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Scientific Service Support based on GALILEO E5 Receivers

Objective

GALILEO will offer one dedicated signal which is superior to all other signals that are or will be available in space, namely the broadband signal E5. This signal as well as its sub-carriers E5a and E5b will feature an ultimately low range noise in the centimetre range as well as the lowest multipath error impact ever observed in the history of satellite navigation which can be in the range of a couple of centimetres in benign environments and is by far smaller than the multipath errors on all other signals in all other environments as well.

Up to now, much development efforts are put into dual- and multi-frequency GNSS receivers. The scientitifc community actually focuses on this type of device, because it is commonly believed that more than one frequency is needed to get rid of the ionospheric delay error. This, however, it not true. An E5 single-frequency system can also be used for precise positioning in the future leading the way to new and innovative processing strategies based up receiver which can be cheaper than multi-frequency systems.

The main motivation for the SX5 project proposal is: (1) The best-possible use of the E5 broadband signal for scientific applications. (2) The provision of full configuration flexibility of a receiver to scientists. (3) The implementation and validation of an application prototype and its demonstration to the scientific user community.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

FP7-GALILEO-2008-GSA-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Address
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 313 009
Administrative Contact
Torben Schueler (Dr.)

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 59 850
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rolf Dach (Dr.)
USTAV FYZIKY ATMOSFERY AV CR, v.v.i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 46 220
Address
Bocni Ii 1401
141 31 Praha 4
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Lastovicka (Prof.)
IFEN GESELLSCHAFT FUR SATELLITENNAVIGATION MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Alte Gruber Strasse 6
85586 Poing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juergen Pielmeier (Mr.)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 32 947
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Offiler (Mr.)
KONINKLIJKE STERRENWACHT VAN BELGIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 63 460
Address
Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carine Bruyninx (Dr.)