GMV, Tecnobit and Skydel announced last week that they are working to adapt Skydel’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) simulation solution to support the latest developments of the Galileo GNSS, synchronizing with the European efforts to bring a modern, highly-accurate and secure positioning system to the market. GMV, Tecnobit, and Skydel aim to provide corporations, universities, and research labs with a reliable, advanced simulation system that closely follows the latest Galileo capabilities.
“Together with our partners at Tecnobit, and taking advantage of SDX’s unique software-defined architecture, we are currently working to add Public Regulated Service (PRS) support to Skydel SDX”, says Manuel Toledo, head of GNSS Advanced User Segment Solutions Division at GMV.
PRS provides position and timing data for sensitive applications that require the highest level of service continuity. Skydel and GMV are also joining efforts on developing SDX’s capabilities for signal authentication with Galileo Commercial Service (CS) and Open Service (OS). The goal of such authentication is to increase the safety level of signals and to avert their falsification or fraud and is currently a unique feature that only the Galileo constellation can provide.
Skydel and GMV are also collaborating on projects that aim at providing signal simulation solutions for Galileo’s second generation (G2G). Galileo’s second-generation satellites are scheduled to be launched in 2025 and beyond.
“With Galileo’s Full Operational Capabilities approaching soon, we must focus on the system’s upcoming G2G services.”, said Pierre-Marie Le Véel, business development director at Skydel. “Skydel’s top priority for the European market is to provide simulation tools for the design of these next-generation GNSS devices.”
The partnership among the three companies is designed truly unite the unique strengths of each organization. While GMV brings its expert knowledge of both the European market and the Galileo system and Tecnobit brings its expertise as developer of cryptographic systems, Skydel adds its versatile and extensible GNSS simulator, resulting in a solid technical and commercial synergy for establishing an improved GNSS service offering for Europe, according to a press release.