The proposed project, GALAPAGOS, aims to develop a positioning system that can be used within the scope of logistics applications, e.g. for container tracking.
The GALAPAGOS positioning core is based on high sensitivity GNSS receivers augmented by EGNOS/EDAS and assisted data.
Additional positioning technologies such as GSM, WLAN are incorporated to improve continuity and availability of the positioning information in complex environments. The proposed system also uses redundant communication methods to provide robust and seamless use as part of special operational logistics systems.
Ad hoc networks are used to establish short and fast connections between containers, which are occasionally part of the network. For example, if containers are stacked in a storage area, they could have connections to other containers or to fixed locations.
The GALAPAGOS system guarantees provision of a seamless supply chain over a complete logistic action. GALAPAGOS provides among other features the display of precise position data factory and warehouse floor plans.
The developments of hard- and software are refined by technology specialists and is accompanied by scientific studies e. g. about Galileo benefits.
Use within operational logistics systems is the main advantage for the Associated Partner and launch customer of the project, the logistics department of the Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen Logistics).