Spirent Launches GLONASS L2 Capability in Simulator Series

Spirent Launches GLONASS L2 Capability in Simulator Series
Spirent GSS8000 Constellation Simulator

UK-based Spirent Communications will introduce its new GSS8000 series of GNSS constellation simulators with GLONASS L2 capability at the Moscow International Satellite Forum April 7–8 and the European Navigation Conference–GNSS 2008 in Toulouse, France, April 22–25.

UK-based Spirent Communications will introduce its new GSS8000 series of GNSS constellation simulators with GLONASS L2 capability at the Moscow International Satellite Forum April 7–8 and the European Navigation Conference–GNSS 2008 in Toulouse, France, April 22–25.

The new simulator will offer up to three RF carriers, selected from GPS (L1, L2, L5), GLONASS (L1, L2) and Galileo (L1, E5ab, E6) constellations in a single chassis. This establishes the GSS8000 as the industry’s first simulation system to support GLONASS L1 and L2 commercial signals. The simulator’s architecture also allows addition of the GLONASS L3 signal in the future.

Spirent has supported the GLONASS L1 signal in its simulation systems for many years. With this launch, GLONASS L1/L2 capability will be available both in a stand-alone system and also in combination with GPS and/or Galileo signals.

“Recent announcements on the expansion of the GLONASS system have generated real interest in what GLONASS can offer to the GNSS community,” said John Pottle, marketing director for Spirent’s Positioning Technology division 

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