GNSS Providers Working Group to Discuss Compatibility, Interoperability

Munich Residenz in Germany, site of the ICG meeting.

The International Committee on GNSS (ICG) working group on compatibility and interoperability will meet March 2 and 3 at “der Residenz” in Munich, Germany.

The meeting, which takes place immediately before the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2009, follows on the most recent gathering of the full ICG and Providers Forum in Pasadena, California, last month. (Presentations from that meeting can be found here.) The Munich discussions will focus on compatibility and interoperability issues and system/service characteristics, such as current and planned signals, system time and geodetic reference frame standards, performance standards and actual system performance, service provision policies, and deployment and operation timetables.

The International Committee on GNSS (ICG) working group on compatibility and interoperability will meet March 2 and 3 at “der Residenz” in Munich, Germany.

The meeting, which takes place immediately before the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2009, follows on the most recent gathering of the full ICG and Providers Forum in Pasadena, California, last month. (Presentations from that meeting can be found here.) The Munich discussions will focus on compatibility and interoperability issues and system/service characteristics, such as current and planned signals, system time and geodetic reference frame standards, performance standards and actual system performance, service provision policies, and deployment and operation timetables.

In addition to reports from system providers, representatives of the receiver industry, academia, and user organizations have been invited to give brief summaries of their application sectors and associated perspectives on the importance of GNSS signal and service interoperability.

The working group’s co-chairs, Sergey Revnivykh of the Russian Space Agency, and David Turner of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Space & Advanced Technology, will facilitate a dialog between providers and industry/application expert.

The result deliberations will be used to guide the ongoing work of the ICG to encourage compatibility and interoperability among all current and future GNSS providers.

A registration form and draft agenda will be posted on the ICG website: <www.oosa.unvienna.org/oosa/en/SAP/gnss/icg.html>. Further information may be obtained from the co-chairs: <sergey.revnivykh@mcc.rsa.ru> and <TurnerDA@state.gov>.

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