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Low Cost and low Energy GNSS-based WIreless Tag for asset Tracking and monitoring

Objective

Nowadays, all long range asset tracking applications make use of the GSM/GPRS network to transfer the position of the items being monitored at regular intervals to treatment servers and end-users. These communication channels call for expensive subscriptions with telecom operators which limit their use to those applications which are worth the investment either from an economic or safety standpoints. Yet, many additional ‘tracking’ applications could be envisaged provided that long range communication costs could be decreased.

The SigFox Wireless company has developed the TransFox Ultra Narrow Band technology which brings drastic enhancements in terms of range, capacity, autonomy, power consumption and total system cost, compared to competing technologies. Targeted to be deployed as a wide area wireless communication system, the technology allows offers higher coverage than GSM/GPRS with the same output power as WiFi or Bluetooth.

The STERELA company benefits from a strong market positioning for traffic counting and road data collection equipment. Based on its market knowledge, STERELA is convinced of the opportunity to combine such new radio-communication systems with their own leading edge expertise in low consumption electronics to open new GNSS applications in the road area.

In this overall context, the CEWITT project aims at developing an innovative wireless tag and the associated SIGFOX wireless communication and GNSS geo-positioning capabilities with the objective to ensure the integrity and cost effectiveness of Pay per Use parking & Identification of free parking slots applications in Urban Areas.

The optimisation of EGNOS / GPS capabilities, map matching techniques, correlation with SIGFOX signals and the development of specific algorithms working on EGNOS corrected pseudo-ranges and pseudo range differences will allow maximising the level of accuracy and integrity needed in the applications.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-GALILEO-2011-GSA-1-b
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

STERELA
Address
Impasse Pedeneau 5
31860 Pins Justaret
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 166 653
Administrative Contact
Yoann Barbey (Mr.)

Participants (4)

SIGFOX
France
EU contribution
€ 132 420
Address
425 Rue Jean Rostand
31670 Labege
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ludovic Le Moan (Mr.)
IMST GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 103 022
Address
Carl Friedrich Gaussstrasse 2
47475 Kamp Lintfort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Winkelmann (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 82 273
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Steve Beeby (Dr.)
NAV ON TIME SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 90 372
Address
Avenue Du General De Croutte 42
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michèle Poncelet (Ms.)