|[January 09, 2013]
Spirent Announces Support for BeiDou-2 Testing
PAIGNTON, United Kingdom --(Business Wire)--
Communications plc (LSE: SPT), the leader in navigation and
positioning test solutions, today announced the availability of test
systems with support for China's BeiDou-2 (also known as Compass (News - Alert))
Navigation Satellite System in addition to GPS, GLONASS and Galileo.
Spirent has been shipping BeiDou-2-ready test systems to customers since
2012. The solution will now be upgraded to full BeiDou-2 capability
using the information from the recently-released first full issue of the
BeiDou-2 Signal-In-Space Interface Control Document (ICD).
"Spirent (News - Alert) has successfully demonstrated BeiDou-2 in simulation systems at
its offices in Beijing, China," said Stuart Smith, product manager for
Spirent's positioning and navigation group. "Prior to the ICD release we
used recorded navigation data to enable our systems to drive a full
BeiDou-2 receiver and qualify the implementation. With the release of
ICD information, navigation data is generated automatically,as with the
other constellations that the system simulates."
Spirent's BeiDou-2 system includes testing for Global Navigation
Satellite Systems (GNSS) - GPS, GLONASS and Galileo, as well as IRNSS,
QZSS and SBAS along with options such as interference generation, MEMS
sensor simulation and systems targeted at transport segments.
For more information: http://www.spirent.com/Positioning-and-Navigation/What_is_BeiDou-Compass.
Background information on BeiDou
The BeiDou navigation system, sometimes known as Compass, is a project
by China that is being deployed in three phases. BeiDou-2 (the second
phase) supports regional operation from a network of geostationary,
medium earth orbit and inclined orbit satellites. BeiDou-2 adds to the
benefits from "Multi-GNSS" where increased accuracy, availability and
integrity are possible from using separate, but inter-operable GNSS
As with any other GNSS, systems using BeiDou require testing. As well as
testing the BeiDou stand-alone operation, Spirent's systems enable
testing of interoperability and co-existence testing with other
navigation systems and sensors.
About Spirent Communications (News - Alert) plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test &
measurement, offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data
centers, cloud computing and virtualized environments, high speed
Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices,
network and application security, and positioning technologies. For more
information visit http://www.spirent.com/about-us/News_Room/About_Spirent_Communications_plc.aspx.
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