SimAUTO provides a turnkey solution to testing integrated navigation systems comprising
GPS and dead reckoning (DR) sensors. Fully integrated with Spirent’s SimGEN for Windows
software suite, SimAUTO allows parameters such as wheel track, wheel base, wheel
diameter, odometer pulse rate & dead band to be set and saved to a vehicle personality file
for future use.
Spirent, the leading provider of navigation and positioning test solutions, have developed SimAUTO as a ready-to-use solution to testing integrated in-vehicle navigation systems (IVNS) comprising GPS and dead reckoning (DR) sensors
The demand for fast signal acquisition, accuracy and functionality through GPS blackouts is motivating the development of hybrid systems using DR sensors. In order to test these, DR and GPS signals must be coherently generated. SimAUTO effectively emulates DR sensors such as compasses, gyros, and wheel pulses and precisely coordinated these with Spirent’s range of GPS/GNSS constellations simulators - providing a complete test environment for integrated navigation systems. The coherent GPS and DR sensor emulation means SimAUTO facilitates rapid and comprehensive system testing, accelerating time to market while improving demonstrated system resilience to real-life challenges.
SimAUTO is also fully compatible with Spirent’s SimGEN for Windows® software suite allowing parameters such as wheel track, wheel base, wheel diameter, odometer pulse rate and dead band to be set and saved to a vehicle personality file for future use. Field trials can be captured as motion files meaning identical journeys can be reproduced many times without deploying people back into the field.