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Description of Topic GALILEO.2008.3.1.4, Professional Receivers

Funded under: FP7-TRANSPORT


Receivers and user terminals are a key part in the positioning, navigation and timing application value chain. In the next few years, the advent of new GNSSs providing new signals and satellites, the technological progress in the semiconductor industry and the availability of other non-GNSS positioning techniques, will significantly increase the user performances if receiver technology evolves accordingly.
The European Union has promoted research, development and innovation in satellite navigation receivers significantly in the last few years through the Framework Programmes. In particular, FP6 covered receiver development activities for the mass market, professional and safety-of-life communities. FP7 1st call receiver activities continued promoting receivers for the mass market community, focusing on the reduction of size, cost and power consumption. In the FP7 2nd call, the topic "Professional Receivers" is focusing on high performance receivers and advanced positioning technologies.
Typically, professional and scientific communities have been the target for high performance receivers, used in applications such as geodesy, civil engineering, agriculture and meteorology. However, the satellite navigation community is broadening and high performance positioning is also moving towards other sectors and technologies. Therefore, this topic expects to cover also advanced techniques for high performance positioning which may incorporate other sources such as inertial navigation, communication signals or other emerging technologies.
In addition, special emphasis shall be put on exploiting the full potential of the Galileo signals, where significant work has been already done but there is still plenty of scope for innovation. The full exploitation of BOC signals will be an important differentiator of next generation receivers and will be also crucial for the penetration of Galileo as soon as the new signals start yielding benefits for users.

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Record Number: 9643 / Last updated on: 2008-12-22
Category: SUPP
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