A Study of a Low-Cost Navigation Augmentation System: The United Kingdom’s Immediate Answer to the Galileo Brexit Conundrum

A Study of a Low-Cost Navigation Augmentation System: The United Kingdom’s Immediate Answer to the Galileo Brexit Conundrum

The Brexit of the United Kingdom from the European Union means limited access to the Galileo system of the European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS); without access to the safe and encrypted signal used for security and government purposes, restricted to members of the European Union (EU). The United Kingdom may, as a matter of urgency, launch a payload on a national military communications satellite to provide navigation overlay services for the territory of the United Kingdom, surrounding waters and neighboring allies to meet the requirements of: defense systems, aviation, maritime requirements and the effectiveness of emergency location services. As a navigation overlay service (NOS) on a host national geostationary satellite using GNSS, in particular GPS and Galileo as an alternative to the Galileo PRS, the United Kingdom will deploy a low-cost Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) as a navigation overlay service (NOS) on a host national geostationary satellite using GNSS, in particular GPS and Galileo as an alternative to the Galileo PRS. This paper describes the design of a navigation overlay service system as a host payload on a national satellite and the required supporting ground.

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Engr. Dr. Lawal S. Lasisi
Satellite Applications and Development, Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd, Obasanjo Space Center, Affiliated to Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria.

Chatwin R. Chris
Engineering and Design, School of Engineering and Informatics, Room 2B07, Shawcross Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9QT, Brighton, UK.

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