ESA Navigation Development Facilities supports new projects

Radio Navigation Laboratory
Radio Navigation Laboratory

ESA, through its Radio Navigation Laboratory based at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands, offers a number of tools and facilities to external projects to support the development of applications for the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) and Galileo.

The Radio Navigation Laboratory is a general test and simulation facility. It supports the main ESA navigation projects; namely Galileo and EGNOS. It routinely monitors Signal-in-Space health and performance for satellite navigation systems such as GPS, Glonass and EGNOS. It hosts a wide variety of hardware and software assets; most of them developed under ESA contracts. The use of those assets, i.e. allows for the support of a detailed characterization of receivers to be used in actual applications.

Costs for using the facilities are limited to the manpower required to support the use of the tools.

Last update: 31 August 2011

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