-settable virtual base station parameters.
“Spectracom’s value is to partner with our customers to ensure they have the ability to easily use GNSS simulation as part of a comprehensive PNT testing solution” said Rohit Braggs, Director of Marketing and Strategy. “More testing in the lab enables faster time to market, at a reduced cost and increased reliability. We are asking developers of the most demanding PNT applications to put us to the test.”