After upgrading the constellation, EUSPA re-opens the call for INAV improvements testing

Published: 
17 October 2023
The present European GNSS (Galileo) Open Service Signal-In-Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD) Issue 2.0 contains publicly available information on the Galileo Signal-In-Space.
The present European GNSS (Galileo) Open Service Signal-In-Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD) Issue 2.0 contains publicly available information on the Galileo Signal-In-Space.

The Galileo Open Service (OS) has been upgraded with three new features added to its I/NAV message, one of the four message types broadcast by Galileo satellites. Collectively referred to simply as “I/NAV improvements”, these features are now available to all Open Service users. On 12 August 2023, the gradual process of upgrading the operational Galileo FOC constellation satellites was finalized. The I/NAV improvements are openly accessible through the I/NAV message carried by the E1-B signal.

The testing will cover any of the three I/NAV improvements (SSP, FEC-2, RedCED), that will be tested in laboratories using simulated realistic scenarios, including open sky as well as impaired environments, but also using Signal-in-Space. The tests will allow the participants to have confirmation of the correct implementation of the OSSISICD 2.0. 

The characteristics of the testing campaign are described here

The interested participants may be invited to provide their product(s) before 15 November 2023, 15 March 2024 or 15 June 2024 to the premises indicated below according to the terms and conditions that will be communicated by the agency and be ready to provide any remote technical assistance needed during the testing as well as all the necessary interface documentation required for the testing. 

The tests will be executed at the laboratories of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy, and of the European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Each applicant will be assigned by EUSPA to any of the two laboratories depending on the specific conditions and availability.

Express your interest 

If you are interested in participating in the testing campaign above, please express your interest by sending an email at least 15 days before any of the testing windows indicated above (i.e. 30/10/2023, 29/02/2024 and 31/05/2024, 17:00 (Prague local time) respectively) to the following email address: market@euspa.europa.eu. The subject of the email shall be “INAV improvements implementation testing campaign: 3rd call”.

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Updated: Oct 17, 2023