January 30, 2012

Rohde & Schwarz Adds GLONASS and P Code for GPS to the GNSS Simulator in the R&S®SMBV100A


The options for GLONASS (R&S®SMBV-K94) and GPS P code (R&S®SMBV-K93) have been launched for GNSS chipset and module manufacturers as well as for mobile radio, car radio and automotive and avionics equipment manufacturers.

Rohde & Schwarz has launched two important extensions to the global navigation satellite system (GNSSsimulator in the R&S®SMBV100A vector signal generator), making it more versatile and opening up additional applications: R&S®SMBV-K94 for Russia’s new GLONASS system, and R&S®SMBV-K93 for the P code used by the US military as an extension for the R&S®SMBV-K44 GPS option.

Customers will benefit from the easy and cost-effective upgrade from a GPS-only GNSS simulator to a GLONASS and hybrid GPS/GLONASS solution, since no additional hardware is required. In addition, Rohde & Schwarz can present the first P code solution on the market in a cost-sensitive platform such as the R&S®SMBV100A vector signal generator, making it the right solution for production test applications requiring P code.


The options offer the following new GNSS enhancements for the R&S®SMBV100A vector signal generator:

GLONASS (R&S®SMBV-K94 option)
·         Simulation of GLONASS satellites (FDMA) with civilian codes at frequencies L1 as well as L2
·         Static mode and localization mode
·         User-definable almanac file (.agl) with real navigation data
·         User-definable location and start time
·         Automatic setup of GLONASS scenario with optimum satellite constellation
·         Unlimited simulation time with automatic, on-the-fly exchange of satellites based on configurable elevation masks
·         Dynamic power control of individual satellites in realtime
·         Hybrid GNSS satellite constellations with up to six satellites (if the R&S®SMBV-K44 GPS option and/or the R&S®SMBV-K66 Galileo option are additionally installed) and up to 12 satellites (with R&S®SMBV-K91)

GPS P code (R&S®SMBV-K93 option)
·         Simulation of up to six GPS satellites with P code only or combined civilian C/A and P codes; together with R&S®SMBV-K91, 8 to 12 satellites can be configured depending on the codes used. Hybrid configurations are also possible if the respective options are installed
·         Static mode and localization mode
·         User-definable almanac file (SEM/YUMA) with real navigation data
·         User-definable location and start time
·         Automatic setup of GPS scenarios with optimum satellite constellation
·         Unlimited simulation time with automatic, on-the-fly exchange of satellites based on configurable elevation masks
·         Dynamic power control of individual satellites in realtime
·         Requires the R&S®SMBV-K44 option