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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…

THEMATIC WINDOW: PNT FOR CCAM

*Country Eligibility depends on whether the activity is conducted under Element 2 or Element 3.     To support and accelerate the transition to a more connected, collaborative, and automated society, ESA’s Navigation Innovation and Support Programme (NAVISP) in cooperation with ERTICO-ITS Europe, is launching this Thematic Window soliciting proposals from European industry,…

070 - Advanced MEOSAR Test Beacon Setup

The location methods used in the MEOSAR systems are sensitive to beacon motion. A lot of work has been undertaken during the past years to elaborate test means in order to evaluate the MEOSAR location performance with moving beacons (use of vehicles, drones, turn-style mechanism, beacons of opportunity). The test means used have several drawbacks: limited test time, limited speed range,…

069 - Enabling high performance PNT in lunar environment

In the context of the renewed interest in lunar exploration, the need for preparing the future user instrument for the new positioning service on the Moon has become very important, in particular for supplementing the current navigation techniques based on inertial sensors and cameras. A significant R&D effort is ongoing towards the development of dedicated lunar infrastructures for enhanced Moon…

067 - Precision Agriculture - High precision coordinate and alignments transfer

In future precision agriculture, it is expected that each plant (e.g. corn) will get coordinates with very high accuracy. The type of plants and their coordinates will be stored in a database with additional agricultural information. Therefore, already during the sowing process each finger of the seeder comb/seed drill has to be coordinated with high accuracy in the relevant navigation reference…

065 - eLoran antenna for handheld devices

Enhanced-LORAN (eLoRAN) is the latest of the low-frequency LOng-Range Navigation (LORAN) systems, and provides a PNT service for use by all modes of transport (land, maritime and aeronautic). Amongst other characteristics, e-LORAN can enhance geo‐security through its jam‐ and spoof‐resistant signal characteristics of high transmit power and low carrier frequency. Furthermore, the signal can…

063 - RIS-aided wireless localization and mapping

Propagation at radio frequency suffers from obstructions due to objects blocking Line of Sight (LOS) path between the transmitter and the receiver. To increase the probability of LOS from a sufficient number of transmitting points, PNT systems imply sufficient densification and time synchronization. In spite of all these, many blind spots continue to degrade the positioning performance. A…

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…