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Advanced Techniques for Navigation Receivers and Applications

Objective

The ATENEA project aims to integrate the deeply integrated GNSS/INS receiver architectures and LIDAR techniques to provide an advanced navigation solution for a wide range of surveying applications in difficult environments. LIDAR devices geolocation and reference for the scanned observables is provided nowadays by loosely coupled GPS receivers and INS, leading to lack of performance in urban scenarios with poor satellite visibility and harsh multipath conditions. The following technologies will be studied within ATENEA to overcome these problems § Multi-constellation GPS/Galileo/EGNOS Increasing availability and continuity. Availability of EGNOS ephemeris and corrections will also reduce position errors and Time-To-First-Fix. § Deeply coupled GNSS/INS receiver design Current state-of-the-art of hybridisation applications will be improved with ultra-tight integration of the inertial sensors, navigation processor and signal processing tracking loops, adding additional robustness under high user dynamics, and allowing for fast mapping applications. § GNSS Phase receiver, exploitation Galileo signals capabilities Error in the pseudorange observables will be reduced as must as possible, using dedicated multipath and interference mitigation techniques and taking benefit of the new Galileo L1 MBOC and E5 AltBOC signals, to allow a fast carrier-phase ambiguity resolution. § Integrated GNSS/INS/LIDAR navigation filter. Finally, an innovative unique integrated navigation solution for the integration of observables from GNSS, IMU, and laser sensors is proposed, allowing to reduce the costs of the current expensive LIDAR devices for precise laser scanning. The different algorithms will be developed and tested in a SW environment (based on the GRANADA simulator and the IADIRA test-bench). A field data collection campaign with real data (in post-processing) will also be carried out, using EGNOS and Galileo early signals.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system

Call for proposal

FP7-GALILEO-2008-GSA-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL
Address
Ronda De Poniente, Edificio Fiteni Vi, 2, 2º 19
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 188 552
Administrative Contact
Laurence Mégret (Ms.)

Participants (5)

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manuela Sciandra (Ms.)
CONSORCI INSTITUT DE GEOMATICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 75 120
Address
Parc Mediterrani De La Tecnologia - Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 11
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edgar Aigner (Mr.)
DEIMOS ENGENHARIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 129 051
Address
Avenida D Joao Ii Lote 1 17 01, Edificio Torre Zen, 10Th
1998 023 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nuno Avila (Mr.)
GEONUMERICS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 24 948
Address
Av Carl Friedrich Gauss 11
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sastre Jaume (Mr.)
TopScan Gesellschaft zur Erfassung topographischer Information mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 32 010
Address
Düsterbergstrasse 5
48432 Rheine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Lindenberger (Dr.)