The aircraft is placed inside an RF shielded room (hangar) which allows our client to have complete control of the signal to test what happens to the satellite link when exposed to impairments such as signal degradation, latency, jamming etc.
Horn antennas transmit and receive signals inside the RF shielded room. A Kratos Channel Simulator simulates multiple, combined, and simultaneous distortions to the signals to and from the terminal in the aircraft and a BGAN Network Emulator from GateHouse emulates the BGAN core system in order to set up a connection.
The BGAN Network Emulator setup from Kratos and GateHouse brings the BGAN satellite network into a test bench, allowing our client to simulate a satellite connection for a BGAN, FBB or SBB terminal.
This results in the ability for our client to do end-to-end test of their connected aircraft under very difficult radio link conditions.
Impairments such as signal degradation, latency or jamming constitute a major problem, and it might be necessary to test the system’s robustness. The GateHouse BNE + Kratos Channel Simulator setup can be used preventively to emulate impairments to discover how much noise the signal can endure until it becomes insufficient for its purpose.
Kratos’ RF Channel Simulator is a powerful, yet economical, real time communications link simulator that enables testing RF environments in the lab. The Channel Simulator faithfully recreates RF effects in a physics-compliant and phase-continuous manner, ensuring the output precisely matches what would be experienced in the real world. The Channel Simulator offers wideband and narrowband capabilities.
A fully configurable and comprehensive tool, which enables customized terminal testing.
The essential tool to ensure high-quality satellite applications connected via BGAN, FBB or SBB terminals with test and verification in an emulated and controlled Inmarsat BGAN environment.
The BGAN Protocol Stack supports all terminal classes defined by Inmarsat and it is integrated into various terminals.
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