August 31, 2021
Orolia Defense & Security, a company focused on M-Code solutions for Resilient PNT, has released the latest addition to its GNSS simulator family, BroadSim Solo, at the Institute of Navigation’s Joint Navigation Conference being held in Covington, KY. The Solo joins the BroadSim line of Skydel-powered GNSS simulators, which includes models suited for Hardware-In-The-Loop and Multi-Element Antenna/CRPA testing.
BroadSim Solo shares the same Skydel Simulation Engine that runs on a standard BroadSim, BroadSim Anechoic and BroadSim Wavefront. It supports advanced scenario creation features and the benefits provided by a software-defined architecture such as high-dynamics, 1000Hz iteration update rate and ultra-low latency of 5ms. Nearly all civilian GNSS signals can be generated through its single RF output (one frequency band at a time), along with GPS AES M-Code, jamming or spoofing signals.
BroadSim Solo’s compact form factor is designed to do away with bulk, fitting at a typical desk or workstation, according to the company. The Solo addresses the permanent challenge that engineers face with laboratory capacity and availability, the company adds.
“Creating complex test scenarios can be a tedious process, especially when emulating challenging environments,” says Tim Erbes, director of engineering for Orolia Defense & Security. “Having the ability to create scripts at your desk significantly frees up lab time and space for running these important simulations. Also, scenario creation is no longer limited to one person fixed to one system. Imagine a team of engineers, each with a BroadSim Solo, simultaneously building tests. Having a whole fleet of BroadSim Solos? It’s game-changing.”
BroadSim Solo with the Skydel Simulation Engine offers an intuitive user interface, comprehensive application programming interface (supporting Python, C++ and C#), automation tools and custom plug-ins.
“In an effort to enhance the customer experience and expand the reach of advanced GNSS simulators, we wanted to offer an affordable solution with all of the same core features as our most advanced BroadSim systems,” says Tyler Hohman, director of products for Orolia Defense & Security.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.