GSG StudioView™ software for Windows® enables you to create and edit scenarios, and perform file management tasks with Spectracom's GSG series GPS/GNSS simulators.
While GSG simulators are capable of configuring and running scenarios without the need for an external computer, StudioView Windows® software offers several additional benefits:
- Create, edit and organize all scenario parameters including dynamic events
- Create, edit and visualize trajectories with mapping tools
- Convert trajectories from CSV, KML, KMZ and GPX files to the required NMEA format
- Create scenario files (including events and trajectories) without the need to be connected to a simulator.
This Chapter describes some of the tasks you will likely perform with GSG StudioView:
- Installing StudioView
- Connecting StudioView to GSG
- Updating the GSG Firmware via StudioView
- Accessing GSG Remotely via StudioView
- Creating a Trajectory in StudioView
- Creating an RSG Trajectory with StudioView
- Configuring a Scenario
- Playing RSG Scenarios in StudioView
- Record and Playback
StudioView Functionality Overview
StudioView's File Manager allows you to upload or download scenario files to or from your GSG unit: Connect your Windows® PC running StudioView to the GSG unit via its network, USB, or GPIB interface. Then drag & drop the files, or use the copy/delete/rename hotkeys on either the PC or the GSG unit.
The Uploader is designed to batch-upload scenarios, or firmware files – if needed, to several GSG units simultaneously.
Also included is the Console function which is used to send SCPI commands to a connected GSG unit, and to view the response.
Note: GSG StudioView requires a license to activate all features after the 30-day trial period. After the trial period, all features are locked out except for the Uploader. The Uploader is used to perform firmware updates or upload scenario files to the GSG.
A key feature of GSG StudioView is the ability to create and modify the simulation of a moving receiver: So-called trajectories can be created with Google Maps® or imported from other devices and applications such as Google Earth®.
StudioView converts a list of waypoints from a CSV file, or waypoints, routes and tracks from a GPX file (GPS exchange format) into the NMEA format, as required by the unit. Google KML and KMZ files can be opened, edited, and saved. Waypoints can be edited individually or in batches.
When converting a trajectory file to the NMEA format, you can specify altitude and speed at each waypoint or use a constant value for the trajectory. Trajectory waypoints can be interpolated at a set interval from 100 ms to 1 hour.
Pre-defined events occur along the trajectory: Whether a vehicle stops at a red traffic light, or a building temporarily blocks the line of sight to a satellite – in StudioView you can create and edit different types of events that will make any test scenario more realistic and test the capabilities of a GNSS receiver even under difficult conditions.
Based on the scenario start time and duration, GSG StudioView software identifies and pre-downloads the relevant RINEX files from the official websites. Once a scenario is uploaded to the GSG simulator, no further downloads are required.