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GNSS Simulator Market - By Component (Hardware, Software, Services), By Type (Single Channel, Multi-Channel), By Receiver (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou), By Application, By Industry Vertical & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8510
  • Published Date: Mar 2024
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GNSS Simulator Market Size

GNSS Simulator Market was valued at USD 201.8 million in 2023 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 9% between 2024 & 2032. Increasing investments in GNSS IoT radio chip development are driving growth in the market. As funding rises for the development of advanced GNSS technologies including IoT radio chips, there is a growing demand for testing and validation solutions.

GNSS Simulator Market

For instance, in October 2023, Qualinx, a fabless semiconductor firm based in the Netherlands, finalized a Series A funding round, raising USD 10.2 million and bringing its total lifetime funding to USD 20 million. The company intends to accelerate the development of the second-generation GNSS IoT radio system-on-chip using the raised capital. GNSS simulators play a crucial role in verifying the performance and reliability of GNSS receivers, ensuring compatibility with evolving satellite constellations and meeting the stringent requirements of IoT applications.

The increasing adoption of GNSS-enabled devices across various industries, such as transportation, logistics, agriculture, and construction, is a key driver of the GNSS simulator market. As businesses integrate GNSS technology into their operations for precise positioning, navigation, and timing applications, the demand for reliable testing solutions grows. GNSS simulators play a vital role in validating the performance of GNSS receivers under different environmental conditions and scenarios, ensuring accuracy & reliability in real-world usage.

The complexity and cost associated with GNSS simulators present a significant challenge for market growth. Developing and maintaining GNSS simulation systems involve sophisticated hardware & software components, resulting in high upfront investment and ongoing operational expenses. This can act as a barrier to entry for smaller organizations or those with limited budgets, hindering their ability to adopt GNSS simulation technology. Additionally, the complexity of GNSS simulation systems may require specialized expertise for deployment & operation, further increasing the overall cost of implementation and potentially limiting market accessibility.

GNSS Simulator Market Trends

The development of autonomous vehicles leveraging GNSS technology is driving growth in the GNSS simulator industry. As the demand for precise positioning and navigation capabilities increases, there is a corresponding need for robust testing solutions to ensure the reliability and accuracy of GNSS receivers. For instance, in June 2023, Point One Navigation, a company offering precise location as a service for autonomous vehicles, expanded its precision location solutions in collaboration with Septentrio, a high-precision GNSS technology provider. Together, Septentrio and Point One extended the developer compatibility as per various demanding applications across industries such as industrial autonomy, precision agriculture, logistics and delivery as well as robots and autonomous vehicles.

Military and defense applications are fostering lucrative growth for the GNSS simulator market. With the increasing reliance on GNSS technology for mission-critical operations, defense organizations require robust testing solutions to evaluate the performance & resilience of GNSS receivers under diverse operational environments and potential threats. GNSS simulators enable comprehensive testing of navigation systems including assessment of jamming resistance, spoofing detection, and anti-spoofing capabilities. As defense budgets continue to rise worldwide, the demand for advanced GNSS simulation technology is expected to grow, driving significant revenue opportunities for GNSS simulator manufacturers.

GNSS Simulator Market Analysis

GNSS Simulator Market Size, By Type, 2022 – 2032, (USD Million)

Based on type, the market is divided into single channel and multi-channel. In 2023, the multi-channel segment accounted for a market share of around 60% and is expected to cross over USD 250 million by 2032. The adoption of multi-channel GNSS simulators is driven by their ability to provide improved accuracy and precision, alongside increased signal diversity. By simultaneously generating signals from multiple satellite constellations and frequencies, these simulators offer more realistic simulation scenarios and ensure that GNSS receivers can accurately process signals from diverse satellite systems. This expanded signal diversity accommodates comprehensive testing under various operational conditions, addressing the demand for high-performance solutions to meet the growing complexity of GNSS applications across industries such as autonomous vehicles, precision agriculture, and surveying.

GNSS Simulator Market Share, By Receiver, 2023

Based on receiver, the GNSS simulator market is categorized into GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou, and others. The GPS segment accounted for 55% of the market share in 2023. Ensuring compatibility and seamless integration between GNSS simulators & inertial systems is driving growth in the GPS segment. This integration allows organizations to conduct comprehensive testing of GPS receivers with greater accuracy and reliability. For instance, in August 2021, Spirent Federal Systems, specializing in PNT/GNSS testing equipment, revealed its intentions to authenticate the inertial interface between the Spirent GNSS simulators and Northrop Grumman's legacy & updated inertial systems. Spirent's SimINERTIAL system replicates inertial sensor outputs alongside simulating GPS RF signals, facilitating controlled and consistent testing of EGIs. This approach minimizes the necessity for field trials, streamlining the validation process for inertial systems.

