Work Microwave, IFEN Release New Multi-GNSS Simulation Solution
[Satellite TODAY 10-27-11] German satellite equipment manufacturer Work Microwave’s joint venture with satellite navigation technology developer IFEN has unveiled a new model for its NavX global navigation satellite system (GNSS) test solution product family, the companies confirmed Oct. 26.
The new design, named NavX-NCS Essential, includes new RF multi-GNSS signal generator technology for volume testing in single frequency multi-GNSS applications. Work Microwave said the unit’s flexible licensing capability was a feature that was included to make the product future-proof for the upcoming multi-GNSS generation of technology.
“The powerful Black Jack simulation engine drives the key technology advancement in the NavX-NCS Essential. The engine allows simultaneous simulation of GPS, Glonass, SBAS and Galileo satellites covering all operating GNSS systems on the L1 RF frequency band all-in-one-box. The simulation engine is available as a plug-in module and up to two Black Jack modules can be added to the signal generator, providing the user with full flexibility and control over scenario generation during testing,” Work Microwave said in a company statement.