ESA's NAVISP News news from NAVISPWed, 08 Dec 2021 11:59:33 +0000Slides of the Final Presentation of NAVISP Project EL2-022 now available: Successful Development of GNSS Software Defined Radio Receiver for Microlaunchers & Microsatellites Monday, December 06, 2021, GMV Innovation Solutions Sp. Z o.o, together with the Space Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Hertz Systems, presented the results of the NAVISP project “GNSS SW Receiver for Microlaunchers & Microsatellites” (GNSSW-MLMSC). Within the scope of NAVISP Element 2, which aims to maintain and improve the capabilities and competitiveness of the…Wed, 08 Dec 2021 11:59:33 +0000latest-newsSlides-of-the-Final-Presentation-of-NAVISP-Project-EL2-022-now-available-Successful-Development-of-GNSS-Software-Defined-Radio-Receiver-for-Microlaunchers-and-Microsatellites"Make time" to see the results of the NAVISP Project EL1-011 “Resilient, Trustworthy, Ubiquitous Time Transfer” on 11/01/2022. Register for the Final Presentation! demand for accurate, reliable and secure timing transfer, from a number of different applications, is increasing.  In April 2020, in the frame of the NAVISP Element 1 dedicated to innovation in PNT, Telespazio UK, working with Chronos Technology, started the EL1-011 “Resilient, Trustworthy, Ubiquitous Time Transfer” project.   Its main objective was to develop and demonstrate an…Wed, 08 Dec 2021 07:18:29 +0000latest-newsEL1-011-Resilient-Trustworthy-Ubiquitous-Time-Transfer-Register-for-the-Final-PresentationThe future of antennas for next-generation mass-market devices. Results presented of the successful development of a new antenna that may disrupt the high-end mass market. Tuesday November 30, 2021, Teleorbit GmbH, together with Frauenhofer IIS, has presented the results of the NAVISP project “Advanced Multi-Frequency Low-Cost High-Gain GNSS Antennas for next generation of Mass-Market Devices”, also called AMELIE. As part of NAVISP Element 1, which aims to develop innovative concepts, techniques, technologies, and systems related to the PNT sector along…Thu, 02 Dec 2021 11:27:26 +0000latest-newsThe-future-of-antennas-for-next-generation-mass-market-devicesNAVISP GENS project presented at the Navigation 2021 ENC/INC conference GNSS Event Notification Service (GENS) project funded under the NAVISP Element 3, in support of national strategic interests and priorities,  was presented  by the prime contractor CGI UK Ltd within the session devoted to “Robust and Resilient PNT” at the Navigation 2021 conference, organised by EUGIN and the Royal Institute of Navigation on 15-18 November 2021. This year hybrid event…Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:30:22 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-GENS-project-presented-at-the-Navigation-2021-ENC-INC-conferenceOn December the 10 th , 2021, NAVISP industry experts show a way to monitor threats in the PNT domain. Register for the Final Presentation of the National Position Navigation and Timing Cyber- Response Center project! goal of the National Position Navigation and Timing Cyber-Response Center (PNTCRC) activity was the development of a center capable of discovering, storing and distributing security threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigations associated to Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) services, with particular emphasis to the GNSS technology. The PNTCRC manages different types of threats: •…Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:52:51 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-industry-experts-show-a-way-to-monitor-threats-in-the-PNT-domainIn a 14/12/2021 webinar, NAVISP industry shows how to help scientists take a Black Hole sharp image. Register for the Final Presentation of the Precise Relative Positioning in MEO to support Science Missions project! technologies required to achieve precise relative positioning in Medium Earth Orbit, developed in the NAVISP context, can support scientists to advance on their understanding of physical cosmology. As a use case, the challenging scenario of getting a sharp image of the event horizon of a black hole, is considered to explore the limits of relative positioning in MEO. This use case…Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:03:08 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-industry-shows-how-to-help-scientists-take-a-Black-Hole-sharp-imageNew NAVISP Element 1 technology innovation Work Plan for 2022 approved! November, the plan for the activities to be run under the Element 1, the part of the programme devoted to the technology innovation, was approved. NAVISP, listening to internal and external stakeholders, ranging from research institutes to aerospace industry, following the domain key trends, continues therefore to influence the Positioning, Navigation and Timing research, with a target to prove…Wed, 24 Nov 2021 11:34:23 +0000latest-newsNew-NAVISP-Element-1-technology-innovation-Work-Plan-for-2022-approvedHeads up for NAVISP Final Presentation on 06/12/21, learn how a SW defined radio receiver goes onboard a micro-launcher objective of the GNSSW-MLMSC project was to continue the development of SW defined GNSS Receiver for space application initiated by GMV Innovating Solutions Sp. z o.o. In particular, the output of the EL2-022 activities is an adaptation of the previously developed solution for a micro-launcher application (with additional redefinition of the SW architecture) and to develop a product that will…Tue, 16 Nov 2021 10:25:20 +0000latest-newsHeads-up-for-NAVISP-Final-Presentation-on-06-12-21-learn-how-a-SW-defined-radio-receiver-goes-onboard-a-micro-launcherSuccessful NAVISP workshop held with the PNT Hungarian ecosystem event took place in Budapest on November the 9th, hosted at the modern facilities of the Bonn Hungary Electronics (BHE) company. The current results of NAVISP and the way forward for the next Ministerial were presented in the morning while six B2B meetings were organised in the afternoon with interested companies and institutions showing an increased understanding and appreciation of the…Mon, 15 Nov 2021 11:46:12 +0000latest-newsSuccessful-NAVISP-workshop-held-with-the-PNT-Hungarian-ecosystemThe Future of a resilient, trustworthy and ubiquitous Time Transfer: Results presented of the successful development of a hybrid solution, combining the strengths of GNSS and terrestrial technologies. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, GMV GmbH teaming up with the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) presented the results of the project “RESILIENT, TRUSTWORTHY, UBIQUITOUS TIME TRANSFER” which were achieved through the support of the NAVISP program. Almost 70 people from industry and research attended the final presentation, which shows the great public interest in the project. As…Fri, 12 Nov 2021 13:43:16 +0000latest-newsThe-Future-of-a-resilient-trustworthy-and-ubiquitous-Time-Transfer-Results-presented-of-the-successful-development-of-a-hybrid-solution-combining-the-strengths-of-GNSS-and-terrestrial-technologiesNAVISP industry presents an innovative GNSS antenna on 30/11/2021! Register for the Final Presentation of the project "Advanced Multi-Frequency Low-Cost High-Gain GNSS Antennas for next generation of Mass-Market Devices"! main goal of the project “Advanced Multi-Frequency Low-Cost High-Gain GNSS Antennas for next generation of Mass-Market Devices” (also called "AMELIE") was to develop a high performance and low cost antenna solution to improve the positioning accuracy and robustness of the GNSS receivers in mass market devices. Two solutions have been developed, a Dual-frequency design covering L1/E1 and…Wed, 10 Nov 2021 16:22:06 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-industry-presents-an-innovative-GNSS-antenna-Register-for-the-Final-Presentation-of-the-project-Advanced-Multi-Frequency-Low-Cost-High-Gain-GNSS-Antennas-for-next-generation-of-Mass-Market-DevicesHeads-up for NAVISP event on 10/11/2021! Register for the Final Presentation of the Resilient, Trustworthy, Ubiquitous Time Transfer project! accurate, secure and reliable time transfer is a key enabler for emerging fixed and mobile services worldwide. A number of different applications like autonomous vehicles, 5G mobile broadband, mobile multimedia broadcast, power grids, terrestrial positioning services, financial operations, IoT, cloud processing will require secure and reliable time information to be able to work correctly and…Fri, 05 Nov 2021 08:43:28 +0000latest-newsRegister-for-the-Final-Presentation-of-the-Resilient-Trustworthy-Ubiquitous-Time-Transfer-projectNAVISP presents the successful results of the collaboration to the Italian Industry Association for Applications, Services and ICT technologies for Space 50 members  attended the event on October 26th organised in Rome by  the Italian Industrial Association for Applications, Services and ICT technologies for Space (ASAS). Phase 3 of the Programme for  the ESA Ministerial Conference in 2022 (CMIN22)  was presented as well as the positive results reached so far in the country : NAVISP is definitely a success in Italy and the funds are…Thu, 04 Nov 2021 10:18:34 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-presents-the-successful-results-of-the-collaboration-to-the-Italian-Industry-Association-for-Applications-Services-and-ICT-technologies-for-SpaceNAVISP flies high with High Altitude platforms NAVISP Element 1 study NavHAPS, evaluated the use of High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) for position, navigation and time (PNT) applications, as well as other GNSS and positioning related topics (e.g. GNSS interferences). It selected the 5G broadcast of PPP corrections as the most promising use case for quick time-to-market and highest commercial interest. The high-level architecture…Mon, 01 Nov 2021 