The Galileo Competence Center is designed to support Europe’s citizens, institutions and industry with the best possible European satellite navigation system. The baseline activities are structured as follows:
The Galileo Competence Center identifies and develops concepts, systems and subsystems to contribute to the improvement of the reliability and performance of the present and future generations of the European satellite navigation system Galileo/EGNOS. Among other things, optical and quantum technologies will be investigated that prove to be particularly promising for an improved system. The center tests and validates promising technologies for future generations of navigation satellites in collaboration with ESA (European Space Agency) and GSA (European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency), but also independently.
The overall competence of the center is available to German and European institutions for their strategic and programmatic planning. The Galileo Competence Center will closely monitor and classify the performance of the actual system both under nominal conditions and in the event of anomalies.
The Galileo Competence Center is built on the scientific expertise of the DLR institutes and facilities. It harmonizes the joined efforts and complements the work of these institutes in areas such as program and project management, systems engineering, requirement engineering, safety, performance monitoring, technology transfer and consultancy. These technologies are to be brought to operational maturity in close cooperation with industry.
Galileo Competence Center
Oberpfaffenhofen Münchnerstr 20