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March 6th, 2014

Spectracom—These Are Testing Times (GNSS—Simulator)

[SatNews] Spectracom, a business of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris – FR0010501015 – ALORO) has announced its program to develop robust applications-specific testing solutions—the program fills the technology and expertise gap in providing customers in a variety of industries the tools to perform more comprehensive qualification of their mission-critical systems.

Testing examples include: multi-constellation (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou) simulation; integrated MEMs/INS testing; Interference Detection and Mitigation (IDM) verification; assisted-GNSS (A-GPS) validation, HIL testing for automotive applications; high dynamic platform simulations for aerospace and defense (UAVs, UASs); and precision agriculture/surveying testing via RTK/differential measurements.

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 PNT applications combine data from a variety of receivers, sensors and other sources. Spectracom is designing its solutions to integrate simulated GNSS RF with all other data sources in the test system for true “hardware-in-the-loop” verification. Spectracom’s new assisted-GNSS (A-GNSS) 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.

Further product information is available this direct infopage link.