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Galileo MEOSAR RLS Improvement for Better Civil Aviation Security

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.
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Coordinator

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

Address

Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 962 928,75

Participants (6)

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ELTA

France

EU Contribution

€ 381 254,13

PILDO CONSULTING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 260 968,75

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES

France

EU Contribution

€ 167 956,25

AGENCE POUR LA SECURITE DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE EN AFRIQUE ET A MADAGASCAR

Senegal

EU Contribution

€ 160 170

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 275

AERO CLUB BARCELONA SABADELL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 13 431,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 687556

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    30 April 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 783 637,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 046 984,13

Coordinated by:

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

France