Spirent Communications plc has launched the GSS7000 series of multi-frequency, multi-GNSS RF constellation simulators. GSS7000 provides an entry to multi-frequency testing, with a modular approach to enable this new precision GNSS simulation system to expand with users' needs. The instrument will suit receiver, system, and application developers who want to take advantage of new satellite navigation systems and the better accuracy offered by civilian, multi-frequency GNSS.
Testing across multiple GNSS systems requires more channels and more frequencies with accurate modeling across multiple constellations. The GSS7000 is a new type of simulator in terms of capability and flexibility. The series offers faithful emulation of all civil GNSS systems and regional augmentation systems, and allows devices to be tested under a multitude of operating environments and error conditions. GSS7000 has the flexibility to reconfigure satellite constellations, channels, and frequencies between test runs or test cases. Four software control variants are offered.
For existing Spirent customers, GSS7000 has been designed to be backward-compatible, enabling the re-use of existing test cases. It allows full in-field upgradeability to add constellations, channels, and other options such as interference generation and sensor simulation.