European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency Linking space to user needs http://www.40diasenlacama.com/ en Fri, 29 Jan 2021 18:28:24 +0100 Mon, 01 Feb 2021 12:26:18 +0100 Galileo Workshop 2021: All you need to know about the performance of Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/galileo-workshop-2021-all-you-need-know-about-performance-europe-global-navigation <p><strong>The Galileo Performance Workshop 2021 led by the European <dfn title="Global Navigation Satellite System">GNSS</dfn> Agency will offer an in-depth analysis of the performance of Galileo and how it is evaluated for users.</strong></p> <p>Satellite positioning has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) provide a multitude of services enabling applications in a broad spectrum of sectors ranging from aviation to maritime, to agriculture and location-based services. GNSS data are used by businesses, start-ups, and public bodies as well as by a wide range of innovative projects in order to bring added value to their endeavours. According to the <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/system/files/reports/market_report_issue_6_v2.pdf" target="_blank">2019 GSA GNSS Market Report</a>, the GNSS downstream market revenues from both devices and services, will grow from €150 bln in 2019 to €325 bln in 2029. By 2029, added-value service revenues will account for €166 bln, more than half of the total global GNSS revenues. With such economic impact, the need for monitoring the performance of GNSS is a critical part of the service delivery.</p> <p>The GSA has established the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk8t74O-IVc&feature=emb_title&ab_channel=EuropeanGNSSAgency" target="_blank">Galileo Reference Centre (GRC)</a> with a primary mission of providing independent means to monitor and evaluate the performance of the Galileo services and the quality of the signals in space. The GRC is the European hub for such activities, integrating contributions from European national entities, such as research centres, timing laboratories, and national space agencies with its own functionality.</p> <p>The performance is measured by so-called Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), the computation of which depends on GNSS data measurements and derived reference products (e.g. precise orbits, satellites clock corrections). It can be based on publicly available data and products, which are available with various levels of quality, reliability and latency. To be able to compare results obtained by independent sources, it is important to have a common understanding, guidelines for monitoring and a sound assessment methodology.?</p> <p>This online webinar organised by the GSA on <strong>March 3rd</strong> at <strong>14:00</strong> CET will give you the opportunity to better understand how the performance of Galileo services is crucial for the service provision for every user application. There will be a particular focus on:</p> <ul> <li>the Galileo programme needs for performance monitoring?</li> <li>the Galileo services as defined in the Service Definition Document (<dfn title="Service Definition Document ">SDD</dfn>)</li> <li>the Minimum Performance Levels (MPLs)</li> <li>Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which are quantifiable measures used to evaluate the performance</li> <li>publicly available data, products and tools that can be used for GNSS monitoring</li> <li>a set of monitoring and assessment guidelines for the implementation of a solution able to monitor the Galileo system performance based on publicly available data, products, and tools.?</li> </ul> <p>The workshop will gather GSA and Member States representatives and is open to anyone interested in GNSS.</p> <p>For your information, the presentations delivered during the Galileo service status session during the EU Space Week can be found <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/european-space-expo/eu-space-week-2020" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>Registrations are now <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/webinars" target="_blank">open</a>.</p> <div><em><strong>Media note: </strong>This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com" target="_blank">http://www.40diasenlacama.com</a></span>)</em>.</div> 01 February 2021 European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency Entrepreneurship Day to showcase the most innovative Galileo-based solutions http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/entrepreneurship-day-showcase-most-innovative-galileo-based-solutions <p><strong>The European <dfn title="Global Navigation Satellite System">GNSS</dfn> Agency (<dfn title="European GNSS Agency">GSA</dfn>) is hosting a virtual Entrepreneurship Day on 2 March to showcase the most innovative Galileo-based solutions delivering cutting-edge services across a range of application areas. At the event, the finalists of MyGalileoSolution and MyGalileoDrone competitions will pitch in front of investors and venture capitalists, demonstrating novel drone solutions, enhanced human and Internet of Things ideas and innovative mobile applications. Interested in inspirational start-up pitches? Register <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/entrepreneurship-day" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p> <p>GNSS is driving innovation and supporting new and disruptive technologies in a wide range of sectors. Start-ups have been particularly enthusiastic in embracing the potential offered by the EU Space Programme to develop new applications and services, as can be seen from the entries in the #MyGalileoDrone and #MyGalileoSolution competitions, organised by the GSA.