Aeroflex's truly portable GPS and Galileo positional simulator, the GPSG-1000, is easy to use, configurable and inexpensive. It fills a gap in the market by providing a low-cost 12-channel test set that creates three-dimensional simulations. This new simulator is also designed to be software upgradable.
Other benefits included are as follows:
- GPS signals simulated: L1, L1C, L2C, L5
- Galileo signals simulated: E1, E5, E5a, E5b, E6
- Simultaneous GPS/Galileo simulation
- SBAS satellites simulated:
- WAAS/EGNOS L1, L5
- MSAS (available 2011)
- GAGAN (available 2011)
- Static or multi-leg dynamic positional simulation via waypoint entry system
- 6 or 12 channel configurations available with upgrade path (RAIM supported)
- Programmable satellite vehicle (SV) parametrics and health
- User or UTC referenced time and date
- Direct-connect to receiver or to installed system via antenna coupler
- Large touch-screen display with simple user interface
- Remote control interface USB/LAN
- NMEA 0183 data input
The six channel GPSG-1000 configuration provides 3D positional simulation with five channels for RAIM operation and one channel dedicated to SBAS, WAAS or EGNOS simulation.
The twelve channel GPSG-1000 configuration provides the same capability as the six channel unit, plus six additional channels. This allows any combination of visible SVs to be selected. System
Simulated 3D position may be user entered in latitude/longitude/height format or 3D position may be dynamically simulated utilizing a 50 leg waypoint entry scheme. Up to 20 navigation plans may be saved and recalled under a user assigned name.
A built-in GPS receiver allows positional simulation in the form of a range, heading and altitude offset from current test set position. Satellite Vehicle (SV) Selection
All GPSG-1000 configurations allow GPS and Galileo satellites to be mixed. (The Galileo codes may be updated via a text file upload.) Waypoints
Way point legs join up in 3D space, with either range rate or altitude rate being auto calculated. Trajectory changes are calculated to simulate real world navigation, i.e. waypoint leg heading changes utilize realistic rates of turn; altitude changes utilize realistic rates of descent or climb. Way points may be entered in LAT/LONG form or automatically recalled from an airport or city database. SBAS
SBAS satellites WAAS/EGNOS/*MSAS*/*GAGAN* may be manually selected or automatically based on simulated position.
* Available 2011 Setup
The setup page allows system, user and RF connection parameters to be set by the user.