Galileo System Status and Updates

Jörg Hahn

Abstract: After the successful completion of the Galileo In-Orbit Validation Campaign and following the Launch of the first FOC satellites in 2014 the Galileo System is in constant evolution. Also in 2016 six additional satellites have been launched. The Ground Segment was under permanent upgrade to provide more of the planned functionalities. Last year the so called FOC1 System infrastructure has been deployed, qualified and made available for exploitation. This was a major achievement for the Programme. The presentation will provide an overview of the current state of deployment of the Ground Segment and a summary of the operational status of the satellites. The current state of the Galileo System enables the utilisation of the Galileo signals for navigation, timing and Search-and-Rescue purposes. The presentation will describe the main evolutions during 2016 up to now. The current performances will be presented showing the improved system performance quality and stability based on parameters such as Ranging & Timing Accuracy and Availability of Signals at user level. To conclude the presentation will sketch the roadmap towards FOC.
Published in: Proceedings of the ION 2017 Pacific PNT Meeting
May 1 - 4, 2017
Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Honolulu, Hawaii
Pages: 600 - 626
Cite this article: Hahn, Jörg, "Galileo System Status and Updates," Proceedings of the ION 2017 Pacific PNT Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 2017, pp. 600-626.
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