PANACEA Field Test
Autonomous PVT (Position, Velocity, and Timing) data collection tool
Receiver Data Simplified
PANACEA Field Test (PANACEA FT) is a software tool was designed to allow for easy data collection from multiple receivers in a real-world environment where the GNSS receivers are connected to an antenna. All the data is logged, time-stamped, and automatically compared to the configured truth source.
By configuring a truth source, position, time, velocity, date, and other error plots and tables can be automatically generated for all receivers. The PANACEA FT GUI plots receiver’s position in real time overlaid on open street maps. This allows real-time visualization of how all connected receivers are performing in the environment compared to the truth source
Builder and Runner
The Builder allows you to configure hardware that is connected to your computer such as GNSS receivers, a frequency counter, PPS switch, Signal Hound or time interval counter. You can also specify LLA coordinates used as truth locations. While PANACEA simultaneously communicates with up to 32 Units Under Test (UUT), the Runner shows real-time UUT information while recording all receiver data in files for post-processing.
Instant Visual Analysis
PANACEA Field Test is ideal for applications requiring data collection from multiple GPS/GNSS receivers simultaneously while instantly providing visuals for analysis and error calculation. Typically this software is used in field testing environments where the GPS/GNSS receivers and other equipment are configured inside of a mobile vehicle or at building on the test range.
Power resources, space, and equipment are often limited which means having efficient tools can be the difference between collecting data from 2 receivers and collecting data on 20 receivers. Having the right equipment is critical. PANACEA FT interfaces with optional hardware accessories such as a frequency counter and Pulse Per Second (PPS) relay switch, all integrated into the software suite.
Accuracy Made Effortless
Measuring a receivers PPS accuracy has never been easier. PANACEA FT completely controls the frequency counter and the PPS relay switch so the user never has to worry about configuring the system. These accessories support the measuring of up to 16 receivers simultaneously. The PPS measurement dwells on each channel for 1 second before jumping to the next channel (e.g. 4 Rx’s = 1 PPS measurement every 4 seconds for each Rx).
Putting it All Together
Equipment Needed Without Time Measurement
• Laptop • GPS/GNSS receivers • GPS/GNSS antenna
• Data cables to connect the receivers to your computer
• For multiple UUTS: RF splitter/combiner
• For multiple UUTS: RF cables to connect receivers
Equipment Needed With Time Measurement
Everything listed adjacently, plus:
• Agilent 53230 frequency counter
• For multiple UUTs: 16-port PPS switch