GPS Press Releases

12/19/2018 - SimMNSA has been granted Security Approval by the Global Positioning System Directorate
Pleasant Grove, UT December 19, 2018- Spirent Federal Systems, the nation’s leading provider of GPS/GNSS test equipment, announced today that their new M-Code solution, SimMNSA, has been granted Security Approval by the Global Positioning System Directorate.

05/22/2018 - Spirent GNSS simulators and dSPACE platform now integrated for faster, more precise Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) development
Combining best in class systems to improve hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing

09/20/2017 - Rockwell Collins working with Spirent Federal to develop M-Code (MNSA) capability

7/5/17 - Spirent Federal Systems Receives DSS Security Honor
Spirent Federal Systems received the prestigious James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service (DSS) in an award ceremony at the NCMS training seminar on June 22.

6/28/17 - Spirent Federal Announces MNSA Development
Spirent Federal Systems Announces the development of software that will support M-Code using the Modernized Navstar Security Algorithm.

05/15/2017 - Spirent to open customer Support Center in Israel
Spirent Federal Systems is announcing customer support in Israel

03/07/2017 - Spirent Helps to Improve Search and Rescue Operations at Sea
Radio Technical Committee for Maritime Services defines distress beacon GPS performance and ACR Electronics, Inc. is among first to secure certification, thanks to Spirent test expertize.

2/2/2017 - Spirent Security Experts Predict Greater Risk to Civil and Military Global Navigation Applications in 2017
Also Expect Continued High Risk for DDoS and Breaches in IoT Healthcare, and Automotive Industries

09/13/2016 - New GNSS Multi-Frequency Interference Detection and Analysis Solution for Positioning, Navigation and Timing Applications
Spirent GSS200D is first commercial solution to automate monitoring and analysis of RF interference for critical infrastructure, communications and civil aviation deployments.

07/20/2016 - Spirent Presented With Royal Institute of Navigation Award for Technical Achievement
Spirent's Paignton-based Positioning Technology Unit Receives Duke of Edinburgh's Navigation Award for Technical Achievement 2016

06/29/2016 - Spirent Launches GSS7000 Satellite Navigation Test System for Accessible, Flexible Multi-Frequency Multi-GNSS Testing
GSS7000 offers true performance at every test stage for applications looking to offer increased performance through multi-constellation and multi-frequency use

06/21/2016 - Spirent Announces World's Smallest 16-bit Record and Playback System for Positioning and Navigation Testing
Highly portable unit enables high resolution RF sampling of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) bands

04/19/2016 - MicroPilot Selects Spirent GNSS Simulators to Enhance Autopilot Positioning Systems
Spirent GSS9000 used to help create best-in-class location performance

04/05/2016 - Spirent and Aston Martin Racing Continue Technical Partnership for the 2016 World Endurance Championship
Testing the accuracy and performance of GPS receivers contributes to on-track success

09/14/2015 - Make Informed Decisions on How to Deal with GPS and other GNSS Threats with New Spirent Solution
Spirent Debuts Practical PNT Framework for More Robust Position, Navigation and Timing systems

09/09/2015 - Spirent Partners with Nottingham Scientific Limited for Robust Positioning, Navigation and Timing
Partnership enables evaluation of positioning, navigation and timing system performance in the face of real-world threats

07/07/2015 - New Solution Accelerates Development of Automotive Positioning Systems and Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
Spirent's record and playback system helps enhance automotive positioning to enable new vehicle-to-vehicle communications

07/01/2015 - 7Layers Prepares for CTIA Mandate with Market Leading A-GNSS Over the Air (OTA) Test Solution
Leading Test Lab Utilizes Spirent's OTA Test Expertise to Deliver Realistic Evaluation of A-GNSS Performance of Wireless Devices

06/03/2015 - TEOCO Selects Spirent to Enhance LBS and IoT Testing Capabilities
Expanded TEOCO device lab will use new Spirent platform for efficient multi-User Experience and IoT test capability

