GLAD-2 is aimed at the industrialization of an innovative product (GNSS low cost attitude determination and navigation system, reinforced magnetic immunity) and its commercialization plan. The innovative and technologically advanced prototype (TRL6), outcome of an FP7 project, (with proven feasibility through SME-INST-1 project) will be transformed into a TRL9 profitable product. It avails an identified business opportunity derived from the UAS/RPAS expansion and lack of precise and low cost attitude determination and navigation solutions. This will be done in parallel to the regulation harmonization in Europe, thus fostering this niche market, mainly in the civilian professional sector, for applications requiring low cost attitude and navigation determination, mainly in magnetic interference sensitive applications.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 698729
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 costeffective.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687367
ESA ARTES - Ka-Band Fly-Away terminal design and development
This project addresses the design, development and industrialization of a novel Ka band bidirectional Fly-Away terminal. The terminal is intended for basic broadcasting users and for more demanding performance applications as well. The demand for Ka band services and therefore products has emerged as a way to satisfy the ever increasing data rate requirements. In many cases, this connectivity is required for nomadic users, and therefore, there is a growing demand for quick deploys terminals, for applications such as fast news gathering transmission (FNG). It will be light weight, allowing the user to stow it for transportation and deploy at the desired site in a fast and easy way. The system will be IATA compliant airline checkable. The size constraint will be a key factor for the terminal design. In order to ease the system’s operation, a motorized terminal is proposed
The ACFLY-Ka-MOTORIZED is a fully automatic pointing Ka band fly-away terminal, with excellent radioelectrical performance, compact design (IATA compliant airline checkable) for fast and easy transportation & deployment, flexible configuration upon user’s needs and robust design to work under hard environmental conditions. It integrates a segmented Ka band antenna, RF chain, ACU (antenna control unit), M&C (monitoring and control), beacon receiver and modem (the terminal is modem agnostic, and any modem can be integrated). Antenna size is initially set to 0.6m, although the design modularity permits the adaptation of different antenna sizes (0.45m, 1m,…). The same applies to the SSPA, as different output power SSPAs can be integrated (4W, 10W, 20W) upon user requests. With one button fully automatic pointing, it is extremely accurate to fulfil with Ka band pointing demands. Its M&C module permits the user to monitor and control a full range of the terminal’s parameters, including those related to RF, pointing and motorization, and modem status. Its environmental specifications make the terminal appropriate for operation in harsh environments and optimal for usage in civilian or governmental applications.
nSHIELD is a project that will provide a roadmap to address Security, Privacy and Dependability (SPD) by developing new technologies and consolidating those already explored in pSHIELD. The state of the art in SPD of single technologies and solutions will be improved and integrated with an innovative, modular, composable, expandable and high-dependable architectural framework, concrete tools and common SPD metrics.