BroadSim Solo enables the creation of advanced GNSS scenarios on the engineer’s desktop
Orolia Defense & Security released the latest addition to its GNSS simulator family – BroadSim Solo – at the Institute of Navigation Joint Navigation Conference (JNC) taking place this week in Covington, Kentucky.
The Solo joins the BroadSim line of Skydel-powered GNSS simulators, which includes models suitable for hardware-in-the-loop and multi-element / Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA) testing.
Live demonstrations of BroadSim Solo are taking place in the JNC exhibition hall at Orolia Defense & Security booth # 117 until August 26. Orolia provides M-code solutions for resilient positioning, navigation and synchronization.
BroadSim Solo shares the same Skydel simulation engine that runs on a standard BroadSim, BroadSim Anechoic, and BroadSim Wavefront. It supports the advanced scenario-building features and benefits provided by a software-defined architecture, such as high dynamics, iteration update rate of 1000Hz, and ultra-low latency of 5ms. .
Almost any civilian GNSS signal can be generated through Solo’s single RF output (one frequency band at a time), as well as jamming or impersonation signals and the AES GPS M code. AES is an encryption method; rather than using MNSA encryption, it is possible to use AES for testing purposes only.
BroadSim Solo’s compact form factor is designed to eliminate clutter, fitting comfortably into a typical office or workstation. In addition, Solo addresses the ongoing challenge engineers face in terms of laboratory capacity and availability.
“Creating complex test cases can be a tedious process, especially when emulating challenging environments,” said Tim Erbes, director of engineering for Orolia Defense & Security. “The ability to script on your desktop frees up a lot of lab time and space to run these important simulations. In addition, scenario creation is no longer limited to one person attached to a system. Imagine a team of engineers, each with a BroadSim Solo, simultaneously building tests. Have a whole fleet of BroadSim Solos? It changes the game.
BroadSim Solo with the Skydel simulation engine offers an intuitive user interface, a full API supporting Python, C ++ and C #, as well as automation tools and custom plugins that will speed up development cycles, increase performance and ultimately boost innovation.
“In an effort to improve the customer experience and extend the reach of advanced GNSS simulators, we wanted to offer an affordable solution with all of the same basic features as our most advanced BroadSim systems,” said Tyler Hohman, product manager for Orolia Defense & Security. “This gives our customers the opportunity to put more simulators in the hands of engineers and scientists without sacrificing capabilities. Our hope is that customers will find value in a scalable simulation ecosystem based on their needs. “