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Galileo W-CDMA Integrated Navigation

Objective

In the GAWAIN project an integrated GNSS/UMTS receiver will be developed for the transport and tourism market, which provides seamless indoor/outdoor navigation and communication through the combination of GPS/Galileo with third-generation wireless 3G/UMTS and WLAN/Bluetooth. Starting with the development of a SW-Prototype Simulator, which uses new algorithms based on GNSS (Galileo and GPS) and UMTS for positioning, the project will run through an Baseband-Prototype Phase in order to come up with an RF integrated prototype, which is capable of solving the seamless indoor/outdoor navigation and communication task. Besides radio navigation, the integrated receiver architecture derived in GAWAIN and the corresponding prototype will cover GIS data as well.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Starting point for the GAWAIN project will be the definition of the user requirements. Then, in order to reach the designated goals of GAWAIN, the following tasks will be performed: ? Develop an End-to-End SW receiver simulator (Virtual Prototype), enabling maximum flexibility in algorithm design for different signal structures. ? Develop new Galileo receiver algorithms (acquisition & tracking), able to work with the new Galileo signal structure (and new GPS-IIF signal structure) ? Develop a baseband (I & Q signals) Galileo/GPS-IIF signal generator (adaptation from existing UMTS signal generator) ? Provide a real implementation of Galileo/GPS-IIF/UMTS signal algorithms on a real signal processing device (Baseband Prototype) ? Validate implemented algorithms using the I&Q baseband signal generator ? Integrate signal processing device with a suited RHF-front end and antenna to a complete receiver device (Receiver Prototype) ? Add to baseband signal generator an existing RF-front end, generating real RF signals ? Validate Receiver Prototype using the Galileo/GPS-IIF/UMTS RF-signal generator ? Integrate receiver board into a complete housing (with power handling, I/F to application device) ? Test the Receiver Prototype in two completely different application test cases (real world application test), requiring also communication capability and using also standardized GIS interfaces (GML, ?) for map display The project will conclude with field tests and an evaluation phase (signal acquisition & tracking performance, signal robustness, interoperability, navigation performance, operational characteristics etc.), where also market prospects and the potential of GAWAIN is analyzed. A successful project completion can immediately lead to a commercial exploitation of GAWAIN. Thus, appropriate dissemination of the results obtained will be considered throughout the project, by e.g. ? Installing and maintaining an official web page with information on the project as
well as on EC funding and links to the other consortium partner ? Publishing in info-mobility and receiver hardware manufacturers journals and presentation of results at conferences or workshops, well-known to the GNSS, UMTS and receiver hardware community, ? Presenting the project with information booths at transport, telematics, tourism and mobile applications (LBS) fairs etc.

MILESTONES
M1: Definition of detailed market requirements & business cases (KO+2 Months) M2: GAWAIN architectural design (KO+6 M) M3: Virtual software prototype (KO+16 M) M4: Baseband-prototype including baseband hardware (KO+26 M) M5: Tested and evaluated integrated-prototype with HF hardware (KO+33 M) M6: Final Report (KO+36 M)

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

IFEN GESELLSCHAFT FÜR SATELLITENNAVIGATION MBH
Address
Alte Gruber Strasse, 6
85586 Poing
Germany

Participants (3)

DICE DANUBE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ENGINEERING GMBH & CO. KG
Austria
Address
Freistaedterstrasse 401
4040 Linz
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Germany
Address
St. Martin Strasse 53
81609 Muenchen
JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
Address
Altenbergerstrasse 69
4040 Linz