Fully Integrated RF Simulator from ESA ESTEC - Detail View

Summary

Tool:
Fully Integrated RF Simulator
(GNSS Fully Integrated RF Simulator)
Short Description
The fully integrated RF simulator 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/esaNA/SEMP1FHHZTD_index_0.html
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:
 
Supported frequencies:
L1
L2
L2C
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
www.esa.int
POC Name:
Mr. Simon Jones  
POC Email:
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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 fully integrated RF simulator is a tool developed by SPIRENT communications (RF signal simulator) and Agilent (Noise Source).

The fully integrated simulator is composed of:

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

·          A SPIRENT STR 4780 (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)