GMV GNSS Products Successfully Track Galileo PRN 11 Signals
[Satellite TODAY 12-23-11] Spanish space systems company GMV has successfully tracked both the data and pilot channels of the Galileo PRN 11 satellite with its own line of GNSS receiver products, the company announced Dec. 21.
GMV used its GNSS software receiver products SRX-10 on GPS, NUSAR for GPS L1 and Galileo E1 and its own L1 front-end. The company is a European partner in both the EGNOS and Galileo programs. “This experience has been applied to the development of the receivers and to studies on receiver performances under very diverse signal conditions and designs, namely by processing the Giove satellites signal,” GMV said in a company statement.
Arianespace launched the first two Galileo satellites in October from the European Spaceport in French Guiana. The satellites are currently undergoing in-orbit testing. The Galileo PRN 11 satellite started transmitting its first navigation signal Dec. 17.