CAST-5000 (from CAST Navigation)

Summary

Tool:
CAST-5000 GPS Wavefront Generator with Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA)
Short Description:

CAST GPS Wavefront Simulator creates a coherent wavefront of GPS RF.  The purpose of the CAST 5000 is to perform high dynamic laboratory testing of GPS devices that have multiple antenna elements.  Standard system is a twelve (12) satellite constellation (L1, L2, P-Code and AESM {M-Code}) and comes with capability to test seven elements.  The RF for each element is adjusted by a lever arm correction corresponding to the elements position on the antenna.  System is delivered in a custom rack chassis with an uninterruptible power supply, power conditioner, flat screen monitor, and keyboard.  The CAST-DLL for remote control and a master control computer are included. Interference Generator Option required for CRPA testing.

Pending supported GNSS signals: Galileo, Beidou.

Pending supported frequencies: E1/L1,E5a,E5b,E6.

Version:
N/A
Category:
[RF Signal generator]

[Signal propagation simulator]

[Service volume simulator]

[Test bench for receivers]

[Other]

Conditions of Access:
Buy
Location:
Not fixed
Coordinates:
Not fixed
Website:
https://castnav.com/products/gps-wavefront-generator/cast-5000/
Status:
Operational
How to get it:

Available for Purchase from CAST Navigation, LLC

Image:

Specifications

Supported GNSS signals:
GPS (SPS)

GPS (PPS)

GLONASS

Supported other signals:
INS

Altimetre

Other

Supported frequencies:
L1

L2

L2C

L5

Target users:
Technology suppliers, developers or researchers

Receiver (module or device) suppliers

Application, Service or Terminal suppliers

Environment of uses:
Open Sky

Urban

Rural pedestrian user

Rural vehicle user

Fixed user

Aeronautical user

Contact

Provider:
CAST Navigation, LLC

Tewksbury MA, USA

https://castnav.com/about-us/
POC Name:
Mr. John Higgins

Other Information

Costs:

Request for Quote

References:

Options: 

https://castnav.com/products/upgrades/

Interference Generation: 

https://castnav.com/products/simulator-support-tools/cast-110/

Terrain Obstruction Program: 

https://castnav.com/products/simulator-support-tools/cast-170/

Maintenance & Training: 

https://castnav.com/services/