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11 - Converting LabSat 2 scenarios

LabSat uses a binary Intermediate Frequency, to down convert GPS RF data into a binary file, whereas LabSat 2 stores GNSS RF data as an IQ binary file. This means that existing LabSat scenarios cannot be run natively on a LabSat 2 or vice versa.

Racelogic has therefore developed a conversion utility which allows LabSat users to perform a one-time conversion of existing LabSat 2 scenarios into the LabSat *.bin format or LabSat scenarios into the LabSat 2 *.ls2 format. The conversion utility is provided with the LabSat software and provides for automatic conversion of LabSat scenario files.  The operation of the conversion utility is shown, below.

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Clicking the browse button beside Source Scenario allows you to specify the existing LabSat scenario for conversion. LabSat scenarios have the file format: Filename.bin and LabSat 2 scenarios have the file format: Filename.ls2.

The LabSat Scenario Converter tool will automatically convert the existing LabSat scenario, Filename.bin into a LabSat 2 scenario, Filename.ls2 or existing LabSat 2 scenario, Filename.ls2 into a LabSat scenario Filename.bin.

The new scenario will be automatically saved in the same location on the PC as the existing Source scenario. It is possible to specify a different location and filename by clicking the browse button beside Destination Scenario, on the LabSat Scenario Converter

A new LabSat converted scenario can be run on a LabSat GNSS simulator. This new scenario contains only GPS L1 RF data. The RF data for GLONASS L1 is not created by the LabSat Scenario Conversion tool.

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