</p> <h3>Space for EU priorities</h3> <p>Entrepreneurship Day will present some of the most innovative projects from these competitions. The half-day event, which will take place online, will bring together investors, accelerators, the start-up community, tech influencers, GNSS innovators and everybody interested in space to hear from around 80 EU start-ups about how their Galileo-based innovations, developed with support from the GSA, are meeting important societal challenges and supporting the EU strategic agenda.?</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Read this:</strong> <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/next-generation-eu-space-apps-pitching-eusw-investors-forum" target="_blank">Next generation EU Space apps pitching at EUSW Investors Forum</a></p> <p>In particular, <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/mygalileodrone-selected-teams-phase-1" target="_blank">teams from MyGalileoDrone</a> selected to participate include solutions that support EU priorities like the European Green Deal, Europe’s digital strategy, resilience and recovery, and promoting the European way of life. The <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/mygalileosolution-selected-teams-track-1-and-2" target="_blank">MyGalileoSolution ideas</a> also address strategic challenges, such as crisis and emergency response, smart transport, digitalisation and cybersecurity.</p> <h3>Competition winners to be announced</h3> <p>The event will culminate with the announcement of the winners of the MyGalileoDrone and MyGalileoSolution competitions. At the online awards ceremony, the six MyGalileoSolution finalists will receive awards ranging from EUR 15,000 to EUR 60,000, while the four MyGalileoDrone finalists will share a prize pot of EUR 230,000, with prizes ranging from EUR 30,000 to EUR 100,000.</p> <p>Make sure to attend, to get inspiration from the worthy winners and from the other participating start-ups, and learn which MyGalileo start-up is most highly rated by the investor network.? If you are interested in space and want to learn how space-based innovations are responding to current and future challenges, then Entrepreneurship Day is a not-to-be-missed event. For more information, click <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/entrepreneurship-day" target="_blank">here</a>.?</p> <p><em><strong>Media note: </strong>This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com" target="_blank">http://www.40diasenlacama.com</a></span>)</em>.</p> 27 January 2021 European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency Happy birthday Galileo Search And Rescue (SAR) Return Link Service! http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/happy-birthday-galileo-search-and-rescue-sar-return-link-service <p><strong>A year after declared operational, the Galileo Return Link Service has been exceeding the performance levels committed in the SAR/Galileo Service Definition Document. With the recent upgrade in its European ground facilities, Galileo SAR is leading the way as an important component of the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme.</strong></p> <p>A year ago, the Galileo Return Link Service (RLS), a unique feature of Galileo Search & Rescue service was declared operational. The service is enabling people in distress to receive an automatic acknowledgement that their location has been determined and that help is on the way. With the activation of beacon capable of receiving Galileo RLS, the people in need of help will see a blue light blinking on top indicating the confirmation message. So far, Galileo is the only <dfn title="Global Navigation Satellite System">GNSS</dfn> to offer such service to end users.?</p> <h3>Exceeding performance targets??</h3> <p>The end-to-end Return Link Message delivery is expected to take about 15 minutes.</p> <p>The continuous monitoring of the Galileo SAR and the Return Link Service confirmed that the Service has been available 99.99% of the time, and that the Galileo RLS system took an average of 0.61 minutes (37 seconds) to deliver the automatic acknowledgement to the activated beacons as observed by the Galileo Reference Beacons (see Figure). Both performance parameters are significantly better than their target values of 95% and 15 minutes respectively. More information about performance and target can be found in the <a href="https://www.gsc-europa.eu/sites/default/files/sites/all/files/Galileo-SAR-SDD.pdf" target="_blank">SAR Service Definition Document (SAR SDD)</a> and the <a href="https://www.gsc-europa.eu/electronic-library/galileo-service-performance-reports" target="_blank">Quarterly Performance Reports</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/default/files/1_0_2.png" width="500" height="289" /></p> <h3>RLS beacons steadily finding their way to the market?</h3> <p>Upon the RLS operational declaration, different beacon manufacturers worldwide are integrating the Galileo RLS technology to newly produced devices and many of them are already in testing phase. Earlier in December, <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/second-generation-beacon-galileoegnos-egnss-search-and-rescue-applications" target="_blank">H2020 funded Helios Project</a>?launched the first Galileo-enabled PLB featuring the Return Link Service in 18 European countries. The consortium led by Orolia Maritime seeks to commercialize not only PLBs but also ELTs and EPIRBs to improve the search and rescue activities in the air, at sea and on land.?