Certification Center Svyaz-Certificate relies on R&S SMBV100A GNSS simulator for performance testing of in-vehicle emergency call systems
New cars for the Russian market must be equipped with the automatic ERA-Glonass emergency call system. For the certification of these in-vehicle systems (IVS), conformance, and now also performance tests, are mandatory. For both types of tests, the Russian Certification Center Svyaz-Certificate trusts standard-compliant test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz. Manufacturers and component suppliers can use the same test solution in pretests to speed up certification for their products.
The Certification Center Svyaz-Certificate in Russia exclusively uses the GNSS simulator in the R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator for the new performance tests on ERA-Glonass emergency call systems in line with the Russian GOST R 55534 specification. The R&S SMBV100A is already used in the conformance test solution consisting of an R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester, GNSS simulator and the associated application software.
During performance testing, it is verified whether the GNSS receiver of an ERA-Glonass emergency call system fulfills the accuracy requirements in line with the specification. In case of an emergency, the IVS should not only correctly transmit position data according to a specified protocol to the public safety answering point (PSAP), but position data must also be accurate so that the first responder can locate the accident vehicle quickly. Performance tests are now a part of the certification, in addition to the existing conformance tests.
ERA-Glonass module manufacturers and also test houses can use the R&S SMBV100A during pretests to create reliable and reproducible conditions similar to those in official certification tests. This allows minimizing the risk of failing tests during certification.
Solutions for testing eCall and ERA-Glonass modules for in-vehicle emergency call systems are available from Rohde & Schwarz. For more information, visit www.rohde-schwarz.com/ad/press/ecallsolutions