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Second Generation Beacon for GALILEO/EGNOS EGNSS Search And Rescue applications

Objective

The HELIOS project aims at providing a Second Generation range of Beacons (SGB) and associated antennas designed to operate with the full capability of the new Meosar Cospas/Sarsat (C/S) International Programme (a satellite-based Search And Rescue (SAR) distress alert detection and information distribution system), embedded in the Navigation Satellite Systems as GALILEO.
The Search & Rescue community is at a turn of its history. New satellite systems develops the MEOSAR constellation of Cospas-Sarsat system, EGNOS improves significantly the performance of localization introducing new capabilities and new operations impossible before, GALILEO unique differentiation with the RLS added to the performance of the system will contribute to save more lives at sea and on land.
The key objectives of the HELIOS project are:
1 - Defining, developing Products (beacons and associated antennas) compatible with EGNSS & SAR services and latest end-users’ requirements.
2 - GALILEO EGNSS & SAR System validation.
3 - Certifications for commercialization.
The HELIOS consortium composed of Orolia, Cobham aerospace communications, CNES, SIOEN, Air France, and Airbus, is involved in different relevant international working groups (Cospas-Sarsat, ICAO, EUROCAE), and will ensure that the development phase of the SGB will be in line with the compatibility and interoperability required by the Cospas-Sarsat.
Gathering the knowledge of major players recognized in their industry worldwide, the HELIOS partners project will give the vehicle to the European Industry to lead the way for safer, more innovative systems responding to current and evolving market problems.

Call for proposal

H2020-Galileo-2015-1
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Coordinator

OROLIA SAS
Address
Village Du Hirgoat Zi Des Cinq
56520 Guidel
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 357 195,75

Participants (5)

CHELTON ANTENNAS
France
EU contribution
€ 445 324,25
Address
7 Chemin De Vaubesnard
91410 Dourdan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
France
EU contribution
€ 209 563,75
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIOEN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 85 044,75
Address
Fabriekstraat 23
8850 Ardooie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIR FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 164 500
Address
Rue De Paris 45
95747 Roissy Cdg Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)