</p> <p>The Galileo Return Link Service increases survival rates by giving an important psychological boost to people in distress. Experts of Cospas-Sarsat estimated that the international SAR system, with the contribution of the Galileo Search and Rescue service, saves more than 2000 lives a year.?</p> <p><em><strong>Media note: </strong>This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (<dfn title="European GNSS Agency">GSA</dfn>) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com" target="_blank">http://www.40diasenlacama.com</a></span>)</em>.</p> 25 January 2021 European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency Prague starts testing GNSS solution to improve road transport http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/prague-starts-testing-gnss-solution-improve-road-transport <p><strong>As cities strive to make their transport systems more efficient and user-friendly, they are increasingly turning to <dfn title="Global Navigation Satellite System">GNSS</dfn>-based solutions. The Czech capital Prague, which has already leveraged GNSS to <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/galileo-enabled-receivers-soon-prague-tramways" target="_blank">modernise its tram fleet</a>, is now turning to a Galileo-enabled solution to improve drivers’ experience in the city’s road tunnels.</strong></p> <p>Drivers using the tunnels on Prague’s Ring Road can’t have failed to notice that satnav does not work in a large section of the tunnels, as they receive the message ‘GPS Signal Lost’. This is not usually a problem in classic tunnels with only one entrance and one exit, but in more complex tunnel systems drivers can get confused.?</p> <h3>Forward-looking solutions</h3> <p>To deal with this issue, the Prague Technical Road Administration (TSK) commissioned a study into possible solutions to navigation signal loss in tunnels. Based on the findings of this study, a GNSS signal retransmission solution using Galileo is now being tested in the Bubene? Tunnel, part of the city’s Blanka Tunnel Complex.</p> <p>“GNSS is an important tool for any forward-looking city looking at modernizing its transport systems and making them better adapted to the needs of urban dwellers,” said <dfn title="European GNSS Agency">GSA</dfn> Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa. “By supporting solutions ranging from mobility as a service to parking support and passenger information systems, GNSS is helping to build the urban transport systems of the future,” he said.?</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Watch this:</strong> <a href="https://youtu.be/tX5-AYgxFSM" target="_blank">European GNSS for Smart Mobility</a></p> <p>The first stage of Bubene? Tunnel project will see repeaters installed at three locations in the tunnel. The GNSS signal will be routed from an antenna above ground to the repeaters in the tunnel via a short cable line. Although initially the entire tunnel will not be covered by the signal, the retransmission between the individual stations will nevertheless increase the accuracy of the navigation solution, increasing driver comfort. This pilot project will verify the functionality, performance and coverage of the transmitted signal in the tunnel.</p> <h3>Interesting technical challenge</h3> <p>"This is great news for all drivers, they will no longer have to hesitate about which tunnel exit to use, and which direction to take at the next junction if the navigation signal has not yet been recovered. TSK has started testing three GNSS repeaters in the Bubene? Tunnel, which can transmit the signal of all available navigation systems and thus ensure functional navigation in the first parts of the Blanka tunnel complex,” said Adam Scheinherr, Prague’s Deputy Mayor for Transport.</p> <p>“This is also an interesting technical challenge. We need to install an antenna on the surface above the tunnel that receives the GNSS signal from the satellites, which we transfer to the equipment in the tunnel, located at exactly the same place as the antenna on the surface,” Scheinherr said.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Read this:</strong> <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/system/files/documents/road_gnss.pdf" target="_blank">EGNOS and Galileo for ITS and road transport</a></p> <p>Once the functionality is tested, a decision will be reached on whether to extend the technology to the entire Blanka Tunnel and to other tunnels in Prague. The advantage of this system is that it allows operation of standard on-board navigation equipment or mobile phones, which makes the solution more versatile and accessible for all users.</p> <p>?</p> <p>Prague is one of many EU cities that is turning to GNSS to upgrade its transport system. The city of Madrid has also using GNSS-based intelligent transport solutions to improve <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/emt-madrid-announces-readiness-galileo-all-metropolitan-bus-fleet" target="_blank">user experience on the city’s buses</a>. By enabling intelligent transport solutions of this kind, GNSS is supporting Europe’s cities in their efforts to become smarter and more sustainable, thereby contributing to EU’s priorities for a greener, more digital Europe.</p> <p><em><strong>Media note: </strong>This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com" target="_blank">http://www.40diasenlacama.com</a></span>)</em>.</p> 21 January 2021 European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency Space synergies key for EUSPA http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/space-synergies-key-euspa <p><strong>One of the main motivations behind the creation of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (<dfn title="European Union Space Programme Agency">EUSPA</dfn>) is to generate synergies between the different components of the EU Space Programme, particularly navigation, Earth observation and secure communications, according to European <dfn title="Global Navigation Satellite System">GNSS</dfn> Agency (<dfn title="European GNSS Agency">GSA</dfn>) Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa.