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Advanced Multi-Constellation EGNSS Augmentation and Monitoring Network and its Application in Precision Agriculture

Objective

The goal of AUDITOR is the implementation of novel precise-positioning techniques based on augmentation data in custom
GNSS receivers to improve the performance of current augmentation services and reducing costs. These techniques are
already patented by the consortium and proven to offer better accuracy with faster convergence times than solutions
commercially available. More sophisticated atmospheric models will be implemented to provide better corrections of
ionospheric errors and further increase accuracy. All these advances will be integrated in a software demonstrator that will
use public data from GNSS networks to generate these correction data streams. These new receivers will enable cost-effective precision agriculture services to farmers, especially those with small and medium-sized businesses in areas of Europe.
The custom dual-frequency receiver module will follow an innovative approach by porting a GNSS software-defined receiver
to an embedded system that will integrate hardware accelerators to enable real-time operation in a low power system. The
form factor and capabilities of the resulting receiver will be comparable to those of existing professional receivers in the
market, while retaining all the advantages of software receivers: modularity, scalability, upgradability, and flexibility. Besides
providing multi-frequency multi-constellation support, this advanced receiver will allow very low level access to key internals
even at sample level, enabling the integration of other complementary techniques like interference analysis and monitoring
or authentication using remote servers for encrypted bands. The fact that the software layer will be the evolution of an existing
and successful open-source project, GNSS-SDR, will allow GNSS developers and researchers to customize the code of the
receiver to tailor it to their own applications or test their algorithms using this flexible receiver module, from reflectometry to
ultra-tight coupled GNSS/INS systems.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

H2020-Galileo-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ACORDE TECHNOLOGIES SA
Address
Calle El Castro 22N
39011 Santander
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 195 387,50

Participants (6)

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 188 625
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 636,25
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 118 875
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALPHA CONSULTANTS S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Via Cirene 7
20135 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 76 125
Address
Themistokli Sofouli Str 54-56
54655 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 112 725
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations