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Galileo MEOSAR RLS Improvement for Better Civil Aviation Security

Objective

Recent drama in civil aviation leading to losses of several aircrafts (AF447, MH370, etc…) have shown first an incapacity of quickly dispatching rescue means for potential survivals, and second, a surprising incapacity of determining the position of the aircrafts wreck, generating major researches expenses.
This situation led to the creation of a joint RTCA/Eurocae working area in SC229/WG98 group; Its objective: define new solutions to cope with the current situation. It mirrors the ICAO recommendations from the Second High-Level Safety Conference (HLSC 2015) in Montreal. The conference raised key improvement areas and paved the way for the development of an integrated Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) addressing all the flight phases. Based on these initiatives, a regulation will impose in-flight activations of aircraft S&R beacons for 2021.
Aligned with GADSS perspectives and H2020 Galileo Topic 1, GRICAS proposes to develop a safety concept based on an innovative use of Galileo SAR service for a maximum rescue effectiveness. It includes the development of NG Beacons, innovative MEOLUT that optimizes the position accuracy even for high dynamic beacons, a new RLS employment concept, and associated In-flight beacon activations triggers when detecting abnormal flight situations.
Based on key regulation S&R players within the consortium (CNES, BEA, DGAC), GRICAS is a unique opportunity to bring to the fore one of the essential Galileo differentiator compared to other GNSS, e.g. a rich S&R service with a unique Return link service, decisively contributing to the aviation safety. The technological developments are supported by rich In-flight experimentations and demonstrations, relayed by a strategic dissemination plan irrigating the aeronautical regulation ecosystem, as well as the end users (airliners). With the innovations developed in GRICAS, Galileo will get a recognized service differentiator for the European Citizen Safety in aircrafts.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-Galileo-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 962 928,75

Participants (6)

ECA AEROSPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 381 254,13
Address
Zac De Saint Martin Du Touch, 6 Imp
31300 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PILDO CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 260 968,75
Address
Calle Marie Curie Parc Tecnologic Bcn Nord
08042 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
France
EU contribution
€ 167 956,25
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCE POUR LA SECURITE DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE EN AFRIQUE ET A MADAGASCAR
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 160 170
Address
Avenue Jean Jaures 32-38
Dakar
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 275
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AERO CLUB BARCELONA SABADELL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 13 431,25
Address
Aeropuerto De Sabadell
08205 Sabadell
Activity type
Other