Title: Overview of the Galileo Reference Centre: Mission, Architecture and Operational Concept
Author(s): Peter Buist, Alvaro Mozo, Hillar Tork
Published in: Proceedings of the 30th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2017)
September 25 - 29, 2017
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon
Pages: 1485 - 1495
Cite this article: Buist, Peter, Mozo, Alvaro, Tork, Hillar, "Overview of the Galileo Reference Centre: Mission, Architecture and Operational Concept," Proceedings of the 30th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2017), Portland, Oregon, September 2017, pp. 1485-1495.
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Abstract: The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is establishing a new service facility called the Galileo Reference Centre (GRC). The GRC plays an important role in the Galileo service provision as it will permit the GSA to independently monitor the performance of the system and of the service operator, and serves as the door through which European Union (EU) Member States can contribute to these tasks. This paper describes the overall mission and derived functionality of the GRC, as well as the architecture and operational concept including the deployment timeline. Special emphasis is on the role of the GRC in the Galileo service provision and the incorporation of contributions from cooperating entities in the EU member states, Norway and Switzerland.