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NAVISP is moving at very fast speed. The 2020 Work Plan for Element 1 has just been approved at the November PB-NAV and is here available. In this document you will find the Invitation to Tenders that will be published during 2020 together with the planned schedule.
There are more than five billion satnav devices on Earth. Along with smartphones and mobile receivers, this figure includes networks of fixed receiver stations, used to improve accuracy. An ESA-led project will harness these networks to provide an ongoing overview of satnav performance from the global to national and regional scale. “The general assumption is that Global Navigation Satellite…
2019 has been a busy year for ESA’s NAVISP programme. We would like to share our successes and achievements with you during the second edition of our NAVISP Industry Days. The event is planned to take place in ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, on 22nd – 23 January 2020. More than 150 participants attended last year's event, exchanging views on a wide range of engaging presentations on…
Following the success of NAVISP’s first years, we have decided to propose a NAVISP phase 2 for Space19+. In order to support the NAVISP phase 2 preparation, we have set up the Navigation Innovation and Support Programme Advisory Committee (NAVAC). NAVAC is a committee of senior external experts established in October 2018 by the ESA Director of Navigation to advise on the objectives,…
NAVISP was recently featured in GPS World. The article treats the aims and focus of the NAVISP Programme and highlights our broader aim of engaging with the PNT sector, i.e. that we are not only considering Galileo, but also how other systems can provide users the PNT services and resilience they need, regardless of whether the signals come from space. The article can be found here. We are…
Summertime in Europe equals festivals: people gathered together for music and arts under an open sky. But the very popularity of these events can lead to problems. The NAVISP Element 2 activity AGORA, makes use of smartphones – that essential festival accessory – to help reduce overcrowding, avoid overwhelmed facilities and keep friends together. “Pretty much everyone at a festival has a…
A NAVISP project is harnessing satnav to insert an intelligent sense of place and time to power grids, to provide early warning of potentially dangerous electricity network failures. Four years ago an apparent fire from nowhere forced the evacuation of 5 000 people from central London. Thick black smoke and choking fumes emerged from manhole covers as power was cut off to the Holborn…
Satellite navigation has become a global utility, but one that is vulnerable to interference. The Navigation Innovation and Support Programme is prioritizing research into countering jamming and spoofing of satnav signals, with partners companies exploring varied approaches. How is it that a distant scattering of medium-sized Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellites orbiting some 22…
Today the NAVISP Programme Manager presented the Programme and the benefits it brings to the 3rd session of the Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries (GLEC) 2019 in Marrakech, Morocco. GLEC aims at actively engaging emerging countries in the space scene by highlighting the socio-economic benefits of space applications, in part by: understanding the various financial models for the…
On the 19th of April the NAVISP Programme Manager recently visited CIRA in order to explore the possible initiatives for Element 3. CIRA (Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali) is the the Italian Aerospace Research Centre. It is located near Capua and was founded in 1984 for the purpose of performing research in the fields of space and aeronautics.    NAVISP Programme Manager with…