</strong></p> <p>In his keynote address at a session on ‘Space data and downstream applications’ at the 13th European Space Conference on 12 January, da Costa noted that EUSPA is an opportunity for the EU Space Programme and for Europe as a whole, as it will enable the creation of synergies between navigation (<dfn title="European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service">EGNOS</dfn> and Galileo), earth observation (Copernicus) and telecommunications (<dfn title="Governmental Satellite Communications">GOVSATCOM</dfn>).</p> <p>EUSPA will maximise its contribution to the EU Space Programme being the organisation that puts European Union space assets at the service of its citizens, he said. This was something that was also underlined by other participants in this session.?</p> <p>Da Costa noted for example the potential for synergies between navigation and Earth observation in transport and agriculture. “By bringing navigation and earth observation together we can bring transport one step ahead, and do the same in agriculture, thereby making a big contribution to the Green Deal,” he said.</p> <h3>Aligned with EU priorities</h3> <p>The EU Space Programme is instrumental for the EU′s key policy areas – be it the Green Deal, Digitisation or contributing to a greener and stronger economy in Europe in general. “We are very closely aligned with the priorities of the EU. For instance, Galileo and EGNOS already make an important contribution to a greener environmental footprint,” da Costa said, citing the example of precision agriculture, where an increased number of tractors equipped with EGNOS and Galileo are helping to improve environmental performance in the sector.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Read this: </strong><a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/users-benefitting-galileo-accuracy-latest-javad-receivers" target="_blank">Users benefitting from Galileo accuracy in latest Javad receivers</a></p> <p>Da Costa concluded: “EUSPA will not just be a bigger GSA. It is a new agency that will benefit from the GSA’s experience and will work closely with its partners in the European Commission, the European Space Agency and in industry.”</p> <h3>Pandemic response</h3> <p>Due to the COVID pandemic, this year’s Space Conference took place online and the pandemic was very much in focus. Asked about the GSA’s response, da Costa said that the Agency had taken action to ensure the safe and secure continuity of operations for Galileo and EGNOS and to support SMEs and start-ups, making sure that the flow of funding to support innovation continued.?</p> <p>Moreover, concrete initiatives like the Galileo Green Lane app, implemented jointly with the European Commission, eased the management of traffic congestion at EU borders during the crisis and helped to mitigate its impacts and keep critical goods flowing. “We will have to come back from the crisis with an economy that is more resilient, more robust and greener. The space programme will have a very significant role to play in this,” da Costa said, adding that space technologies are important for the economy, as they add value in practically all sectors.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>And this:</strong> <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/gsa-launches-call-venture-capitalists" target="_blank">GSA launches call for Venture Capitalists</a></p> <p>Da Costa also spoke amongst others with Thomas Dermine, Belgian State Secretary for Economic Recovery and Strategic Investments, in a session on “Enhancement of European Space Asset Cyber Resilience’’. Underlining the operational experience gained by the GSA for EGNOS and Galileo, da Costa stressed that security of the space assets is essential for the development of the EU Space Programme and that, as an EU agency in the forefront of the implementation of the EU Space Programme, the GSA was already concretely following the EU rules in this regard. “Cybersecurity is complex and requires monitoring 24/7. This is what we are doing with the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre,” he said.</p> <h3>EGNSS for energy</h3> <p>At a session on ‘Space for Energy, and Clean Energy for Space,’ GSA Head of Market Development Fiammetta Diani spoke about the role of Galileo in the energy sector, touching on areas such as the synchronisation of energy networks and the importance of accuracy and robustness in smart grids that help distributing more and more energy from renewable sources. Diani also stressed the importance of synergies between EGNSS and Copernicus in the energy sector, to improve the site selection, construction, operation and maintenance of wind farms, for example.</p> <p>“EUSPA will further foster the use of space technologies for the energy sector, for example by offering innovation opportunities for start-ups, implementing new business models for this fast changing domain, and creating Galileo-Copernicus solutions to increase renewable energy production and distribution, as an important contribution to the European Green Deal,” she said.</p> <p><em><strong>Media note: </strong>This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com" target="_blank">http://www.40diasenlacama.com</a></span>)</em>.