GSA enhances integrity and precision of RPAS positioning

The GSA is co-financing the SKYOPENER project, which aims for more civil RPAS aplications taking benefits from GNSS and EGNOS.

The growing demand of larger range RPAS missions cannot be satisfied due to the restrictions for beyond visual line of sight operations. Skyopener seeks to change this. The project is developing activities in order to reduce risks related to RPAS allowing ANSPs to manage low-level operations. In order to do this, Galileo and EGNOS will play a major role.

One test trial demonstrated that the use of GPS and Galileo under different frequency combinations provides a better availability, precission and robustness against against jamming.