03/10/2015 - Spirent Announces Enhancements to its GNSS Record and Playback System
Users can now record more signal data, improve testing control, and capture environmental information for superior receiver development

03/03/2015 - Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter Lab Selects Spirent

09/08/2014 - Spirent GSS9000 Established as Flagship Standard RF Constellation Simulator System for GPS and Multi-GNSS Technology

04/01/2014 - Spirent Federal Announces New Advanced Navigation and Positioning Test System for GPS and Multi-GNSS Technology
Spirent GSS9000 offers the ability to simulate signals from all GNSS and regional navigation systems

02/11/2014 - Spirent Launches SimSAFE to Address the Growing Challenge of GNSS Signal Vulnerability
Software jointly developed by Spirent and Qascom helps to design systems that will detect and counter spoofing attacks

09/19/2013 - Spirent Demonstrates Combined Support for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou Signal Testing at ION GNSS+ 2013
Demonstration reflects desire to combine GPS with other satellite constellations and alternative positioning approaches to improve accuracy and availability of positioning

09/18/2013 - Spirent Demonstrates Solution that Helps Reduce GNSS Vulnerability
ION GNSS+ 2013 showcase for test bed developed with Qascom for assessing GNSS receiver vulnerability to malicious attacks

08/22/2013 - Spirent Federal opens new office in Utah
Offices are consolidated while customer support has doubled

02/25/2013 - European Space Agency Selects Spirent Hybrid Location Technology Solution
Spirent HLTS Provides Ultimate Flexibility for Location Testing in ESA R&D Labs

02/19/2013 - Spirent Solution Drives Global SUPL 2.0 Certification Test Mandate
Spirent's Location Test Solution (LTS) Assists Operators and Device Manufacturers Deploy Next-Gen Location-Enabled Device

01/09/2013 - Spirent Announces Support for Beidou-2 Testing
Spirent simulation systems and record/playback systems now available with BeiDou-2 Signal-In-Space Interface Control Document release

10/02/2012 - Spirent and ETS-Lindgren Collaborate to Advance A-GPS Performance For LTE Smartphones
First Commercial Solution for LTE A-GPS OTA Testing Compliant with CTIA's 3.2 OTA Test Plan

08/29/2012 - Spirent Redefines Leadership in Location Testing with Solution for Hybrid Location Technology
The new solution will help accelerate availability of "Accurate Everywhere" location in smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices

07/17/2012 - Spirent Announces Test System for Hybrid Sensor Fusion for Indoor Positioning
New solution is designed for performance testing of algorithms that combine GNSS and MEMS

07/11/2012 - Spirent Communications Announces Wireless Connectivity Test System for Functional Device Testing
New Test Solution Offers Multi-radio Wireless Connectivity Test for Rapid Simultaneous Functional Testing of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and NFC

07/11/2012 - Spirent Communications Announces Wireless Connectivity Test System for Functional Device Testing
New Test Solution Offers Multi-radio Wireless Connectivity Test for Rapid Simultaneous Functional Testing of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and NFC

01/04/2012 - Signals Research Group uses Spirent for Industry's First Independent Data Performance Benchmark Test of Commercial LTE Chipsets
Results highlights LTE's strong data performance potential, as well as issues with today's device implementations

12/05/2011 - Spirent Leads the Industry in A-GPS Over-the-Air Testing
SGS deployment brings the number of leading labs choosing Spirent to more than 15

12/02/2011 - Spirent Federal Celebrates 10 Years of Achievement
Advancing Communication & GPS/GNSS Testing for the Civilian Government and Military

11/29/2011 - Spirent Extends Capability of GNSS Simulation Systems to Reduce Costs and Boost Testing Efficiency
New automation and reporting capability boosts the efficiency of GNSS testing

10/26/2011 - Spirent Positioning & Navigation Test Solution Now Supports China's COMPASS Navigation System
Compass/Beidou-2 Support Added to Spirent's GSS8000 GPS, GLONASS & Galileo Constellation Simulator

