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Setting the path for mass market use of Indoor Galileo Operations

Objective

Location based services on mobile devices and smartphones have experienced a very significant development in the last five years. However, although 90% of phone usage is done indoors, there is no suitable technology to provide accurate positioning of these devices inside building.

The demand for indoor LBS applications and associated revenues is therefore huge, but the market still needs location technologies that fulfill three key success factors: scalability, compatibility, accuracy.

A number of technologies have been envisaged (UWB, RFId…) but only two arise: WiFi and indoor GNSS.

WiFi is scalable and compatible but suffers from poor accuracy and a need for recurrent calibrations, which prevents this technology from being the ultimate one.

Indoor GNSS offers great advantages since it ensures high accuracy, relies on chipsets already deployed in phones, and does not need any calibration.

The main goal of this project is to contribute to making GNSS and in particular Galileo based pseudolite systems the best overall solution to address the challenges of positioning and navigation within large indoor infrastructures.

The project addresses the following main goals:

- Develop and implement software algorithms that enhance GNSS efficiency in indoor environments.
- Provide the porting of these algorithms on GNSS chipsets.
- Develop a Galileo pseudolite prototype leveraging its signal specificities for indoor performance
- Experiment and demonstrate the full end to end system (transmitters / embedded receiver with indoor improved algorithms) on a GPS and then on the Galileo pseudolite system.
- Ensure that proper regulatory authorizations are available for experimentations and finalize the regulatory framework for widespread deployment.

Beyond the scope of this project, the main expected impact is to gather support of the industry for Galileo pseudolite systems and to use the project results to give momentum to a Galileo based indoor work plan at EC level.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /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

INSITEO SAS
Address
Boulevard Victor Hugo 23 Pepiniere 23
31770 Colomiers
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 128 900
Administrative Contact
Thierry Torlotin (Mr.)

Participants (5)

CSR PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 33 250
Address
Milton Road, Cambridge Science Park
CB4 0WH Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Srdjan Miocinovic (Mr.)
SOCIETE D'INGENIERIE DE LOGICIELS INFORMATIQUES ET DE COMMUTATION
France
EU contribution
€ 122 250
Address
Bd Des Chênes 15
78284 Guyancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joel Korsakissok (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 62 830
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Javier Gutierrez Boronat (Mr.)
DANIEL LUDWIG CONSULTANT
France
EU contribution
€ 46 000
Address
Boulevard Des Galaxies 59
31130 Quint Fonsegrives
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Ludwig (Dr.)
ITRUST CONSULTING SARL
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 42 400
Address
Steekaul 18
6831 Berbourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlo Harpes (Mr.)