The Early Proof of Concept (EPOC) team has successfully tracked the encrypted Galileo E6-B and E6-C signals broadcast by Galileo satellites. As a result, the Commercial Service loop has been closed using both encrypted and non-encrypted signals.
Tests conducted by Rx Networks and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) confirm that, when used in addition to GPS and/or GLONASS, Galileo significantly improves the accuracy of location-based services when used in challenging environments.
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is inviting European industries and Member State Competent Public Regulated Service (PRS) Authorities to share their views and ideas on which technologies at user segment level are important to support the adoption of the PRS. In particular, industries with potential interests and capabilities to support the development of such Galileo PRS user segment technologies as receivers, security modules, dedicated infrastructure, etc., are encouraged to join the discussion.
A concept to monitor field sports in real-time has won this year’s GSA EGNOS Special Topic Prize in the 2013 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). Project JOHAN will enable assessment of players’ performances and the development of new tactics based on their capabilities. The idea employs tiny wearable GNSS receivers and uses EGNOS to ensure accuracy and reliability. The project received the prize at the Galileo Masters / ESNC 2013 awards ceremony that took place in Munich on 5 November.
Today (October 15), the European GNSS Agency (GSA) published its third Market Report on future trends for the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) market. The report highlights a rapidly developing and complex market that already boasts a global installed base of over two billion GNSS devices. Further dynamic growth of the market is predicted, providing promising prospects for a multi-constellation GNSS including Europe’s Galileo system.
Today, in the presence of the Vice President Tajani, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Satellites Services Provider (ESSP SAS) signed a €450 million contract for the provision of EGNOS services until 2021.
Today, Antonio Tajani, European Commission Vice-President, responsible for enterprise and industry policy, and Ana Pastor, Spanish Minister of Transport, inaugurated the European GNSS Service Centre in Torrejon outside Madrid within the National Institute of Aerospace Technologies (INTA) facilities with large attendance of Spanish authorities.
Today, at the site of the future main Galileo Security Monitoring Center (GSMC) in Saint Germain en Laye outside Paris, a ground-breaking ceremony was organised by the French Space Agency (CNES), with a large contingent of French civilian and military authorities and EU officials in attendance.
An idea to help vision impaired people navigate using sound cues and augmented satellite navigation signals has won the GSA Special Topic Prize at the ninth European Satellite Navigation Competition that took place in Munich on 25 October. The technology could also help the emergency services cope with low visibility environments.