Helix Technologies To Develop GNSS Antenna For Galileo

Helix Technologies Ltd has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a next-generation, multi-frequency GNSS antenna optimized for the Galileo E1 Alt-BOC and wide-band E5 Alt-BOC waveforms for use in driverless cars. The antenna, to be developed under the ESA’s Navigation Innovation and Support Program (NAVISP), will provide enhanced performance due to its dielectric, multi-filar construction. It will also be optimized to take maximum advantage of the Galileo E5 Alt-BOC waveform, which enables significantly improved measurement accuracy, precision and multi-path suppression over conventional GNSS signals.


The NEXTGEN GNSS antenna, which will also be capable of operation with the GPS L1 and L5 M BOC signals, is aimed at the automotive and consumer markets, and the company is targeting Q3 2018 for the manufacture of prototypes. Independent testing and evaluation of the vehicle-mounted antenna performance will be conducted in the challenging multi-path environments of the high-rise financial districts of the City of London and Shanghai. For even greater insights, visit Helix Technologies, and, while you’re at it, you may as well visit the ESA.


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