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New generation of GNSS user terminals implementing the Galileo authentication capability

14th May 2018

FDC recently started the PATROL project that aims to develop, supply and test Galileo’s Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OS NMA).

PATROL will deliver a market-ready technology that guarantees robust and secure positioning using Galileo’s OS-NMA capability. This next generation GNSS module will be capable of providing a trusted position, velocity and precise time (PVT) to smart tachographs and other positioning applications.

“This project is an important milestone for the satellite navigation industry, as it aims to prove the importance of Galileo OS authentication in fulfilling the emerging security needs of many applications”, says GSA Executive Director, Carlo des Dorides.

According to FDC CEO, Pascal Campagne, “PATROL is a major step towards FDC strategy to supply increasingly robust GNSS modules for critical applications. We are proud to be part of this exciting initiative that will demonstrate the benefits of Galileo OS NMA for such demanding and promising markets“.

FDC is a key consortium member of the PATROL project that involves major stakeholders in GNSS authentication and Intelligent Transport Systems fields.

The PATROL project is sponsored by the GSA’s Fundamental Elements mechanism, which supports the development of European GNSS-enabled chipsets, receivers and antennas.

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