ESA's NAVISP Invitations to Tender invitations to tender from NAVISPMon, 07 Oct 2019 12:55:10 +0000Advanced Multi-Frequency Low-Cost High-Gain GNSS Antennas for next generation of Mass-Market Devices GNSS receivers, mostly installed in smartphones, use low cost antennas that need to be compatible with the communication antennas of these terminals. Typical antennas used in mobile phones are simple PIFAs (Planar Inverted-F Antennas) suitable for any constellation in L1 band, such as GPS/Galileo, GLONASS/Beidou. Their linear polarization (instead of circular) and low gain lead to…Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:55:10 +0000latest-ittsitt-53GNSS Science with Commercial Aircraft of commercial aircraft and vessels, as platforms for crowdsourcing science and remote sensing, is under study by organisations like the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) in its Crowdsourced Bathymetry Working Group, or by private companies for imaging and radar applications. Some advanced passive GNSS-based processing techniques (e.g. exploiting simultaneously direct and…Mon, 23 Sep 2019 10:46:05 +0000latest-ittsitt-50Antenna and Transponder Unit for Underwater PNT wireless communications links have almost exclusively been implemented using acoustic systems. Optical links have proved impractical for many applications. Although underwater radio links were experimented in the pioneering days of radio, they did not meet the requirements of the time. Given modern operational requirements and digital communications technology, the time is now ripe for…Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:20:48 +0000latest-ittsitt-56Machine-Learning to model GNSS systems simulations are an important toolset supporting system engineering trade-offs and decisions. They are used to display and monitor key system performance indicators as well as study system behaviour, both through synthetic scenarios and real data replay. Industry and ESA currently use different tools to simulate GNSS systems, however often constrained to undertake only one of two different…Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:09:09 +0000latest-ittsitt-58Precise Timing for Indoor Small Cells signals are widely used for time synchronization purposes in many different application sectors, including telecom, finance and energy. Telecom service providers, in particular, consider GNSS-based synchronization well adapted to macro-cells whereas alternative synchronization technologies (e.g. wire-based solutions like Precise Time Protocol) are deemed more suitable for indoor small cells,…Tue, 21 May 2019 09:07:04 +0000latest-ittsitt-54Collaborative Processing of Distributed Receivers of Opportunity for Jamming and Spoofing Mitigation fast evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT), commercial Cloud platforms, and the future 5G standards are boosting development of new applications and technologies in the PNT field. Devices are expected to be increasingly connected to Internet in the next few years, storage and processing of data in the Cloud is already a reality, with 5G expected to bring very soon higher data rates and…Tue, 21 May 2019 09:06:35 +0000latest-ittsitt-52AI-enabled baseband algorithms for High Fidelity Measurements applications such as autonomous vehicles and machine control require high fidelity raw measurements in challenging environments. In spite of significant progress made in recent years, for those applications GNSS performance remains unsatisfactory in terms of reliability in challenging environments, therefore requiring improvement. The main challenges lie in handling transfer functions…Tue, 07 May 2019 14:43:47 +0000latest-ittsitt-57Feasibility study of a space-based relativistic PNT system 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,…Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:07:10 +0000latest-ittsitt-44