GNSS RF Signal Generator (from ESA ESTEC)

Summary

Tool:
GNSS RF Signal Generator
Short Description:

The GNSS RF Signal Generator  is a tool developed by SPIRENT communications (RF signal simulator) and Agilent (Noise Source) on behalf of ESA. The tool is capable of simulating Galileo, GPS, GLONASS and EGNOS with some capabilities for interference simulations.

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

Conditions of Access:
Service
Location:
Noordwijk, Netherlands (tool is in this fixed location)
Coordinates:
52.24, 4.45
Website:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/Hardware_facilities
Status:
Operational
How to get it:

Subject to availability, the ESTEC navigation facilities are available to external customers. Currently only European or project related companies are allowed to use the facilities. It should also be noted that the management of GSVF and GSF have been

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Specifications

Supported GNSS signals:
GPS (SPS)

GLONASS

Galileo (OS, SoL, CS)

Supported other signals:
N/A
Supported frequencies:
L1

L2

L2C

L5

E1/L1

E5a

E5b

E6

Target users:
Technology suppliers, developers or researchers

Receiver (module or device) suppliers

Environment of uses:
Open Sky

Urban

Rural pedestrian user

Rural vehicle user

Fixed user

Aeronautical user

Contact

Provider:
ESA ESTEC (European Space Agency - European Space Research and Technology Centre)

Noordwijk, Netherlands

http://www.esa.int/ESA
POC Name:
Mr. Simon Johns

Other Information

Costs:

The use is free of charge although man hours are costed for any assistance required. However, ESA underlines that only a limited man power is available for instruction in the use of equipment/software.

The following procedure should be followed by any external entity wishing to use a simulation facility:

·          Make request to the laboratory responsible (i.e. Simon Johns);

·          State the minimum requirements required of the facility

·          Memorandum of agreement is created based on this information, which will form part of the contract

·          A contract is generated which must be signed and returned

The procedure nominally takes no more than 2 weeks.

References:

The GNSS RF Signal Generator is a tool developed by SPIRENT communications (RF signal simulator) and Agilent (Noise Source).

The generator is composed of:

·         A SPIRENT GSS9000 (multi-constellation multi-antenna).

·          A SPIRENT GSS7800 (16 channels Galileo E1, E5a/b, E6)

·          A SPIRENT GSS8000 (12 channels GLONASS)

·          A SPIRENT GSS7700 (12 channels GPS L1 & L2 or 24 channels L1)

·          A SPIRENT GSS7700 (12 channels L5)

·          A SPIRENT GSS4766 (Single output Interference Combiner Unit)

·          A SPIRENT STR4767 (Timing & Control Unit)

·          An Agilent E4431B noise source (CW, AWGN, Pulsed)

Updated: Dec 02, 2015