Galileo

Europe Tests Galileo Public Regulated Service

September 30, 2013By
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European Union member states began their independent testing of the Public Regulated Service (PRS) broadcast by the four Galileo navigation satellites in orbit. Transmitted on two frequency bands with enhanced protection, PRS offers a highly accurate positioning and timing service, with access strictly restricted to authorized users, such as government defense, security, and emergency services. PRS access was initially considered... read more

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Registration Opens for Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2014

September 12, 2013By
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Registration is now open for Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2014, which will be held March 25-27, 2014, at the Residenz Muenchen in Munich, Germany. The summit will have a booth (Booth H) in the exhibit hall at the ION GNSS+ conference next week in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference is offering a special ION rate for those who register no later... read more

Galileo’s Secure Service Tested by Member States

September 3, 2013By
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EU Member States have begun their independent testing of the most accurate and secure signal broadcast by the four Galileo navigation satellites in orbit. Transmitted on two frequency bands with enhanced protection, the Public Regulated Service (PRS) offers a highly accurate positioning and timing service, with access strictly restricted to authorized users. “Galileo is in its In-Orbit Validation phase, planned... read more

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The System: IRNSS Signal Close up

September 1, 2013By and

IRNSS Signal Close up By Richard Langley, Steffen Thoelert, and Michael Meurer The spectrum of signals from IRNSS-1A, the first satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, as recorded by German Aerospace Center researchers in late July, appears to be consistent with a combination of BPSK(1) and BOC(5,2) modulation. Figure 1 shows that, centered at 1176.45 MHz, the signal... read more

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Signal Quality of Galileo, BeiDou

September 1, 2013By
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Future positioning and navigation applications of modernizing and newly established GNSSs will require a higher degree of signal accuracy and precision. Thus, rigorous and detailed analysis of the signal quality of recently launched satellites, including the discovery of any possible imperfections in their performance, will have important implications for future users. read more

Norwegian Company Gives Galileo Its Voice

August 26, 2013By
Galileo hardware ready for delivery. The last three Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs), left, and the last two Frequency Generator and Upconverter Units (FGUUs), right, units produced by Kongsberg Norspace under the first work order for the first 14 Galileo Full Operational Configuration (FOC) satellites being prepared for shipment to Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, seen together with some of the key project team members.

A trans-European production line is progressively transforming the Galileo satnav system into a working reality, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). The 22 satellites so far contracted to join the four already in orbit are having their payloads manufactured at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. in the UK, which are then integrated to their satellite platforms at OHB in Germany.... read more

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ESA’s Next Galileo Satellite Passes Trial by Noise

August 14, 2013By
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Courtesy of the European Space Agency There might seem to be a hole in the side of this Galileo satellite — in fact its folded solar wings are simply reflecting a noise horn in the wall, about to recreate the deafening roar of a rocket lifting off. Anyone witnessing a rocket launch will be struck by the noise levels, even... read more

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Telit Chosen as Representative of Italian Tech Industry for Galileo

July 25, 2013By

Telit Wireless Solutions has been selected among various applicant members of the Italian Technology Industry as one of the nation’s key representatives in the global roll-out of Europe’s Galileo satellite positioning system. The selection reflects the high degree of credibility demonstrated by the Italian government in the strategic plan proposed by Telit to accelerate global adoption of the Galileo technology,... read more

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