Commercial Service user terminal

31 May 2016 - 00:00
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Fundamental Elements
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Regulation (EU) No 1285/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on the implementation and exploitation of European satellite navigation systems and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 876/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 683/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.


Call for proposals

  • High-end GNSS applications such as surveying applications (cadastrial, construction, machine control, etc.), precision agriculture (automatic steering, Variable Rate Technologies), civil protection and emergency services need cm-level positioning accuracy.
  • Avoiding spoofing (i.e., unauthorised use of legitimate identification to mimic satellite signals and data) is a constant challenge for various applications, such as civil protection and emergency services.
  • Galileo’s Commercial Service (CS) aims to provide service which goes beyond that of the Open Service. It shall offer added-value service that can be used/benefitted via a revenuesharing mechanism with private sector. CS will offer two services High Accuracy and Authentication:
    • High Accuracy is understood as a receiver positioning accuracy with an error below one decimeter, improving navigation performances offered by the Galileo Open Service. The key feature proposed for the CS, with respect to other GNSS, is the capability to broadcast external data in real time across the globe (PPP- Precise Point Positioning),
    • Authentication is the ability to provide a level of guarantee to users in that they are utilising signals and data from actual satellites and not from any other source, therefore preventing spoofing. The purpose of this service is to satisfy the demand of GNSS users and applications for a trusted navigation solution provided by GNSS systems.
  • In this context, it is necessary to develop CS user terminals and receivers specifically being capable of exploiting High Accuracy corrections delivered through the E6 channel and to use the Authentication service to avoid spoofing.
  • This project aims to achieve commercial-grade CS miniaturised receivers/terminals.

Updated: May 25, 2018