CS has been selected by Airbus to develop 2 major EGNOS V3 subsystems



Le Plessis Robinson – 20 March 2018: EGNOS V3, the new-generation European satellite geopositioning signal augmentation system, is designed to reinforce and ensure the accuracy, reliability and security of signals emitted by the Galileo and GPS constellations.


Airbus, the contractor appointed by the ESA to develop EGNOS V3, has selected CS for the development, integration, qualification and SoL (Safety of Life) approval support of two critical EGNOS V3 subsystems.

From 2013, for a period of six years, EGNOS V3 will provide state-of-the-art improved and secure services to civil aviation and new ground and maritime users across Europe, using American GPS signals and European Galileo signals.
To operate, EGNOS uses ground stations that capture geopositioning signals and transmit them to processing centers that check their integrity and increase their accuracy. The data is then transmitted to geostationary satellites.

In the framework of this large-scale program, CS will develop and integrate 2 major subsystems:
 
  • PCF (Prediction Chain Facility): the heart of orbitography and real-time navigation algorithms, this adjusts Galileo and GPS signals to improve their accuracy and reliability.
  • MCIF (Monitoring Control Interface Facility): an interface essential to the supervision and operation of the system.
 
"CS is especially proud to be helping to develop this strategic European program. This contract reflects the acknowledgment by our partner Airbus of our status as a major player in the ground segment and embedded software sectors. We will leverage all our skills, not only in orbitography and navigation but also in security and safety standards for the operation of real-time critical systems," says Khaled DRAZ, CEO of CS Systèmes d’Information.