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Helicopter Deploy GNSS in Europe – NEXT

Objective

HEDGE Next is framed as follow up of activities initiated under previous HEDGE activity. This new project phase aims at completing the operational implementation of EGNOS operations into the rotorcraft domain, by supporting the certification of vehicles and validation of EGNOS enhanced operations from different operators spread over Europe.

HEDGE Next in addition includes an important part on R&D, towards the full exploitation of EGNOS services into the rotorcraft sector. Those initiatives are either identified and recommended to pursue during the first phase of the activity, or upcoming from parallel activities participated by the Consortia leader under Clean Sky framework, and as such endorsed by Eurocopter and Augusta Westland R&D strategy.

More precisely HEDGE Next will target the following objectives:

§ To operationally implement Rotorcraft EGNOS APV (Approach with Vertical Guidance) in the selected sites in Spain, Poland and Switzerland.

§ To achieve the certification of different helicopters models based on the abovementioned sites (potential users of instrument flight procedures based on GNSS).

§ To create low-level RNAV routes that intercept the SOAP (SBAS Offshore Approach Procedure) procedure in the North Sea

§ To move forward on the development, test and validation of curved approaches for rotorcraft helicopters using GPS and SBAS as sensor: PinS RNP-AR concept

§ To develop a “e-VFR” navigation module in order to enhance the navigation of helicopters in marginal VFR conditions

The proposed activities are well endorsed and aligned with the main European rotorcraft manufacturers and operators strategies, towards the full implementation of GNSS based operations, and in particular enhanced by EGNOS. The work performed on HEDGE Next shall contribute to the future introduction of operations enhanced by Galileo and multi-constellation avionics.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft/rotorcraft
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

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

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
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Coordinator

PILDO CONSULTING SL
Address
Calle Marie Curie Parc Tecnologic Bcn Nord
08042 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 296 157
Administrative Contact
Santiago Soley (Mr.)

Participants (10)

HELIOS TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 189 412
Address
Hercules Way 29 Aerospace Blv Aeropark
GU14 6UU Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nick Mcfarlane (Mr.)
BABCOCK MISSION CRITICAL SERVICESESPANA SOCIEDAD ANONIMA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 78 682
Address
Partida La Almaina 92 Aerodromo De Muchamiel
03110 Mutxamel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Luis Saiz (Dr.)
SCHWEIZERISCHE RETTUNGSFLUGWACHT (REGA) STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 28 403
Address
Rega Center
8058 Zurich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Heinz Leibundgut (Mr.)
SAMODZIELNY PUBLICZNY ZAKLAD OPIEKI ZDROWOTNEJ LOTNICZE POGOTOWIE RATUNKOWE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 17 914
Address
Ksiezycowa 5
01-934 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marcin Wiktorzak (Mr.)
HELILEO SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 50 606
Address
Rue Bernard Palissy 553
40990 Saint-paul-les-dax
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Prat (Mr.)
CGX AERO
France
EU contribution
€ 18 125
Address
Espace Entreprises Le Causse
81100 Castres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Rabaglia (Mr.)
POLITECHNIKA SLASKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 36 902
Address
Ul. Akademicka 2A
44-100 Gliwice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Krzysztof Cyran (Dr.)
SKYGUIDE, SA SUISSE POUR LES SERVICES DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE CIVILS ET MILITAIRES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 41 941
Address
Route De Pre Bois 15-17
1215 Geneva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurent Delétraz (Mr.)
POLSKA AGENCJA ZEGLUGI POWIETRZNEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 12 528
Address
Ul. Wiezowa 8
02 147 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Woźniak (Mr.)
ENAIRE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 295
Address
Avenida De Aragon S/n Bloque 330, Portal 2 Parque Empresarial Las Mercedes
28022 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Pecos Macias (Mr.)