The Orolia Academic Partnership Program (OAPP) provides the most robust GPS/GNSS & PNT Test & Simulation tool for research & education with open-source capabilities and a supporting global learning community.
With over 30 universities worldwide already enrolled, membership is open to all academic programs focused on GPS and GNSS-based research.
Watch our short (3 min) video or keep reading to learn more about OAPP.
Opening New Doors for Research
Traditionally, it has been extremely difficult for research and learning institutions to own and use test and simulation tools for Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT). This was primarily due to the extremely high cost and proprietary based systems. Orolia is changing the game by offering the powerful Skydel Simulation Engine to the industry through a dedicated partnership program for qualified organizations. This includes a permanent Skydel Simulation Engine license with all frequencies and constellations as well as temporary student licenses.
Skydel Simulation is an innovative and modern approach that leverages software, advanced graphics cards (GPUs) and Software Defined Radios (SDRs). You’ll have the ability to build your own custom signals and connect to other systems and devices (i.e. Sensors, IMUs…) through our open source plug-in capabilities. Lastly, it includes the ability to generate and test the vulnerability of GNSS/GPS with integrated interference, jamming and spoofing capabilities. Because Skydel leverages COTS hardware (GPU, NIC, SDR), it stands alone as the only GNSS Simulation Solution in the world that can run independently of Orolia hardware.
Beyond the innovative Skydel Simulation Engine, our online forum and Github repository are a community that will be there to help support your program’s research, while connecting you to established test engineers around the globe using Skydel to build the future of GPS and GNSS applications.
Get technical questions answered
Collaborate on testing methodologies
Watch how-to videos
Read application notes
Share plug-ins and code with other member-university professors and students, as well as industry professionals doing leading edge testing of real world products.
University of Stuttgart
OAPP is currently providing the Skydel Simulation Engine technology for student-sponsored research programs at the Institute of Navigation (INS) at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. The research projects using Skydel to simulate PNT scenarios include monitoring autonomous flying devices, estimating satellite orbits, navigating drones safely through urban and complex environments and measuring atmospheric parameters based on GNSS measurements. In the future, INS researchers want to use Skydel to measure the accuracy, availability and reliability of the algorithms and hardware solutions developed at the University.