EGNOS, Europe’s regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), is undergoing a transformation.
Used to improve the accuracy and reliability of GNSS positioning information, EGNOS is designed to provide safety of life navigation services to aviation, maritime and land-based users across the EU. Part of the transition from the current version to Version 3 involves updating the EGNOS ground segment, an infrastructure that includes, amongst other components, 44 Ranging Integrity Monitoring Stations (RIMS).
“EGNOS counts on a long history of providing safety of life navigation services to aviation, maritime and land-based users over Europe. Together with our partners at the European Space Agency and industry, we are working on the next generation of EGNOS, called Version 3, that will also augment Galileo signals,” said EUSPA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa.
The main function of the RIMS is to collect measurements from GPS satellites and transmit this raw data to the Mission Control Centres every second. The upgrade will ensure that these RIMS can also collect and transmit measurements from Galileo satellites.
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