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  • Thales: Loud and clear in the air: a new generation of robust receivers

    It’s one thing to have an imprecise GPS signal or purely lose it in your car. It’s quite another when commercial or military aircraft are concerned, where pinpoint positioning is crucial to secure safe landing, or the correct target location for armed forces....

  • ATR Into Life: ATR is more than close to the EDG²E and this is good news!

    We’re actually a key player in the European project focused on the development of a dual-frequency, multi-constellation receiver for enhanced navigation...

  • IFExpress: GSA and Thales Launch the EDG2E Project to Further Optimize Aviation Navigation with Galileo

    The European Union’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) has officially launched the EDG2E project...
  • Air & Cosmos: GSA, Thales launch EDG2E project

    The European Union’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) has officially launched the EDG2E project with a consortium led by Thales...
  • GPS World: GSA and Thales launch EDG²E for aviation navigation with Galileo

    The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has officially launched the equipment for dual frequency Galileo, GPS and EGNOS project (EDG²E) with a consortium led by Thales.
  • Inside GNSS: GSA and Thales Launch the EDG²E Project to Further Optimize Aviation Navigation with Galileo

    On the heels of a momentum-filled few days at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit (March 5-7), comes more big news from the European Union’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) and Galileo...
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Glossary

ARAIM: Advanced Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring

ARINC: Aeronautical Radio Incorporated (provides aeronautical standard)

CONOPS: A CONcept of OPerationS is a document describing the operational use of a proposed system

DFMC: Dual Frequency Multi Constellation

EASA: European Aviation Safety Agency

EDG²E: Equipment for Dual Frequency Galileo GPS and EGNOS

EGNOS: European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service

ERTMS: European Rail Traffic Management System

ETSO: European Technical Standard Order. Defined by EASA, it gives the requirements that an airborne equipment must meet.

EUROCAE: EURopean Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment

FAA: Federal Aviation Administration (US)

FDE: Fault Detection and Exclusion (detects the presence of a failing satellite and removes it from the positoning)

GNSS: Global Navigation Satellite System

GPS: Global Positioning System

GSA: European Global Navigation Satellite System Agency

ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization

MOPS: Minimum Operation Performance Standards

PBN: Performance-Based Navigation

PVT: Position, Velocity and Time estimation

RAIM: Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring

RF FRONT END: Radio Frequency frond end

RTCA: Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics

SARPS: Standards and Recommended Practices

SBAS: Space Based Augmentation System

TSO: Technical Standards Orders