Perception and reality
If on the spot survey at European Navigation Conference
2011 held in London gives any indication
About GNSS community perception,
It suggests it will be led pre-dominantly by the North America.
Despite the recent launch of the two satellites,
Galileo is yet to enthuse the confi dence in the community,
As most of the respondents believe that Galileo Operational
Service would be ready to use only after 2020
And not only that
It is considered as the last one to reach the mass market after GPS, Glonass and Compass.
These are the perceptions.
But given the changing dynamics of the world,
The reality might be different.
Who had imagined fi ve years before,
The resurgence of Glonass,
Fast pace of Compass,
And the silence of IRNSS.