U-blox and Rohde & Schwarz have completed a simulation of the soon-to-be-deployed European Galileo satellite positioning system.
The test, carried out with the Rohde & Schwarz (Munich, Germany) SMBV100A vector signal generator and its GNSS simulation options, verified the u-blox proof-of-concept and the compatibility of u-blox (Thalwil, Switzerland) receiver technology with the Galileo transmission protocol.
The Galileo satellite system is the EU’s answer to the US NAVSTAR GPS satellite positioning system. It will provide a high-accuracy positioning system upon which European nations can rely, independent of foreign-based satellite navigation systems.
The cooperation with R&S is also being extended to the Russian GLONASS satellite system which is targeted to be fully operational with 24 satellites in 2012.
“Our close cooperation with R&S has proven to be a valuable and strategic asset, allowing us to develop advanced satellite receiver technology well before the actual satellites are available,” said Clemens Bürgi, VP Software Development at u-blox.