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

Objective

"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.

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."

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 977 247,00
Other funding
€ 977 247,00

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 845 125,00
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 845 125,00
GEONUMERICS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 273 962,00
Address
Av Carl Friedrich Gauss 11
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 273 962,00
CRAYON AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 242 841,00
Address
Am Europlatz 2
1120 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 242 841,00
CATUAV SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 268 056,00
Address
Cami De L'espinoi S/n
08180 Moia Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 268 056,00
BIKE CITIZENS MOBILE SOLUTIONS GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 165 590,00
Address
Kinkgasse 7
8020 Graz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 165 590,00
CENTRO ESPANOL DE LOGISTICA ASOCIACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 227 125,00
Address
Avenida De Europa 10 Bajo Derecha
28821 Coslada

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 227 125,00

Partners (1)

OPENGIS.ch GmbH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Geinas 2
7031 Laax

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Ostschweiz Graubünden / Grigioni / Grischun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00