Excellence in GNSS Simulation Systems
It’s not enough to simply operate an aircraft – or any device that relies on satellite signals for that matter – obtain satellite lock, and log it as a completed test procedure. That’s not how an aircraft will be used in the actual setting. In many cases, it will be subjected to interference or multipath reflection obscuration, and you need to make sure it’s ready to meet the demands of the real world before releasing it to the market. On the other hand, introducing these variables into a real world testing environment is impractical, unsafe, and can lengthen the development time and product release. CAST Navigation brings you the middle ground. We offer a world-class portfolio of Global Navigation Satellite and GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation Satellite Simulation Systems (GNSS/INS), which allows testing to the limits of both real and theoretical performance.
An Efficient Means of Testing
Our GNSS systems, which include GPS signal generators, provide an efficient and effective means of testing GNSS and GPS/INS receivers and systems. It provides control over the signals of real-world GNSS setting and allows you to do “real-world” testing all within a box, in controlled laboratory conditions.
Despite testing within the lab, our simulator creates a scenario that replicates very high dynamic conditions and generates the same types of signals transmitted by GNSS satellites. The system does so by modeling satellite and vehicle motion, signal characteristics, and the atmosphere, allowing the receiver to navigate according to the parameters set.
Testers can easily create and run a variety of test scenarios, with complete control over the following variables:
- Date, time, and location
- Motion of the vehicle
- Environmental conditions
- Signal inaccuracies and errors
You can test various combinations and levels of these variables in the same controlled environment. You can simulate an aircraft taking off and climbing thousands of feet, and performing a high g-turn, all without leaving the laboratory.
Our simulation systems can be used in a variety of fields, including navigation, aviation, telecommunications, automotive, space, and positioning, for both civilian and military applications.
GNSS Simulation is Our Focus
Our competitors work on a number of avionics and positioning, timing, and navigation (PNT) related tasks. But we focus our skills, time, and effort 100% on developing perfection in just GNSS simulation and GPS satellite navigation. This intense focus has allowed us to hone simulators into powerfully accurate testing tools.
To date, we offer several different models of simulators that support a range of applications and cover the full spectrum of both military and civilian testing needs. Our products range from single wavefront simulators to full constellation simulators. Plus, we offer maintenance, repair, full-service training, and custom services to make sure you make the most of our technology.
Due to our powerful GNSS simulation systems and superior service, we have nurtured solid relationships with highly reputed names in the military industry, such as Honeywell, Northrup Grumman, and Rockwell Collins. We hope to work with you, too.
For more information about GNSS testing and our state-of-the-art simulation systems, contact us at 987-858-0130.