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Mitigation of space weather threats to GNSS services

Objective

MISW (Mitigation of space weather threats to GNSS services) will tackle the research challenges associated with GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and Space Weather to bring practical solutions right into the forefront of European Industry.

Space Weather can affect many modern technologies that we take for granted. One of the most common technologies found across many systems today is navigation and timing provided by the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). The main users of GNSS positioning are reliant on the inherent accuracy that the system can provide but this is not adequate for all applications. Aviation has its own augmentation solution called a Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) and the European version is called EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service).
These systems gather additional information that allows some mitigation of Space Weather Events. However, they are not yet able to work in the most challenging regions and as a consequence Space Weather disturbances to the ionised upper atmosphere (ionosphere) will cause navigation errors that remain uncompensated.

MISW will research, develop and apply new solutions to compensate for ionospheric effects on GNSS.
Measurements of actual extreme events will allow realistic estimates of the ionospheric delays and errors caused by scintillation. MISW will include the development of new mapping techniques to compensate for ionospheric delay and both system-level and receiver-level solutions to scintillation events. The MISW consortium of leading industry, academia and research organisations will deliver the foundations for the next generation SBAS systems that can be extended across Europe and into Africa, ensuring reliable GNSS services over many decades ahead.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 647 918
Administrative Contact
Biagio Forte (Dr)

Participants (12)

THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 170 024
Address
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Riccardo Fiordiponti (Mr)
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 294 328
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Divna Vracevic (Ms)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 109 040
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 700
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fabio Dovis (Dr)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 156 800
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Loredana Proto (Mrs)
EISCAT SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 100 558
Address
Rymdcampus 1
981 92 Kiruna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Henrik Andersson (Mr)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Walker (Dr)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stig Syndergaard (Dr)
CENTRUM BADAN KOSMICZNYCH POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 55 080
Address
Bartycka 18 A
00 716 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mariusz Pozoga (Dr)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE I RACUNARSTVA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 44 598
Address
Unska 3
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olga Zupanic (Ms)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 94 205
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paula Newton (Mrs)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 169 980
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Per Hoeg