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EGNSS-based Visual Localisation to enable AAA-PNT in small devices & applications

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€3 407 310
EU Contribution
€2 999 946
Project Acronym
EGeNiouSS
STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Other specified,
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport,
Active mobility

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-EUSPA-2021-SPACE
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Accurate and affordable positioning, navigation and timing for small devices

As satellites are critical infrastructure, it is imperative that satellite-based positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) operate reliably to support dependent infrastructures such as communication, transport and energy. Interruption or manipulation of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) signals pose a threat to safety and security. Meanwhile, augmentation systems that enhance GNSS performance can be very expensive. The goal of the EU-funded EGeNiouSS project is to improve existing European GNSS services by developing an accurate and economical cloud service that utilises novel multi-sensor navigation with a visual localisation component to compensate for common GNSS issues. Initially, an application programming interface will be integrated for smartphones and drones to demonstrate the service in three case studies. After validation, the service will be scaled and adapted for wider purposes.

Objectives

Satellite-based PNT is a fundamental infrastructure of the EU. Its protection and improvement are strategic, as other infrastructures – e.g., communications, energy, transport, defence or banking – depend on it. However, signals of current GNSSs are easily jammed, prone to spoofing, subject to atmospheric disturbances, affected by multipath and blockage in natural and urban canyons. This poses global risks and hinders GNSS adoption in mission- and safety-critical tasks, e.g., drone delivery, urban air mobility or autonomous vehicles. Aware of that, civilian and military authorities are promoting/deploying complementary or redundant systems, a.k.a. ""augmentations”, local – e.g. aiding inertial sensors – or global – e.g., Galileo’s NMA. However, effective augmentations, local or global, that are robust, accurate and driftless are expensive.

Methodology

To this end, the project EGeNiouSS will develop a cloud service based on novel multi-sensor navigation with a tightly integrated visual localisation component to overcome known GNSS issues and augment existing EGNSS services. EGeNiouSS will bring an affordable, accurate and assured positioning, navigation and timing (AAA-PNT) solution to the market in order to democratise the access to high accuracy and reliability and thus serving the professional and consumer mass markets. 

The service will be accessible through a platform-independent API. During the project, the API will be integrated for smartphones and drones. With three complementary use cases, Mapping & Surveying, Bike Navigation and Drone Delivery, the entire range of the service with respect to accuracy, latency and reliability requirements will be demonstrated and validated. The development will be accompanied and driven by user and stakeholder requirements and innovative DEC measures to ensure a rapid market update. As a scalable and highly adaptive service it is easily transferable to other applications and markets, e.g. LBS, autonomous vehicles or search & rescue

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.4 - Digital, Industry and Space
HORIZON.2.4.10 - Space, including Earth Observation
Other Programme
HORIZON-EUSPA-2021-SPACE-02-53 EGNSS applications for the Digital Age

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
GIEFINGGASSE 4, 1210 WIEN, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€977 247
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Geonumerics Sl
Address
AV CARL FRIEDRICH GAUSS 11, 08860 CASTELLDEFELS BARCELONA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€273 962
Organisation
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Address
UNIVERSITAETSPLATZ 2, 38106 BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€845 125
Organisation
CENTRO ESPANOL DE LOGISTICA ASOCIACION
Address
AVENIDA DE EUROPA 10 BAJO DERECHA, 28821 COSLADA, Spain
EU Contribution
€227 125
Organisation
CATUAV SL
Address
CAMI DE L'ESPINOI S/N, 08180 MOIA BARCELONA, Spain
EU Contribution
€268 056
Organisation
CRAYON AUSTRIA GMBH
Address
AM EUROPLATZ 2, 1120 WIEN, Austria
EU Contribution
€242 841
Organisation
BIKE CITIZENS MOBILE SOLUTIONS GMBH
Address
KINKGASSE 7, 8020 GRAZ, Austria
EU Contribution
€165 590

Technologies

Technology Theme
Aircraft design and manufacturing
Technology
Satellite management systems
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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