There has been an exponential growth in the amount and diversity of applications using GNSS technology, and the trend seems set to continue. In the development of these applications, it is essential that GNSS simulation be done to ensure that the products meet the required standards. Here are three reasons this simulation is so effective.
It effectively mimics environmental conditions.
A GNSS simulator can model the live environmental conditions that affect the performance of a GPS receiver. These include atmospheric conditions, antenna characteristics, and obscuration. All this happens within the confines of a laboratory, enabling the developers to note any issues that need to be taken care before the receiver is released in the market.
It is easy to generate signals for dates and locations.
What makes GNSS simulation even more effective in testing is that it is possible to generate constellation signals for virtually anytime, day or location. In other words, developers can test different scenarios for any particular location on the planet, whether in the present or future. All this happens without ever needing to leave the lab.
You can determine errors and inaccuracies.
With simulation, you can easily take control of the content and features of the constellation signals. That means that you can identify early enough how the receiver will perform in real life should signal errors take place. With this information, it becomes easier to determine how to deal with such situations. Again, all these tests are run in the lab, which adds to the convenience of this type of testing.
GNSS simulation, without a doubt, offers a very dependable alternative for testing compared to testing in the environment using actual signals. It is an impressively fast, affordable and convenient way to ensure high-quality receivers get to the market as soon as possible.