Professor Durk van Willigen founded reelektronika BV in 1975.
The mission of reelektronika focuses on systems architecture, engineering, designing and manufacturing of electronic circuits, consultancy, and the realisation of projects containing one or more of these elements. reelektronika’ staff is specialised in radio positioning systems, navigation and, signal processing for marine and land applications. Furthermore, reelektronika is providing timing solutions for Telecommunication networks based on the accuracy of radio-navigation signals. reelektronika can be considered as an entrepreneurial spin-off from Delft University of Technology; so, its shareholders and staff have all a scientific/academic background. reelektronika effectively combines high-level, innovative thinking with efficient implementation skills, which leads to fast prototyping and full-series production capabilities. The company keeps broadening the scope of its activities, and continuously seeks opportunities for co-operation with other companies, research organisations, and government institutions worldwide. Such co-operation with partners in Europe and North America already exists.
reelektronika fundamentally believes that integrated navigation is the key to cost-effective, accurate and reliable guidance and monitoring of all modes of transport operations. The integration of dissimilar navigation sensors by an intelligent navigation processor results in an integrated system which takes full advantage of the strengths of the underlying sensors and systems, whilst mitigating the potential effects of malfunction of one of them. A key solution will be achieved when this concept is based on satellite-based and terrestrial-based positioning systems. This multi-source navigation concept, developed at universities and research institutes, may considerably increase availability and reliability of the position determination. With the recent principal decision of the US Government that eLoran will be implemented and continued as a radio-navigation backup for GPS, this concept is rapidly gaining worldwide acceptance as the next-generation radio-navigation solution. Industry is making fast progress in developing new hardware and software products to implement this integrated system worldwide.