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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…
Coordination between EC/GSA and ESA on NAVISP activities foresees regular meetings. Last one was held in Prague on Friday March 22nd. From left to right: Flavio Sbardellati (GSA), Alessandra Fiumara (ESA), Fiammetta Diani (GSA), Pierluigi Mancini (ESA) Cover image: Moyan Brenn from Anzio, Italy (1), VitVit (2), Jirka.h23 (3), Massimo Catarinella (4/5), A.Savin (6) [CC BY-SA…
The National Land Survey of Finland has published an article on the NAVISP activity EL1-020, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Sensor Fusion for autonomous Vessel Navigation, The article can be read here. The NAVISP team is pleased to see the project take form and its promising development!
On February 4th the NAVISP programme and the great results it has reached after only 2 years from its start were presented at the Ministry of Education and Research held at Eigtved’s Pakhus, next to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event gathered 65 Danish actors among companies and research centers. Following the plenary session, some bilateral meetings with industry were organized…
The presentations given at the NAVISP Industry Days are now published, and can be found here.     
More than 140 people attended the event, appraising the results reached after only two years of operational life of the Programme. More than 90 separate activities being undertaken, and approximately 65% of the budget of the first phase already engaged. For phase two of NAVISP the aim is to double the budget, based on the level of interest. The intervention of the DG focused on the main…
Under NAVISP Element 1, ESA awarded  the activity “Pulsar Timescale Demonstration”  to a consortium led by GMV-UK with the support of the University of Manchester and the UK’s National Physical Laboratory. The objective of the activity is to set up  a pulsar-based clock , called “PulChron”. The  system measures the passing of time using millisecond-frequency radio pulses from…