07:04:34 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-flies-high-with-High-Altitude-platformsNAVISP jamming monitors being used to apprehend offenders as part of the NAVISP 3 funded project Advanced Radio Frequency Interference Detection, Alert and Analysis System (ARFIDAAS), the multi-frequency GNSS RFI monitors have now been actively monitoring the environment at multiple sites in Norway and Europe for the past two years. In 2021, the Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has located several sources of harmful GNSS signal…Mon, 25 Oct 2021 06:03:37 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-jamming-monitors-being-used-to-apprehend-offendersSLIDES OF FINAL PRESENTATION OF NAVISP GBAS PROJECT NOW AVAILABLE ! Monday, October 18, 2021, Indra Navia AS presented the results of the project “GBAS DEVELOPMENT AND VERIFICATION”, which were achieved through the support of the NAVISP program. More than 60 people from industry and research attended the final presentation, which shows the great public interest in the project. Indra Norway, also known as Indra Navia AS, is a wholly owned subsidiary of…Thu, 21 Oct 2021 08:53:46 +0000latest-newsSLIDES-OF-FINAL-PRESENTATION-OF-NAVISP-GBAS-PROJECTAssisted GNSS for mobility applications: 20 days left to benefit from the dedicated support by ESA for companies interested in submitting proposals on the theme! thematic window dedicated to ‘Assisted GNSS with Imaging Sensors and 3-D models for Mobility Applications’ is currently open. If relevant to commercial products, submit your proposal to Element 2: please see Clarification 6 of AO10516 (Clarifications Tab, login may be required): If relevant to…Wed, 13 Oct 2021 13:17:35 +0000latest-newsAssisted-GNSS-for-mobility-applications-20-days-left-to-benefit-from-the-dedicated-support-by-ESA-for-companies-interested-in-submitting-proposals-on-the-themeSAVE THE DATE: NAVISP presented at the Italian Association for Space-based Applications and Services October 26th, the NAVISP Programme will be presented at ASAS, the Italian Association for Space-based Applications and Services. Please check the Agenda and link for registration here!Wed, 13 Oct 2021 11:06:29 +0000latest-newsSAVE-THE-DATE-NAVISP-presented-at-the-Italian-Association-for-Space-based-Applications-and-ServicesNAVISP GNSS Software Receivers Ready for New Space key for New Space technologies is flexibility and affordability. This fits very well with the use of GNSS software receivers on space missions. The Polish company GMV INNOVATING SOLUTIONS SP. Z O.O started developing this technology 10 years ago and now, with the support of two NAVISP Element 2 projects, is getting ready to put their developments in orbit. First application will be on Spanish…Wed, 13 Oct 2021 11:03:29 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-GNSS-Software-Receivers-Ready-for-New-SpaceNAVISP event on 18/10/2021! Register for Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) Final Presentation! Navia AS has been developing Ground Based Augmentation System Approach Service Type D ("GAST D" in short) ground station technology since 2010. This ground station was installed at various airports, and has been successfully operating during long-term flight tests. In order to bring the product to market, the effort was focused on verifying the system performance. In fact, safety critical…Thu, 07 Oct 2021 06:54:38 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-event-Register-for-Ground-Based-Augmentation-System-Final-PresentationNAVISP Invents the Future of PNT at ESA Open Day 2021 year ESA ESTEC Open Day consisted in an in-person event dedicated to people with disabilities and a virtual online event extended to all ESA sites. On the 4 th of October 2021, during the virtual event, several NAVISP projects were featured to showcase the theme of the session: "Inventing the future of PNT". The audience was positively impressed by the scope of the industrial activities…Wed, 06 Oct 2021 07:12:34 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-Invents-the-Future-of-PNT-at-ESA-Open-Day-2021NAVISP projects on Integrity presented at the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) was presented at the plenary session of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) Special Committee 134 (SC134), held on 27 September 2021. The focus was put on the various activities linked to the subject of SC134 (Integrity for High Accuracy GNSS-Based Applications). Indeed many projects running under NAVISP investigate how integrity help engineers achieve proof of…Wed, 29 Sep 2021 06:54:41 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-projects-on-Integrity-presented-at-the-Radio-Technical-Commission-for-Maritime-Services-RTCMNAVISP shows that the more (sensors), the merrier... projects addresses the wide PNT field of techniques, in particular the investigation of new type of sensors and their integration. These