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EUSPA awards GMV the contract for Galileo’s high-precision data generator

GMV has been awarded by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme
(EUSPA) with the contract for the implementation of the Galileo High
Accuracy Data Generator (HADG), which will be the facility in charge of
generating the high-accuracy corrections data to enable the provision of the
Galileo High Accuracy Initial Service (HAS).

The purpose of the HADG is to ensure the continuous provision of HAS data
with a proper rate, accuracy, availability, continuity and latency. The data
will encompass orbit and clock corrections, biases, quality indicators and
service parameters.

The HADG contract addresses a key infrastructure development in under the
Galileo program. The Galileo HAS, after all, together with the Open Service
Authentication (OSNMA) and the Commercial Authentication Service (CAS), is
one of Galileo’s standout services, setting it apart from other GNSSs like
GPS or GLONASS.

As defined by the Galileo HAS Implementation Decision published by the
European Commission, and further detailed in the HAS Information Note
recently published by EUSPA, the HAS will be an open access service based on
the provision of high accuracy corrections transmitted in the Galileo E6-B
signal (E6, data component), at a rate of 448 bps per Galileo satellite
connected to an uplink station. The data retrieved by the user from the
different satellites offering the HAS will be reconstructed allowing the
user to achieve an improved positioning performance.

GMV, as leader of the project will be responsible for core project
activities such as the provision of the algorithms for the computation of
the high-accuracy corrections, which rely on GMV’s MagicPPP SW suite for
Precise Point Positioning. GMV is supported by SIDERTIA in the area of
cybersecurity.

The specification-, design- and development-phases have already been
completed and the project is progressing towards the qualification of the
system that will enable the execution of the necessary validation activities
prior to the HAS initial service declaration (expected in 2022 according to
the HAS information note published by EUSPA). This will be a significant
accomplishment for Galileo and a new era for the provision of advanced GNSS
services in Europe.

GMV’s leading role of in the Galileo High-Accuracy Service is the
culmination of a long race and the result of R&D investment made by GMV in
pursuit of cutting-edge GNSS high-accuracy solutions. GMV presented the
first version of MagicGNSS in 2008, and it is now the core element selected
to leverage Galileo HAS to the most advanced position within the public GNSS
systems.

GMV is a privately owned technology business group founded in 1984 and
trading on a worldwide scale in the following sectors: Aerospace, Defense
and Security, Cybersecurity, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Automotive,
Healthcare, Telecommunications and IT for government authorities and major
corporations. In 2020, it had revenues of nearly 260 million euros. Working
with a staff of over 2,300, the company now runs subsidiaries in Spain, USA,
Germany, France, Poland, Portugal, Romania, UK, The Netherlands, Malaysia
and Colombia. Seventy five percent of its turnover comes from international
projects on all five continents. The company’s growth strategy is based on
continuous innovation and it plows back 10% of its turnover into inhouse
R&D. GMV has reached CMMI level 5, the world’s most prestigious model in
terms of enhancing an organization’s process capability, and it has numerous
international patents. Currently, GMV is the world’s number-one independent
supplier of ground control systems for commercial telecommunications
satellite operators and the European leader in the ground segment of Global
Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNOS and Galileo). It is also the primary
provider of C41 command and control systems for the Spanish Army and the
leading national provider of telematic systems for public transport. For
over 15 years now it has also been a tried-and-trusted provider of
telematics software, services and systems in the automotive sector. In the
ICT sector it has become a national benchmark as a provider of advanced
cybersecurity solutions and services for IP networks, ICT applications and
mobility applications for governments and the development of
e-Administration.

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