IFEN and WORK Microwave Announce More Upgrades for NavX-NCS Simulators - Inside GNSS

IFEN and WORK Microwave Announce More Upgrades for NavX-NCS Simulators

IFEN GmbH and WORK Microwave have announced a new round of enhancements to the NavX-NCS line of GNSS multi-frequency simulators.

Increased usability and control is achieved through the new NCS Control Center software release V1.7, according to the Germany-based companies. The GNSS simulators now feature motion models that simulate the physical behavior of various types of vehicles or vessels, including airplanes, trains, cars, trucks, and ships.

IFEN GmbH and WORK Microwave have announced a new round of enhancements to the NavX-NCS line of GNSS multi-frequency simulators.

Increased usability and control is achieved through the new NCS Control Center software release V1.7, according to the Germany-based companies. The GNSS simulators now feature motion models that simulate the physical behavior of various types of vehicles or vessels, including airplanes, trains, cars, trucks, and ships.

A new CAN-bus interface for automotive applications emulates a wheel’s sensor data in real time according to the motion behavior of the vehicle, providing vehicles with accurate simulated wheel information, the companies say.

The NavX-NCS also includes a new remote control interface that enables users to control and steer the simulator without using the graphical user interface. This enables users to integrate a GNSS simulator with and build commands into an existing automatic test system.

In addition to these software updates, the NavX-NCS Professional version now includes multiple RF outputs that allow users to test receivers with multi-antenna inputs from a single unit. Users can start with single RF output and upgrade to two, three, or four outputs at a later stage as required. According to the companies, both versions of NavX-NCS can simulate Doppler shifts at rates greater than 15 megahertz, allowing for smooth signal simulation even when simulating high-dynamic trajectories.

The NavX-NCS solution supports GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, and SBAS constellations, providing the GNSS signal capability for research and development of GNSS safety and professional applications, as well as system integration and production testing of mass market applications, such as automotive satellite navigation, mobile phone apps, chipsets, and handheld personal navigation devices.