10/24/2011 - Spirent Extends Capability of GNSS Record and Playback Test System
New functionality reaffirms GSS6400 as the most versatile solution for real world testing

09/12/2011 - U-blox Selects Spirent Simulator to Evaluate Performance of its New GPS + Glonass Multi-GNSS Receiver Components
GPS + GLONASS Record & Playback and Multi-GNSS Simulator systems enable progressive testing approach

03/22/2011 - PCTEST Selects Spirent for Industry's First Over-The-Air Testing of GPS in LTE Devices
Spirent's 8100 Location Technology Solution Enables Leading Test Lab to Offer a One-Stop-Shop for Radiated GPS Testing over CDMA, GSM, UMTS and LTE

01/26/2011 - Japanese Aerospace Agency Selects Spirent for Multi-GNSS Testing
Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Uses Spirent Solution to benchmark QZSS receiver performance

01/18/2011 - Spirent Federal Makes SVN 49 Anomaly Scenarios Available to Public
Spirent simulator users can assess impact of anomaly on receiver equipment

01/06/2011 - Spirent Brings "Real-World" Navigation and Positioning Testing into the Laboratory with New Record and Playback System
The leader in GNSS test brings innovative, affordable new solution to market

09/23/2010 - NASA Chooses Spirent Federal for GPS L1/L5 and GPS/Inertial Testing
Spirent Solves Critical Test Needs for Space Applications

09/21/2010 - u-blox Demonstrates Performance of New Galileo Chipsets with Spirent's Multi-GNSS Solution
GSS6700 Multi-GNSS constellation simulator system used in demonstrations to key Japanese customers

09/15/2010 - Integration Between Spirent and AGI Software Suites Facilitates Progressive Testing for Receivers, Systems, and Applications
Complementary capabilities enable hardware simulation and 3D visualization

01/12/2010 - Spirent Drives Better LBS Performance with Industry's First A-GLONASS Test Solution for Mobile Devices
"Since we are already a leader in GLONASS simulation and A-GPS enabled device testing, performance testing of A-GLONASS enabled devices is natural extension of Spirent's expertise."

09/21/2009 - Spirent Showcases New Developments in GPS/GNSS Testing
For the first time ever, Spirent will offer live demonstrations of its complete range of GPS modernization and multi-GNSS simulators.

08/11/2009 - The New GSS6300 Completes Spirent Communications' Multi-GNSS Family of Products
The GSS6300 is designed specifically for high volume production test applications for devices that use commercial GPS/SBAS, GLONASS and/or Galileo receivers.

07/16/2009 - Spirent Launches New Multi-GNSS Navigation and Positioning Test System
In addition to GPS, GLONASS and Galileo commercial signals, the GSS6700 supports augmentation system and interference testing.

06/03/2009 - Spirent Federal Expands GPS/GNSS Service Support Center
The expanded facility will be used to help Spirent Federal more effectively achieve its three-pronged approach to customer support.

05/11/2009 - Spirent Communications Extends Market Leadership in A-GPS Over-the-Air Testing through Collaboration with SATIMO
With this collaboration, Spirent's solution can now be extended to customers looking to test a higher volume of devices or to those who need advanced test capabilities beyond CTIA Test Plan coverage.

05/07/2009 - Spirent® Communications and University of Nottingham Collaborate to Advance Multi-GNSS Technology
Spirent's multi-GNSS solution enables the university to advance research activity in numerous application domains to prepare for forthcoming GNSS signals.

03/24/2009 - Spirent Communications Introduces an Integrated Solution for New CTIA A-GPS Over The Air Test Standard
Wireless device manufacturers can now quickly and easily add Spirent's market-leading A-GPS instrumentation to ETS-Lindgren's over the air (OTA) wireless test solutions, streamlining efforts to meet emerging standards for wireless device A-GPS performance.

