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Enhanced Code Galileo Receiver for land management in Brazil

Objective

Taking benefit of the new Galileo ranging signals, the ENCORE project aims to develop a land management application to cover the following needs of the Brazilian market:
-Geo-referencing: due to 10267/2001 Federal Law, all the 5 billions properties in Brazil must be linked to the Geocentric Reference System for the Americas (SIRGAS), whose objective is the standardisation of South America geodetic systems. All these properties are subject to surveying.
-Urban/rural cadastre: Brazil includes 500 millions of hectares for farming, but one third of them are not properly identified, being occupied informally. This is an important drawback to allow and efficient use of the farmland, an optimised urban planning, and to perform tax collection.
The proposed land management application will cover these Brazil’s needs in terms of geo-referencing and cadastre planning, using an Enhanced Galileo Code Receiver as baseline. As an example, it will solve the problem of land regularization at the Legal Amazon area of Brazil.
In current GNSS terminals, there is a gap in terms of performances, receiver complexity and price between mass-market and professional devices. Land management applications require precision and accuracy levels from a few to several decimetres that are under-met with current pseudorange-based mass-market receiver and over-met with professional terminals based on phase observables. This situation leads either in a waste of resources (equipment, time, over-qualified staff), or in lack of accuracy. In this project, it is proposed to fill this gap using the new possibilities of the Galileo ranging signals, in particular E5 AltBOC and L1 MBOC. The Enhanced Galileo Code receiver will use them to generate the best possible pseudorange measurements, which are the inputs of the positioning algorithms. This approach reduces the cost of the end-user device, helping the rapid penetration of Galileo technology outside Europe.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP7-GALILEO-2008-GSA-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

DEIMOS ENGENHARIA SA
Address
Avenida D Joao Ii Lote 1 17 01-8 B Edificio Torre Zen
1998023 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 177 756
Administrative Contact
Pedro Freire Silva (Mr.)

Participants (7)

CONSORCI INSTITUT DE GEOMATICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 700
Address
Parc Mediterrani De La Tecnologia - Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 11
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ismael Colomina (Dr.)
DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 170
Address
Ronda De Poniente, Edificio Fiteni Vi, 2, 2º 19
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Diez (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 42 295
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Terry Mooreterry (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL PAULISTA JULIO DE MESQUITA FILHO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 47 700
Address
Quirino De Andrade 215
0149010 Sao Paulo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joao Monico (Prof.)
Orbisat da Amazônia Ind. e Aero. S.A.
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 44 111
Address
Av. Jose De Souza Campos 1815 - 6º Floor
13025-320 Campinas
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Iara Licio (Mrs.)
SANTIAGO & CINTRA IMPORTACAO E EXPORTACAO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 65 250
Address
Rua Vieira De Morais 420, 12 Andar
04617-000 Campo Belo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Oliveira (Mr.)
EDITORA MUNDO GEO LTDA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 45 018
Address
Rua Nelson Lins D Albuquerque 110
80520-430 Curitiba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emerson Granemann (Mr.)