Integrating GPS into consumer products

Integrating GPS into Consumer Producs White Paper Cover

If you are building positioning and navigation technology into a new system, or looking to improve the location accuracy of your device, then there are some key questions to address about testing.

Engineers tasked with integrating positioning technologies into consumer products are now commonly required to define and implement new regimes to ensure that the chosen GPS, GNSS and hybrid positioning systems function to ever tighter specifications.

This can be challenging. Test equipment manufacturers publish specification data, often with little interpretation to give meaning to the numbers. But for device manufacturers, the development consequences of choosing the wrong test equipment—and running ineffective or inconsistent tests—can be severe.

This white paper gives engineers clarity, summarizing the key areas and outlining some common pitfalls surrounding GPS testing procedures and apparatus.

Among other topics, it covers:

  • Recent and future changes in the satellite signal environment
  • Supplementing GPS and GNSS with other kinds of positioning technology
  • Nine key positioning performance characteristics
  • The consequences of poor performance
  • Choosing the right testing equipment for your application
  • What to look for—and pitfalls to avoid

Want to know more about GPS testing and GPS vulnerability? Download our GPS Vulnerability Testing white paper and Testing with a GPS Simulator eBook now.

About Spirent

Spirent has been the global leader in GNSS testing for near 30 years. Spirent delivers navigation and positioning test equipment and services to governmental agencies, major manufacturers, integrators, test facilities and space agencies worldwide. Learn more about Spirent's GNSS integration solutions here.


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