Communications, the leading provider of navigation, positioning and
wireless test solutions, today announced that the European
Space Agency (ESA) has selected Spirent's Hybrid
Location Technology Solution (HLTS) to expand the location testing
capabilities in their R&D labs.
As the first test solution of its kind, Spirent's HLTS brings together
all elements of hybrid positioning technology synchronously. It enables
ESA to test positioning performance with a combination of Assisted
Global Navigation Satellite System (A-GNSS), Micro Electro-Mechanical
Systems (MEMS) sensor and cellular positioning technologies. ESA's
initial use of HLTS is to test OTDOA (Observed Time Difference of
Arrival), a cellular technology that enables accurate positioning
indoors. HLTS provides the ability to test OTDOA performance metrics in
the lab and assesses the technology's accuracy under a wide range of
conditions, including various combinations of PRS bandwidth, muting
patterns and impairments such as multipath and fading.
"Spirent navigation and positioning systems have been a big part of our
R& efforts over the years," said Massimo Crisci, Head of Radio
Navigation Systems and Techniques Section of the Technical Directorate
in ESA/ESTEC. "HLTS is a unique and powerful test platform that delivers
repeatable and reliable lab-based testing while combining the key
"We're excited that ESA continues to employ Spirent's location
technology solutions in their leading-edge R&D initiatives," said
Spirent vice-president Nigel Wright. "The collaboration between our
companies demonstrates our joint commitment to lead and accelerate the
development of next-generation location technologies for the wireless
Visit Spirent's booth in Hall 6 Stand #6D85 during Mobile World
Congress, February 25 - 28 in Barcelona for more information. To learn
more about Spirent HLTS, visit http://www.spirent.com/Products/HLTS.
About European Space Agency
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. ESA is an
intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to
shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that
investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the
ESA has 20 Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland and the United Kingdom, of whom 18 are Member States of the
EU. ESA has Cooperation Agreements with eight other Member States of the
EU and is discussing an Agreement with the one remaining (Bulgaria).
Canada takes part in some ESA programmes under a Cooperation Agreement.
By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members,
ESA can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any
single European country.
ESA develops the launchers, spacecraft and ground facilities needed to
keep Europe at the forefront of global space activities.
Today, it launches satellites for Earth observation, navigation,
telecommunications and astronomy, sends probes to the far reaches of the
Solar System and cooperates in the human exploration of space. Learn
more at www.esa.int
About Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test &
measurement, offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data
centers, cloud computing and virtualized environments, high speed
Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices,
network and application security, and positioning technologies. For more
information visit http://www.spirent.com/about-us/News_Room/About_Spirent_Communications_plc.aspx
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