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The call targets the development of multi-frequency, multi-purpose antennas aimed at both the mass and professional markets

GSA funding opportunity: Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo

22 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has opened a call for proposals within its Fundamental Elements funding mechanism to develop a Galileo-enabled multi-frequency antenna. The activity shall also focus on developing a close-to-market GNSS antenna for both mass-market and professional users. The deadline for submissions is 08 March 2019.
Landing with EGNOS’ explains the system’s various applications for the aviation sector

'Landing with EGNOS’ exhibition opens in Toulouse

19 October 2018
The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), Europe's regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), provides safety of life navigation services to aviation, maritime and land-based users over most of Europe. The ‘Landing with EGNOS’ exhibition, which opened at the Cité de l’Espace in Toulouse on 11 October, explains the system’s various applications, particularly for the aviation sector.
The GNSS-based Emergency Warning Service was tested with Japan’s QZSS in Melbourne, Australia recently

GNSS Emergency Warning Service successfully tested

17 October 2018
In the framework of GNSS cooperation between the European Union and Japan, a test was recently conducted of a GNSS-based global Emergency Warning Service using Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), which delivered impressive results.
The 4th Horizon 2020 EGNSS Call will energise economic growth, foster digitisation and support environmental sustainability

4th Horizon 2020 EGNSS Call now open

16 October 2018
The 4th Horizon 2020 EGNSS Call opened on October 16, with four topics that leverage EGNSS innovation to energise economic growth, foster digitisation and support environmental sustainability, particularly in Europe’s cities. So, let’s take a look at the many R&D funding opportunities available to the GNSS community within this call.
Using a drone? Take the survey

GSA survey targets user-driven RPAS/Drones applications

16 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is currently conducting a survey among operators and manufacturers of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and aviation authorities with a view to better understanding user needs and identifying key requirements for future EGNSS upgrades and evolutions.
ERL Emergency 2019 is targeting autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems

ERL Emergency 2019 – robots to the rescue!

15 October 2018
In emergency situations, robotic systems play a key role in providing rescue teams with remote access to an emergency site. The ERL Emergency Local Tournament 2019 aims to foster advanced developments of autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems.
GSA Head of Market Development Gian Gherardo Calini presented highlights from the GNSS User Technology Report at ION GNSS+ in Miami

Eyes on the GSA’s GNSS User Technology Report at ION GNSS+

12 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA), in cooperation with the European Commission, organised a demo session at the ION GNSS+ 2018 conference in Miami. Participants learned about the GSA’s GNSS User Technology Report, which covers breakthrough innovations expected in the coming years, and they heard from hands-on developers of hardware and applications that use Galileo-enabled, dual-frequency positioning.
A young visitor enjoying the packed programme at last year’s GSA Open Days

GSA Open Days builds on momentum of World Space Week

10 October 2018
World Space Week, an international celebration of the contribution of science and technology to the betterment of the human condition, ends today, October 10. However, some of the associated events extend well beyond the week. One such event is the GSA Open Days, to be held on 16-17 November, during Czech Space Week.
The GSA’s Justyna Redelkiewicz delivering a keynote address at the IPIN 2018 indoor positioning and navigation conference

GNSS a key element of all-purpose, user-driven positioning solutions

05 October 2018
Users don’t differentiate between good indoor and good outdoor positioning; they want solutions that deliver good positioning everywhere. Speaking at the IPIN 2018 indoor positioning and navigation conference in Nantes on 25 September, the European GNSS Agency’s Justyna Redelkiewicz presented the agency’s work to map user requirements along with the latest issue of its GNSS User Technology Report.
The GSA/JRC test campaign will support the maritime receiver industry with the implementation of Galileo

GSA and JRC launch test for maritime receivers

03 October 2018
The widespread uptake of GNSS in commercial shipping has raised the need for common performance, reliability and resilience standards. With this in mind, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) are launching a test campaign to help manufacturers with the implementation of Galileo in maritime shipborne receivers while checking compliance with standards in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The FE call aims at developing a Galileo-based positioning engine meeting full automation PVT performance.

GSA funding opportunity: Enhanced receiver for autonomous driving

03 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has opened a call for proposals within its Fundamental Elements funding mechanism, targeting the development of an innovative positioning On-Board-Unit (OBU) suitable for fully automated driving. The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2019.
A GNSS tutorial at IPIN 2018 highlighted the benefits of using raw measurements in Android

GNSS raw measurements delivering greater accuracy

02 October 2018
With the release of Android 7 (Nougat) in 2016, Google made GNSS raw measurements available to smartphone users, allowing them to improve their positioning accuracy. A tutorial at the IPIN 2018 indoor positioning and navigation conference in Nantes on 24 September explained how users can access raw measurements and examined how they are contributing to better location performance in mass market applications.
A highlight of the new SDD is the significant extension to the declared service area that has been achieved.

New EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service Definition Document Published

01 October 2018
The new EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service Definition Document, published by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), highlights the service’s extended coverage area.
European Space Week is the leading European space conference connecting business, policy-makers, international experts and space application user communities

Registration for European Space Week 2018 is now open!

28 September 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is pleased to announce that registration for European Space Week 2018 is now open. Register today, and don’t miss out on this opportunity to shape the discussion at the number one European Union space event connecting business, policy-makers, international experts, space-powered businesses and application user communities.
The IPS anticipates any degradation of performance, allowing operators to put in place mitigation measures in good time.

New EC service monitors ionosphere for GNSS users

28 September 2018
Ionospheric effects can be a major source of disruption to GNSS signals, so it is important to be able to predict and compensate for these disturbances. With this in mind, the European Commission-funded Galileo Ionosphere Prediction Service (IPS) monitors ionospheric activity and informs GNSS users in good time of an upcoming event that could disrupt GNSS signals and applications.