are results of projects recently concluded. Results of on-going projects will be presented as soon as they have been validated. Quantum Wayfinder (NAVISP Element 1), set out to explore the feasibility of using quantum cold atom interferometry (CAI)…Tue, 07 Sep 2021 10:51:13 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-shows-that-the-more-(sensors)-the-merrierNAVISP prototypes sophisticated Antennas to combat interference and to support high accuracy prototypes sophisticated Antennas to combat interference and to support high accuracy In the past few months, several NAVISP activities came to a positive conclusion, proving the concept of new antenna technologies, and setting the foundations for innovative products and services to be delivered in the coming years. LoCoMotive (NAVISP Element 1), looked into the potential advantages…Tue, 24 Aug 2021 07:47:10 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-prototypes-sophisticated-Antennas-to-combat-interference-and-to-support-high-accuracyNAVISP'S WEBINAR SPARKS INTEREST IN THE CAPABILITIES OF IMAGING SENSORS AND 3D CITY MODELS TO ASSIST GNSS IN MOBILITY APPLICATIONS NAVISP Webinar "Assisted GNSS with Imaging Sensors and 3D Models for Mobility Applications", whose objective was to launch the related NAVISP Thematic Window, was held on the 6 th of July 2021 with a large participation from navigation experts, industry, academia and other representatives from economic operators (please follow the links to read the presentation slides and see the video…Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:18:16 +0000latest-newsNAVISP'S-WEBINAR-SPARKS-INTEREST-IN-THE-CAPABILITIES-OF-IMAGING-SENSORS-AND-3D-CITY-MODELSNAVISP opens a Thematic Window to unfold the capabilities of imaging sensors and 3D city models to assist GNSS in mobility applications is opening a Thematic Window dedicated to “Assisted GNSS with Imaging Sensors and 3-D models for Mobility Applications” calling for proof-of-concept demonstration projects or national test-beds to facilitate the introduction of this technology into commercial products. The activities will be funded under the Element 2 or Element 3 of the programme, aimed at supporting industrial…Thu, 17 Jun 2021 07:00:10 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-opens-a-Thematic-Window-to-unfold-the-capabilities-of-imaging-sensors-and-3D-city-modelsESA NAVISP fostering innovation and competitiveness in sports: Geonav IoT allowing real-time outdoor and indoor precise tracking. learn more please read European Initiative for the Internet of Things - Inside GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite Systems Engineering, Policy, and Design and, 16 Jun 2021 11:01:41 +0000latest-newsGeonav-IoT-allowing-real-time-outdoor-and-indoor-precise-trackingESA encourages to submit ideas to NAVISP Element 1! activities for next year NAVISP Element 1 workplan are being defined. Under NAVISP Element 1, ESA issues competitive tenders to generate innovative concepts, techniques, technologies and systems linked to the PNT sector, along the entire value chain. If you feel you have a good idea in PNT, and would like to contribute to shaping the workplan, submit it before 30 th of June 2021! Click here…Fri, 04 Jun 2021 06:30:33 +0000latest-newsESA-encourages-to-submit-ideas-to-NAVISP-Element-1NAVISP Participated in the Deep-Tech Atelier conference Deep Tech Atelier conference was held between the 14-16 of April in virtual format from Riga, Latvia. The conference is dedicated to deep tech startup creation and further development where interested parties ranging from entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists, industry representatives, investors, government and public organizations engage in this practical hand-on workshop type conference…Wed, 28 Apr 2021 08:05:16 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-Participated-in-the-Deep-Tech-Atelier-conferencePNT5G Thematic Window Extended Thematic Window Extended  Due to the high interested received from economic operators to submit proposals in answering to the PNT5G Call, the Agency’s is extending the duration of this Thematic Window till 28/02/21. The Thematic Window was opened on the 09/10/21 and was planned to be closed on the 31/10/21. Throughout the duration of the Thematic Window, the Agency has reinforced its…Wed, 03 Feb 2021 10:47:31 +0000latest-newspnt5g-thematic-window-extendedNAVISP Element 2 Tallysman project successfully concluded! find a presentation summarizing the now completed activity, click here and to find a link to a GPS World article describing the antenna, click here.   