Category Archives: Galileo Receivers

Galileo Receivers

Jackson Labs Technologies, Inc. Delivers World’s First Galileo-Enabled Multi-GNSS Disciplined Oscillators (GNSDO™)

GPS-3500 Galileo-enabled Position, Navigation, Timing referenceA First-to-Market Galileo Update for Numerous JLT Products Allows Concurrent Operation of GPS/Glonass/BeiDou With the New Galileo Satellite Navigation System, Improving Performance and Reliability.

Jackson Labs Technologies, Inc, a designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge GNSS, timing and frequency equipment, today announced several new products with full support for the new and emerging Galileo Satellite Navigation System, as well as a free software retrofit to existing products adding Galileo functionality. Read more…

Google opens up GNSS pseudoranges

Google has announced that raw GNSS measurements will be available to apps in the Android N operating system, which will be released later this year. This means pseudoranges, dopplers and carrier phase will be obtainable from a phone or tablet computer.

The announcement came during Google’s I/O 2016, its three-day developer conference which was held May 18-20. The specific announcement occurs during a video summary of the conference, shown below.

“This is groundbreaking,” says Steve Malkos, a technical program manager at Google. “It is the first time in history that a mobile application will have access to Read more…

Qualcomm Technologies adds Galileo to product portfolio

Qualcomm SnapdragonIn a major boost for Galileo uptake in the location based services (LBS) market segment, the GSA announces that US-based Qalcomm Technologies, a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies, is adding support for Galileo across its Snapdragon processor and modern portfolios for smartphone, computing and automotive applications. The addition of Galileo to the company’s growing number of location-based applications and services will reduce time-to-first-fix, improve robustness and increase accuracy (particularly in challenging urban environments) ultimately providing the end user with an improved location performance. Read more…

GlobalTop unveils Mediatek Multi-GNSS module

FireFlyX1 by GlobalTopGlobalTop Technology has launched FireFly X1, the smallest Mediatek-based Multi-GNSS module in the world. With an ultra-compact size of 9.0 x 9.5 x 2.1 mm, it’s one of the smallest Multi-GNSS modules in the industry.

“Compact size and low-power consumption will be the key USP’s for the next generation of M2M Devices. After a comprehensive market study, we found that small size was one of the most important factors for companies when it came to GNSS module selection; other key factors included Read more…

QinetiQ develops GNSS receiver for Galileo PRS

QinetiQ has announced a major breakthrough in developing a robust navigation receiver which will support the new global navigation satellite system (GNSS) Galileo, and particularly the secured Public Regulated Service (PRS) which could become of great use to the shipping and ports sector.

QinetiQ’s new high-performance, next-generation GNSS receiver is multi‑constellation and multi‑frequency, and is designed to process encrypted signals from the Galileo PRS service as well as open services such as GPS. Read more…

UTC adjusted by leap second addition

The Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time standard, based on atomic clocks, is widely used for international timekeeping and as the reference for time in most countries. UTC is the basis of legal time for most of the world.

UTC must be adjusted at irregular intervals to maintain its correlation to mean solar time due to irregularities in the Earth’s rotation. These adjustments, called leap seconds, are pre-determined. Read more…

First position fix with Galileo satellite-5

Galileo’s fifth satellite (FOC), recently recovered from the wrong orbit, has been combined with three predecessors (IOV) to provide its first position fix.

Galileo fix using fifth satellite

Galileo fix using fifth satellite

Test receivers at ESA’s technical centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, and at the Galileo In-Orbit Test station at Redu in Belgium received the signals at 12:48 GMT on 9 December from the quartet of satellites and fixed their horizontal positions to better than 2 m. This achievement is particularly significant because the fifth satellite is the first of a new design of 22 Galileos set to be launched over the next few years. Read more…

Galileo signal tracked by Rockwell Collins S-SDR receiver

Rockwell Collins, a pioneer in the development of commercial and military navigation technology over the past 35 years, has successfully received and tracked a Galileo satellite signal using a prototype Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver designed for secure military use.

“This milestone reinforces our belief that Rockwell Collins is uniquely positioned to produce a navigation receiver that will meet global needs,” said John Borghese, vice president of the Advanced Technology Center for Rockwell Collins. Read more…