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Averna announces software toolkits for advanced satnav applications

September 25, 2018  - By
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The RP-6500 platform. (Photo: Averna)

Averna, a global test and quality solutions provider, announced that through existing partnerships, real-time GNSS simulation and satcom signal generator toolkits will be available for the RP-6500 RF record and playback platform, making the RP-6500 an all-in-one solution to support advanced satellite navigation applications.

Averna is exhibiting at Booth #518 during ION GNSS, Sept 26-27, at in Miami, where the company will be demonstrating the RP-6500 Wideband Record & Playback system.

The RP-6500 platform can record and playback up to 500 MHz of RF spectrum from 9 kHz to 6 GHz, as well as simulate all common GNSS signals (BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, and QZSS). The system can also generate Satellite communications signals (DVB-S and DVB-S2).

The robust system fits into a car trunk for driving/recording applications, and syncs with both a GPS and Averna’s DriveView software, for synchronized location and video capture that is time-aligned with your data, the company said. Preloaded with RF Studio, powerful RF record/playback software for capturing real-world RF spectrum, including GNSS, radio, video & location data. A state-of-the-art workflow tool, the RP-6500 Series lets you quickly set up your recordings, add contextual data, visualize weak signals, and analyze your collected RF environments to validate and fine-tune your designs and products.

To learn more about the RP-6500 wideband RF Record and Playback, visit www.averna.com/RP-6500

“We’re extremely happy to add new testing capabilities to our RP-6500, an advanced solution for the design validation of Satellite Navigation systems,” commented Jean-Lévy Beaudoin, vice-president, Platforms & Innovation, R&D for Averna. “The RP-6500 is a complete RF Record and Playback platform–it’s been designed and built from the ground up to be all-in-one.”

Key features and benefits

  • easy-to-use RF Studio user interface
  • 500 MHz-wide instantaneous bandwidth
  • covers most common wireless protocols from 9 kHz to 6 GHz
  • multi-constellation and multifrequency GNSS Simulator
  • supports SATCOM protocols for Satellite Set-Top Box testing
  • high dynamic range (14 bits, >80 dB)
  • form factor allows rack mounting or car trunk portability.

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Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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