Investigation of sales opportunities of Austrian GNSS Service Providers among global and regional SBAS Services (AUSPRO)
The Road Map describing the set up of the European Satellite Navigations System GALILEO offers besides the so-called SIS (Signal in Space) Services also room for regional augmentations (regional Service Providers (SP)). Today regional augmentations are most likely based on data of active GPS or GPS+GLONASS reference networks with a mean station distance of about 70 km. They usually offer customers Code-Range und Phase-Range correction data to allow sub-meter positioning down to precise positioning with cm accuracy in real-time. Even today these SPs are in competition with a growing number of organisations and services offering GNSS corrections globally (FUGRO-OmniStar, JPL-RealTime Data Service, ¿) or on an continental scale (WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS,...) via geostationary satellites or via the Internet. In future, when also GALILEO becomes operational in 2010 or 2011, Navigation Satellite Systems offers the user community about 80 active satellites in Medium Earth Orbits which might allow for positoning accuracy of a couple of decimetres based on SIS Services without regional or local augmentations. The questions raised in this study aim at ensuring business opportunities of Austrian GNSS Service Providers as well as on the national technologic interests. We plan to investigate in detail - the need for effective and early communication between Austrian GNSS Service Providers and the GALILEO Concession holder in order to define ¿non-SIS¿ Services. - the future potential of high-precision geodetic applications, both static or kinematic applications like the inspection of railway tracks or the online control of construction equipment, compared to applications sufficiently covered by SBAS augmentation Services. - the economic opportunities of Austrian Service Providers based on improved service levels compared to SBAS Services.
- Ana Karabatic
- FFG - Österr. Forschungsförderungs- gesellschaft mbH
- High Tech Marketing
- Wienstrom GmbH
- ÖBB Infrastruktur Bau AG