ASGS - Advanced Signal Generation Study
In preparation of the up-coming European Galileo Navigation programme Austrian Aerospace has been involved especially in the development of the navigation signal generator, that represents the core unit of the Galileo satellites. In 2005/2006 two Galileo experimental satellites will be launched, which will carry the NSGU (Navigation Signal Generation Unit).
The navigation signals transmitted by these satellites are in conformance with the so-called Signal-In-Space (SIS) specification which defines the signal structure. However, its specification has undergone continuous further evolution, defined in the international "Signal Force Working Group".
In order to keep track of the latest findings of the Signal Task Force, Joanneum Research (JR) representing Austria acts as a partner to Austrian Aerospace (AAE). Another partner is Saab Ericsson Space, which is also a team member in the NSGU development.
Austrian Aerospace - Wolfgang Mayer
Joanneum Research, Graz - Erwin Kubista