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Design of Enhanced Reliable GNSS/UWB Personal Navigation Devices (EIGER)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 315435

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 285 067,20

  • EU contribution

    € 789 000

Coordinated by:

ECLEXYS SAGL

Switzerland

Objective

The project focuses on the design of a propagation environment-independent hybrid GNSS/UWB-based standalone Personal Navigation Device (PND) that is able to meet the today’s most stringent Location Based Services (LBS) requirements in both outdoor and indoor situations. The envisaged PND exploits tightly coupled GNSS and UWB positioning techniques to efficiently act in both outdoor and indoor situations. This virtually eliminates the problem of the handover when the PND moves from one environment to another, making itself intrinsically adaptive to the propagation environments. The EIGER project proposes a global approach to resolve this issue by focusing on the exploitation of the efficient joint use of GNSS signals and UWB positioning in order to allow permanent and reliable outdoor/indoor localization.
The PND software and hardware design will be jointly optimized, allowing manufacturing of small and low-power PNDs. The EIGER consortium will resolve a set of complex and multidisciplinary issues to successfully design the envisaged PND.
The main application of this device is dedicated, but not limited, to situations where transitioning from indoor to outdoor, are frequent and unavoidable such as: shopping malls, warehouses, large scale metropolitan events (including museums, institutional buildings and points of interest), ports and airports.
The related market segments will be immediately explored by the consortium SMEs through the establishment of efficient and feasible business models and exploitation plans.
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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

€ 385 521

Administrative Contact

Angelo Consoli (Mr.)

Participants (4)

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 9 787

SAPHYRION SAGL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 19 448

POLE STAR SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 275 359

Laser Navigation srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 98 885

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 315435

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 285 067,20

  • EU contribution

    € 789 000

Coordinated by:

ECLEXYS SAGL

Switzerland