PRS Applications - Reliable Services for a Secure Digital Society

The specific focus was on innovative solutions that make use of the Galileo PRS time signal, which is key for critical infrastructure such as power grids and telecommunication networks as well as the functioning of the global financial system.


Those are the TOP 2 submissions to the BMVI Special Prize. Congratulations to the winning solution!

Drone Team Six – A Galileo GNSS Drone Swarm Platform
Drone Team Six is a drone swarm platform that utilises the Galileo navigation signal to coordinate swarmed drone movement.
Drone swarms mark the next step in the evolutionary story of drones, particularly when it comes to civilian security and protection.
In simulations, drone swarms have been shown to reduce search and rescue (SAR) times by an order of magnitude compared to a single drone.
Drone Team Six provides a single point of command and control when using multiple drones in a swarm.
It is built on resilient swarm architecture that allows the swarm to survive multiple drone node failures and uses cyberattack-resistant radio network technology.
Whatever a drone can do, Drone Team Six drone swarms can do better!
Submitted by Kevin Doyle
Odin’s Eye – Galileo- Enabled PRS Tactical Drone
Project Odin’s Eye is a Galileo-enabled PRS tactical drone that can be thrown into a hostile environment to provide surveillance and tactical support to police, counterterrorism forces, fire brigades and other national security agencies in the EU.
It is designed to be a roller drone that can attach to various surfaces and provide live video feedback to police. When needed, it can detach from surfaces and roll to quietly follow persons of interest and broadcast their location back to police forces using Galileo’s encrypted PRS signal.
The drone can be equipped with various internal tactical instruments to act as a tool in police or military operations. With an outer layer made of durable but light bio-material, this drone will survive tough operating environments (including fires).
This drone, which is being built exclusively for use by EU member states, gives Public Regulated Services of Europe another tool to protect citizens using Galileo.
Submitted by Brandon Bradford


Space-based position, navigation and timing (PNT) signals have become critical to everyday life in modern digital societies. Almost every economic sector relies on them.

Galileo ensures the EU’s sovereign and reliable access to the key technology of satellite navigation. Its Public Regulated Service (PRS) is the first encrypted, robust navigation signal also available to government authorised civil users, for example police forces, critical infrastructure and others under the “security umbrella”. The PRS assures continuous availability even when access to other services may be denied.

Consequently, the Galileo PRS opens up a distinct innovation potential for improving security in the digital society.

In order to unleash this potential, the Galileo Competent PRS Authority (CPA) of Germany in the Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) awards the PRS Special Prize.

In general, the PRS Special Prize looks for pioneering and inspiring ideas that make use of Galileo PRS in the following areas:

  • Robust PNT applications for police forces, customs and frontier defence, emergency services
  • Robust PNT applications for critical infrastructure

As last year, the specific focus is on innovative solutions that make use of the Galileo PRS time signal, which is key for critical infrastructure such as power grids and telecommunication networks as well as the functioning of the global financial system.


Support Voucher

Support Voucher

The winner/winning team will receive a voucher for EUR 5,000 to support the further development of the idea.

Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity

The winner/winning team will also be given the prospect of comprehensive funding in the national support programme for Galileo PRS.

E-GNSS Accelerator Support

E-GNSS Accelerator Support

Chance to win one of three tailored E-GNSS Accelerator incubation prizes worth EUR 62,000 and an E-GNSS Accelerator crowdfunding prize worth EUR 35,000 (if eligible)
Extra Prize Money
An extra EUR 10,000 cash prize will be
allocated if your idea gets selected as
Galileo Masters 2019 Overall Winner
Overall Winner Only


The proposed PRS application will be carefully assessed as to the respective balance between security, user needs, and innovation potential, and ranked based on the following criteria:

Relevance for Galileo PRS and security

Degree of innovation

Practical feasibility

Maturity of the idea

About BMVI

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is one of the “Space Ministries” of the German government that is in charge of EU’s flagship programmes Galileo and Copernicus.

The Competent PRS Authority (CPA), the central national security entity in relation to PRS, is established within BMVI.

Germany hosts one of the leading space and PRS industries in the EU.



Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)
Division DG 23, Telematics in Transport / Competent PRS Authority

Kai Herrmann

+49 30 18300 6233

Lukas Schmid

+49 30 18300 6234

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