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042 - Next Generation Motion Sensors for Hybrid GNSS INS Solutions in high accuracy machine control applications

Robotics, machine control, industry automation require high accuracy positioning, as well as very robust PNT to support autonomous operations. Relative motion sensors (e.g. IMU) are key to complement GNSS in case of outage or for enhanced robustness and sustained high accuracy. In open sky, the state-of-the-art of GNSS and IMU provide good performance. However, cost-efficient IMUs still face…

040 - Next Generation network-assisted PNT assurance

PNT assurance against malicious threats like spoofing relies on four main enablers: - authenticity of the information relating to the nodes used for computing the position (e.g. clock and ephemeris data of GNSS satellites). It can be built and distributed in a network-assisted configuration, for instance by monitoring the PNT system or accessing directly the original information; -…

039 - Earth Moon GNSS Spaceborne Receiver for In-Orbit-Demonstration

Current GEO and GTO missions already exploit GNSS signals for in-orbit PNT. NASA’s MMS mission has recently demonstrated that tracking of GPS signals is possible up to 150,000 km from Earth surface (half-way the distance to the Moon).  The feasibility of extending the use of GNSS for missions to the Moon has also preliminarily been assessed by ESA via GSP. These preliminary studies have…

Open Call for Proposals

Submit a 6 pages Outline Proposal Under NAVISP Element 2, the permanent Open Call for Proposals focusses on the development of innovative competitive products in the Satellite Navigation and wider Position, Navigation and Timing domain. The objective is to boost Member States industrial competitiveness in the fast- evolving navigation sector. Proposals are welcome from space and…

Support for Institutional Projects

Focused on participating States’ priorities, the action  aims at supporting their national navigation activities along the whole value chain. Element 3 configures as an ad-hoc support element, which is envisaged per country and possibly per domain, for the development and promotion of products, applications and services based on GNSS and more widely on PNT systems. Following participating…

062 - Lunar surface PNT Beacon demonstrator

In line with Phase 3 of the reference Roadmap for Lunar PNT service provision (ESA/PB-NAV(2020)9) and in complement to the development of a LCNS navigation payload Elegant Breadboard proposed above as activity NAVISP-El1-061, there is technical consensus on the importance to implement pre-developments of the most critical associated PNT technologies. A PNT beacon transmitter/reference station…

061 - Navigation payload demonstrator of future LCNS satellites

Moon exploration is emerging as the next global strategic priority in space exploration. Several dozens of commercial and institutional missions to the Moon are planned for the coming decades, with a major contribution also expected from ESA (e.g. Orion service module, ESA participation in Gateway lunar station and contribution to multiple lunar robotic missions). In spite of the wide variety of…

060 - Novel privacy preserving PNT processing techniques

Up to now, cloud-based processing of positioning data (e.g. samples, raw measurements, anonymised Position, Velocity and Time) has always been susceptible to data breaches and raised concerns about privacy protection. Location-based services can fail in their path to wide-spread adoption, because they are perceived as invasive by the users and fail to properly address their risks. Similar issues…

059 - Application of photonics technology for PNT user equipment

The demand for seamless positioning of IoT devices both outdoors and indoors is an important requirement for many logistic applications relevant to the digital transformation of industry. This is becoming more relevant as the degree of automation in industrial operations increases, together with the need of permanently tracking the location of inputs from suppliers, to be able to forecast…

058 - Demonstration of GNSS position bounding using satellite uplinks

The number of miniaturized devices with satellite connectivity (e.g. asset trackers) is quickly growing, and with this, the need arises to provide reliable positioning information to those resource-limited devices. This is particularly relevant in growing asset tracking and user-charging use cases, in many sectors such as in railway (wagons and containers tracking), maritime (VMS, container…