North America GNSS Simulator Market Size, 2022 -2032, (USD Million)

North America held a market share of around 43% in the global GNSS simulator market in 2023. Government initiatives and investments play a pivotal role in propelling the North America market. Governments across the region are implementing strategic initiatives to promote the adoption & integration of GNSS technology in various sectors including transportation, disaster management, and urban planning. These initiatives include funding support, policy frameworks, and regulatory measures aimed at enhancing the reliability & accessibility of GNSS services. Additionally, government investments in infrastructure development projects, such as smart cities and transportation networks, drive the demand for GNSS simulators for testing & validation purposes, fostering market growth and innovation.

U.S. GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) simulator market will exhibit 7.7% CAGR between 2024 and 2032, driven by the increasing demand for advanced navigation and positioning systems in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and defense, fueling the need for GNSS simulators to test and validate these technologies. The rise of autonomous vehicles and drones requires precise navigation systems that GNSS simulators can help develop and refine. Third, the growth of IoT applications and smart devices necessitates robust GNSS technology testing for seamless integration. Besides, continuous research and development in GNSS technology sustain market growth, with simulators playing a crucial role in the innovation process.

GNSS Simulator Market Share

Spirent Communications and Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG held significant market share of over 15% in 2023. Spirent focuses on diversifying its product portfolio by offering a wide range of GNSS simulation solutions tailored to different applications and industries. This includes simulators for automotive, aerospace, telecommunications, and research purposes.

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG invests heavily in research and development to advance GNSS simulation technology and introduce innovative features and functionalities. This investment helps differentiate the company's offerings and stay ahead of competitors.

GNSS Simulator Market Companies

Major players operating in the GNSS simulator industry are:

  • Averna
  • Hexagon AB
  • Keysight Technologies Inc.
  • M3 Systems
  • Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG
  • Safran
  • Spirent Communications
  • Syntony GNSS
  • u-blox
  • Vaivi Solutions

GNSS Simulator Industry News

  • In February 2024, dSPACE collaborated with Spirent Communications to improve the authenticity of real-time positioning scenarios in the autonomous driving hardware-in-the-loop test systems. By integrating dSPACE's AD-HIL systems with Spirent's GSS7000 GNSS simulator, developers can authenticate autonomous driving systems in crucial location-based scenarios using genuine satellite signals.
  • In September 2023, ETS-Lindgren and Rohde & Schwarz collaborated on a turnkey 5G NR A-GNSS antenna testing solution. It combines Rohde & Schwarz's CMX500 OBT tester and SMBV100B signal generator with GNSS simulator into ETS-Lindgren's OTA antenna performance measurement system. This, along with CTIA-compliant EMQuest software and ETS-Lindgren's chamber systems, offers comprehensive 5G NR A-GNSS testing capabilities.


The GNSS simulator market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue (USD Billion) and shipments (units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Component

  • Hardware
    • Signal generators
    • Antennas
    • Amplifiers
    • Others 
  • Software
  • Services
    • Managed
    • Professional
    • Consulting and training

Market, By Type

  • Single channel
  • Multi-channel

Market, By Receiver

  • GPS
  • Galileo
  • BeiDou
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Navigation
  • Mapping
  • Surveying
  • Location-Based Services
  • Vehicle Assistance Systems
  • Others

Market, By Industry Vertical

  • Military and defense
    • Single channel
    • Multi-channel 
  • Automotive
    • Single channel
    • Multi-channel
  • Consumer electronics
    • Single channel
    • Multi-channel
  • Marine
    • Single channel
    • Multi-channel
  • Aerospace & aviation
    • Single channel
    • Multi-channel
  • Agriculture
    • Single channel
    • Multi-channel
  • Emergency & rescue operations
    • Single channel
    • Multi-channel
  • Others
    • Single channel
    • Multi-channel 

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Nordics
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America 
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market for GNSS simulator was valued at USD 201.8 million in 2023 and is estimated to register over 9% CAGR between 2024 & 2032 owing to increasing investments in GNSS IoT radio chip development.

In 2023, the multi-channel segment accounted for a market share of around 60% and is expected to cross USD 250 million by 2032 driven by their ability to provide improved accuracy and precision, alongside increased signal diversity.

North America market share was around 43% in 2023 and will grow significantly through 2032 owing to the government initiatives & investments aimed at promoting the adoption & integration of GNSS technology in various sectors including transportation, disaster management, and urban planning.

Averna, Hexagon AB, Keysight Technologies Inc., M3 Systems, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG, Safran, Spirent Communications, Syntony GNSS, u-blox, and Vaivi Solutions.

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 300
  • Countries covered: 25
  • Pages: 250
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