The Tallysman activity developed under NAVSIP element 2 was successfully completed. A new antenna called the VeroStarTM, which is a patented, industry leading performance rover antenna with sufficient bandwidth to receive all existing…Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:01:43 +0000latest-newstallysman-project-concludedNAVISP PNT5G OPEN CALL INFORMATION WEBINAR HELD the 21st of October a very successful information webinar, on the recently launched PNT5G NAVSIP, Open Call was held. The participants received information about the Open Call, the requirements on how to apply, and various use cases that might be addressed by the Call.   A total of 226 users registered to the workshop, mostly from Europe and Canada but also with a significant participation…Tue, 03 Nov 2020 09:20:20 +0000latest-newsNAVISP-PNT5G-OPEN-CALLRegistration to PNT in 5G Webinar/Final Agenda Final Agenda of the Webinar on 'PNT in 5G' in now available at the following link. To register to the Webinar and the matchmaking platform, please use the following link: We look forward to your participation on Wednesday!Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:06:23 +0000latest-newsRegistration-to-PNT-in-5G-WebinarNAVISP launches a Thematic Open Call for 5G PNT projects has launched a Thematic Open Call under its Element 2 to implement pilot projects to demonstrate the viability of 5G PNT solutions in use cases representative of Industry 4.0, smart cities and critical users demanding a robust back-up to satellite navigation positioning and timing. An information webinar will be held on the 21st of October 2020 where key speakers from each sector will…Mon, 12 Oct 2020 13:25:35 +0000latest-newsthematic-open-call-5g-pnt-projectsNAVISP MARGOT Project awarded with the best presentation at ION MARGOT Project awarded with the best presentation at ION GNSS+ for Session A6: Marine Applications and Search and Rescue For further details about the MARGOT project, please follow this link.Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:52:44 +0000latest-newsMARGOT-bestEL3-activity MarRINav featured in GPS World! Element 3 activity MarRINav was recently featured in an article of GPS World.  The article says that among the MarRINavs findings we can find that: The United Kingdom needs a comprehensive maritime PNT architecture with multiple, diverse sources to ensure continuity of maritime operations Such a “hybrid solution” could benefit other sectors, especially if non-maritime needs…Sat, 06 Jun 2020 20:13:14 +0000latest-newsMarRINavGIDAS - Another success developed under NAVISP, which was developed under NAVISP, considerably improves safe and robust operation of GNSS receivers, terminals, and GNSS-based applications by offering the capabilities for reliable detecting, classifying and localizing GNSS jamming and spoofing attacks in real-time. Watch the video here for more information.  Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:05:25 +0000latest-newsGIDASCOVID-19 and NAVISP COVID-19 crisis is impacting all ESA Member States. The fully justified measures taken by the Governments to mitigate and contain this major threat have important repercussions on the economy at large, the operations of the space industry and of ESA. The Agency is committed to limit as much as feasible these repercussions on industry and on the implementation of ESA Programmes. To that…Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:38:59 +0000latest-newsCOVID19Europe and US look to the future of positioning find here an article about the NAVISP Industry Days and our guest speaker from the US government, Diana Furchgott-Roth   Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:30:18 +0000latest-newsNID_US_EUD/NAV article on the success of NAVISP Industry Days 2020 find here an article on the success of the NAVISP Industry Days 2020!  Mon, 10 Feb 2020 14:16:05 +0000latest-newsNID2ArticleNAVISP Industry Days 2020 Presentations successful NAVISP Industry Days 2020 took place on the 22nd and 23rd of Jan at ESTEC. The presentations are now available and can be found here.Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:33:41 +0000latest-newsNID2PresentationsNAVISP Industry Days Agenda for the NAVISP Industry Days are on-going in full-speed and the complete agenda for the event is now available. Please find it below or by following this link. Please find the registration here. We are looking forward to seeing you there!Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:52:02 +0000latest-newsNID2AgendaRegister to NAVISP Industry Days, 22-23 Jan 2020, ESTEC - NL registration for the NAVISP Industry Days is now open, click here if you would like to register. The agenda is now established, find it here. NAVISP Industry Days is the workshop for the successful ESA-programme NAVISP, aimed at fostering Innovation and Competitiveness in the Positioning Navigation and Timing domain.  You will learn about NAVISP opportunities and its current projects…Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:29:25 +0000latest-newsNID2RegistrationNAVISP EL2 activity featured on phys.org Element 2 activity GEONAV is featured on the website and covers how Satellite Navigation is helping with tracking and monitoring Rugby players. The complete article can be found here.   