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GNSS Reconfigurable Antenna Based Enhanced Localization

Obiettivo

GRABEL is an SME research initiative intended to investigate the joint use of reconfigurable antennas and beamforming algorithms for the purpose of improving the localization capabilities of Global Navigation Satellite systems (GNSS) receivers (including GPS and Galileo) in outdoor and light-indoor propagation environments. Under good signal propagation conditions (e.g. outdoors with clear line-of-site), most current GNSS receivers are able to deliver reliable navigation with accuracies to within a few meters. However, signal propagation is often characterized by the absence of a strong Line Of Sight (LOS), many non LOS (NLOS, multipath) components, interference (unintentional or intentional), noise and other degradations of the already weak GNSS signal received from the satellite, such as may be encountered in urban and indoor environments. At the same time, the demand for accurate and reliable outdoor-indoor localization is increasing. The requirements for location aware services are becoming more demanding, while the user community is growing. GNSS receivers must be enhanced to meet the needs of ever more demanding applications with respect to rapid, reliable and accurate localisation. GRABEL investigates and develops improved GNSS receiver techniques that make better use of the weak GNSS signals while mitigating the adverse effects of multipath signals, fading, shadowing and interference. The key idea in GRABEL is the use of jointly optimised reconfigurable antenna arrays and baseband beamforming algorithms to substantially improve the performance and reliability of GNSS receivers and wireless receivers more broadly. The use of jointly optimized reconfigurable antennas and beamforming enables GRABEL receivers to approach theoretical performance limits; offering robust, high performance localization in dynamically changing, general outdoor light-indoor environments. As such, GRABEL opens the door to a new generation of outdoor-indoor location aware services

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FP7-SME-2008-1
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinatore

ECLEXYS SAGL
Indirizzo
Via Dell Inglese 6
6826 Riva San Vitale
Svizzera
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo UE
€ 630 119
Contatto amministrativo
Angelo Consoli (Mr.)

Partecipanti (6)

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 35 503
Indirizzo
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Jaouhar Ayadi (Dr.)
SAPHYRION SAGL
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 32 700
Indirizzo
Strada Regina 16
6934 Bioggio
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Steve Crivelli (Mr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 10 500
Indirizzo
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Luigina Feretti (Dr.)
POLE STAR SARL
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 192 508,10
Indirizzo
Rue Paulin Talabot 9
31100 Toulouse
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Baptiste Godefroy (Mr.)
SPACE HELLAS ANONYMI ETAIREIA SYSTIMATA KAI YPIRESIES TILEPIKOINONIONPLIROFORIKIS ASFALEIAS - IDIOTIKI EPICHEIRISI PAROCHIS YPERISION ASFA
Greece
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€ 194 139
Indirizzo
Messogion Ave 312
153 41 Aghia Paraskevi Athina
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Katerina Dalari (Ms.)
MOBICS TELECOMMUNICATION AND CONSULTING SERVICES SA
Greece
Contributo UE
€ 11 110
Indirizzo
Kifissias Avenue 27
115 23 Athina
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Effrosyni Tsili (Ms.)