Rohde & Schwarz’ GNSS simulator adds Chinese BeiDou standard
The new option allows users to generate realtime scenarios with up to 24 BeiDou satellites. SMBV-K107 supports all possible BeiDou orbits and can therefore even simulate satellites that are not yet in orbit. It also supports hybrid scenarios with GPS, Galileo or Glonass satellites. A software update makes it easy to upgrade existing GNSS simulators for BeiDou. No hardware modifications are required.
The R&S SMBV100A permits users to quickly define their own satellite scenarios in order to test GNSS receivers under diverse conditions. A wide range of options are available for simulating realistic effects such as signal obscuration and multipath propagation. These scenarios can now be configured for BeiDou.
R&S says that this inexpensive solution is one that does not require an external PC for testing receivers and components of satellite-based navigations systems. In addition to GNSS signals, the R&S SMBV100A can simulate mobile radio, wireless and radio standards, allowing users to test several functions with a single instrument.
Rohde & Schwarz; www.rohde-schwarz.com