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February 6, 2024

Intecs Fusing GNSS and Other Sensor Data for Train Localization

Hardware and software developer Intecs is creating a multi-sensor, GNSS-based platform for obtaining absolute position of trains on rail lines. The system incorporates cameras that read QR codes installed in the area adjacent to the track. The system includes a robust, software-based, data fusion engine that combines GNSS and visual data to determine train position. 

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By Peter Gutierrez
January 26, 2024

Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2024: Exploring New Orbits and Synergies in GNSS

The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit, set to take place from March 20 to 22, 2024, has announced “GNSS Meets Friends in New Orbits – Potentials and Synergies!” as its theme. This event, which will be held both on-site and as a hybrid conference, is poised to delve into the evolving landscape of satellite navigation and its integration with other space-based technologies. Registration information for the in-person or virtual tracks can be found on the conference website.

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January 18, 2024

ESA: LEO PNT A Game Changer

Speaking at the 2024 ESA Director General’s Annual Press Briefing in Paris, the agency’s Director of Navigation Javier Benedicto provided an update on ESA satellite navigation activities. About the LEO PNT (Low Earth Orbit, Positioning, Navigation and Timing) program, he said, “We have completed the procurement process for this, one of our flagship programs, approved by the [ESA] ministerial conference in November 2022.

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By Peter Gutierrez
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September 18, 2023

GMV Building Galileo Second Generation Ground Segment

GMV is currently developing the ground control segment for the in-orbit validation (IOV) system for Galileo Second Generation satellites (G2G), under a contract signed recently with the European Space Agency (ESA). The contract exceeds €200 million in value, making a total of more than €500 million in contracts signed by GMV for work on the Galileo program since 2018.

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By Peter Gutierrez
August 30, 2023

Galileo Implements I/NAV Improvements

As of August, 2023, operational Galileo GNSS satellites, with some exceptions, have been updated and are now transmitting an improved I/NAV message. Users will see an enhancement in the Galileo E1 Open Service (OS) performance in terms of robustness and a significant reduction in time to first fix in challenging environments, with both unassisted and assisted GNSS. Backward compatibility is assured, with no impact on legacy receivers and low complexity implementation within OS receivers.

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By Peter Gutierrez
July 16, 2023

EUSPA Testing HAS for Drone Navigation

The European Agency for the Space Program (EUSPA) is moving forward with its rollout of the free Galileo high accuracy service (HAS). Speaking at the recent HAS Days event in Spain, EUSPA’s Carmen Aguilera said, “Galileo HAS is user driven, as is the case for all European space programs. Our goal is to make sure that the services we are delivering are tailored to meet the needs of the users and the industries that will employ them in their businesses.”

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By Peter Gutierrez
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