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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…

Pulsar Timescale Demonstration

The objective of this activity is to demonstrate the effectiveness of Pulsar Timescale for the generation and monitoring of Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) time. For the latter, the capabilities of the Galileo Processing Centre at ESA/ESTEC in terms of access to Galileo Experimental Sensor Stations and data processing capabilities will be…

Cooperative Navigation and Cloud Processing

The current evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities, together with the proliferation in the last years of cloud platforms where storage and processing of data can, ideally, be handled on demand, has boosted the appearance of new applications and services in the positioning domain of potential interest for specific use cases. In particular, the processing in the cloud of GNSS…

Weather Monitoring Based on Collaborative Crowdsourcing

The measurement of Integrated Water Vapour using GNSS stations from a network of reference stations have been demonstrated. During the last years, the existence of multi- constellation and multi-frequency GNSS increases the effectiveness and reliability of such measurements for weather prediction. Currently the availability of affordable powerful hand-held GNSS receivers with…

Space GNSS Receiver for In-Orbit Demonstration of PPP

The object of the activity is to design, develop and validate/verified a GNSS space receiver capable to perform on board precise orbit determination (P2OD) in real time using precise GNSS orbit and clock corrections provided either by Geostationary satellites or Galileo Commercial Service (thus allowing on board autonomy w.r.t to ground stations). The concept is similar to what is performed on…

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…

PNT using Neutrino Particles

This proposed activity represents an innovative concept to realise Positioning, Navigation and Timing using neutrino particles. At present, standard navigation approaches – including satellite navigation – rely on direct line-of-sight RF and optical communications. Neutrinos move at around the speed of light, have no electric charge and are low mass, thus showing very low interaction with…

Feasibility study of a space-based relativistic PNT system

All GNSS in operation at present are based on Newtonian physics and rely on global reference frames fixed to Earth. Relativistic effects are treated as deviations that need to be corrected for. Precision and stability over time of the reference frames is provided via ground stations and they are limited by the Earth’s dynamics (e.g. variations of the Earth’s rotation rate, plate tectonics,…

GNSS/non-GNSS Sensor Fusion for Resilience in High Integrity Aviation Applications

GNSS technology has demonstrated its capability to provide very good performance in Europe up to LPV 200 based on GPS L1 (single frequency, single constellation) and is expected to reach CAT I Autoland with the future DFMC mode (Dual Frequency, Multi Constellations – GPS & GAL). It is very challenging to improve this performance, more specifically the 6-second Time To Alert (TTA) that seems…

Ultra-Low Power Device Positioning Concepts

There are an increasing number of IoT applications, and projections show that global Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connections will increase by almost one order of magnitude in the next five years. Terrestrial networks are continuously targeting evolutions of the IoT markets. For example, the latest release of 3GPP standards has introduced modifications to their standard (e.g. NB-IoT) to comply with…