Airbus Defence and Space

EARTH OBSERVATION, NAVIGATION AND SCIENCE

Navigation signal generators for ground use

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Airbus Defence and Space has developed within several projects a modular approach for ground-based Navigation Signal Generators for Galileo or GPS based pseudolite systems flexible to be setup according to customers needs. The variety comprises the quality of the reference clock, the degree of autonomy regarding the generation of Navigation data, the number of signals to be generated simultaneously, their modulation schemes, number of sub-channels, carrier frequency, transmission bandwidth and output power range. To overcome near-far problems the output signal can be generated in a pulsed manner. All code generators are memory-based and each signal generation unit provides synchronization features to an external OPPS pulse. Beside the two standard products as shown left, customer-specific modifications are possible with minor impact because of the flexibility of the design.

 

Features / technical details

• Code Chip Rates: 1..30·1.023 MHz in increments of 511,5 kHz • BOC Frequencies: 1..30·1.023 MHz in increments of 511,5 kHz • Memory-based Code Generators up to 32768 chips (Primary Code) and 125 chips (Secondary Code) • Sub-Channels per Signal: 1..4 programmable • Modulation Schemes: BPSK, QPSK, INTERPLEX (CASM), ALTBOC, LINSUM • Adjustable Code/Carrier Phase • Signal Bandwidth: Programmable Filters up to 80 MHz • Doppler / Clock Correction up to 20 kHz in steps of 3.5·10-15 (normalized to carrier frequency) • Frequency Bands: E5, E6, L1, L2 (programmable 1.1…1.6 GHz) • Pulsed output signals (memory based generator up to 98304 chips RTCM/RTCA possible) • Controlled via LAN interface or MMI on the front panel

Applications

• Pseudolite Systems • Test Systems