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Integrated Interferometry and GNSS for Precision Survey

Objective

I²GPS will develop a novel, integrated approach to the use of synthetic aperture radar interferometry (InSAR- data from GMES) and GNSS for use in the monitoring of subsidence, tectonic changes or other environmental hazards, which can only be identified by millimetric precision survey techniques.
I²GPS proposes to deliver a fully integrated unit and end-to-end application for generating co-registered SAR interferometric and GNSS precision survey results by:
• integrating the antenna of a GNSS receiver with a Compact Active Transponder antenna to ensure millimetric co-registration and assure a coherent cross reference between the two precision surveying techniques, with unit verification confirmed at the mid term review ;
• developing the integrated application processing and conduct field trials to confirm the effectiveness of the technique, to be reported at the final review;
• preparing a business plan for exploiting the resulting product and reporting the results to the user community, thereby increasing the use of GNSS & GMES.
The project responds to an identified user need; the Geological Survey of Slovenia needs an early warning system for landslide hazards, such as that which “erased” a village and resulted in 8 casualties. The work plan captures the user requirement and encompasses field trials to validate the prototype unit and application processing development. Integration of a C-band CAT)with GNSS technology progresses beyond the state of the art but, because of the expertise of the team assembled, is sufficiently close to existing equipment & processing to give a high likelihood of success within the budget proposed. The partners believe that I²GPS will increase the market for both GNSS and GMES and are committed to the exploitation of the unit and application after the conclusion of the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar

Call for proposal

FP7-GALILEO-2008-GSA-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING & ASSESSMENT LTD
Address
Beckington Castle, Castle Corner 17
BA11 6TA Frome
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 98 941
Administrative Contact
Alan Fromberg (Dr.)

Participants (6)

GEOLOSKI ZAVOD SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 36 836
Address
Dimiceva 14
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marko Komac (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 33 104
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ramon Hanssen (Dr.)
SEPTENTRIO NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 77 336
Address
Interleuvenlaan 15I
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alain Suskind (Mr.)
Societe d'Applications Technologiques de I'Imagerie Micro Onde
France
EU contribution
€ 34 187
Address
Rue De Norvège 17
91140 Villebon Sur Yvette
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Luc Duchesne (Mr.)
Linwave Technology Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 35 949
Address
Digitek House, Whisby Way, Lincoln
LN6 3LQ Lincolnshire
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paul Tyson (Mr.)
FUGRO NPA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 22 850
Address
Crockham Park
TN86SR Edenbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jessica Hole (Ms.)