This test reveals that NovAtel GNSS receivers can track a Spirent, simulated L-band signal identical to the PULSAR signal broadcast by Xona’s LEO satellites. The Xona LEO signals will complement GNSS, improving resiliency, security and precision for positioning, navigation and timing (PNT).
“Using Spirent’s simulated PULSAR signal, we have successfully tested our receiver’s capability to track the L-band signal planned to be broadcast from Xona’s LEO satellites. The OEM7 is a powerful platform, designed for both resiliency and flexibility; it is exciting to test our forethought by trialling this new signal type. NovAtel has a proven history of being early adopters to new positioning technologies. LEO satellite positioning is an exciting opportunity for PNT innovation, particularly around autonomous applications.”
— Sandy Kennedy, VP of innovation, Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division
“Congratulations to NovAtel for achieving such an important milestone in resilient and alternative PNT. Spirent’s flexible architecture facilitated the quick implementation of Xona signals into our PNT test environment, enabling a first-to-market solution. Spirent will continue to prioritise collaborating with leaders in PNT, like Hexagon and Xona, so users can accelerate the development and deployment of their next-gen technology.”
— Jan Ackermann, director of product line management, Spirent Communications