On October 4th 2021 the Galileo Competence Center of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) received the ISO 9001 certification of its quality management system for "development of technologies and concepts for the next generations of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)"
The Galileo Competence Center is dedicated to the continuous improvement 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.
Klaus Michenfelder, Lead Auditor for management systems (TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH), presented the ISO 9001 Certificate to Prof. Dr. Felix Huber, founding director of the Galileo Competence Center
From left: Klaus Michenfelder (TÜV SÜD); Andreas Lex (head of department Information Technology and Management System); Prof. Dr. Felix Huber (founding director of GK).
This certifies the transparency of the Galileo Competence Center business processes and ensures product quality for the scientific and industrial partners. The ISO 9001 standard is the world's most recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard. Clearly defined responsibilities and clearly structured processes simplify daily procedures and make them transparent for all employees. The QMS is the foundation for an evolving and continuously improving organisation. It supports the sustained development of the departments and thus, the development of the Galileo Competence Center as a whole. This system is being improved and refined continuously and will be audited annually by an external certifying body.