ESA's NAVISP News news from NAVISPWed, 02 Oct 2019 13:14:20 +0000THE 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