</p> 18 January 2021 European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency New EC service monitors ionosphere for GNSS users http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/new-ec-service-monitors-ionosphere-gnss-users-0 <p><strong>Ionospheric effects can be a major source of disruption to <dfn title="Global Navigation Satellite System">GNSS</dfn> signals, so it is important to be able to predict and compensate for these disturbances. With this in mind, the European Commission-funded Galileo Ionosphere Prediction Service (IPS) monitors ionospheric activity and informs GNSS users in good time of an upcoming event that could disrupt GNSS signals and applications.</strong></p> <p>The IPS monitors and forecasts solar and ionospheric activity and predicts its effect on GNSS signals and on the final performance of user applications. The Service makes it possible to anticipate any degradation of performance, allowing operators to put in place mitigation measures in good time.</p> <p>The IPS predictions are delivered for ionosphere-related parameters and GNSS performance at both the European and global level. Delivered in three time scales (nowcast, 30 minutes and 24 hours ahead), the alerts are sent to registered users when the IPS predictions exceed thresholds that have been-pre-defined by the user.</p> <h3>User benefits</h3> <p>The IPS will benefit all users of GNSS signals whose operations can be seriously disrupted by insufficient GNSS performance, in particular the aviation industry, where GNSS performance is important for safety.</p> <p>In addition, institutional actors interested in operational space weather can reuse the IPS prediction products, compare them with their own predictions, or feed the additional observation and prediction data into their own algorithms to improve the reliability of the forecast. Other users that stand to benefit include electricity and energy grids and professional users such as construction and civil engineering businesses that require stable precise positioning accuracy for their operations.</p> <p>The prototype has been developed and funded by Horizon 2020, involving a team of engineers and scientists from across Europe, with the support of the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy.</p> <p>The prototype is now operated by the Joint Research Center, Ispra, where tests and validation campaigns will continue and new products will be developed and added to the product portfolio.</p> <p>To access the portal, click <a href="https://ionospheric-prediction.jrc.ec.europa.eu/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <h3>Ionosphere Prediction Service Products</h3> <p>The IPS generates more than 160 different products in three areas:</p> <p><strong>Solar physics</strong></p> <ul> <li>Automatic detection of solar active regions and evaluation of flare occurrence probability.</li> <li>Nowcasting and forecasting of flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs).</li> <li>Measurements of solar energetic particles (<dfn title="Support Equipment Plan">SEP</dfn>) and galactic cosmic rays (GCR).</li> </ul> <p><strong>Ionosphere</strong></p> <ul> <li>Total electron content (<dfn title="Total Electron Content">TEC</dfn>) and scintillation nowcast, short-term and long-term forecast mapping tools on global and/or regional scale.</li> </ul> <p><strong>GNSS performance</strong></p> <ul> <li>Nowcasting and forecasting of GNSS tracking errors, loss of signal lock and expected levels of positioning errors.</li> <li>Detection of travelling ionospheric disturbances (TIDs).</li> </ul> <p>For more details, please contact the <a href="https://helpdesk.gsc-europa.eu/servicedesk/customer/portal/2/user/login?destination=portal%2F2" target="_blank">Galileo Help Desk</a>. Moreover, if you wish to receive NAGUs and notifications about new Galileo publications, please <a href="https://www.gsc-europa.eu/user/register" target="_blank">register</a> on the GSC web portal and subscribe to our Newsletters.</p> <p><em><strong>Media note: </strong>This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (<dfn title="European GNSS Agency">GSA</dfn>) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com" target="_blank">http://www.40diasenlacama.com</a></span>)</em>.</p> 14 January 2021 European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency Updated Galileo OS SIS ICD now available http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/updated-galileo-os-sis-icd-now-available <p><strong>We are pleased to announce the release of the new Galileo Open Service Signal in Space Interface Control Document (<dfn title="Open Service ">OS</dfn> <dfn title="Signal-in-Space">SIS</dfn> <dfn title="Interface Control Document">ICD</dfn> v2.0). This second issue of the document is available for download in the <a href="https://www.gsc-europa.eu/electronic-library/programme-reference-documents" target="_blank">Programme Reference Documents</a> section of the European <dfn title="Global Navigation Satellite System">GNSS</dfn> Service Centre (GSC) web portal.</strong></p> <p>The <dfn title="Open Service">OS</dfn> <dfn title="Signal In Space">SIS</dfn> ICD is geared towards Galileo receiver manufacturers and it specifies the interface between the Galileo Space Segment and the Galileo User Segment.</p> <h3>What’s new?</h3> <p>This new issue of the OS SIS ICD introduces major updates for all Galileo Open Service users. In particular, three new features are introduced to the I/<dfn title="NAVigation sub-system">NAV</dfn> message transmitted on the Galileo E1-B signal component:</p> <ul> <li>Reduced Clock and Ephemeris Data (RedCED);</li> <li>Reed-Solomon Outer Forward Error Correction Data (FEC2); and</li> <li>Secondary Synchronization Pattern (SSP).