GPS L2C Testing

What are the key validation and deployment issues of L2C-enabled GPS receivers?

In 1998, the White House announced the intention of the United States to modernize its constellation of GPS satellites with the addition of a civil signal at L2 (1227.60 MHz). The L2C signal will make GPS a more robust navigation service by further mitigating RF interference and reducing errors due to the ionosphere. This signal will be implemented on Block IIR-M satellites.

Because the L2C signal will not be fully implemented for some time, L2C-enabled GPS receivers must currently be tested with satellite signal simulators. This flexible test approach offers full control over signal parameters and allows for repeatability and consistency between trials.

Spirent Solves Your Critical Test Challenges.

Spirent simulators enable L2C-equipped GPS receiver testing well in advance of the full constellation

All applications are fully supported

Why Test with Spirent?
  • Spirent's L2C signal is fully compliant with ICD-GPS-200
  • The L2C signal is provided on the GSS8000 multi-frequency Spirent simulator

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