Projects

The research activity of NavSAS is carried out essentially through projects: national, European, contracts, etc. In this section of the website all the most significant projects (ongoing or terminated) can be found.

Projects list

Title Status Funding
ASSIST DEMO Ongoing European Space Agency ASSIST DEMO is a Demonstration Project aiming to promote and activate the high potential market for space-based high-end services in supporting the winter road maintenance activities.
BELS (2015-2018) Ongoing Horizon 2020 Project Building European Links toward South-East Asia in the field of EGNSS
Collaboration with Telit Ongoing Contract The activity is mainly focused on the porting of a basic real-time GNSS receiver architecture on a microprocessor platform, using the SDR (Software Defined Radio) methodology.
e-Knot (2015-2018) Ongoing Horizon 2020 Project The scope of the e-GNSS Knowledge Triangle - e-Knot project is to strengthen the interaction between the areas of education-research-industry in Europe.
ESCAPE (2016-2019) Ongoing Fundamental Elements European Safety Critical Applications Positioning Engine – ESCAPE
FANTASTIC Ongoing Fundamental Elements Field Aware Navigation and Timing Authentication Sensor for Timing Infrastructure and Centimeter level positioning
IBisCo (2016-2017) Ongoing European Space Agency Ionospheric environment characterization for Biomass Calibration over South East Asia - IBisCo
InDrive Ongoing Horizon 2020 Project InDrive - Automotive EGNSS Receiver for High Integrity Applications on the Drive
TREASURE (2017-2020) Ongoing Horizon 2020 Project TREASURE will integrate signals from all satellite navigation systems to provide accuracy of a few centimetres in real time.
ASSIST (2014-2015) Terminated European Space Agency Advanced Snow plough and salt spreader based on innovative space Technologies (ASSIST) project aims to deliver a comprehensive feasibility study on the technical and economic sustainability of a winter road maintenance system based on space technologies.
ERICA (2014-2016) Terminated European Space Agency ERICA - EquatoRial Ionosphere Characterization in Asia aims to monitor the ionosphere in the Southeast Asian region.
ESA P2P (2009-2011) Terminated European Space Agency The objective of this activity was to explore and demonstrate the benefits of P2P-Positioning for GNSS-users, leading to improved availability, accuracy, integrity, or acquisition in difficult environments.
ESA PRESTIGE (2010) Terminated European Space Agency Innovative Interference Mitigation Techniques for GNSS
ESA PRESTIGE (2013) Terminated European Space Agency GNSS algorithms for Mass-Market Positioning devices
ESA/ESTEC GNSS-GEO (2010) Terminated European Space Agency The project addressed the design of a GNSS receiver for high altitude orbits (Geosynchronous and High Elliptic Orbits) for autonomous orbit determination.
GINESTRA (2013) Terminated European Space Agency

GINESTRA is a competence survey focused on Asia-Pacific Region and India. Its goal was to assess the current capabilities on ionospheric monitoring in the Region, in order to understand how existing facilities can be integrated with new installations to effectively support and improve space weather activities oriented to assist GNSS operations.

GNSS Receiver and Antenna Installation and Operation in Vietnam (2012-2014) Terminated European Space Agency GNSS Receiver and Antenna Installation and Operation in Vietnam
JUPITER (2015-2016) Terminated Horizon 2020 Project JUPITER aims at EGNSS awareness raising, capacity building and promotion activities for fostering business development of EGNSS based applications worldwide in response to the H2020 societal challenges at stake for mobility and transportation.
LUNAR-GNSS (2013-2014) Terminated European Space Agency The objective of the project is to investigate weak-signal GPS/GNSS (Galileo) technology for providing real-time position, navigation and timing (PNT) information to various future lunar assets such as automated landers, rovers, orbiters,...
MEDSTEC (2013) Terminated European Space Agency

MEDSTEC is a competence survey focused on Africa. Its goal was to assess the current capabilities on ionospheric monitoring in the Region, in order to understand how existing facilities can be integrated with new installations to effectively support and improve space weather activities oriented to assist GNSS operations.

MImOSA (2013) Terminated European Space Agency MImOSA is competence survey funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) to assess the current South American capabilities on ionospheric monitoring, in order to understand how the existing facilities can be integrated with new installations, to effectively support and/or improve space weather activities oriented to assist GNSS operations.
FLOODIS (2013-2015) Terminated FP7 Project FLOODIS will provide a flood information service that aims at better addressing and mitigating crisis situations arising before, during and after heavy flooding.
GENIUS (2012-2015) Terminated FP7 Project The focus of the GENIUS project is to strengthen links between universities, research institutes and industry.
TRANSMIT (2011-2015) Terminated FP7 Project TRANSMIT is anFP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Networkfocused on the study of ionospheric phenomena and their effects on systems embedded in our daily life.
TRITON (2013-2015) Terminated FP7 Project TRITON (TRusted vessel Information from Trusted On-board iNstrumentation) focuses on increasing the trustworthiness of on-board instrumentation used to report vessel information to the control organisms.
ATENEA (2010-2012) Terminated FP7 Project The ATENEA project aimed to join deeply integrated GNSS/INS receiver architectures and LIDAR techniques to provide an advanced navigation solution.
ERIG (2006-2008) Terminated FP7 Project Education, Research and Innovation in GNSS
ERSEC (2010-2011) Terminated FP7 Project ERSEC is a project focused on the application of EGNOS/GNSS (and later Galileo) to road transport through an appropriate integration and data fusion with data coming from other measuring instruments.
G-NAVIS (2012-2015) Terminated FP7 Project Growing NAVIS a project funded by the European Commission under the FP7. It aims to support the growth of the NAVIS Collaboration Centre both by enhancing its technical and research capabilities and by extending its links with South East Asian and European institutions.
G-TRAIN (2010-2013) Terminated FP7 Project The general objective of G-TRAIN was to strengthen the GNSS education in Europe, focusing on higher education.
GAIN (2012-2014) Terminated FP7 Project

The aim of the GAIN, GAlileo for INteractive driving, project is to develop and finalize the Enhanced Active Green Driving (EAGD) system for real time optimization and reduction of CO2 emission and fuel consumption.

