The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has published its first European GNSS (Galileo) Initial Services Open Service (IS OS) quarterly performance report. The report, which covers the first three months of 2017, is available online in the GSC Electronic Library.
The document reports on such parameters as:
- Galileo Initial Open Service Ranging Performance
- Galileo Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) Dissemination and Galileo to GPS Time Offset (GGTO) Determination Performance
- Galileo Positioning Performance
- Timely Publication of Notice Advisory to Galileo Users (NAGUs)
Each of these parameters is examined with respect to their Minimum Performance Levels (MPLs), as declared in the European GNSS (Galileo) Open Service Definition Document [OS-SDD].
Highlights from Q1 2017
In the first quarterly reporting period after the Declaration of Galileo Initial Services, the measured Galileo Initial Open Service performance figures generally exceeded the MPL targets specified in the OS-SDD by significant margins.
Some highlights from the report:
- Availability of the Galileo Ranging Service at the Worst User Location (WUL), with monthly values of 100%, is significantly above expectations, where the MPL is 87%.
- The Signal in Space Ranging Accuracy shows a 95th percentile monthly accuracy better than 1.07 [m] for individual space vehicles.
- Availability of the Galileo UTC Time Determination Service was achieved, with a monthly value of 100%, compared to the [OS-SDD] MPL target of 87%.
- Availability of GGTO Determination (not declared as a Service in this phase) was 100% in January and March. February showed a slightly lower figure of 96.44%, although still well above the [OS-SDD] MPL target of 80%.
- Excellent values were achieved for UTC Time Dissemination Service Accuracy. The measured Galileo Initial Open Service performance figures generally exceeded the MPL targets specified in the OS-SDD by significant margins.
For the most up-to-date information, check the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) website. For all support related to Galileo, contact the Galileo Help Desk. The Help Desk allows close interaction with users, both to support the exploitation of Galileo services and to collect relevant information on signal performance as observed by the users themselves.