CNES dedicates an article to GUIDE in the latest issue of its magazine
Article from CNES MAG (May 2022-n°92)
The GUIDE laboratory runs geolocation tests in real-life conditions to check positioning system performance and signal integrity.
Requests for certification come from receiver manufacturers with an eye on the quality of their products, as well as from users of high-precision agricultural robots and the automotive and rail industries, for example. To verify and characterize positioning systems’ reliability and accuracy, GUIDE puts them through their paces inside a vehicle in constrained environments like urban canyons and tunnels. Scenarios can then be re-run in the lab to confirm performance levels statistically.
GUIDE also collects GNSS signals to characterize improvements from augmentation systems like EGNOS, which deliver real-time corrections to enhance positioning accuracy. On the strength of this expertise acquired from its fruitful collaboration with CNES, GUIDE is since 2021 one of only two geolocation laboratories accredited to the European EN16803 standard.