The European Space Agency Selects Averna’s Record & Playback Solution for Signal Analysis and Monitoring of Galileo Satellites

Averna has announced that the European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Averna’s Record & Playback solution for signal analysis and monitoring of Galileo satellites. The R&P platform selected by ESA features the RP-5300, a compact 2-channel wideband RF recorder designed to record live RF signals in the field, and the URT-2200 RF Player for GNSS. Averna’s R&P solution is powered by RF StudioTM, a high-performance RF recorder and playback software specifically designed for RF designers and researchers, to facilitate recording, analysis and storage of RF signals.

Galileo is Europe’s program for a global navigation satellite system (GNSS), providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service, interoperable with the U.S. GPS and Russian GLONASS systems. It currently has four satellites in service and upon completion it will consist of 30 satellites and ground infrastructure. The Galileo system is a collaboration between the European Union and the ESA.

The Averna RP-5300 RF Recorder is specifically adapted for all GNSS applications, including Galileo, GPS, GLONASS, and Compass (BeiDou-2). The system has two 50-MHz wide channels that can be tuned on any frequencies from 330 MHz to 2500 MHz. To address the many synchronization and coherency challenges of GNSS testing, Averna has developed a proprietary software/hardware architecture that allows control and tight synchronization between multiple recording channels and systems under the 1 nanosecond (ns) level.

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