Orolia Academic Partnership Program to support research on positioning, navigation and synchronization in colleges and universities
Introductory webinar to OAPP with Orolia’s Skydel GNSS simulation engine scheduled for December 14
– Thomas Hobiger, University of Stuttgart
ROCHESTER, NY, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Orolia, the world leader in resilient positioning, navigation and synchronization (PNT) solutions, created the Orolia Academic Partnership Program (OAPP) create a community to help foster global NWP research and collaboration at top engineering schools and research institutes. Orolia will provide qualified institutions with access to Signature Skydel Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Simulation Engine, the industry’s most advanced GNSS and PNT test and simulation tool.
Supporting its vision of forming an interactive community focused on the future of GNSS and PNT research and education, Orolia has created a online forum (learn.orolia.com) which allows users to interact with other Orolia users and experts, share information, ask questions and receive feedback. A multitude of white papers, application notes and detailed technical documents are also available.
Skydel is an innovative GNSS simulation platform that leverages software, advanced graphics cards (GPUs) and software-defined radios (SDR). Users can create custom signals and connect to other systems and devices (such as sensors, IMUs, etc.) via Orolia’s open source plug-in capabilities. Skydel also includes the ability to generate and test GNSS / GPS vulnerability with built-in interference, jamming and impersonation capabilities. Since Skydel relies on Standard Commercial Hardware (COTS), it is the only GNSS simulation solution that can operate independent of hardware from simulation vendors.
“The versatility and capabilities of the Skydel platform allow users to perform tests in the field, in the lab and at home, whether you are using a turnkey system provided by Orolia, our partners or through your own proprietary hardware. Said Lisa Perdue, PNT Tests and Simulation Manager at Orolia. “Unlike other GNSS simulators, Skydel is the only professional platform offering a plug-in architecture that provides direct, real-time access to the core simulation engine. This plug-in architecture opens up a whole new range of applications and customization that is impossible to imagine with traditional instruments.
Perdue added that plugins can be shared with the open source community to take advantage of all the benefits of a collaborative ecosystem. “We believe this modern architecture is the perfect approach to support academic research and enable users to go further in system integration and customization,” she said.
More than 40 schools located in North America, Europe, South / Central America and Asia-Pacific are currently enrolled in OAPP, including the Institute of Navigation (INS) at the University of Stuttgart in Germany , where Skydel fuels pioneering student research.
“Skydel enables our students to perform complex field tests, such as simulating real-time laboratory scenarios and using radio equipment to send signals to commercial or self-developed receivers,” said said INS professor Thomas Hobiger. “We can compare our navigation solutions with the simulated trajectories while showing the absolute precision of our algorithms, ie the deviation from the real position. ”
Hobiger added that INS wants graduates to be well prepared for the demands of industry and future innovation. According to Statista’s consumer studies, the installed base of GNSS devices worldwide was 6.4 billion units in 2019. The Asia-Pacific region led the way, with 3.4 billion devices. GNSS, with forecasts suggesting it is expected to reach 5.1 billion devices by 2029.
“OAPP members can contribute to this community to share their progress, upload code or make their work available to others in our GitHub repository,” said Perdue. “The goal is to ensure that members can access the ideas and expertise of other users around the world. “The need for continuous and reliable GNSS signals as well as methods to protect these signals from jamming, impersonation or meaconing is growing exponentially around the world. These are the main reasons why engineering students should gain valuable experience using a platform that provides accurate PNT simulation and measurement. “
Orolia will host a webinar on December 14 at 11:00 a.m. EST to introduce OAPP and answer questions about the program and Skydel. To register, please visit: https://www.orolia.com/event/orolia-academic-partnership-program-launch/
Orolia is the global leader in resilient positioning, navigation and synchronization (R-PNT) solutions that improve the reliability, performance and security of critical, remote or high-risk operations, even in denied GNSS environments. Orolia provides virtually fail-safe GNSS and PNT solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide and is widely recognized for its world-class customer service and innovation. www.orolia.com