Saxony-Anhalt Galileo Test Bed

Development Laboratory for Localization, Navigation and Communication in Transportation and Logistics

At the Galileo Test Bed, the Fraunhofer IFF's researchers are working on the development of integrated applications for the transportation and logistics industry, mass transit, telematics and radio communication.

The Development Laboratory and Test Bed for Localization, Navigation and Communication in Transportation and Logistics (SAXONY-ANHALT GALILEO TEST BED) is the Saxony-Anhalt State Applied Transportation / Galileo Transport Initiative's reference project. The test bed is one of the most advanced integration platforms and testing environments for applied transportation and logistics research in Germany.

Organizationally, the Saxony-Anhalt Galileo Test Bed is managed by Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. The research organizations involved include the Fraunhofer IFF in Magdeburg, the Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e. V. (ifak), the Hallesche Verkehrs-AG, Magdeburger Hafen GmbH and Satelliten Navigation Sachsen-Anhalt e. V. (SANASA e. V.).

The Fraunhofer IFF specializes in research for the development of new telematics and logistics solutions.

Galileo Test Bed Logistics Platform

The Galileo Test Bed in Magdeburg's Port of Science is supplemented by the logistics platform in the Hanse Terminal in Magdeburg's Hanse Port. Satellite positioning technologies are tested here under real conditions in order to organize handling processes at logistics hubs significantly more efficiently.

Galileo European Satellite System

The European Galileo satellite system is far more precise than the American GPS system, especially for civilian users. Interacting positioning, navigation and communication make it possible to localize raw materials, freight, people or vehicles down to the centimeter and track global flows of commodities continuously both outdoors and indoors. Positioning, navigation and communication are the key technologies for future innovations in transportation and logistics. Linking Galileo positioning systems with other available communication technologies makes it possible to develop the most functional and cost effective solution for every specific application.