</li> </ul> <p>These new features represent a major evolution of the Galileo Open Service signals, which will provide all users with a more robust and faster retrieval of the Clock and Ephemeris Data, particularly for users in challenging environments, while at the same time allowing for a faster reconstruction of the Galileo System Time (GST).?</p> <p>This will result in a faster Time to First Fix for users whose receivers are able to exploit the new solutions. The new solutions are fully backward compatible, as they take advantage of parts of the I/NAV message previously marked as spare or reserved. This means that there will be no impact on legacy users and receivers that do not process these spare/reserved fields.</p> <h3>Advance preparation</h3> <p>Although these modified signals are not yet being broadcast by the Galileo satellites, this document will allow receiver manufacturers to prepare in advance. The Galileo Programme intends to support receiver manufacturers with the implementation of the new I/NAV capabilities, including by means of dedicated testing campaigns to be carried out in 2021-2022. The Galileo system is set to begin transmitting the new I/NAV capabilities by 2023.</p> <p>The <dfn title="European GNSS Agency">GSA</dfn> will communicate with users through the usual channels about these possibilities in due time.? For more details, please contact the Galileo <a href="https://helpdesk.gsc-europa.eu/servicedesk/customer/portal/2/user/login?destination=portal%2F2" target="_blank">Help Desk</a>. Moreover, if you wish to receive NAGUs and notifications about new Galileo publications, please <a href="https://www.gsc-europa.eu/user/register" target="_blank">register</a> on the GSC web portal and subscribe to our Newsletters.</p> <p><em><strong>Media note: </strong>This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com" target="_blank">http://www.40diasenlacama.com</a></span>)</em>.</p> 12 January 2021 European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency Users benefitting from Galileo accuracy in latest Javad receivers http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/users-benefitting-galileo-accuracy-latest-javad-receivers <p><strong>Users in the surveying community, among others, are benefiting from Galileo accuracy in the latest <dfn title="Global Navigation Satellite System">GNSS</dfn> receivers from Javad, which are able to track all available Galileo signals. Thanks to the increased resistance to multipath and advanced signal design, Galileo capability makes the receivers particularly suitable for work in challenging environments.</strong></p> <p>Javad receivers have been Galileo-enabled since 2008, when the company’s receivers first tracked the Galileo E1/E5A signals. Since then, the receivers’ capabilities have expanded to add the Galileo E1/E5A, E5B/AltBoc and finally the E6 signals. The company’s 874-channel TRIUMPH 3 receiver, with new application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), benefits from the full range of Galileo signals, as does its TRIUMPH-LS Plus receiver.?</p> <h3>Leveraging Galileo to benefit users</h3> <p>The receivers use all Galileo signals in a multi-system, multi-frequency <dfn title="Real Time Kinematics">RTK</dfn> solution with four “super engines”. Each engine uses all signals from all satellites but with different parameters for different conditions. Galileo E5 AltBOC signals show the greatest multipath reduction compared to other signals and, when combined with Javad's multipath reduction (<dfn title="Mission Performance Requirements">MPR</dfn>) technique, this makes for an optimal solution.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Read this:</strong> <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/alstom-pioneers-use-galileo-help-measure-location-and-speed-trains" target="_blank">Alstom pioneers the use of Galileo to help measure the location and speed of trains</a></p> <p>“Ensuring that end users have the optimal service is our ultimate goal. This is why it is gratifying to see companies leveraging Galileo differentiators, such as reduced resistance to multipath, and combining these with their own techniques to deliver optimal service to their customers,” said Eduard Escalona, <dfn title="European GNSS Agency">GSA</dfn> Geomatics Market Development Innovation Officer.</p> <h3>HAS-enabled</h3> <p>Javad receivers also efficiently process Galileo signals for a fast and reliable Real Time Postprocessed Kinematics (RTPK) solution. RTPK is a recent innovation at Javad GNSS and combines the strengths of RTK and PPK into a system that can post-process RTK data and verify its results in parallel and in real time.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>And this:</strong> <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/precise-point-positioning-opens-new-possibilities-mass-market-applications" target="_blank">Precise Point Positioning opens up new possibilities for mass market applications</a></p> <p>In addition, Javad GNSS receivers benefit from the low level of orbit and clock errors of Galileo signals. As a result, there are minimal jumps in computed autonomous position, even under conditions with poor position dilution of precision (<dfn title="Position Dilution Of Precision">PDOP</dfn>). The JAVAD GNSS receivers are also designed to work with the Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS) and support will be announced after the final specifications of the HAS have been published.</p> <p><em><strong>Media note: </strong>This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com" target="_blank">http://www.40diasenlacama.com</a></span>)</em>.</p> 11 January 2021 European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency #MyGalileoSolution projects selected for acceleration http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/mygalileosolution-projects-selected-acceleration <p><strong>We have kept you waiting long enough! The projects selected for acceleration in Track 1 and Track 2 of the #MyGalileoSolution competition have been confirmed. The 30 Track 1 projects and the 20 selected for Track 2 were chosen from over 200 applications and will share the almost EUR 1.5-million prize pool.</strong></p> <p>To remind you – participants in this year’s #MyGalileoSolution were invited to choose between four innovation areas before submitting their ideas to either Track 1 or Track 2. The innovation areas support the European Union’s priorities and cover crisis and emergency response, smart transport for the Green Deal, solutions for the digital age, and cybersecurity.</p> <h3>Spotlight on Galileo differentiators</h3> <p>Projects submitted with solutions for the digital age include applications based on blockchain, in addition to ideas using augmented reality in many application areas ranging from gaming and tourism to real estate and agriculture. In general, the ideas submitted are poised to make very good use of Galileo differentiators, especially the Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (<dfn title="Open Service Navigation Message Authentication service">OS-NMA</dfn>) and the Galileo High Accuracy Service.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Read this:</strong> <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/geomatics-move-results" target="_blank">Geomatics on the Move: the results are in</a></p> <p>Ideas in the area of smart transport for the Green Deal include smart mobility solutions and applications to optimise public transport. Other selected projects propose new concepts for sustainable agriculture (vineyards, apiculture), carbon footprint monitoring solutions, and tracking applications for assets, humans and pets. Solutions based on drones and robotics were particularly popular.?</p> <h3>Expanding <dfn title="Global Navigation Satellite System">GNSS</dfn> community</h3> <p>There is a good geographical spread in this year’s competition, with applications selected from 22 countries, with France and Spain leading the pack with seven selected projects each, followed by Italy with four. We were also happy to see innovative applications from additional countries this year, including Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia and Cyprus. Most of the selected projects are start-ups or groups of students, along with a few established companies.?</p> <h3><a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/mygalileosolution-numbers" target="_blank">MyGalileoSolution in numbers</a></h3> <p>The vast majority of applicants this year applied to the <dfn title="European GNSS Agency">GSA</dfn> for the first time, which shows that we are expanding our GNSS community. What’s more, thanks to #MyGalileoSolution, four university spinoffs have been launched, creating business opportunities by translating research results into workable technologies that lead to market solutions.</p> <p>“All the applications in this year’s competition were high quality, which made the selection a long and challenging process,” said Justyna Redelkiewicz Musial, in charge of <dfn title="Location-based services">LBS</dfn> and <dfn title="Internet of Things">IoT</dfn> market development at the GSA. “All the selected teams have been participating in virtual progress calls? with their assigned mentors over the last few weeks, and they are excited to have the opportunity to realize their dream products with the support of the GSA,” she said.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>And this:</strong> <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/spanish-team-wins-farming-satellite-prize-2020" target="_blank">Spanish team wins Farming by Satellite Prize 2020</a></p> <p>The projects selected for <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/mygalileosolution-selected-teams-track-1-and-2" target="_blank">Track 1</a> will see their applications taken from idea to prototype. The idea is to develop a beta version of their applications or a prototype of their solutions, reaching at least 50% of functionality. Meanwhile, the projects selected for <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/mygalileosolution-selected-teams-track-1-and-2" target="_blank">Track 2</a> will see their applications advance from prototype to product. In this Track, the projects start with a beta version or a prototype of an application and develop a fully functioning solution ready for commercialisation</p> <p>#MyGalileoSolution is the biggest competition ever organized by the GSA, with a prize pool of almost EUR 1.5 million to be shared by the 50 teams, including six finalists, with awards ranging from EUR 15,000 to EUR 60,000. The six winners will be announced on 2 March 2021.</p> <p><em><strong>Media note: </strong>This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com" target="_blank">http://www.40diasenlacama.com</a></span>)</em>.</p> 06 January 2021 European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency End-of-year message from GSA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa http://www.40diasenlacama.com/newsroom/news/end-year-message-gsa-executive-director-rodrigo-da-costa <p>2020 has been a challenging year, yet thanks to the dedication of the <dfn title="European GNSS Agency">GSA</dfn> team and our cooperation with the European Commission, <dfn title="European Space Agency">ESA</dfn>, Member States, industry (upstream and downstream) and with our colleagues and stakeholders throughout Europe, we have managed to continue to deliver secure <dfn title="European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service">EGNOS</dfn> and Galileo services to an increasing number of users around the globe.