Rohde & Schwarz’ GNSS simulator adds Chinese BeiDou standard

Rohde & Schwarz’ GNSS simulator adds Chinese BeiDou standard

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Rohde & Schwarz has extended the capabilities of its SMBV100A vector signal generator by adding BeiDou/Compass capability to its integrated GNSS simulator. With the R&S SMBV-K107 option the GNSS simulator now covers the BeiDou standard as well as the GPS, Galileo and Glonass satellite navigation systems.
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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

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