Shall GLONASS be available?


#1

Shall GLONASS support be available on Q52 or other GPS-enabled modules? AFAIK, RF part is very similar to GPS, so it would be nice to have two variants of satellite navigation. The only thing needed would be special firmware.


#2

Hello,

My guess is that it will not be available anytime soon as C-GPS option. I think there is a chance that in a few years time the Galileo support will be available with eride because of the similiraties between the GPS and Galileo. ( supposing the Galileo projects won’t be delayed again )


#3

But Galileo scheduled for start operating at 2013, and while it’s still unavailable Wavecom would benefit from existing GLONASS service :slight_smile:


#4

Sorry, i was a little down-do-date how Galileo is progressing. ( It should be almost operational by now… ) However, i still think that the GPS/Galileo concept will be the dominant in the near feature. It is because that the Galileo is primarily designed for the assistance for the GPS ( At least for the L1 freq i think ) and because of political reasons. Please note that the Galileo musn’t be fully operational to assist the GPS. So my guess is in 2 years time ( if the EU won’t argue more about the Galileo), you can experience major improvments from GPS/Galileo dual receivers especially in urban environment.