Spirent Communications, a leading vendor in positioning test solutions, has announced the availability of test systems with support for BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, the Chinese GNSS constellation that was open to the public in December 2012 with the release of an Interface Control Document (ICD) for the Open Service (read here).
“Spirent has successfully demonstrated BeiDou-2 in simulation systems at its offices in Beijing, China,” said Stuart Smith, product manager for Spirent’s positioning and navigation group. “Prior to the ICD release we used recorded navigation data to enable our systems to drive a full BeiDou receiver and qualify the implementation. With the release of ICD information, navigation data is generated automatically, as with the other constellations that the system simulates.”
Spirent’s BeiDou-2 system includes testing for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) – GPS, GLONASS and Galileo, as well as IRNSS, QZSS and SBAS along with options such as interference generation and MEMS sensor simulation.