MOW-BY-SATProject ID: 227824
MOWing the lawn BY SATelitte
Total cost:EUR 406 980,80
EU contribution:EUR 299 400
Topic(s):GALILEO-2007-1.7-01 - Open Call for Focused Innovative Projects in Mass-Market GNSS Applications
Call for proposal:FP7-GALILEO-2007-GSA-1See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)
Through this project, our idea is to increase the adoption of GNSS towards domestic robot applications, like autonomous mowers, which do not currently use GNSS for their guidance systems. This would generate economic and social benefits like reduced pollution (lawn mowers with thermal engines frequently have poor tuning) and pave the way for Galileo which, combined to GPS/EGNOS, will dramatically increase the availability of decimeter protection levels, enabling others robotic applications.
The scientific objective of the project is to demonstrate that the use of a local augmentation using a combination of a specific phase processing and the EGNOS/EDAS data provides the GNSS receiver with an acceptable risk of non-integrity for a few decimeters protection radius. In the short term, that will enable the use of GNSS in domestic robotic area, where the service availability is not very stringent like lawn mowing. The project will also demonstrate that the Galileo signals will allow in the future many safe land activities, and consequently the proliferation of GNSS in several new mass markets segments, and more particularly in robotic areas (autonomous mobile platforms and missions).
The technical objective of the project is to implement the above scientific concept in a prototype of the cheapest stand alone GNSS technology allowing a lawn mower robot to perform its mission in an efficient and autonomous way, like a golf keeper would do it safely in such a complex operative area.
EU contribution: EUR 150 000
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EU contribution: EUR 85 200
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EU contribution: EUR 64 200
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