European GNSS Agency And Thales Launch EDG²E, A Dual-Frequency Multi-Constellation Receiver

European GNSS Agency And Thales Launch EDG²E, A Dual-Frequency Multi-Constellation Receiver

According to recent news reported by the GPS World, together the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Thales has launched a equipment for dual frequency Galileo, GPS and EGNOS project (EDG²E). The four-year-long project intends to develop a dual-frequency multi-constellation receiver, for enhanced navigation capabilities, support standardization and certification preparation, and facilitate the expected increase in air traffic, both in Europe and globally.

The prototype EDG²E receiver use GPS and Galileo signals as well as those from the European SBAS multi-constellation EGNOS. The project aims to achieve a prototype demonstration by 2021. At the end of the EDG²E project, the first SBAS dual-frequency GPS+Galileo receivers for aviation will be ready for final development and use in the aviation sector and in other safety-critical applications. Fully achieved receivers are foreseen to be installed in commercial aircraft by 2025.

In this perspective,EDG²E is an important step for GSA as it will contribute to availability of high technology products on the aviation market, taking benefit of Dual Frequency Multi Constellation feature offered by EGNOS v3.

Tags: EGNOS, Galileo, GNSS, GPS

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