01/19/2009 - PCTEST Lab Selects Spirent Communications® for Over-the-Air A-GPS Testing
Assisted GPS (A-GPS) performance in cellular devices can be accurately tested by Spirent solutions that emulate GPS satellites, RF radio conditions and cellular networks. Spirent PLTS is a fully integrated, automated test solution for all CDMA mobile devices that use Assisted GPS (A-GPS), Advanced Forward Link Trilateration (AFLT), Hybrid (AFLT and A-GPS) or GPS-only technologies.

12/15/2008 - Spirent Federal to Provide CRPA Test System to Rockwell Collins
Spirent test system enables comprehensive Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA) testing; virtual test flights can be run in a lab with accurate results, complete control and repeatability.

12/02/2008 - Spirent Communications Delivers First Over-The-Air Assisted GPS Test Solution to 7 Layers
Spirent's GPS simulation expertise and integrated test solutions have enabled Assisted-GPS performance issues to be addressed early in the development cycle leading to greater end-user satisfaction.

11/11/2008 - Spirent® Communications Announces World's First Quasi-Zenith Satellite System for RF Simulation
Spirent Communications announces the world's first RF constellation simulator that supports the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). The Spirent GSS8000 simulator now supports the QZSS system in addition to GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and SBAS.

10/21/2008 - Spirent® Communications and SGS Wireless Partnership Agreement Advances Assisted GPS Handset Testing
SGS will use the Spirent ULTS to provide A-GPS certification and other testing for its many cellular handset and network operator customers. The Spirent test system allows the full range of RF and signalling conformance test cases required by the GCF and the PTCRB to be run using a single platform.

09/22/2008 - Spirent® Communications Advances Certification of Assisted GPS Devices With Industry's First Fully Validated Test System
Spirent maintains its leadership in Assisted GPS (A-GPS) testing by becoming the first test system vendor to validate all the A-GPS test standards on its UMTS Location Test System (ULTS). With all validated A-GPS test cases now available on a single automated test system, Spirent ULTS significantly improves device verification, certification and time-to-market cycles.

09/17/2008 - Spirent Federal is the Simulator Provider of Choice for Major Government Programs
Quality products, on-time delivery and the most-qualified support team in the world of GPS/GNSS simulation have made Spirent Federal Systems the chosen provider of simulation equipment for many significant government programs.

09/15/2008 - Spirent® Communications Announces First Public Demonstration of GPS/Galileo/GLONASS Simulation System
Spirent's GSS8000 simulation system on display includes GPS, Galileo and GLONASS signals, plus SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS), combined at one RF output. The same system is also capable of generating signals representing the planned Japanese Quazi Zenith satellite system.

7/28/2008 - Spirent Federal GPS Simulator Selected by Honeywell for NASA's Orion Project.
Spirent Federal Systems announces today that Honeywell has selected a Spirent GPS/Inertial simulator to develop, integrate and verify the navigation system for NASA's Orion project.

5/12/2008 - Spirent Federal Announces High Dynamic GPS/Galileo/GLONASS Simulator
Spirent Federal Systems announces the Spirent GSS8000 simulation system, designed for use in the most demanding applications. Over 20 years of development experience has culminated in a system capable of simulating high dynamics with unsurpassed accuracy. The Spirent GSS8000 supports up to 20,000g acceleration, up to 120,000m/s velocity and 250Hz (4ms) processing rates, with millimeter-level pseudorange accuracy.

5/5/2008 - Spirent® Announces GSS8000 High Dynamics GPS Simulator
Spirent Communications today announces improved high dynamic capabilities on its new Spirent GSS8000 simulation system. The Spirent GSS8000 is designed for use in the most demanding applications, and is capable of simulating ultra-high dynamics with industry leading accuracy.

4/29/2008 - Spirent® Leads in Certification Testing of Assisted GPS Devices
Spirent Communications today announced that the Spirent UMTS Location Test System (ULTS) now supports full certification testing of 3G Partnership Project's (3GPP) Assisted GPS (A-GPS) RF Minimum Performance test cases for both W-CDMA and GSM devices. With this latest capability, Spirent is the first test equipment vendor to support all A-GPS testing standards including RF performance, signaling conformance and Secure User Plane (SUPL) Application Enabler.

