TAG: Galileo

First Galileo open service performance report published

May 25, 2017By

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has published its first Galileo Open Service quarterly performance report. The report, which covers the first three months of 2017, is available online in the GSC Electronic Library, or directly here. Following the Declaration of Initial Services in December 2016, the GSA will publish a new Galileo Initial Services Open Service report after each quarter.... read more

European Navigation Conference 2017

May 9, 2017By

The 2017 European Navigation Conference (ENC) will take place May 9-12 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lusanne, Switzerland. The 25th annual event is being organized by the Swiss Institution of Navigation (ION-CH). This year’s ENC will focus on challenges posed by the increased need for positioning in the commercial world. There also will be an exhibition displaying products and services... read more

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System of Systems: Brexit may oust UK from Galileo work

April 26, 2017By

Brexit May Oust U.K. from Galileo Work Participation of the United Kingdom space industry in Galileo may be in doubt as negotiations get underway on details of the U.K. withdrawal from the European Union (EU). European Commission officials signaled that they want to rely solely on producers within the European Union for the block’s major programs, citing security concerns such... read more

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Skydel teams with Noffz to increase presence in Europe

April 21, 2017By

Skydel, a GNSS test solutions company, has partnered with Germany-based Noffz to deliver SDX GNSS simulation to clients in Europe. Noffz creates test systems and solutions in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) — especially in automotive RF-test applications around eCall, network access devices, telematics control units, infotainment/multimedia units and automotive radar. With nearly 30 years of experience, Noffz... read more

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European satnav competition open for submissions

April 10, 2017By

The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) — the largest international competition for the commercial use of satellite navigation — is once again in search of outstanding ideas and business models for accelerating Galileo applications. Renowned institutions and regional partners are set to award prizes worth a total of more than €1 million in more than 20 categories. Submissions are due... read more

Galileo search-and-rescue service officially launched

April 6, 2017By

The Galileo Search And Rescue (SAR) service, made possible by the Galileo satellite constellation, is now active. Galileo SAR is Europe’s contribution to the COSPAS-SARSAT network, a distress alert detection and information distribution system best known for detecting and locating emergency beacons activated by aircraft, ships and hikers. By providing COSPAS-SARSAT with the coverage capacity of the Galileo constellation equipped... read more

Trimble incorporates Galileo support in GNSS infrastructure management software

March 28, 2017By

Higher-Accuracy Positioning to Improve GNSS Network Performance and Reliability Trimble has introduced version 3.10 of its Pivot Platform software, a modular solution for real-time GNSS infrastructure management, ranging from a single-base GNSS continuously operating reference station (CORS) to a full real-time network (RTN), serving thousands of end-users worldwide. Version 3.10 provides improvements to network performance and office and field productivity.... read more

Top-level updates from Munich summit on four GNSS

March 22, 2017By

Here’s a panorama in broad strokes across the range of GNSSs, garnered from top system spokespersons at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit. It’s been several years since breaking news was aired at this annual late winter/early spring event, but it’s always good for a wide-ranging update, recalibrating levels, so to speak. GPS. With 31 operational satellites (24 is baseline) and... read more