Galileo System July 2019 Outage - LabSat Recorded Event Files

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The Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System has experienced a 6-day signal outage. This occurred from approximately Thursday 11th July at 14.45 hrs (UTC) when GPS World reported poorer signal quality. The system was restored on Tuesday 16th July at 19.00 hrs (UTC). Galileo NAGU of July 18th at 20.52 hrs (UTC) reports SERVICE RESTORED (POTENTIAL INSTABILITY).

At LabSat we are continually recording GNSS signals. We have made freely available, three one hour long files from this outage for download from the LabSat website. These files are in the LabSat 3 (.ls3) format and will need converting to LabSat 3 Wideband format if required.

The full data set is available from on Wednesday 10th July at 14.20 hrs UTC to Tuesday 16th July at 19.07 hrs (UTC). This data set of 143 files in one-hour recorded files is about 4.2 TB of data and can only be transferred on a SSD. This will be a chargeable item for the media used. Please contact for further details.

New version of SatGen v3

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An updated version of SatGen v3 is now available to download. Along with a number of optimisations and fixes, this is a major update to the capabilities of the software as it now allows for the simulation of new satellite signals such as L2, L2C, and L5 – making the use of SatGen with the LabSat 3 Wideband significantly more powerful.

This latest version also allows for the creation of complex (multi-frequency, multi-constellation) scenarios, enabling development and test of dual frequency GNSS receivers in a highly dependable and repeatable manner.

With L2C likely to be fully operational within the next two to three years once twenty-four satellites are transmitting the signal (currently at nineteen), the emergence of dual frequency devices is set to rapidly accelerate. Taking advantage of the robust simulation capacity of LabSat 3 Wideband hardware in conjunction with SatGen V3 software will give a competitive edge to those manufacturers leading the way in dual frequency design.

SatGen can now be used to create a single scenario containing all the upper and lower L Band signals for GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou, and will take advantage of the LabSat 3 Wideband’s ability to read RF data at up to 80 MB/s.

The new software can be found here, and release notes here.

Integral HTML Interface for LabSat 3 Wideband

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A new Integral Web Server Interface, which can be easily accessed via a standard web browser on your PC has been designed to simplify the configuration and device control process of LabSat 3 Wideband.

This product feature is available for LabSat 3 Wideband since firmware version 1.00 build 260.

A demo of the LabSat 3 Wideband HTML Interface is available online. It gives you quick guide through the application, showing the most important features available when connecting to the LabSat with a web browser.

LabSat 3 Wideband GNSS Simulator Open House – May 2017

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Date: Wednesday 10 May, 2017
Time: 10am – 4pm

Racelogic have recently launched the LabSat 3 Wideband Simulator system and would like to invite you to join us at our offices in Farmington Hills, M.I. So come along and learn about the latest addition to the highly successful LabSat 3 family of GPS Simulators.

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You will have the opportunity to meet Mark Sampson, LabSat Product Manager, who has come over from the Racelogic’s head office in the UK. Mark will be on hand during the day to answer any questions you may have, as well as delivering presentations and demonstrations on the new Wideband unit which can record GPS L1, L2 & L5 Signals together. Learn how LabSat 3 systems can save you time and money and test your GPS devices and applications.

Demonstrations on show:

  • LabSat 3 Wideband
    • Internal webserver set up
    • CAN recording and replay
    • High accuracy dual GPS frequency L1 & L2 RTK recording & replay with VBOX
    • Remote control via telnet command

  • SatGen V3 Simulation Software
    • Create your own artificial GPS signals
    • LabSat RT (real-time GPS signals)
    • See real-time GPS signal in action

  • Labsat3 Single, dual & triple constellation systems
    • See how LabSat 3 can work with Apple & Android apps
    • How to test your Satnav or GPS receiver with LabSat 3


10:00 Doors open
11:00 LabSat 3 Wideband presentation & demonstration by Mark Sampson
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:30 LabSat 3 Wideband presentation & demonstration by Mark Sampson
16:00 Close


Racelogic USA, 27260 Haggerty Road, Suite A2, Farmington Hills, MI 48331


Click below to register, or email for more information.

