INRIM has been active in the development of the European Global Navigation Satellite System Galileo for 15 years.
Recently INRIM has devised and realized the Galileo Time Validation Facility active from 2010 to 2014:
– to synchronize Galileo System Time to UTC, the Universal Coordinated Time, the international standard time, in collaboration with other metrological institutes NPL, OP, ORB, PTB, ROA, SP national metrological laboratories;
– to monitor the behavior of all the system clocks.
Since September 2014 INRIM coordinates one of the first H2020 project to disseminate Galileo timing services: DEMETRA with 15 partners from 8 EU countries.