We’re excited to announce a partnership with GMV and Tecnobit to work on enhancing SDX to support the upcoming evolution of Europe’s Galileo GNSS! Read the full press release below:
Montreal and Lisbon, 18 July 2018 - GMV, Tecnobit and Skydel today announced that they are working to adapt Skydel’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) simulation solution to support the latest developments of the Galileo GNSS, synchronizing with the European efforts to bring a modern, highly-accurate and secure positioning system to the market. GMV, Tecnobit, and Skydel aim to provide corporations, universities, and research labs with a reliable, advanced simulation system that closely follows the latest Galileo capabilities.
“Together with our partners at Tecnobit, and taking advantage of SDX’s unique software-defined architecture, we are currently working to add Public Regulated Service (PRS) support to Skydel SDX”, says Manuel Toledo, Head of GNSS Advanced User Segment Solutions Division at GMV. PRS provides position and timing data for sensitive applications that require the highest level of service continuity.
Skydel and GMV are also joining efforts on developing SDX’s capabilities for signal authentication with Galileo Commercial Service (CS) and Open Service (OS). The goal of such authentication is to increase the safety level of signals and to avert their falsification or fraud and is currently a unique feature that only the Galileo constellation can provide.
Skydel and GMV are also collaborating on projects that aim at providing signal simulation solutions for Galileo’s second generation (G2G). Galileo’s second-generation satellites are scheduled to be launched in 2025 and beyond.
“With Galileo’s Full Operational Capabilities approaching soon, we must focus on the system’s upcoming G2G services.”, said Pierre-Marie Le Véel, business development director at Skydel. “Skydel’s top priority for the European market is to provide simulation tools for the design of these next-generation GNSS devices.”
The partnership among the three companies truly unites the unique strengths of each organization. While GMV brings its expert knowledge of both the European market and the Galileo system and Tecnobit brings its expertise as developer of cryptographic systems, Skydel adds its versatile and extensible GNSS simulator, resulting in a solid technical and commercial synergy for establishing an improved GNSS service offering for Europe.
Founded in 2014, Skydel offers GNSS test solutions to scientists and engineers who develop navigation systems. Skydel’s flagship product is SDX, a multi-constellation, multi-frequency, software-defined GNSS simulator. Skydel continually improves and deploys SDX for worldwide clients in the military, aeronautics, and automotive, as well as industrial and academic research sectors, through a network of resellers and partners.
GMV is a privately-owned technology business group founded in 1984 and trading on a worldwide scale in the following sectors: Aerospace, Defense and Security, Cybersecurity, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Automotive, Telecommunications and IT for public administration and large corporations. Currently, GMV is the world’s first independent supplier of satellite control centres for commercial telecommunications satellite operators and a European leader in satellite navigation systems (inc. EGNOS and Galileo).
Tecnobit is a Spanish Aerospace & Defence company with deep knowledge & background in Crypto Systems. Tecnobit became involved in Galileo PRS activities several years ago and has since developed the Galileo PRS Security Module for the Spanish PRS Receiver in partnership with GMV.