GLOVE (2012-2015) Terminated FP7 Project Galileo Integrated Optimization with VANET Enhancements (GLOVE) is a technological STREP proposal which investigates the mutual benefits coming from the cross-domain integration between (i) Galileo/EGNOS GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and (ii) VANETs (Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks).
GOLDEN-ICE (2010 – 2012) Terminated FP7 Project The GOLDEN-ICE focus was to apply the EGNOS/EDAS innovations in the field of winter services and equipments with the goal to introduce advanced concepts in salt spreading control and road safety.
LOGAM (2012-2014) Terminated FP7 Project The main objective of the LOGAM project is the design and development of an ultra low-cost attitude determination and navigation system based primarily on non dedicated mass market GNSS receivers and antennas and aided by MEMS inertial sensors.
SafePort (2010-2011) Terminated FP7 Project SafePort aims to develop and demonstrate an Active vessel Traffic Management and Information System (A-VTMIS) to manage vessel movement within its jurisdiction.
SEAGAL (2009-2010) Terminated FP7 Project

Today, South-East Asia is considered to be one of the most dynamic growth engines of the world’s economy. This will increase in the future, along with its commercial and political interaction with the European Union. With regard to the GNSS field specifically, South East Asia will greatly benefit from the GNSS multi-constellation that will become available during the next few years.

SIGNATURE (2009-2010) Terminated FP7 Project The SIGNATURE (SImple GNSS Assisted & TrUsted REceiver) project aims prototyping a GNSS-based solution for road applications which provides a high integrity, or trustworthy, solution in a cost-effective and scalable manner.
TIGER (2009-2011) Terminated FP7 Project The TIGER project aims to develop a technology that will permit access control and encryption of data based on a person’s position obtained by GPS and future GALILEO.
Walk EGNOS (2012-2013) Terminated FP7 Project

JRC-Ispra (2013) Terminated Contract The NavSAS group supported IPSC researchers in the analysis of interfering signals on GNSS receivers and equipping JRC labs with hardware and software tools developed at ISMB.
The Galileo PTF (2005-2009) Terminated Contract The PTF - Precise Timing Facility is a ground station that generates the Galileo System Time, or GST.
demoGRAPE (2014-2016) Terminated National Project

The improvement of the satellite high precision positioning to develop new scientific and technological applications in Antarctica is the objective of DemoGRAPE.

GAL-PMI (2006-2008) Terminated National Project Anticipating GALileo: Products and Services to Support Mobility and Security
IRGAL (2006-2008) Terminated National Project Innovation and Research on GALileo
SALICE (2008-2010) Terminated National Project Satellite-Assisted LocalIzation and Communication systems for Emergency services
SMAT-F1 (2010-2011) Terminated National Project SMAT F1 main objective was to define, design and develop an Advanced Environment Monitoring System, based on Unmanned Air Systems (UAS). The role of the NavSAS group (both Politecnico and ISMB) was in the topics related to GNSS.
SMAT-F2 (2013-2015) Terminated National Project SMAT project aim is to develop a system for the monitoring of the territory based on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which, through their control stations, will be able to monitor continuously an area, for preventiing and controlling a wide range of events, typically: floods, fires, landslides, traffic, urban situations, pollution and crops.
GARDA (2003-2005) Terminated FP6 Project GAlileo user Receiver preliminary Development Activities
GILT (2003-2005) Terminated FP6 Project Galileo Iniziative for Local Technologies
GIRASOLE (2005-2007) Terminated FP6 Project The project was focused on the study of the algorithms of GNSS receivers for Safety-of-life applications (aviation, maritime, rail), taking into account the characteristics of the application scenarios, and the system requirements.
JEAGAL (2005-2007) Terminated FP6 Project The aim of the project was to increase in Asian countries the knowledge of the new European Positioning System Galileo and of its innovative features, to start up in Asia educational laboratories on Galileo equipping them with open learning material and to create a group of experts in the education on Navigation and Localisation with a common technical background.
GREHDA (2005-2007) Terminated Other Galileo Receiver for High-Dynamic Applications
MARVEL (2001-2004) Terminated Other Micro Air Vehicles for Multi-Purpose Remote Monitoring and Sensing
NASIA (2007-2009) Terminated Other New Satellite-based Applications in ATC/ATM
Newcom++ (2008-2009) Terminated Other NavSAS contributes to activities related to NAV/COM hybridization.
NICE (2008-2010) Terminated Other Navigation In Case of Emergency
PEGASUS (2010-2012) Terminated Other Platform of Enhanced GNSS receiver for Application in Sol User Segment
SWAN (2008-2009) Terminated Other Software Systems for Navigation Applications