Software-defined architecture, coupled with off-the-shelf hardware components, lets users surpass 500 simulated satellite signals
ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 7, 2023 – Orolia, a Safran Electronics & Defense company, announced today that Skydel, its flagship GNSS simulation engine software, can generate more than 500 signals from a single platform. By leveraging its software-defined architecture, Skydel’s potential can be massively scaled upwards when employing a robust set of hardware components. GNSS users, experts, and manufacturers, as well as those looking for an LEO-capable simulation system, can greatly benefit from this unmatched number of signals.
“GNSS chipset, cellular handset, and GNSS receiver manufacturers have been looking for a robust solution that can generate a very high capacity of signals — with all the constellations and multiple frequencies – from a single workstation. Skydel gives them that capability,” explained Pierre-Marie Le Veel, Orolia’s Simulation Product Director. “With the right hardware, Skydel is the first high-capacity GNSS simulator on the market that can also accurately generate advanced multi-path, jamming, spoofing, or the high number of signals and frequencies needed for a true LEO constellation simulation.”
Skydel contains a rich feature set that includes multi-constellation/multi-frequency signal generation, remote control from user-defined scripts, and integrated interference generation. However, one of Skydel’s greatest assets is its open, software-defined architecture. “Skydel’s software-defined GNSS simulation approach is just the tip of the iceberg,” added Le Veel. “With more and more customers simulating multi-path and jamming scenarios, and the need for more signals in more applications –even beyond traditional simulators – the need for high-capacity has never been greater. The Skydel engine opens the possibility for users to escalate to over 1000 signals and not be limited by hardware design.”
In addition to generating a high channel/satellite count, Skydel can also produce navwar signals without any additional hardware. Since 2015, Skydel software has been used to simulate GNSS signals for a wide range of applications and business segments including automotive, aerospace, space, telecommunications, and defense.
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