IFEN Introduces New GNSS Simulator Based on an RF Software Defined Radio Platform

IFEN Introduces New GNSS Simulator Based on an RF Software Defined Radio Platform

IFEN, a leading provider of GNSS navigation products and services, has developed NCS NOVA, the company’s newest RF signal generator technology that is based on a modular and highly flexible software defined radio (SDR) platform. This flexibility makes the NCS NOVA the ideal choice for a wide range of test applications. The NCS NOVA`s full upgradability makes it a future-proof investment for the upcoming multi-frequency era in commercial and professional applications, which makes it far more than just a GPS/GNSS Simulator.

It is designed to offer the user highly capable & flexible RF SDR hardware with feature-rich and easy-to-use operating software, easy to upgrade, and cost-effective testing capability. This device is fully capable of multi-constellation (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, IRNSS, QZSS, and SBAS), multi-frequency simulations for a wide range of GNSS applications including Space, Aviation, Automotive (including autonomous driving testing) and many others.

The NCS NOVA GNSS simulator consists of the NCS NOVA RF Signal Generation Unit and a dedicated NCS Control Unit (host computer with MS Windows 10) running the NCS simulation software called ‘Control Center’ software.

The comprehensive and user friendly NCS Control Center simulation software provides full test scenario generation capability in terms of flexible scenario definition, simulation configuration and interactive control. The rich and easy to use Control Center software is the result of IFEN‘s listening and implementing changes, requested by multiple customers from a wide variety of applications. This is an ongoing process and IFEN continues to enhance the software as customer needs evolve.

For Hardware-In-The-Loop (HIL) testing with integrated vehicle motion simulators, user trajectories (user position and attitude plus their derivations) can be streamed via Ethernet in real-time at any rate up to 250 Hz into the simulator using UDP datagrams.

Within the ‘Simulation’ configuration view, all aspects of the simulated GNSS systems and signals, the propagation path effects, the local user environments and the user dynamics can be configured. The assignment of the simulated GNSS signals to available hardware resources (up to 160 channels distributed on up to 4 RF bands within one RF-module) is an important topic in the configuration, offering full flexibility to the customer in assigning the number of channels to one signal.

Click here to learn more about this new GNSS simulator platform.

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Publisher: everything RF


  • Country: Germany
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