Tue, 17 Dec 2019 12:29:01 +0000latest-newsGEONAVPhysNAVISP at the International Navigation Conference in Edinburgh is attending the International Navigation Conference arranged by the Royal Institute of Navigation. The conference is being held in Edingburgh, UK, and includes many of the biggest names, programmes, and companies within the PNT sector, including NAVISP. A dedicated NAVISP stand is in place, come by and learn more about the future of PNT. More information about the event can be found…Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:46:16 +0000latest-newsINC2019Satnav in the landscape harnessed for global error mapping are more than five billion satnav devices on Earth. Along with smartphones and mobile receivers, this figure includes networks of fixed receiver stations, used to improve accuracy. An ESA-led project will harness these networks to provide an ongoing overview of satnav performance from the global to national and regional scale. “The general assumption is that Global Navigation Satellite…Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:26:46 +0000latest-newsColossusElement 1 Workplan for 2020 approved is moving at very fast speed. The 2020 Work Plan for Element 1 has just been approved at the November PB-NAV and is here available. In this document you will find the Invitation to Tenders that will be published during 2020 together with the planned schedule.Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:43:35 +0000latest-newsWP2020THE 2ND NAVISP INDUSTRY DAYS has been a busy year for ESA’s NAVISP programme. We would like to share our successes and achievements with you during the second edition of our NAVISP Industry Days. The event is planned to take place in ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, on 22nd – 23 January 2020. More than 150 participants attended last year's event, exchanging views on a wide range of engaging presentations on…Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:14:20 +0000latest-newsNID2Assessment of Effectiveness of NAVISP Phase 1 and Recommendations for Phase 2 the success of NAVISP’s first years, we have decided to propose a NAVISP phase 2 for Space19+. In order to support the NAVISP phase 2 preparation, we have set up the Navigation Innovation and Support Programme Advisory Committee (NAVAC). NAVAC is a committee of senior external experts established in October 2018 by the ESA Director of Navigation to advise on the objectives,…Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:10:38 +0000latest-newsNAVACreportNAVISP projects target interference 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…Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:24:03 +0000latest-newsinterferenceNAVISP featured in GPS World was recently featured in GPS World. The article treats the aims and focus of the NAVISP Programme and highlights our broader aim of engaging with the PNT sector, i.e. that we are not only considering Galileo, but also how other systems can provide users the PNT services and resilience they need, regardless of whether the signals come from space. The article can be found here. We are…Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:59:35 +0000latest-newsGPS-worldSmartphones plus satellite navigation for safer, smarter festivals in Europe equals festivals: people gathered together for music and arts under an open sky. But the very popularity of these events can lead to problems. The NAVISP Element 2 activity AGORA, makes use of smartphones – that essential festival accessory – to help reduce overcrowding, avoid overwhelmed facilities and keep friends together. “Pretty much everyone at a festival has a…Mon, 27 May 2019 14:22:04 +0000latest-newsAGORAAdding satnav to turn power grids into smart systems 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…Wed, 08 May 2019 11:06:03 +0000latest-newsenersynNAVISP on the scene in Marrakech, Morocco 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…Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:33:26 +0000latest-newsmarrakechNAVISP Programme Manager visited CIRA 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…Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:09:17 +0000latest-newsCIRA-italyPrague Coordination meeting 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…Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:13:41 +0000latest-newsPrague-coordinationNAVISP on the scene in Copenhagen 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…Tue, 05 Feb 2019 13:38:32 +0000latest-newsCopenhagen-workshopTechniques for autonomous navigation will improve safety at sea 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!Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:57:25 +0000latest-newsEL1-020-newsSuccess for the first NAVISP Industry Days 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…Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:16:31 +0000latest-newsfirst-navisp-industry-daysNAVISP Industry Days Presentations published presentations given at the NAVISP Industry Days are now published, and can be found here.     Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:50:55 +0000latest-newsindustry-days-presentationsAnnouncement of NAVAC aims at fostering PNT innovation while supporting competitiveness of industry and member states national strategies.  NAVISP portfolio of activities is quite heterogeneous and includes a  mix of ESA-driven and industry-driven initiatives.    Is the NAVISP portfolio complete? Is the Programme meeting the needs of an evolving and highly competitive PNT market?   From now…Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:40:23 +0000latest-newsnavisp-navacPulsar-based timing system “PulChron” now operational at ESA-ESTEC 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…Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:31:17 +0000latest-newsnavisp-PulChronNAVISP Industry Days Agenda (17-18th Jan 2019)! agenda is now established, find it here. This is the workshop for the successful ESA-programme NAVISP, aimed at fostering Innovation and Competitiveness in the Positioning Navigation and Timing domain.  You will learn about NAVISP opportunities and its current projects as well as meeting industry, delegations and ESA experts for your future initiatives and…Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:07:09 +0000latest-newsnavisp-industry-days-agendaElement 1 Work Plan for 2019 approved 2019 Work Plan for Element 1 has been approved. This means that we will soon be able to share with you all the new and exciting Invitation To Tenders that will be published during 2019. We cannot wait to share these with you! Please make sure that your country belongs to the participating states in Element 1 and additionally has not opted out from specific ITTs. More details about the…Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:45:29 +0000latest-newsworkplan-2019One more outreach event for NAVISP!, NAVISP Programme Manager was invited to present the Programme at the "Industry Day and Briefing on European Space Agency's Romanian Industry Incentive Scheme Call", organised at the Conference Centre of the National Institute for Aerospace Research in Bucharest.  This was a great opportunity to share the success of the Programme with the local PNT ecosystem and to pave the way for an…Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:27:09 +0000latest-newsromanian-industry-dayNAVISP at International Navigation Conference in Bristol week the Royal Institute of Navigation arranged the International Navigation Conference. It was held in Bristol, UK and included many of the biggest names, programmes, and companies within the PNT sector, including NAVISP. A dedicated NAVISP stand was in place, attracting a large amount of visitors. Giorgio Solari held a presentation illustrating the opportunities of NAVISP and the…Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:17:01 +0000latest-newsnavisp-bristolNAVISP workshop in Bonn, Germany after the German subscription to NAVISP, DLR organized a NAVISP day-workshop at its Headquarters in Bonn.  The workshop was very successful attracting the interest of an audience of 37 German actors of the PNT sector.  The activities of the Work Plans of Element 1 were presented as well the procedures and peculiarities of Element 2 and Element 3 Open Call for Proposals. New…Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:54:06 +0000latest-newsnavisp-bonnSucces for NAVISP at the Copernicus and Space Applications Conference Pierluigi Mancini, NAVISP Programme Manager with Carlo de Dorides, Executive Director of GSA                             Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:26:48 +0000latest-newsnavisp-bucharest-day1Germany has subscribed to NAVISP! September 19th, at last ESA PB-NAV held at ECSAT in UK, NAVISP Member States at unanimity approved the request by Germany to participate in the NAVISP Programme! Germany subscribed to Element 1 and Element 2 of the Programme. Large companies, research institutes, SME and start-ups of the Germany PNT ecosystem are invited to prepare their offers in response to Element 1 Invitations to…Wed, 03 Oct 2018 12:46:53 +0000latest-newsgermany-navispNAVISP INDUSTRY DAYS are thrilled to announce our biggest winter event: the NAVISP INDUSTRY DAYS!  This is the workshop for the hugely successful ESA-programme NAVISP. It will be taking place on ESTEC in the Netherlands, on the 17 – 18th January 2019.  Save the dates while we prepare the agenda. We encourage you to share this event with everyone interested!  Wed, 03 Oct 2018 09:41:29 +0000latest-newsnavisp-industry-days-2019NAVISP Workshop in Poland 19 July Programme is pleased to announce that the Programme Manager, Mr. Pierluigi Mancini, has been invited by the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs to participate in a workshop about NAVISP Programme in collaboration with the European Space Agency.                                                                                                   …Fri, 28 Sep 2018 13:28:17 +0000latest-newsnavisp-warsawNAVISP at Europe's largest space B2B event Europe's largest space business-to-business event, the Industry Space Days, just took place and NAVISP was, of course, there to participate!  The event was held at ESA's ESTEC technology center in the Netherlands and attracted a record 900 companies.   A link to the video of the NAVISP-presentation can be found here and the slides of the presentation here.  More information…Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:59:46 +0000latest-newsnavisp-industry-daysNAVISP at GNSS Day! 26 June NAVISP at GNSS Day, a side event of the Toulouse Space Show   The programme of the DAY   Toulouse Space Show The Space to be  Attended by more than 3000 worldwide participants including leading stakeholders & decision-makers: entrepreneurs, Space Agency directors, executives of key organizations and political leaders, the TOULOUSE SPACE SHOW is a major global forum…Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:51:50 +0000latest-newsnavisp-gnssday2nd WORKSHOP ON SPACE ROBUSTNESS & ASSURANCE     June 15th, From the Chair of Galileo in Padova, NAVISP was presented at the  "2nd WORKSHOP ON SPACE ROBUSTNESS & ASSURANCE"  Navigation Cybersecurity & Protection Systems  AGENDA The workshop this year deals with all the matters connected to Satellite Navigation Cybersecurity & protection Systems, with particular emphasis on GNSS applications and System evolutions. It…Tue, 26 Jun 2018 07:46:12 +0000latest-newsnavisp-workshop-spacePermanent Call for Proposals for Element 3 now open!  Permanent Call for Proposals for Element 3 is now open on EMITS! See AO9427  Please note that you need a valid ESA-STAR / EMITS user and password in order to view the details.Wed, 23 May 2018 12:38:45 +0000latest-newselement3-open-callElement 1 Workplan 2018 Addendum in PNT Innovation is steadily increasing!     The addendum to NAVISP Element 1 Workplan 2018 was recently approved at unanimity by the participant States!  It includes the following 4 new activities:  - Earth - Moon Navigation /System Study and Development of a High Sensitive Spaceborne Receiver Prototype  - Precise Relative Positioning in MEO to support Science…Wed, 23 May 2018 10:10:38 +0000latest-newsworkplan-2018-addendumNAVISP at Galileo Services NAVISP management invited to present one year of results at Galileo Services on April 24th, 2018 in Brussels. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:53:07 +0000latest-newsnavisp-galileo-servicesNAVISP Programme at EUROSPACE Navigation Working Group The Programme team shared one year of activities of the NAVISP Programme at EUROSPACE Navigation Working Group meeting held in Paris on April 18th. Find here the NAVISP implementation status and way forward to the next ESA Ministerial Council.             Image: Illumination COP21 One heart One tree © E.LivinecThu, 19 Apr 2018 13:48:59 +0000latest-newsnavisp-eurospaceNAVISP at ILA, Berlin TEAM AVAILABLE AT ILA, Berlin, April 25th and 26th   ILA is where the world’s space community comes together. As the industry’s largest exhibition in Europe, this one-of-a-kind event offers a platform for a diverse group of stakeholders – such as agencies, scientists and aerospace firms – to present the latest innovations and developments in space. In a word: The event is…Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:17:33 +0000latest-newsila-berlinSatellite-derived Time and Position: A Study of Critical Dependencies UK Government Office for Science published  a study on the economic impact to UK public and private sector of a disruption to GNSS functionalities up to 5 days.  "This independent review represents a vital step in understanding the UK’s dependency on GNSS and recommends to Government a number of measures to improve UK resilience. Importantly, it also recognises that innovation will be…Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:00:36 +0000latest-newsstudy-of-critical-dependenciesHelix Technologies & NAVISP on GPS World on Helix Technologies contract with NAVISP published on GPS World © ESAMon, 19 Feb 2018 15:09:01 +0000latest-newshelix-technologies-contractFirst NAVISP contract signed in October! COLOSSUS project will be developed in NAVISP Element 2 with NSL from UK                     © Nottingham Scientific LtdMon, 13 Nov 2017 16:51:51 +0000latest-newsfirst-navisp-contractNAVISP published on ESPI VOICES     “Voices from the Space Community”  No. 79   ESA Engagement with PNT sectors:  The NAVISP Programme, a key enabler for Innovation   Pierluigi Mancini PhD, NAVISP Programme Manager European Space Agency   The main goal of this paper is to present the…Fri, 03 Nov 2017 18:46:43 +0000latest-newsnavisp-on-espi-voices