Based on Airbus Defence and Space Products’ heritage in the development of HiRel space GNSS receivers, the LION 1000 new-generation navigation receiver series delivers high performance supporting both multiple frequency reception and multiple navigation constellation operation. The cutting-edge new series takes benefit from advances in navigation processing technology, as well as from upgrades of the GPS constellation – now providing more civil signals – and from Galileo entering its operational phase. Therefore, the new LION 1300, the first member of the new Product family, is designed to make use of the GPS signals L1, L2C, and L5 and of the Galileo signals E1, E5a and E5b, as well as Glonass and Compass open signals.
36 channels in parallel are available to track all satellites in view. LION 1000 Series is designed to demodulate the navigation data messages of the GNSS constellations navigation signals and to use this information for PVT determination through an instant point-solution as well as through a dynamic Kalman-filtered solution. The LION 1000 Series reaches a very high level of integration and performance thanks to the use of an ASIC as the core of the receiver. This ASIC (AGGA-4), developed by Airbus Defence and Space under ESA contract, gathers in a single chip a modern GNSS baseband processor, a LEON-FT as a fault-tolerant microprocessor with FPU, a FFT module and digital interfaces (1553, UART, SpW)