ab 420,– €

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© Aldenhoven Testing Center

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.

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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.

Available signals

Galileo pseudolites (E1, E5a, E5b), GPS, EGNOS, Galileo, augmentation data of the local reference station

Positioning modes

Base Mode
stand-alone positioning
Assisted Mode
usage of reference station correction data

Data formats

  • NMEA format
  • documented binary format

Available information

  • GPS time stamp
  • positioning coordinated (WGS 84) with standard deviation (1σ)
  • velocity vector with standard deviation (1σ)
  • used pseudolites / satellites
  • quality factor

Properties of the modes

  Base ModeAssisted Mode
Accuracy [m] approx. 1,5 (1σ) approx. 0,4 (1σ)
Update rates [Hz] 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 1, 2

Reference coordinates

System WGS84
Latitude [°] 50,9103313028
Longitude [°] 6,226512181
Height [m] 168,319
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:

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