Future UK GNSS gets small business investment

October 24, 2019  - By

logoWith Brexit on the horizon, the U.K. Space Agency is interested in creating its own GNSS.

The agency is investing in research and development that explores challenges and ideas around receivers for a future UK global navigation satellite system.

Specifically, the agency is seeking UK organizations that are interested in investigating and developing concepts for satellite system receivers.

The best ideas could be awarded contracts in a later stage of the competition under the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI).

Following Brexit, the UK would be locked out from the European Union’s Galileo-provided services, including the upcoming Public Regulated Service (PRS), an encrypted navigation signal for governmental-authorized users and sensitive applications such as the military.

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.