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ESNC Winners Pave the Way for Galileo PRS

As the Public Related Service (PRS) is a substantial component for the Galileo Initial Services, the European Space Solutions dedicated a side session solely to this topic of interest. Three former winners of the ESNC - the leading innovation network for global GNSS applications - enriched the Galileo PRS session with their expertise and first-hand insights.

Alexander Rügamer, Fraunhofer IIS and ESNC second overall winner 2012, highlighted how important it is that more authorised people are capable of profiting from PRS without having to worry about security-related issues. His solution makes it possible to offer PRS to a wider range of people in a cost-efficient and simple manner. Yet they still are authorised and therefore security-related concerns are respected. These kind of developments are driving the potential of Galileo Initial Services and especially PRS.

Dr Jan Wendel, Airbus Defence and Space, ESNC PRS Special Prize and overall winner 2014, outlined how the complexity by using PRS can be handled with the architecture of a network-based PRS receiver. This type of receiver accounts for all relevant security aspects in regards to PRS. He put the spotlight on the topic of how important it is to facilitate broader use of PRS in the realm of public security, while tackling security relevant challenges at the same time.

Olivier Desenfans, M3systems and regional Prize winner 2014 held a presentation about his expertise in providing engineering services in the areas of GNSS and Air Traffic Management (ATM). He pointed out that Galileo PRS is especially important within these bespoke application fields and its relevance will continue to increase in the near future.

These prime examples show how the ESNC attracts and provides Europe with innovative ideas and solutions which have never seen the face of the Earth before. Especially considering the aspect that PRS was not yet a hot topic in 2012, the innovative ESNC winners have broken new ground and paved the way for the commercial use of Galileo PRS.

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The ESNC's annual search for new services, products, and business innovations is designed to encourage the use of satellite navigation in everyday life. Over the past decade, it has evolved into the leading innovation competition comprising partner regions worldwide, the largest space-related incubation network and the most relevant European GNSS stakeholders. Submission is possible each year from 1 April - 30 June at www.esnc.eu.

The ESNC is an initiative of AZO Space of Innovation.



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