The easiest way to record and replay GPS/GNSS signals right from the palm of your hand
The most affordable, portable, and versatile multi-constellation Global Navigation Satellite Simulator on the market.
If you are selling, testing or developing products incorporating satellite navigation chipsets, then you'll find LabSat 3 makes your job easier, quicker and more cost effective.
Small, battery powered and simple to operate, LabSat 3 allows you to quickly gather detailed, real world satellite data and replay these signals on your bench.
LabSat 3 can be configured to record and replay combinations of the following signals:
- GPS: L1
- GLONASS: G1
- BeiDou: B1
- QZSS: L1
- Galileo: E1
- SBAS: WAAS, EGNOS, GAGAN, MSAS, SDCM
LabSat 3's intuitive interface and compact design makes it the perfect tool for record and replay of GPS/GNSS constellations
In the Lab
LabSat 3 allows you to quickly gather detailed real world satellite data and replay these signals on your bench
In the Field
Compact and portable, LabSat 3 fits in a backpack and records RF signals anywhere in the world with ease
Easy to use
LabSat 3 is simple to use and requires no specialist training
Compact and lightweight for use in and out of the lab
Record and replay the major GNSS RF signals
LabSat 3's internal monitor keeps track of RF signals
A developer API is available so you can design your own customised software controller for your LabSat 3
Use straight out of the box; LabSat 3 even comes with a pre-recorded library of simulations
LabSat 3 can be mains powered but also comes with internal battery providing 2 hours of use
Record an array of external signals such as CAN, serial or digital data alongside the satellite signals
Reliable. Again and again
LabSat 3 gives you the power to create a level benchmark for testing ensuring a highly accurate test plan that replicates real-world GNSS conditions every time.
Repeatable. Anywhere. Any time
Create a test bed for your products based on where and how they're likely to be used whether its on a car journey through downtown Tokyo or a mountain trek over the Alps. LabSat 3 will always produce a true representation of satellite constellations wherever the location.
|Constellations||GPS/Galileo/SBAS/QZSS, GLONASS, or BeiDou|
|Output Signal Level||Adjustable -73 dBm to -103 dBm|
|RF Channels||1, 2 or 3 (model dependent*)|
|RF Constellation Centre Frequencies||1575.420 MHz (GPS L1, Galileo E1, SBAS and QZSS); 1602.00 MHz (GLONASS L1 ); 1561.098 MHz (BeiDou B1)|
|Number of Satellites Observed||All in view|
|Sampling Frequency||16.368 MHz|
|Quantisation||1 and 2 bit|
|Data Format||I & Q|
|Additional Logging||2x CAN, RS232 or Digital (1x CAN, RS232 or Digital for single constellation model with upgrade)|
|Removable Battery Pack|
|Media Storage Included||1 TB USB HDD, 32 GB SD Card|
|Active Antenna Voltage Supply||2.8 to 3.3 V|
|Reference Oscillator Accuracy||TCXO ± 2.5; OCXO ± 0.3 ppm**|
|Reference Oscillator Aging||TCXO ±1; OCXO ± 0.3 ppm/year**|
|Reference Oscillator Stability||TCXO ±0.05; OCXO ± 0.05 ppm/ °C**|
|Operating Voltage||8 V to 30 V DC|
|Size||167 mm x 128 mm x 43 mm|
|Weight||960g (910g without battery)|
* LabSat 3 comes in six versions ranging from 'Single Constellation / Replay Only' to 'Triple Constellation/ Record & Replay' which can be factory upgraded to any other version. All LabSat versions also come with the option of adding the SatGen simulation software.
** All versions of LabSat 3 are supplied with a standard TCXO (Temperature-compensated crystal oscillator). However, an OCXO (Oven-controlled crystal oscillator) upgrade is available. Please contact your local distributor or RACELOGIC office for more details.
LabSat 3 receives the signal from a standard satellite antenna, but instead of processing each of the received signals to calculate a position fix, LabSat 3 digitises and stores the original satellite signals at a very high bandwidth onto a removable SD card or USB hard drive.
The RF output of the LabSat 3 is then connected to the antenna input of the device under test and the recorded data is replayed back as an RF signal. The device under test will then start to track the satellites as though it was travelling along the same path taken by the LabSat 3 during the original recording.
One touch record/replay makes LabSat 3 extremely simple to operate. With its rugged construction, built in battery and clear display, it is very easy to use the LabSat 3 in the same environment as your product will experience in everyday use, with little or no training.
A free library of pre-recorded and simulated files from around the world is included to get you up and running as quickly as possible.
If you want to create your own custom test scenario using artificial signals, SatGen software allows you to quickly draw a route using Google maps, and then automatically creates an RF file which can then be transferred to an SD card and replayed on a LabSat 3.
Multiple satellites and multiple constellations can be simulated, and the user can also have precise control over velocity, heading and height profiles.
A suitable almanac can be automatically downloaded, or defined by the user. SatGen can also import KML files and NMEA files, and the time, date and dynamics are fully user definable.
Free SatGen demo available
Intrigued? You can request a free version of the SatGen software (with a limited scenario length) to see how it works.
You can log a variety of other information such as CAN, serial or digital data alongside the satellite signals. When the file is replayed, the embedded data is reproduced at the same time, synchronised to within 60 nS. You can also embed a 1 PPS signal using the internal GPS receiver.
This flexibility means that the development of products incorporating this variety of signal streams can be conducted with absolute convenience on the bench, without the need for costly and time consuming field trials.
Yes, by using our active GPS antenna or the Passive GPS/GLONASS antennas listed in our LabSat 3 accessories section. These antennas connect directly to the RF ports on the LabSat 3 and will transmit the RF signal over short distances to the GNSS device being tested. Please note that you need to be in an RF-screened environment to avoid interference with live signals. This can be done in a fully screened RF room or a portable enclosure, such as the LabSat Test Enclosure.
The LabSat Test Enclosure allows for secure screened testing and is ideal when working with devices that do not have an external antenna connector - such as wearables, smartphones, and sports/fitness trackers.
Each channel uses about 14 GB per hour, and the largest SD card which can be used is 128 GB. Therefore you can record just over 9 hours with a single constellation and 4.5 hours with two constellations.
Available SD cards include 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. Storage devices over 32 GB need to be formatted in the FAT32 file system.
Please use SanDisk Extreme SD cards supplied by RACELOGIC (see Accessories section below). The LabSat system is capable of formatting SD cards by selecting the file menu.