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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.

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.)