GSG Series GPS Simulators Product Support

GSG Series GPS Simulators Product Support

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Spectracom's GSG-5/6 Series of GPS/GNSS Simulators are RF generators for testing and other applications of signal generation for radio-navigation receivers.

They can be used as stand-alone testing devices, integrated into comprehensive test systems or infrastructure where ever a genuine GPS signal is needed.

Configurability

This product platform has been available in several different configurations; from generating a single satellite signal to 64 simultaneous signals across different frequency ranges from a single RF output.

The value is the ability to add features and functions as your needs grow.

At a Glance

Product Support Status

Introduction: 2011

Status:Recommended for all new installations

Warranty: 3 years (some restrictions apply)

Current application software: 6.7.3

Software policy: Semi-annual software releases for new premium and standard features, enhancements, bug fixes and updates

Calibration: A 2-year calibration cycle is recommended for most installations.



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Product Support Plan Availability

  • Annual Service Plan: featuring annual calibration/service check and new standard feature licenses
  • Training and Start-up Assistance: we work with your group, or one-on-one to make sure you are the getting the most out of our GPS/GNSS simulator
  • Warranty Extension

Support Resources

Product Manuals

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User Manual with SCPI Guide, GSG-5/6 Series GNSS Simulator, rev 24.
pdf - 3 MB
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By: Spectracom
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Online User Manual with SCPI Guide for GSG-5/6 Series GNSS Simulator, Revision 23.
File Collection
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By: Spectracom

Software

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This link offers a page where you can download the latest update file, update instructions, release notes, for the GSG-5/6 series simulator units as well as the installer and release notes for GSG StudioView companion Windows software. By default, all files are downloaded in a zip file so you must unzip to view and install the files. Or you uncheck all the items and download individually.

File Collection
Thursday, June 2, 2016
By: Spectracom
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Release notes for GSG-5 and -6 series GPS/GNSS simulators. Current through version 6.7.2.

pdf - 546 KB
Monday, November 14, 2016
By: Spectracom
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Update Instructions for GSG-5 and GSG-6 GPS/GNSS simulators.
pdf - 815 KB
Monday, November 14, 2016
By: Spectracom
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30-day trial version of all features. Works as a file upload/download tool without a license key. Version 4.7.1.4.
exe - 33 MB
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
By: Spectracom
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Release notes for GSG StudioView Windows companion software to GSG-5 and -6 series GPS/GNSS simulators. Current through version 4.7.1.4.
pdf - 426 KB
Monday, November 14, 2016
By: Spectracom
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EULA Terms and Conditions for StudioView Software
pdf - 369 KB
Tuesday, July 4, 1905
By: Spectracom
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This example demonstrates opening an NI-VISA connection with a the simulator, uploading a file, and starting a scenario. It also demonstrates sending and receiving commands available through the Real-time Scenario Generator.


zip - 23 KB
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
By: Spectracom
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Scenario file (.scen) for testing a GPS device for the December 31, 2016 leap second event for any GSG-5 or -6 Series simulator. See Application Note for more details.
scen - 1 KB
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
By: Spectracom

Technical Notes and Briefs

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What you want to know about GPS for testers of GPS devices and systems.
pdf - 324 KB
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
By: Spectracom
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The value of a GPS simulator is to generate RF signals corresponding to real-world scenarios for comprehensive testing from the bench. In addition to features such as multi-path and interference conditions, Spectracom’s GSG series GPS/GNSS simulators can simulate signal obscuration via Environmental Models starting in application software version 6.1.
pdf - 932 KB
Monday, November 17, 2014
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One of the benefits of Spectracom GSG Series GPS/GNSS simulators is that it does not require any external controller and can operate for 31 days continuously (longer if the unit is connected to the internet). However, there are many situations where remote control from an external program is helpful and required when integrating GPS signals with other test parameters. GSG simulators can be connected to a PC using Ethernet, GPIB or USB. A SCPI command set allows for remote control and integration into test systems.
pdf - 154 KB
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By: Spectracom
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GPS simulators are able to test the integration of a GPS/GNSS receiver into a nav system by generating signals corresponding to virtually any condition including vehicle dynamics. They can also generate signals for other sensors for a comprehensive system test. As the simulator generates satellite data for a given trajectory, it simultaneously calculates position and attitude data in six degrees of freedom in real-time; forward/backward, left/right and up/down as well as the rotations about three perpendicular axes, pitch, yaw, and roll; which can be queried and used in integrated test systems.
pdf - 312 KB
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By: Spectracom
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Normally, a cold reset on a GPS/GNSS receiver under test is required to fully clear previous data to allow a new set of parameters to be used in a simulation. However, when a GNSS receiver is embedded in a product or is being tested on an assembly line, cold resetting a receiver is not always practical. Spectracom GPS/GNSS simulators have the ability to "Simulate Now". It will use the current date/time to match the receiver. It will also match its almanac data to allow for fast testing without the need for a cold reset.
pdf - 115 KB
Monday, October 21, 2013
By: Spectracom
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Spectracom’s GSG-6 GPS/GNSS simulators can be configured for dual frequency L1/L2 simulation. It generates both the C/A and P code signals simultaneously for the GPS and GLONASS navigation systems. Though it does not have an encryption capability to simulate a true classified P(Y) signal, it is still a powerful tool for acceptance testing of classified Selective Availability / Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) receivers. This technical note explains how to use the simulator for military SAASM receiver testing and for also testing commercial carrier phase receivers that use the L2 P(Y) signal.
pdf - 412 KB
Friday, August 29, 2014
By: Spectracom
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The typical application for a GPS simulator assumes an unobstructed view of the satellites. For advanced testing applications, it is possible to model the placement of the GPS antenna relative to the vehicle body. Starting in application software version 6.2 of the GSG series GPS simulators, vehicle modeling allows the simulated satellite signals to be blocked by the vehicle. Applications of this feature include aircraft maneuvers.
pdf - 2 MB
Monday, March 9, 2015
By: Spectracom

