Problems in the North: The Beautiful Distraction of Aurora Borealis
As a wonder of the world, the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is among the most captivating events one could possibly witness. It’s a beautiful, breathtaking occurrence, to say the least, but it’s also one that makes GNSS simulation in the area very challenging. When the magnetic poles line up with the satellites, the plasma turbulence in the Aurora Borealis strains the handshake between terrestrial agents and satellites. Considering that this includes aircraft and satellites that provide them feedback, it’s one area where GPS could use a considerable improvement.
Therefore this breakthrough by a research team from the UK’s University of Bath is critical to future developments in the field of navigation. The possibility of bypassing the turbulence gives a chance for smaller players in the industry to break the ice when it comes to GNSS simulation in the North Pole.
As for simulation equipment, know that CAST Navigation’s CAST-SIMCOM GNSS Satellite Simulator is a spectacular addition to your testing capacities. Its ability to generate 12 satellite signals is only the tip of the technological iceberg that’s stacked within the unit. Wherever you bring it, the CAST-SIMCOM simulator will deliver dynamic results.
The Situation Outside is Bad Enough
You decide how you want to take this: SVN49, a non-operational satellite, gave out non-standard C/A and Y codes that interfered with a data collection experiment. Several institutes in Europe and one in South Africa confirmed the presence of the signals. There’s a mystery to it, but the everyday truth behind it is there’s always an external agent that interferes with GPS research. That’s without the man-made factors that cause errors in signal analysis, something that you must solve when creating applications centered in urban areas.
The Northern Lights discovery will fuel the desire for improvement of inaccurate GNSS feedback in the poles, but waiting would be counter-effective. With the right equipment, patience and perseverance, you’ll be able to create a proper simulation in the region; one which accounts for the Aurora Borealis.
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