Positiong & Navigation and GNSS testing

Positioning & navigation and GNSS testing

From the sky to the lab

Multi-constellation GNSS simulation from the T&M experts

GNSS receiver tests can only be conclusive when they are performed under realistic conditions. A complete GNSS simulation must therefore include proper simulation of the satellite orbits, the signal propagation characteristics, the characteristics of the receive antenna and the receiver environment. Realistic modeling of user movement taking into consideration vehicle attitude is also part of this simulation process. Generation of interfering signals may also be of interest to set up a simulation environment that is close to reality.

With GNSS test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz, your GNSS simulations are as realistic as possible and can be performed under well-defined and controlled conditions. All GNSS scenarios are fully customizable and repeatable. Rohde & Schwarz offers a variety of different GNSS test solutions:

  • GNSS waveforms for basic receiver testing
  • GNSS production tester (R&S®SMBV100B)
  • GNSS constellation simulator for multi-frequency receiver characterization (R&S®SMBV100B)
  • High-end GNSS constellation simulator for sophisticated multi-constellation, multi-frequency, multi-antenna and multi-vehicle testing (R&S®SMW200A)

Related webinars

Webinar: Testing adaptive antenna arrays for GNSS receivers

Testing adaptive antenna arrays for GNSS receivers

This session is dedicated to GNSS threats when working with these signals, how they can be detected and mitigated. In this webinar Rohde and Schwarz experts discuss how multi-antenna GNSS receivers can be tested against false signals with the help of our signal generators.

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Advanced GNSS Testing

Advanced GNSS Testing

Test your receiver’s resilience against jamming and unintentional interference. The webinar discusses latest requirements for GNSS test solutions and demonstrates state of the art simulation for advanced multi-frequency scenarios from Rohde & Schwarz.

Duration: 40 minutes

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Poster: Satellite-based navigation - global and regional systems

Poster: Satellite-based navigation - global and regional systems

Request your free poster to get a condensed snapshot of current GNSS and RNNS in terms of signals and services, used frequency bands, and constellation characteristics.

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Advanced multi-frequency GNSS testing with the R&S®SMW200A

Advanced multi-frequency GNSS testing with the R&S®SMW200A

When it comes to advanced, complex and demanding GNSS test tasks, the R&S®SMW200A is the tool of choice. It can be used to generate GNSS signals and other signals at the same time or be operated as a pure GNSS constellation simulator.

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R&S®WinIQSIM2™ Simulation Software

R&S®WinIQSIM2™ simulation software

Many Rohde & Schwarz signal generators can be used to play back GNSS waveforms. This approach can be used to set up a basic and cost-efficient single-channel test environment, which can be used in the early stages of GNSS receiver development.

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R&S®SMBV100B vector signal generator

R&S®SMBV100B vector signal generator

In order to characterize the performance of GNSS receivers, their basic functions need to be tested under controlled and repeatable conditions. The GNSS simulator in the R&S®SMBV100B is the ideal tool for single- and multi-frequency receiver characterization.

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High-End GNSS Simulation with the R&S®SMW200A

High-End GNSS simulation with the R&S®SMW200A - Introduction

This video introduces a new series of videos covering R&S’s new GNSS simulator R&S®SMW200A.

High-End GNSS Simulation with the R&S®SMW200A - Episode 2

High-End GNSS simulation with the R&S®SMW200A - Episode 2

Simulation Modes and GUI.

High-End GNSS Simulation with the R&S®SMW200A

High-End GNSS simulation with the R&S®SMW200A - Episode 3

MCMF capabilities, on-the-fly changes and monitoring features.

High-End GNSS Simulation with the R&S®SMW200A episode 4

High-End GNSS simulation with the R&S®SMW200A - Episode 4

This video shows how to perform multi-frequency GNSS simulations with multiple sources of interference using R&S’s high-end GNSS simulator R&S®SMW200A.

High-End GNSS Simulation with the R&S®SMW200A

High-End GNSS simulation with the R&S®SMW200A - Episode 5

This video shows how to perform such coexistence tests using R&S’s high-end GNSS simulator R&S®SMW200A.

High-End GNSS Simulation with the R&S®SMW200A

High-End GNSS simulation with the R&S®SMW200A - Episode 6

CRPA systems are based on the basic principles of nulling and beamforming that are both explained in this video.

First test solution for NB-IoT Rel.14 positioning presented at GSMA MWC 2018

First test solution for NB-IoT Rel.14 positioning

Rohde & Schwarz presented world's first test solution for 3GPP Rel.14 NB-IoT location services at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona.

First LPPe for conformance and network operators test plans

First LPPe for conformance and network operators test plans

Rohde & Schwarz presented the first conformance test system including LPPe indoor positioning support at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.

Customer voice

Airbus case study

Airbus Case Study

”The R&S®SMBV100A is a very versatile and powerful tool. The support Rohde&Schwarz provided to fine tune the vector signal generator to our needs was awesome. We now have an affordable solution to test LPV approaches with hardware in the loop (HiL) at all our test benches.” Ramiro Rodriguez, Expert in Avionic Integration Means, Airbus Helicopters S.A.S.”

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