GPS Repeater

GPS repeaters are on-frequency repeaters that require the usage of an accurately positioned outdoor aerial which amplifies the signal and re-radiates the signal to the target GPS receiver. Simple GPS repeaters, which only re-radiates within the range of a few inches in order to enable operation in a vehicle are quite possible when it comes to purchasing it.

GPS repeaters respond on a separation between a receiver and a re-radiation aerial. The amplifier gain of the GPS repeater, the range of the re-radiated signal and the isolation requirements are all directly proportional as the increase in magnitude of one leads to an increase in the others.

GPS repeaters are devices which are modeled in order to re-transmit Global Positioning or Radio Navigation Satellite system frequencies. The GPS repeaters can be simply illustrated as re-broadcast systems through which the GPS (RNSS) signals are received. The signals are received, amplified, and re-transmitted on the same frequency to a particular area which is deprived from any GPS (RNSS) signals, as a result, allowing the receivers to derive a position. This particular type of apparatus is subjected under the regulations of the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Regulations 2000 SI 730 (R&TTE Regulations).

The ROGER GPS repeater: The ROGER GPS repeater transmits signals to sites where they normally are unable to transmit, by a process of receiving satellite frequencies with an aerial located outdoors to the building, the signal is then re-radiated indoors or any other sheltered site. The re-radiated signals are used in order to stay updated on the zone within range of the GPS repeater and track the GPS satellites status which is only detected by the outdoor antenna. If the GPS device is relocated from the indoors to the outdoors, covered by the GPS transmitter, it would not need to undergo the lengthy process of the acquisition the current GPS states. It will navigate and track its location instead.

GPSR-BP, ROGER GPS Repeater Package

Indoor GPS coverage ranges from an area with a 10 – 15 m radius and consists of:

  • A robust and high performance outdoor “Bullet” GPS antenna
  • GPSR-1, ROGER GPS Repeater
  • Power supply
  • 19,5m antenna cable with connectors

Consider a number of exceptions, the radio apparatus must cooperate with the provisions of the R&TTE Regulations due to the fact that it is considered as a criminal offence for the placement of non-complaint apparatus on the market.

A license is required in order to carry out radio transmitting equipments in the UK. It is an addition to the regulations under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006. However, certain legislations might be considered for provision to users of certain categories of apparatus and are excluded from licensing.

It has been concluded that the uncontrolled operation of this category of items hold a higher risk of interference and up to a variety of critical services. Establishment of the available potential is in progress in order to authorize the GPS repeater and similar apparatus as well as any relevant conditions of usage. However, the usage of the apparatus which is not licensed might result in a constitution of an offence under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006.

The above review illustrates the functions, features, characteristics as well as regulations during the usage of a GPS Repeater. GPS Repeaters enable enhanced in-range zones and can turn blind spots instantly be covered by the GPS network. GPS repeaters are handy for office buildings with multiple blind spots, covered garages and other structures. They are generally priced differently according to the power of the emitter and the brand name and normally accompanies up to 2-3 years warranty.

This GPS Repeater Review is Written/Updated on Sep 10th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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