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Enhanced GNSS-BF-INS Solution for Un-manned Vehicle Control

Objective

The goal of GINSEC is to build a pre-commercial prototype of a low-cost, accurate and reliable naviga-tion system for professional drone market.
Consumer-type navigation systems work quite well in general use despite the many practical problems that still affect them. Most noticeable in vehicle navigation are the slow time to first fix (up to a few min-utes), poor or no availability (outages in tunnels or dense cities), slow dynamics and poor accuracy (enough to occasionally miss an exit) and lack of a heading indication. If these problems can be annoy-ing to an occasional user, they may be critical to professional ones, especially if operating under emer-gency conditions (ambulance services, fire brigades).
GINSEC aims at developing a navigation system that should solve these problems with various sensor configuration and fusion approaches:
1. Redundant low-cost inertial units to improve dynamics and availability of navigation, possibly using a tightly coupled approach.
2. Antenna arrays, to obtain heading estimation and beam forming to attenuate multi-path and interfer-ers.
3. Map-assisted navigation: map database is actively used in the navigation filter to improve accuracy over traditional (e.g. stay on road) approaches.
The GINSEC consortium consists of SMEs and RTD performers that are active in the GNSS/INS market. RTDs will mainly study and develop the data fusion algorithms for navigation, while the SMEs will de-velop, manufacture and test the prototype navigation system. The challenge is to implement and inte-grate all above technologies in the frame of limited size, weight and cost imposed by the drone market requirements. Through their collaboration, the partners aim to develop a navigation solution directly ex-ploitable on various kinds of drones.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

ECLEXYS SAGL
Address
Via Dell Inglese 6
6826 Riva San Vitale
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 529 643
Administrative Contact
Angelo Consoli (Mr.)

Participants (7)

CONSORCI INSTITUT DE GEOMATICA

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Parc Mediterrani De La Tecnologia - Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 11
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ismael Colomina (Dr.)
SAPHYRION SAGL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 23 635
Address
Strada Regina 16
6934 Bioggio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steve Crivelli (Mr.)
Laser Navigation srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 201 665
Address
Via Matteotti 34
24054 Calcio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Navoni (Mr.)
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 12 845
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ismael Colomina (Dr.)
BRIGHTCOM SOLUTIONS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 268 207
Address
Rua Manuel Matias Rei 9
3810-286 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Atílio Gameiro (Prof.)
MOBICS TELECOMMUNICATION AND CONSULTING SERVICES SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 15 701
Address
Kifissias Avenue 27
115 23 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vassileios Tsetsos (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 15 304
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luigina Feretti (Dr.)