New EGNOS Open Service Definition Document released (OS SDD v2.0) Published on: 27/03/2013
EGNOS Open Service Definition Document (OS SDD) v2.0 released !
The European Commission has released version 2.0 of the EGNOS SDD (Open Service Definition Document).
This documents reflects the improvements accomplished on the EGNOS service.
Both European businesses and citizens can greatly benefit from EGNOS. It can support new applications in a number of different sectors such as agriculture, like high-precision spraying of fertilisers, or transport, like automatic road-tolling or pay-per-use insurance schemes. EGNOS can also support much more precise personal navigation services, both for general and specific uses.
This update is of particular interest to receiver manufacturers, GNSS applications developers and users.
The V2.0 shows significant improvements on the geographic coverage of the EGNOS Open Service, as can be seen from the map below.
EGNOS (the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) is the European Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) that complements the GPS system to improve the accuracy and provides integrity to the signal over most of Europe.
It is Europe's first venture into satellite navigation and a major stepping-stone towards Galileo, Europe's own global satellite navigation system for the future.
ESSP was founded in 2009 by the Air navigation services providers from France (DGAC/DSNA), Germany (DFS), Italy (ENAV)), Portugal (NAV-P), Spain (Aena), Switzerland (skyguide) and UK (NATS) and has for mission the provision of the EGNOS Open Service (OS) and Safety of Life (SoL) Service compliant with ICAO SBAS standards and recommended practices throughout the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Region.
ESSP is also in charge of the provision of the EDAS Service (EGNOS Data Access Service).