Orolia selected to deliver next-gen Galileo GNSS simulator
The European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA) have chosen Orolia to provide the basic GNSS simulation mechanism for Galileo Second Generation (G2G) RF Constellation Simulator (G2G RFCS).
As Galileo’s first launched satellites complete their theoretical lifespan, the G2G initiative includes preparing a future generation of Galileo’s global infrastructure, from satellites to terrestrial segments, to maintain current services, and to provide improved performance and mandatory navigation. (RNP) for all users.
In this context, Orolia has been selected to participate in the G2G RFCS activity, which will support the requirements for the evolution of G2G signals.
The main goal of the G2G RFCS initiative is to design, develop, manufacture and test an improved radio frequency constellation simulator dedicated to Galileo’s engineering and experiments. This simulation technology will allow scientists and industries to test, demonstrate and validate the future configuration of G2G.
To meet these requirements, Orolia will provide the core GNSS simulation engine, based on its Skydel software technology, within a custom hardware configuration to simulate all Galileo signals, including Open Service (OS) and Public Regulated Service (PRS). ). Orolia’s GNSS simulators offer the high level of performance and flexibility needed to configure this new test infrastructure in a software-defined solution.
“With this project, Orolia demonstrates the exceptional flexibility of the Skydel platform to meet the critical requirements of the application and to serve as the main engine for designing the next generation of GNSS signals,” said Orolia CEO Jean-Yves Courtois. “We are very proud to work with ESA, GMV and Tecnobit to help develop the next generation of the European constellation Galileo.”