New GNSS Simulator Fits on a Standard Desk

The new BroadSim Solo from Orolia Defense & Security brings advanced GNSS simulation to an engineer's desk, offering software-defined features and benefits that speed up development cycles, increase performance, and drive innovation By DA Reporter / 27 Aug 2021
Orolia BroadSim Solo and Monitor

Orolia Defense & Security has released the latest addition to its GNSS simulator family at the Institute of Navigation’s Joint Navigation Conference being held in Covington, Ky. 

The BroadSim 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, along with GPS AES M-Code, jamming or spoofing signals. BroadSim Solo’s compact form factor is designed to fit a typical desk or workstation. 

“Creating complex test scenarios can be a tedious process, especially when emulating challenged environments. Having the ability to create scripts at your desk significantly frees up lab time and space for running these important simulations,” said Tim Erbes, director of engineering for Orolia Defense & Security. 

“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 API (supporting Python, C++ and C#), automation tools and custom plug-ins that will speed up development cycles and increase performance. 

“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,” said Tyler Hohman, director of products for Orolia Defense & Security. 

“This gives our customers the opportunity to place more simulators in the hands of engineers and scientists without sacrificing capabilities. Our hope is that customers will find value in having a simulation ecosystem that is scalable based on their requirements.”

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