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Galileo OS SIS ICD (Open Service Signal-In-Space Interface Control)

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Open access to Galileo signal to inspire new navigation services.

The present European GNSS (Galileo) Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD) Issue 1 contains the publicly available information on the Galileo Signal In Space. It is intended for use by the Galileo user community and it specifies the interface between the Galileo Space Segment, and the Galileo User Segment. The present document is subject to evolution, and the information contained in it may change. It is therefore recommended that a reconfigurable approach for the Galileo receivers be adopted by the manufacturers, in order to easily adapt the receivers’ architecture to the possible changes which might occur in the future.

A NEW VERSION OF THE OS SIS ICD IS RELEASED ON JUNE 30th, 2014, AND SUBJECT TO A PUBLIC CONSULTATION.
PLEASE ACCESS AND PARTICIPATE TO THE CONSULTATION VIA THIS LINK.

The European Commission is granting free access to the technical information on the future Galileo open service signal, i.e. the specifications manufacturers and developers need to process data received from satellites. The updated "Galileo Open Service Signal-In-Space Interface Control Document” (OS SIS ICD) informs receiver manufacturers, application developers and service providers on how to use the future Galileo system and what they can expect in terms of performance. This information is free-of-charge.

Anyone who wishes to use the intellectual property rights contained in the document simply needs to send an e-mail to oss-icd@ec.europa.eu mentioning their request for a license agreement, which is without any exclusivity or geographical limitation.

Independent studies indicate that Galileo is expected to deliver downstream market revenues of €14 billion between 2014 and 2027, primarily in the market of receivers and applications.

Terms of use and disclaimers 

Authorised Use and Scope of Use

Note the name “Galileo” shall mean the system established under the Galileo programme.

The European GNSS (Galileo) Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document Issue 1 (hereinafter referred to as OS SIS ICD) and the information contained herein is made available to the public by the European Union (hereinafter referred to as Publishing Authority) for information, standardization, research and development and commercial purposes for the benefit and the promotion of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems programmes (European GNSS Programmes) and according to terms and conditions specified thereafter.

General Disclaimer of Liability as to Use

With respect to the OS SIS ICD and any information contained in the OS SIS ICD, neither the Publishing Authority nor the copyright holders nor the generator of such information make any warranty, express or implied, including the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information hereby disclosed or for any product developed based on this information, or represents that the use of this information would not cause damages or would not infringe any intellectual property rights. No liability is hereby assumed for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, including but not limited to, damages for interruption of business, loss of profits, goodwill or other intangible losses, resulting from the use of the OS SIS ICD or of the information contained herein. Liability is excluded as well for consequences of the use and / or abuse of the OS SIS ICD or the information contained herein.

Disclaimers as to Intellectual Property Rights

The information contained in the OS SIS ICD, including its Annexes, is subject to intellectual property rights (hereinafter referred to as IPR).

Copyright

The OS SIS ICD is protected by copyright. Any alteration or translation in any language of the OS SIS ICD as a whole or parts of it is prohibited unless the Publishing Authority provides a specific written prior permission. The OS SIS ICD may only be partly or wholly reproduced and/or transmitted to a third party for non profit purposes, in accordance with the herein described permitted use and under following conditions:

the present “Terms of Use and Disclaimers” are accepted, reproduced and transmitted entirely and unmodified together with the reproduced and/or transmitted information;

IPR licence for research and development, including standardization purposes

The use of the information contained in the OS SIS ICD, including the spreading codes which are subject to IPR, is hereby allowed for research and development and/or standardisation purposes according to the terms and conditions of the license agreement attached hereto as Annex D.

Such licences will be provided on a non-discriminatory, basis in accordance with European Union rules and international commitments taken within the framework of the European GNSS Programmes.

Any interested party should contact: oss-icd@ec.europa.eu

IPR licence for commercial use

The use of the information contained in the OS SIS ICD, including the spreading codes which are subject to IPR, is hereby allowed for manufacturing, distribution, commercialisation, sale of electronic devices (e.g. chipsets and receivers) and supply of Value Added Services according to the terms and conditions of the license agreement attached hereto as Annex E.

Such licences will be provided on a non-discriminatory, basis in accordance with European Union rules and international commitments taken within the framework of the European GNSS Programmes.

Any interested party should contact: oss-icd@ec.europa.eu

Miscellaneous

The publication or provision of the OS SIS ICD or the information contained herein shall not be construed as granting any implied IPR licence.

No failure or delay in exercising any right in relation to the OS SIS ICD or the information contained therein shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise preclude any other or further exercise of such rights.

The disclaimers contained in this document apply to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Updates

The OS SIS ICD in its current version could be subject to modification, update, and variations.

The publication of updates will be subject to the same terms as stated herein unless otherwise evidenced.

Although the Publishing Authority will deploy its efforts to give notice to the public for further updates of OS SIS ICD, it does not assume any obligation to advise on further developments and updates of the OS SIS ICD, nor to take into account any inputs, comments proposed by interested persons or entities, involved in the updating process.

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