Next leap second adjustment coming soon

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Another leap second is about to be added to official timekeeping on December 31, 2016. This occurs approximately every eighteen months, to compensate for the very gradual slowing of the Earth’s rotation - and whilst it makes everyone's day and year officially one second longer, it is a change that is hardly significant unless you are an engineer or product designer dealing with GNSS devices.

Do you know how your GPS device's firmware and algorithms will behave during the upcoming leap second correction? Are you prepared for the 2016 leap second adjustment? Many have been caught out before, but it is easy to avoid...

With LabSat you can simulate leap second corrections, including the one on 31st December 2016 at your desk. RACELOGIC have provided the relevant scenarios to download for free.

Download the LabSat 3 leap second scenarios that simulate the last and upcoming leap second event now.

If you have purchased SatGen software, you can also simulate previous leap second events to test the robustness of your device. The latest SatGen v3 software release offers leap second events between 30th July 1981 and 31st December 2016.

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LabSat exhibit at the Chinese Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC)

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For the first time ever we are exhibiting at the 7th China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) in Changsha, China on 18-20 May. Daniel Unander, LabSat Product Manager for our Asia Pacific Office is teaming up with Guangzhou Zeer Testing Technology, our appointed LabSat distributor for China for the event.

CSNC is the largest GNSS fair of its type in China attracting over 2000 experts in the field and is supported by 11 national authorities.

Come and visit us at Booth T-1 where you can see a preview of our upcoming LabSat Wideband product along with our LabSat Real-Time demonstration.

LabSat 3 Turntable System: A full navigation testing solution

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To cover for losses in satellite visibility most OEM navigation systems have a dead reckoning capability. This utilises vehicle wheel speed data and rate of turn information to provide the system with a guide to the vehicle's current location when GPS signals are not available.  

When it comes to testing these systems on the bench however, if the dead reckoning signals are not present the navigation unit will not function correctly. 

To overcome these obstructions we have developed a full navigation testing solution. Watch the video below to see how it works. 

SatGen Version 3 now includes BeiDou signals

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SatGen v3From LabSat, the most cost effective GNSS simulator available, comes SatGen V3.

SatGen is a powerful and intuitive software package that gives you the ability to create GNSS scenarios for replay through any LabSat simulator – and now it includes BeiDou!

The software creates either user generated or imported trajectory files for use with a LabSat. The addition of the BeiDou B1 signals means that you can now test your device’s effectiveness as if it were being used within the operating area of the Chinese constellation – which at present only provides full coverage in Asia.

The BeiDou constellation is set to become globally operational by 2020. With the new SatGen you can create scenarios that include signals from satellites yet to be launched, so that you can develop new products in readiness for the full constellation.

SatGen V3 can produce scenarios with one, two, or three sets of signals being simultaneously output: GPS, GLONASS, and now BeiDou. If you have a triple constellation LabSat 3 the software now matches the record and replay abilities of your hardware.

If you’ve never used SatGen before, why not try it out? Our free to use demo version is available from here.

To purchase a full copy please contact your LabSat distributor.

LabSat presenting in Market Insight Seminar from GPS World

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RACELOGIC founder and Managing Director, Julian Thomas, was speaking at the GPS World Seminar 'Fix the Future Now with Signal Simulators' on March 19, 2015.

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Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time: 1pm EST/ 10am PST/ 5pm GMT
Duration: 60 minutes with additional time for Q&A

Follow this link to watch a recording of the webinar.

Understand the whys and hows of simulating signal problems now to avoid real-world problems later when newly released GNSS products encounter unanticipated problems in the field.

As the number of critical applications that rely on positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) increases, the list of considerations for testing also grows.

Topics addressed include leap seconds (next one coming up in June!), multipath, and interference of all sorts. The stakes for attacks on GNSS technologies are rising as incidents increase from occasional, often accidental, interference to more structured and organized approaches to jamming and spoofing.

Other speakers include Mark Wilson - Vice President of IFEN Inc., Neal Fedora - Director at Spirent Federal Systems Inc. and Darren Fisher - GNSS Market Manager at Spectracom.

The webinar will be moderated by Alan Cameron, Group Publisher, GPS World and Geospatial Solutions.