Re: [LEAPSECS] GPS versus Galileo

From: Markus Kuhn <>
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 16:13:24 +0000

More news of the recent GPS/Galileo summit:|0|RAPID&lg=EN&display=

  "The main issues covered by this round of negotiations are:

    * Adoption of a common baseline signal structure for their
  respective open services (the future GPS intends to use a BOC 1,1 signal
  whereas the Galileo open service intends to use a fully compatible
  optimized version of the same signal which guarantees a high-level of

    * Confirmation of a suitable baseline signal structure for the
  Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS)

    * A process allowing optimization, either jointly or individually,
  of the baseline signal structures in order to further improve

    * Confirmation of interoperable time and geodesy standards to
  facilitate the joint use of GPS and Galileo

    * Non-discrimination in trade in satellite navigation goods and

    * Commitment to preserve national security capabilities

    * Agreement not to restrict use of or access to respective open
  services by end-users

    * Agreement to jointly finalize associated documents after which the
  agreement will be presented for signature"

Does anyone here know where the actual technical details of that
agreement may be available to the interested taxpayer, to help one
untangle this diplomatic language?


Markus Kuhn, Computer Lab, Univ of Cambridge, GB | __oo_O..O_oo__
Received on Sun Feb 29 2004 - 08:14:19 PST

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