The Aldenhoven Testing Center is covered by six terrestrial transmitting antennas, so-called pseudolites, with a simulated signal from the Galileo system. This means that application systems can already be developed and tested.
Receiver data can be visualized online and recorded for offline analysis. Recorded receiver data can furthermore be played back.
Suitable Galileo receivers are required to use the system. GPS and EGNOS signals as well as the augmentation data of the local reference station can also be received and used. For the positioning modes, a distinction can be made between the base as standalone and the assisted mode using the correction data of the reference station. The latter has an accuracy of approx. 0.4 m.
Galileo pseudolites (E1, E5a, E5b), GPS, EGNOS, Galileo, augmentation data of the local reference station
- Base Mode
- stand-alone positioning
- Assisted Mode
- usage of reference station correction data
- NMEA format
- documented binary format
- GPS time stamp
- positioning coordinated (WGS 84) with standard deviation (1σ)
- velocity vector with standard deviation (1σ)
- HDOP; VDOP, PDOP
- used pseudolites / satellites
- quality factor
Properties of the modes
|Base Mode||Assisted Mode|
|Accuracy [m]||approx. 1,5 (1σ)||approx. 0,4 (1σ)|
|Update rates [Hz]||1, 2, 5, 10, 20||1, 2|
|The refrence station allows your own dGPS-systems. There for we offer three TNC-sockets.|
The Galileo-Testbed has been installed by the Institute of Automatic Control of RWTH Aachen University and was supported by: