Navigation Lab

Navigation is the process of reading and controlling the movement of a craft from one place to another. It is also the term of art used for the specialized knowledge used by navigators to perform navigational tasks. The word navigate is derived from the Latin “navigare”, meaning “to sail”. Navigational techniques include Bridge Simulator -for training cadets in the use of ECDIS, Radar plotting, Steering and applying the knowledge of International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea to maintain safety of navigation.

The laboratory is composed of 2 large working rooms full of state of the art GNSS equipment, 2 server rooms, 2 customized Mercedes Sprinter vehicles dedicated to on-field mobile campaigns, the PRS laboratory, where the GALILEO Public Regulated Signal related activities and equipment are carried out in a secure environment, and an expanding farm of antennas and sensors on the roof. The Navigation Laboratory works closely with the UTC and Payload laboratories.