Galileo Com­pe­tence Cen­ter

Development of technologies and concepts for the next generations of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
De­vel­op­ment of tech­nolo­gies and con­cepts for the next gen­er­a­tions of Glob­al Nav­i­ga­tion Satel­lite Sys­tems (GNSS)
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Development of technologies and concepts for the next generations of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)

By analysing ex­ist­ing sys­tems and in­ves­ti­gat­ing tech­no­log­i­cal pos­si­bil­i­ties, the Galileo Com­pe­tence Cen­ter de­vel­ops new tech­nolo­gies and de­signs for the next gen­er­a­tion of nav­i­ga­tion satel­lites.
Galileo satellite navigation system, Galileo Competence Center
Galileo satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem, Galileo Com­pe­tence Cen­ter
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Galileo satellite navigation system, Galileo Competence Center

At DLR's Oberp­faf­fen­hofen site, the new Galileo Com­pe­tence Cen­ter de­vel­ops tech­nolo­gies for the next gen­er­a­tions of nav­i­ga­tion satel­lites.
Galileo has been in trial operation since December 2016
Galileo has been in tri­al op­er­a­tion since De­cem­ber 2016
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Galileo has been in trial operation since December 2016

The fi­nal op­er­a­tional con­fig­u­ra­tion of Galileo will con­sist of 30 satel­lites (24 in ser­vice, and six cold-re­dun­dant spares).
Timing systems – DLR Time Laboratory
Tim­ing sys­tems – DLR Time Lab­o­ra­to­ry
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Timing systems – DLR Time Laboratory

An im­por­tant task of the Com­pe­tence Cen­ter is the es­tab­lish­ment of a ro­bust 'Pre­cise Tim­ing Fa­cil­i­ty' for Galileo to en­sure it pro­vides re­li­able and high­ly ac­cu­rate time sig­nals. This is of cen­tral im­por­tance for the sta­bil­i­ty of the tem­po­ral and nav­i­ga­tion da­ta it gen­er­ates.
Close cooperation and exchange between individual areas of competence
Close co­op­er­a­tion and ex­change be­tween in­di­vid­u­al ar­eas of com­pe­tence
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Close cooperation and exchange between individual areas of competence

The struc­ture of the or­gan­i­sa­tion mir­rors the un­der­ly­ing the­mat­ic fields nec­es­sary for the fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of the Galileo sys­tem. Of par­tic­u­lar im­por­tance is the close in­ter­nal net­work­ing be­tween cor­re­spond­ing de­part­ments.
Close cooperation with industry and research
Close co­op­er­a­tion with in­dus­try and re­search
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Close cooperation with industry and research

The Galileo Com­pe­tence Cen­ter works close­ly with in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal re­search in­sti­tu­tions as well as with in­dus­try. In or­der to pro­vide Eu­rope with the best pos­si­ble nav­i­ga­tion tech­nolo­gies in the fu­ture, the cen­tre aims to es­tab­lish col­lab­o­ra­tive projects for the de­vel­op­ment and con­struc­tion of new tech­nolo­gies and their sub­se­quent mar­ket­ing.
Analysis and (further) development of the overall Galileo system
Anal­y­sis and (fur­ther) de­vel­op­ment of the over­all Galileo sys­tem
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Analysis and (further) development of the overall Galileo system

How should fu­ture sys­tems be de­signed to achieve the best pos­si­ble val­ue for the us­er com­mu­ni­ty? Which (new) tech­nolo­gies should be im­ple­ment­ed? Which ex­ten­sions or mod­i­fi­ca­tion to ex­ist­ing satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems would be most ef­fec­tive? These ques­tions are an­swered through the pre­cise anal­y­sis and fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of ex­ist­ing GNSS sys­tems.

The Galileo Competence Center is dedicated to the further development of the European navigation satellite system, Galileo. Together with DLR's scientific institutes and facilities, it analyses the performance and capabilities of Galileo and other existing systems, and develops, tests, and validates new ideas and promising technologies which are then deployed in close cooperation with industry.

The centre's goal is to support Europe by providing the best possible navigation technologies in order to achieve optimal results for users.

The Galileo Competence Center was founded on 27 June 2019.

Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Felix Huber
    Found­ing Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Galileo Com­pe­tence Cen­ter
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-2701
    82234 Weßling
    Contact
  • Harald Hofmann
    Act­ing Di­rec­tor Ad­min­is­tra­tion and In­fras­truc­ture
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Galileo Com­pe­tence Cen­ter
    Telephone: +49 8153 28 4684
    82234 Weßling
    Contact
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