Held in a hybrid mode, the Galileo HAS Days was an opportunity for stakeholders, application developers, and international experts to receive an update on the status, performance, and evolution plans of this new groundbreaking service, which operational since January 2023. It was also the opportunity to receive feedbacks from the key pioneers using the added value of the high accuracy positioning from space (Beyond Gravity) to transportation (Anavs), agriculture (Hemisphere) to surveying and mapping (EOS Positioning) and location-based applications (Google).
The event served as a platform where participants exchanged technical knowledge and views on the market opportunities HAS brings as well as the challenges various industries are facing.
Attendees could take part in a series of live demos to experience firsthand the added value of Galileo HAS.
In addition, participants could visit the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) premises, the single interface between the Galileo system and the users. The GSC is a centre of expertise, knowledge sharing, custom performance assessment, information dissemination, and support to the provision of value-added services enabled by the Galileo services. For the particular case of Galileo HAS, the GSC hosts the High Accuracy Data Generator (HADG), which computes the HAS orbit and clock corrections as well as the signal biases which are broadcast through the Galileo constellation and over the internet.
“The workshop provided an excellent opportunity to reflect on our service performance and share our ambitious roadmap for the future. The strong attendance demonstrates the significant interest and appreciation for our user-centered approach. It highlights our commitment to bringing our services closer to those who rely on them,” stated Javier de Blas, Galileo High Accuracy and Commercial Authentication Services Manager at EUSPA.
The added value of Galileo HAS
The new ground-breaking service of the EU’s positioning system offers users an unprecedented level of horizontal accuracy down to 25cm over most parts of the globe in nominal conditions. It is transmitted directly via the Galileo signal in space (E6-B) and through the internet. With HAS, Galileo becomes the first constellation worldwide able to provide a high-accuracy service globally and directly through the Signal in Space.
"Emerging technologies such as real time precise orbit determination, UAVs and autonomous vehicles require stringent levels of accuracy for better navigation and positioning experience." says Carmen Aguilera, Head of Section, Operational market development and Safety critical applications at EUSPA. Furthermore, an increased accuracy positioning feeds innovative applications in agriculture, geomatics, location based services and many other market segments.
The Galileo HAS will become a pillar for applications needing precise and reliable position information. This includes EU sectorial policies and also national policies by EU Member States.
The Galileo HAS is provided by the EU Agency for the Space Programme and was developed and tested together with the European Commission (DG DEFIS and the JRC) and the European Space Agency.
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