Launching the First Galileo Chipset Test Campaign

Published: 
23 July 2013

This is the first opportunity to be fully engaged in the future Early Services in assessing the readiness of chipsets for Galileo.

Galileo The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) are inviting companies to take part in a test campaign of Galileo chipsets to assess their readiness to support the reception and processing of Galileo signals in view of the coming declaration of Early Services planned for 2014.

The purpose of the campaign is to get feedback and recommendations from the Galileo user community. In this light the results will be treated with confidentiality.

This campaign will be undertaken by ESA between October 2013 and September 2014 and will consist of a series of laboratory and real-life signal tests making use of the state-of-the art Galileo facilities available at the European Space Research and Technology Centre in Netherlands. Under GSA coordination, other product compatibility assessments may also be performed with the support of the European Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy.

The tests will focus on the compatibility of the devices with the reception of Galileo Open Service Signals and their combined use with GPS and GLONASS, covering aspects such as TTFF, accuracy and, depending on the capabilities of the devices, tests can be extended to cover assisted GNSS performance.

A short description of the test facilities is provided in the following attachment.

Please contact GSA Market Development department at market@gsa.europa.eu before 31th August 2013 if your company is interested in participating in this test campaign.

Updated: Mar 05, 2014