The project consists of the development of hadrware and software for the Public Regulated Service (PRS), an encrypted navigation service for authorized government users and sensitive applications that require high continuity; The PRS is the restricted section of GALILEO, the Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS) of Europe, managed by the European Space Agency (ESA), the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Commission (EC).
The PRS, arises as a response to the need for a much more comprehensive and secure satellite navigation service. It has similar characteristics and services to open and civil GNSS, however, due to its regulated nature, it restricts its access only to authorized users. This service guarantees improvements in its continuity, at a time when access to other navigation services can be denied and / or limited (resilience). It is a service that increases your probability of signal availability in space, when faced with situations of malicious interference (robustness). The design of your signal and systems, result in a reliable service; In scenarios in which it attempts to violate its signals, the PRS counteracts this action, making it more expensive and difficult, blocking any type of attack against its operation.
The PRS is solely limited to the authorized use of the government of the member states of the European Union, emergency services and police, basically with the aim of safeguarding the security of the region. The access control to the PRS is administered through operational and technical tools, preventing unauthorized users from accessing any of the signal information.
The PRS directly supports various actors that are involved in public safety and emergencies, such as customs, humanitarian aid, firefighters, search and rescue, border control, police, civil protection, outpatient services, among others.