</p> <p>The year started with the declaration of a key Galileo differentiator – the Return Link Service. The value of the service was demonstrated recently with the dramatic rescue of a French sailor when his solo round-the-world yacht race came to an end in rough seas.?</p> <p>Another early success was the entry into service of the EGNOS <dfn title="Geostationary Earth Orbit or INMARSAT Geostationary satellite">GEO</dfn>-3 payload, which will augment both <dfn title="Global Positioning System">GPS</dfn> and Galileo in the <dfn title="L1-GPS frequency (L1 = 1575,42 MHz)">L1</dfn> and L5 bands, provide additional satellite-based augmentation system service capabilities through a new <dfn title="Satellite Based Augmentation System">SBAS</dfn> channel on L5, and will deliver increased EGNOS service availability within and beyond the EU, supporting a growing number of users.</p> <p>However, by March it was already clear that the Coronavirus situation was not going to go away any time soon. As Europe entered lockdown, across all GSA sites we started to work on ensuring business continuity. With little advance notice, and leveraging on the agility and creativity of the whole team, we quickly moved almost all our activities on-line without significant disruption. Together with the European Commission we looked into <dfn title="Global Navigation Satellite System">GNSS</dfn>-based solutions to respond to the crisis, and developed an app to ease pressure at the EU’s internal borders. The “Galileo Green Lane” app proved to be very popular with border authorities and drivers and helped enable the efficient transit of critical goods, keeping EU borders open to freight at this critically important time.</p> <p>Throughout the year, we continued to work on a series of initiatives to boost innovation and support European entrepreneurs working on ideas and applications leveraging Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus, with a particular focus on synergies between the three. Engagement with the MyGalileoDrone, Geomatics on the Move, Farming by Satellite and MyGalileoSolution competitions has exceeded expectations. In October, we issued the third edition of our eagerly awaited <a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com/european-gnss/gnss-market/gnss-user-technology-report" target="_blank">GNSS User Technology Report</a>. Do make sure you have a read through it yourself over the Christmas break if you have not yet done so.</p> <p>Together we have put in place all the necessary measures to increase the resilience of operations at the Galileo and EGNOS operational centres in Europe and remote sites around the world. The success of this joint effort is measured by the quality of services delivered every day by EGNOS and Galileo. We have also deployed further system updates, in cooperation with ESA and industry, and have demonstrated the <dfn title="Galileo Security Monitoring Centre">GSMC</dfn> dual site operations with our new Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC) site in Spain.?</p> <p>As we progress towards full operational capability, we are working non-stop to make Galileo more robust, continuously learning from day-to-day operations and our experience from past events. The Galileo Search and Rescue ground facilities have also been upgraded. The latest upgrades carried out on SAR/Galileo Local User Terminals in Spain, Cyprus and Norway are helping the International COSPAS-SARSAT Programme transition towards <dfn title="Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue system">MEOSAR</dfn> completion, which ultimately translates into more lives being saved.</p> <p>All our events moved online, turning the physical restrictions imposed by Covid-19 into an opportunity to reach new user communities and go global, this was the case for example with the User Consultation Platform and our annual European Space Week online. The latter event, which was special to me since it was my first European Space Week as GSA Executive Director, was a great success with over 3000 participants from more than 100 countries.?</p> <p>Looking to the year ahead, the transformation of the GSA into the European Union Space Programme Agency (<dfn title="European Union Space Programme Agency">EUSPA</dfn>) will finally happen, with the new regulation expected to be formally adopted in early 2021. We will work together to overcome challenges and create opportunities, with a particular focus on exploiting the synergies between the different components of the programme.</p> <p>As this challenging year ends, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my team at the GSA for their dedication, hard work, commitment and the great spirit demonstrated throughout the year. I would also like to thank our partners at the European Commission, at the European Space Agency and in the Member States and industry for your support in achieving our shared goals. Finally, I would like to thank you, the EUSpace user community, for your ongoing trust and support. It is thanks to this support that the GSA is growing from strength to strength and is able to continue delivering on the promise of space for Europe and its citizens.</p> <p>Happy holidays to you all.</p> <p><em><strong>Media note: </strong>This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.40diasenlacama.com" target="_blank">http://www.40diasenlacama.com</a></span>)</em>.</p> 23 December 2020 European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency 欧美αv影院手机在线_让少妇爽到高潮视频_在线观看AV网站永久_图片视频小说综合网站