Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) is a congregation of satellites flying around the globe in defined constellations. Leveraging the broadcasted signals, users can continually pinpoint a location. A navigation system is considered global when six to eight satellites are visible to the user at any one time or at any position.
With GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and BeiDou in use today, there are a wide range of global users that benefit from GNSS. It impacts our everyday life, providing accurate and instant travel directions to anyone with a suitable receiver device, such as a smartphone. Beyond travel, the applications for GNSS are much broader. It is also used in agriculture, object tracking, autonomous driving and for optimizing the fuel economy.
When developing a GNSS application, it is important to have a stable and reliable benchmark signal. GNSS simulators are the ideal solution for validating the performance of GNSS receivers and systems, providing an easy and effective way to generate reproducible yet variable scenarios every time without leaving the laboratory.