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Call for ideas on GNSS Simulation & Testing needs


The European Commission is launching a Call for Ideas on Simulation and Testing needs, which aim is to identify shortcomings in the current offer of GNSS testing and simulation tools. This Call for Idea is used to gather the industry ideas and suggestions on the assessment of the situation of GNSS test and simulation activities for the next years and on the corresponding evolution p...

EU GNSS Receiver Workshop 2011 at GRACE


A stimulating two day EU GNSS Receiver Workshop to highlight information from experts in the GNSS community will be hosted by GRACE at the University of Nottingham on the 14 and 15th April 2011.  The EU GNSS Receiver Workshop is the perfect oppor...

G-MOVES project kicked off


CTAE kicks-off the G-MOVES project in partnership with DeltaBCN, for the definition of a test platform and a center of expertise on Global Navigation Satellites Systems. In the frame of this project, CTAE will develop a testbench for the development of indoor location solutions, a Global Navigation Satellite Systems signal-in-space monitoring station, an open source software defined radio Ga...

Galileo Application Congress Prague 2012, taking place on January 26 and 27, 2012


The Galileo Application Congress Prague 2012 will inaugurate the partnership between the Czech Republic and the European GNSS Agency.
It is designed as an international gathering where policy makers and stakeholders meet with experts and industry representatives from all across the EU in a joint effort to take stock of the progress of the Galileo project and the state of play of the ...

Galileo Test Environment Open for Business


The Galileo Test and Development Environment (GATE) in Berchtesgaden, Germany, officially opened on February 4 2011. The system operator, IFEN GmbH of Poing, Germany, jointly with the German Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development, announced the opening for use by commercial and organizational entities seeking to test equipment with the coming Galileo signals.


GATE is awarded certificate from TÜV SÜD


IFEN GmbH announced that the German Galileo test and development infrastructure GATE has recently been awarded the official certificate of TUV SUD stating the conformance to ISO 17025 as Galileo open-air test laboratory, to receiver integrity testing (RAIM) for Safety-of-Life (SoL) applications and Galileo SiS ICD conformance of signal characteristics and signal quality.

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GMV Will Launch Fully Hosted Software GPS Receiver at Mobile World Congress


GMV launched the SRX-10, a software GPS receiver for mass-market applications, at this years GSMA Mobile World Congress, scheduled February 14 17 in Barcelona, Spain.

As a fully hosted solution, all SRX-10 receiver functions — even signal acquisition and tracking — can be hosted on a general purpose CPU with only the requirement of adding on a low cost RF front-end, ac...

GSTI Helpdesk and Tools Search now open to all users


The GSTI operation team is very pleased to announce that the following services are now open to everyone:

1. GSTI Helpdesk, helping you to pick testing tools fit for your plans, and review with you the testing&procedures required to verify your product's performances and functions;

2. Advanced tools search functions, allowing yo...

GSTI Helpdesk ready to support you


Everyone interested in GNSS testing can now benefit freely from a tailored support provided by key experts on GNSS testing and simulation activities.

The GSTI Helpdesk supports users in their selection of the most appropriate testing tools, but also in the definition or in the refinement of testing and simulation needs. For example, users might need to refine thei...

Manual on GNSS Simulation and Testing Best Practices now available!!


In an increasingly complex GNSS environment, simulation and testing activities are playing a pivotal role, helping developers to reduce the time to market and ensuring that their GNSS product meets the performance requirements reliably. However, choosing the right GNSS testing tool depends on many aspects and is not an easy task. This is particularly the case for non-GNSS experts who want to...

NavX‐NCS Essential simulator available for Consumer and Automotive Navigation Equipment


IFEN GmbH starts shipping of the brand new NavX‐NCS Essential, a multi‐constellation and single‐frequency GNSS RF navigation constellation simulator mainly targeting consumer and automotive applications, to first customers.

The NavX‐NCS Essential has been designed to meet the requirements of single‐frequency, multi‐constellation GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, SBAS ...

New free software 'Toolkits' bring EGNOS accuracy and integrity to smart phones


The European Commission has introduced free, downloadable and ready-to-use Toolkits to help anyone develop enhanced location and timing applications that harness the power of Europe s EGNOS satellite-based augmentation system.

Integrating EGNOS capabilities into GNSS-based positioning applications can be a time-consuming en...

Spectracom Debuts New GNSS Simulator Capabilities at ION-GNSS 2011


Spectracom announced at the ION-GNSS conference the introduction of new capabilities for its GSG line of GPS GNSS constellation simulators. These features include:

- GLONASS+GPS capability

- Introduction of GSG StudioView PC software to provide creation and editing of simulation scenarios including a Google Maps-based trajectory builder.

- Ability to support ...

Spirent GNSS Simulation Training Conference on 21-22 June 2011


Spirent organises a two days event in Noordwijk, Holland on 21st and 22nd June 2011 on the key aspects of GPS/GNSS Simulation. The conference will provide 11 training sessions followed by 4 hands-on workshops covering:

- GPS update and industry developments for GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, Compass

- GNSS simulation fundamentals and simulation techniques...

Spirent Launches GPS Record and Playback System


Spirent Communication has extended its product development into real-world environments by introducing a GNSS record and playback system (RPS).

The GSS6400 can gather GPS L1 signals under field conditions and recreate these back in the laboratory. This supports the design of GPS products, which c...

Three discussions open on the GSTI Forum


Three technical discussions have recently been launched on the GSTI Forum:
- Added values for a real field test bed
- Specificities of GNSS multi constellation simulation and testing
- Signal recorders and RF simulators: Complementarity or competitors?

Access to these discussions is open to any interested member of the GSTI community.
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Webinar on GNSS Record & Playback testing organised on 19th October 2011


On Wednesday 19th October, Spirent organizes a free 45-minute webinar entitled Saving Costs with GNSS Record and Playback. Advantages and potential pitfalls of the record and playback approach will be addressed during this webinar. In particular the following topics will be discussed:

- The role of Record & Playback testing in the Multi-GNSS t...

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