Product Documents

Datasheets

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Option to test assisted GNSS applications.
pdf - 301 KB
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
By: Spectracom
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GPS and GNSS testing via RF generation/simulation supports faster and more comprehensive product testing and quality control.
pdf - 2 MB
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By: Spectracom
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This product brief describes the GNSS vulnerability test system built on Spectracom's GSG GPS/GNSS simulator platform.
pdf - 323 KB
Friday, March 11, 2016
By: Spectracom
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Option to record and convert over-the-air GPS in a test scenario with the ability to make modifications.
pdf - 312 KB
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
By: Spectracom
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This product brief describes the GPS/GNSS disruption evaluation system built on Spectracom's GSG GPS/GNSS simulator platform.
pdf - 2 MB
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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An annual service plan so you get the most out of your GPS simulator.
pdf - 180 KB
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
By: Spectracom
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A summary of service provided to enhance your GPS testing program.
pdf - 201 KB
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By: Spectracom
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A comparison of GPS simulator standard features.
pdf - 307 KB
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By: Spectracom
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Windows companion software to a Spectracom GPS simulator.
pdf - 438 KB
Friday, June 15, 2012
By: Spectracom
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Advanced GPS/GNSS simulators for testing with up to 64 channels and across several frequency bands.
pdf - 911 KB
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
By: Spectracom
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An intelligent GPS repeater system offers a cost-effective indoor positioning solution for GPS-denied locations.
pdf - 2 MB
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By: Spectracom
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Option to use an external trajectory/motion simulator to generate corresponding GPS/GNSS RF signals.
pdf - 697 KB
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
By: Spectracom
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Option for testing RTK-DGNSS applications
pdf - 289 KB
Thursday, August 14, 2014
By: Spectracom

Technical Notes and Briefs

More Info
What you want to know about GPS for testers of GPS devices and systems.
pdf - 324 KB
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
By: Spectracom
More Info
The value of a GPS simulator is to generate RF signals corresponding to real-world scenarios for comprehensive testing from the bench. In addition to features such as multi-path and interference conditions, Spectracom’s GSG series GPS/GNSS simulators can simulate signal obscuration via Environmental Models starting in application software version 6.1.
pdf - 932 KB
Monday, November 17, 2014
More Info
One of the benefits of Spectracom GSG Series GPS/GNSS simulators is that it does not require any external controller and can operate for 31 days continuously (longer if the unit is connected to the internet). However, there are many situations where remote control from an external program is helpful and required when integrating GPS signals with other test parameters. GSG simulators can be connected to a PC using Ethernet, GPIB or USB. A SCPI command set allows for remote control and integration into test systems.
pdf - 154 KB
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By: Spectracom
More Info
GPS simulators are able to test the integration of a GPS/GNSS receiver into a nav system by generating signals corresponding to virtually any condition including vehicle dynamics. They can also generate signals for other sensors for a comprehensive system test. As the simulator generates satellite data for a given trajectory, it simultaneously calculates position and attitude data in six degrees of freedom in real-time; forward/backward, left/right and up/down as well as the rotations about three perpendicular axes, pitch, yaw, and roll; which can be queried and used in integrated test systems.
pdf - 312 KB
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By: Spectracom
More Info
Normally, a cold reset on a GPS/GNSS receiver under test is required to fully clear previous data to allow a new set of parameters to be used in a simulation. However, when a GNSS receiver is embedded in a product or is being tested on an assembly line, cold resetting a receiver is not always practical. Spectracom GPS/GNSS simulators have the ability to "Simulate Now". It will use the current date/time to match the receiver. It will also match its almanac data to allow for fast testing without the need for a cold reset.
pdf - 115 KB
Monday, October 21, 2013
By: Spectracom
More Info
Spectracom’s GSG-6 GPS/GNSS simulators can be configured for dual frequency L1/L2 simulation. It generates both the C/A and P code signals simultaneously for the GPS and GLONASS navigation systems. Though it does not have an encryption capability to simulate a true classified P(Y) signal, it is still a powerful tool for acceptance testing of classified Selective Availability / Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) receivers. This technical note explains how to use the simulator for military SAASM receiver testing and for also testing commercial carrier phase receivers that use the L2 P(Y) signal.
pdf - 412 KB
Friday, August 29, 2014
By: Spectracom
More Info
The typical application for a GPS simulator assumes an unobstructed view of the satellites. For advanced testing applications, it is possible to model the placement of the GPS antenna relative to the vehicle body. Starting in application software version 6.2 of the GSG series GPS simulators, vehicle modeling allows the simulated satellite signals to be blocked by the vehicle. Applications of this feature include aircraft maneuvers.
pdf - 2 MB
Monday, March 9, 2015
By: Spectracom

White Papers

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If you manage a time-sensitive network, you'll want to consider how a leap second event will effect your applications. We offer these tips to help you be prepared.
pdf - 356 KB
Friday, September 9, 2016
By: Spectracom
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As GPS receivers are built into more mission-critical devices for difficult application environments, and designed with the emerging capabilities of a multitude of GNSS constellations and augmentation systems, developers and manufacturers need better ways to guarantee performance. That’s where a GPS simulator comes in.
pdf - 403 KB
Monday, May 14, 2012
By: Spectracom