Orolia’s Academic Partnership Program Signs Agreement with Mexican Space Agency
OAPP to Support Education and Technology Research
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Dec. 9, 2021 – The Mexican Space Agency (AEM), a decentralized body of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT), and Orolia, the world leader in resilient, positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions, have signed a Letter of Intent to support the development of applications and technologies that use GNSS geolocation systems as part of the Orolia Academic Partnership Program (OAPP). Under the terms of the partnership, OAPP will provide AEM and a select group of top Mexican universities with access to the Skydel Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Simulation Engine, the industry’s most advanced GNSS and PNT testing and simulation tool.
Dr. Salvador Landeros Ayala, General Director of the AEM, and Robert Burke, Sr. Director of Business Development at Orolia, believe the partnership will contribute to significant educational opportunities and act as a catalyst for the research and development of PNT devices and applications. Academic institutions will be able to integrate one of the most advanced tools available in the field into their educational curriculums and research programs.
The Skydel Simulation Engine can quickly benefit Mexico in many areas that use GPS/GNSS including military/defense, aerospace, transportation, freight tracking, municipalities and any industry that is migrating to position-aware devices or technologies Ayala said.
“With these and other actions, the collaboration will seek to inspire Mexican scientists, students and members of the Latin American scientific community, to join forces to contribute their knowledge to solve real problems directly in Mexico as well as globally,” Dr. Landeros added.
About Orolia Academic Partnership Program
The Orolia Academic Partnership Program (OAPP) is committed to building a community to help foster global PNT research and collaboration at top engineering schools and research institutions. Supporting its vision, Orolia created an online forum (learn.orolia.com) that allows users to interact with other users and Orolia experts, share information, ask questions and receive feedback. More than 40 schools located throughout North America, Europe, South/Central America and Asia-Pacific are currently enrolled in OAPP.
Orolia will host a webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 11:00 a.m. EST to introduce OAPP and answer questions about the program and Skydel.
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