One of the main purposes of the Galileo Competence Centre is the suitability analyses of future technologies for next generations of GNSS. The main goal is to provide a sound suggestion for improving the system. This can either be an enhancement within the ground or space segment and be of local or global effect.
The department of technology transfer and implementation is responsible of technical realization, verification and validation for such projects. Along the way a make or buy analyses and decision has to be made. Once the prototype is available suitable test campaigns are conducted. Such projects are joined undertakings with partners from DLR institutes or industry to reach the qualification status for the mission.
The tasks comprise specification, design, make or buy of elements, integration and testing. Comprehensive documentation for all steps along the process shall be generated as proof of readiness and enable demonstration and evaluation of results against mission goals and other pre-defined requirements under real conditions.
One other aspect is the theoretical analyses of already existing technologies for enhancements. This does not need to materialize in real prototypes and can also be conducted in the form of studies, concepts or papers.
Being part of a small team, we value your flexibility and solution-oriented thinking in options. It is of importance to consider also unorthodox solutions, the knowledge of state-of-the-art technological developments and agile team work to meet our deadlines and goals.