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July 27, 2010

GNSS Simulators

FIGURE 1: GNSS multi-channel signal simulator 10 years ago on its own (left) and with its ever-growing family (right)

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In this article we describe the design and operation of a generic GNSS RF simulator. We also will look at the main types of GNSS RF simulators, their designs and specifics, their advantages and disadvantages.

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Testing Multi-GNSS Equipment

FIGURE 1: Single- and multi-channel simulators, GPS/Galileo (on top) and GPS/GLONASS software receiver USB front end with controlled power source

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Testing procedures comprise an important element in the development, manufacturing, and integration of GNSS devices. Essentially, everybody involved in GNSS will be involved in or affected by testing at one time or another.

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GLONASS CDMA

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The decades of successful exploitation of satellite navigation systems GPS and GLONASS have confirmed their unique status as a basic resource for reliable worldwide, all-weather, all-season, round-the-clock positioning and timing. Nevertheless, the permanently widening sphere of their practical applications — as well as challenging requirements emerging from potential new users — give these systems a momentum for further evolution and progress.

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