4/22/2008 - Spirent® Launches New GPS/Galileo/GLONASS Simulation System
Spirent Communications today announced the launch of its new GSS8000 simulation system, a signal generator unit for GPS, Galileo and GLONASS testing. The Spirent GSS8000 tests advanced satellite navigation technologies and offers enhanced capability, increased flexibility and improved signal fidelity.

4/7/2008 - Spirent® Announces Industry's First L1/L2 GLONASS Simulation System
Spirent Communications, a global provider of performance analysis and service management solutions, today announced the addition of GLONASS L2 test capability to its new GSS8000 simulation system which already supports GLONASS L1 simulation. This establishes the GSS8000 as the industry's first simulation system to support GLONASS L1 and L2 commercial signals.

3/31/2008 - Spirent Federal Announces New Website
Spirent Federal Systems, a global provider of performance analysis and service management solutions and GPS and GNSS test equipment, announces the launch of its renovated website, The new site showcases Spirent Federal's product lines: IP Network performance test equipment and GNSS simulation solutions. Developed with clients and potential clients in mind, the site is an innovative sales and service support center and a hub for key industry information.

2/11/2008 - Spirent Federal Announces New Focus on Latin American GNSS Testing Market
Spirent Federal Systems Inc., the leading provider of GNSS test equipment, announces its expansion into the Latin American market with GPS test and simulation systems for aviation, navigation, space, and defense sectors. Spirent will introduce its products during its inaugural exhibition at FIDAE 08, Latin America's premier aerospace and defense technology event in Santiago, Chile, March 31st through April 6th 2008.

2/6/2008 - Spirent Extends Leadership In Testing Assisted GPS For Location Based Services
Spirent Communications, a global provider of performance analysis and service management solutions, today announced the availability of two important new capabilities for its market-leading UMTS Location Test Solution (ULTS): enhanced testing of Secure User Plane (SUPL) and WCDMA Signaling Conformance testing.

9/25/2007 - Spirent Announces Enhanced Global Support For Satellite Test Products
Spirent Communications, the leading global provider of navigation and positioning test systems, announces improvements to customer support capabilities across the world.

09/25/2007 - Spirent Federal Systems Delivers First SDS M-code Simulators
The Spirent GSS7700 series GPS simulator has a fully approved classified package, integrated interference/jamming signal generation, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) M-code and Simulator Data Sets (SDS) M-code capabilities that already received the Global Positioning Systems Wing security approval.

7/16/2007 - Spirent Federal Receives GPS Wing Security Approval
Spirent Federal Systems Inc., a leading provider of GPS satellite simulators, announced today the company has received Global Positioning Systems Wing (GPS Wing) security approval for its Simulator Data Sets (SDS) Upgrade Package for the GSS7700 GPS Simulator. Spirent Federal is the first company to obtain security approval for a simulator that meets all the requirements for Modernized User Equipment (MUE), including the new SDS M-Code capabilities.

7/2/2007 - Spirent Federal Selected for Rockwell Collins GPS Contract
Spirent Federal Systems Inc., a leading provider of GPS satellite simulators, announced today that Rockwell Collins has selected Spirent Federal to supply multiple GPS simulators to support the Modernized User Equipment (MUE) Receiver Card Development contract they have with the GPS Wing. The GPS modernization effort is a system-wide program that includes upgrades to the space, control and user segments.

5/8/2006 - Spirent Federal GPS Simulation System Selected by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Spirent Federal today announced that the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command PMA209 Common System Integration Lab in Patuxent River, MD, has purchased and taken delivery of a Spirent Simulation System that will be used for testing a variety of GPS Receivers.

4/20/2006 - Spirent® to Provide Test Equipment to Support Galileo Satellite Navigation Project
Spirent Communications, the leading company for satellite navigation test equipment, has been selected to provide Radio Frequency Constellation Simulators (RFCS) to support the development and in-orbit validation phases of the Galileo project.

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