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Studying user requirements for satellite navigation network

As the first stage in its plans to develop a global satellite navigation and positioning network (GNSS) aimed at meeting civilian needs cost-effectively, the European Commission is developing the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS) which will augment the existing US and Russian military-developed GPS and Glonass systems. The present invitation to tender concerns a study to monitor the performance of the EGNOS signal in terms of its accuracy, integrity, availability and reliability.

Three activities are required from the contractor:
- Identification of current and potential users, their requirements, and their geographical distribution;
- Development of a portable test system and monitoring the performance of the EGNOS signal;
- Mapping exercise, to compare the distribution of user requirements with the performance of the EGNOS signal across the different regions.

The contract will run for 12 months.
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