Our Mission

Mission Galileo Competence Center

New technologies and concepts for future satellite navigation systems (GNSS)

The wide range of our activities provides us with a detailed insight into, and a command of, the properties, special features and also challenges of the entire Galileo system, from the users, via the ground segment, all the way to the satellites. On the basis of an in-depth analysis of the existing GNS systems, especially the European Galileo system, in connection with the use of highly developed simulation tools and the possibility to extensively test and validate new technologies and concepts right through to (pre-) operational use, we want to answer the following questions:

We consider the following questions:

How should future Galileo systems be designed for delivering the highest benefit to the user community?

Which technologies and services will likely make a difference?

How can we ideally combine robustness, sustainability and precision?

What is needed to foster greater resilience and sovereignty in Europe with Galileo?

Which technologies promise the greatest impact on the market?

Thanks to its close connection to relevant DLR institutes and facilities, the Galileo Competence Center can draw on sound scientific and technical expertise in the areas of Galileo, EGNOS and space engineering. This includes years of experience in generating a robust system time, in time synchronization, in reliable and precise orbit determination, in dealing with the effects of signal propagation (multi-path effects, atmospheric effects, etc.), in signal design, and ultimately in the implementation of different user group requirements, including those with high security requirements, such as aviation, rail, shipping or disaster control.

The integrative orientation of the Galileo Competence Centre allows us to engage in close exchange and many joint discussions.

The realisation of new technologies and concepts for possible later commercialisation by industry is our central concern.