We Make It Easy for You to Simulate the Real World
CAST-Jammer provides precisely controlled signals for use in most types of GNSS testing applications, emulating interference conditions and threats that can occur in both urban and hostile environments.
Emulate Interference Conditions and Threats
When you are faced with the challenge of testing, verifying, and integrating single element fixed reception pattern antenna (FRPA) systems or multiple-element anti-jam antenna sub-systems such as controlled reception pattern antennas (CRPAs), a CAST Navigation Jammer makes the task easier. The system is an ideal solution for military and commercial laboratories that require interference signal capability. CAST Jammer sub-systems provide precisely controlled signals for use in most types of GNSS testing applications, emulating interference conditions and threats that can occur in both urban and hostile environments.
CAST interference generation systems allow you to define and control multiple interference parameters, including output signal waveform types, output power level, jammer signal source location, speed, heading, and motion. You can also program each of the individual jammers to turn on or off (pop-up) during the execution of a scenario.
The systems can support up to eight individual antenna output elements, with each individual antenna output element programmable, to generate interference signals from different locations and different power levels. Each individual antenna element supports up to eight independently controlled interference waveform types, simultaneously created using CAST proprietary FPGA technology, to produce a clean waveform with very low intermodulation noise.
Jamming System Features
Operate in Real-Time Mode or Canned Mode
You can assign each CAST Jammer an initial speed and altitude and either a stationary or dynamic trajectory. Interference signals are transmitted that are commensurate with the GNSS signal “assigned” to each of the individual antenna elements, all precisely controlled to present an accurate and proper signal to the unit(s) being tested, even during high dynamic conditions.
The jammers provide >130dB of interference signal power from nominal GNSS output levels. Operating in either real-time mode or canned mode, CAST broadband noise signals are optimized to deliver Gaussian amplitude distribution with adjustable power output levels. Interference scenarios are 100% repeatable, thus assuring consistent results.
Depending on your needs, we can fully integrate a CAST Jammer system into any of the CAST GNSS products or retrofit it into a previously fielded CAST system. Controlled through our proprietary synchronization technology, interference signals and the GNSS signals are combined and output as a composite signal for each individual element.
In phased-array multi-element antenna (CRPA) types of systems, the GNSS and interference signals for each antenna element are spatially offset and phase coherent with each other, reflecting real life phase differences in the signal reception at the phase center of each antenna element. These GPS + jammer waveforms are generated separately for each one of the CRPA antenna elements, insuring a coherent GPS + jammer waveform arrival for each CRPA antenna element with respect to the navigation point.
CAST Jamming Specifications
Output Frequency Bands
L1, L2 and L5
Jammer Signal Range: 173dB
Jammer Signal Level: -203dBW to -30dBW
Jammer Vehicle Dynamics
Velocity: > 60,000 m/s
Acceleration: ± 150,000 m/s2
Jerk: ± 150,000 m/s3
Pseudorange: 1 mm
Pseudorange: Rate 1 mm/s
Delta Pseudorange: 1 mm
Interchannel Bias: < 1 mm
Uncontrolled Bias: < 1 mm
Bias Repeatability: (initial) < 1 mm
Bias Stability: (operational) < 1 mm
Modes of Operation
Pulsed CW: Rate: 0.01Hz-100KHz
Swept CW: Rate: 0.01Hz-100KHz, Duty
Swept CW: Sweep Types: Sinusoid, Triangle, Ramp Up/Down
Swept CW: Bandwidth: 0.01Hz – 24 MHz
FM Noise: Bandwidth: 0.00Hz – 20MHz
WB Noise: Bandwidth: 24MHz
Binary Phase Shift Key: Bandwidth 24MHz