FDC is an independent consultancy and research company specialised in the field of space applications. and based in Vincennes (France). Composed of Engineers with an average of 15 years' experience in Satellite Navigation and/or Earth Observation, FDC has a perfect understanding of all technical issues from the definition of the mission of space infrastructures and services to the design of application terminals and chipset.
FDC is organized in two Business Units:
- Business & Technology Consulting
- Research, Development and Innovation
FDC Business & Technology Consulting BU performs diverse and complementary activities such as technical studies, political and strategic analysis, system specification, standardisation, user requirements and market surveys, promotion and awareness, and project management. Having participated in more than 120 European projects related to GNSS since 1994, and having successfully coordinated more than half of them, FDC always remain at cutting edge of the most advanced technology trends in all application domains, and in particular timing and synchronisation of critical infrastructure. FDC's main customers are the European Commission, the European GNSS Agency (GSA), CNES, the Research Executive Agency (REA), EUROCONTROL as well as several French Ministries.
FDC Research, Development and Innovation BU has been set up a few years ago and currently focus on the development of a Trusted and Secure GNSS module designed for Critical Applications (ITS, Rail and Critical Infrastructures). Our solution is able to detect GNSS spoofing, replay and jamming attacks, to preserve GNSS receiver software and hardware integrity and to deliver trusted information to application.