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EUROCAE announces new Open Consultation about RPAS safety

EUROCAE announces new Open Consultation about RPAS safety

The European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) has recently announced an Open Consultation regarding the  ED-279 “Generic Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA) for UAS and RPAS” DRAFT document, released by the working group WG-105 SG-41 “RPAS System Safety Assessment Criteria”. The main goal of the document is to develop an UAS/RPAS FHA. This FHA isRead More
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/639

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/639

EASA has announced that the amendments to the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 and the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 have been adopted. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/639 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 as regards standard scenarios for operations executed in or beyond the visual line of sight has been already published in Official Journal of EURead More
EASA proposed new rules for operations in BVLOS over populated areas

EASA proposed new rules for operations in BVLOS over populated areas

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published recently the Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2020-07 entitled “Unmanned aircraft system beyond visual line operations over populated areas or assemblies of people in the ‘specific’ category” . The objective of this NPA is to clarify the conditions under which unmanned aircraft system (UAS) beyond visual lineRead More
SJU webinars

SJU webinars

During the third webinar hosted by SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) at the end of last April, lecturers highlighted the next steps for the safe integration of drones. A participant involved in research projects highlighted several issues, said: “There is a clear need for the drone services market as a whole to have a secure connectionRead More
Android GNSS raw measurements

Android GNSS raw measurements

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has launched two calls for papers ahead of its GNSS Raw Measurements Taskforce Workshop, to be held online on 28 May 2020. The first of these calls targets innovative work using raw measurements while the second is related to testing EGNOS Data Access Service (EDAS) corrections in smartphones. EDAS isRead More
Galileo Green Lane

Galileo Green Lane

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is working together with the European Commission (EC) on an app to facilitate the movement of goods and freight within the EU in support of the COVID-19 pandemic response. The “Galileo Green Lane” app will ease the flow of freight through borders and enable the efficient transit of critical goodsRead More
U-Space webinars

U-Space webinars

SESAR JU members and partners recently brought to a close two years of research and development (R&D) on how to integrate safely and securely drones across Europe, within the framework of U-space, an initiative by the European Commission. Organised within the framework of the SESAR Digital Academy, three webinar sessions will present the work ofRead More
SUGUS project is calling respondents to take part in a survey

SUGUS project is calling respondents to take part in a survey

The European Solution for E-GNSS U-Space Service (SUGUS) project is calling respondents to take part in a survey to identify and analyse needs to achieve safe drone integration. The survey is open until 15 May 2020 at https://projectsugus.eu/survey/ The objective of the survey is to identify and capture U-space and EGNSS key stakeholders’ needs inRead More
eCall emergency response system

eCall emergency response system

On 31 March 2018, the EU launched its eCall emergency response system with the publication of the European eCall regulation, requiring all new car and light van types sold in the EU to be fitted with the system. eCall is activated automatically as soon as in-vehicle sensors detect a serious crash. Once activated, the systemRead More
Contribution agreement on aviation safety research activities

Contribution agreement on aviation safety research activities

The European Commission (EC) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a contribution agreement on aviation safety research activities, and EC assigned EASA with the management of compelling research actions in the field of environmental protection and aviation safety. Investigations issues address topics such as environmental research, vulnerability of manned aircraft to drone strikes,Read More
EGNSS for drones operations

EGNSS for drones operations

The European GNSS Agency has published a document entitled “EGNSS for Drones Operations”. The document has free access. The document is divided in 5 main sections: -The first one, entitled Background, speaks about the drone market and the regulatory framework. It also mentions European initiatives as SESAR JU. -The second block describes current technologies usedRead More
New U-Space project kicks off

New U-Space project kicks off

SUGUS is an European Commission project, which involves solutions for E-GNSS U-Space Service. The main goal is to speed up the adoption of EGNOS and Galileo technologies in unmanned aircraft and to ensure safe and efficient coexistence of manned and unmanned air traffic. U-Space is a set of new airspace-management services and procedures designed toRead More
GSA joins the 2020 Global Surveyors Day

GSA joins the 2020 Global Surveyors Day

The geomatics community has always supported and trusted the European GNSS, proved by the gradual penetration of Galileo in GNSS receivers for surveying and mapping. Nowadays, around 55% of GNSS surveying receivers already support Galileo and around 90% are EGNOS-enabled. The GSA engages in a systematic process of consultation with the surveying community, and basedRead More
EASA publishes U-space opinion

EASA publishes U-space opinion

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its U-space opinion containing a draft regulation. As anticipated, the agency has stuck to its original proposal requiring that there should be only one common information service (CIS) provider per U-space airspace (though a State can define many different U-space areas within its airspace) and that aRead More
EUROCAE publishes  Draft ED-275 Vol. II

EUROCAE publishes Draft ED-275 Vol. II

EUROCAE has announced the availability of  Draft ED-275 Vol. II entitled “Minimum Operational Performance Standard (MOPS) for ACAS Xu – Volume II – Algorithm Design Description (ADD)” This document is aimed to provide the Algorithm Design Description (ADD) for the Surveillance and Tracking Module (STM) and the Threat Resolution Module (TRM) of the next generationRead More
SESAR results of U-space research

SESAR results of U-space research

During the last two years, SESAR JU and its partners have successfully achieved 19 research and demonstration projects, addressing a lot of issues from the concept of operations for drone operations, critical communications, surveillance and tracking, and information management to aircraft systems, ground-based technologies, cyber-resilience and geo-fencing. The results are published in a report entitledRead More
Galileo Return Link Service performance

Galileo Return Link Service performance

The Galileo Return Link Service (RLS) is a free global service available to Cospas-Sarsat RLS compatible beacons. This functionality offers a communication link that relays Return Link Messages (RLM) back to the originating beacon through the Galileo Navigation Signal in Space (I/NAV E1). This is part of the Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) Service, whichRead More
EGNOS use cases in airport approaches

EGNOS use cases in airport approaches

Recently, a Riga based airline has proved successful execution in tactical phase of landing approaches using EGNOS enabled LPV procedures. This GNSS application is an example of the relevance of EGNOS in the aviation industry and the growth of the implementation of modern technologies in air navigation. Source …
GNSS reference stations as testbed in Denmark

GNSS reference stations as testbed in Denmark

Sited in Denmark, the 600-square-kilometer Testbed in Aarhus for Precision Positioning and Autonomous Systems (TAPAS) covers both a densely populated city center and suburbs, a large industrial harbor and parts of Aarhus Bay. Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark with a population of 350,000 people. The TAPAS GNSS reference stations are equipped withRead More
“Anti-RPAS” system purchased by DGAM

“Anti-RPAS” system purchased by DGAM

The Spanish Military Airworthiness Authority (Dirección General de Armamento y Material, DGAM) has acquired jamming devices able to inhibit both GNSS signals and control signals from the Remote Pilot Station to the Remote Piloted Aircraft, and to force its immediate landing. The difference with respect to other jamming systems is the availability of unlimited numberRead More
Webinar on GNSS and inertial navigation

Webinar on GNSS and inertial navigation

The next February 12th a free webinar entitled “Automative-Grade GNSS + Inertial for Robust Navigation” will take place. Registration is still open and free. …
Recent testing of an autonomous testing

Recent testing of an autonomous testing

The EGE (European Safety Critical Applications Positioning Engine GNSS Engine) provides a hybrid solution with an integrity layer, making the most of all sensors that should be present in autonomous vehicles and it creates a new paradigm of safety-oriented navigation technology on the road. …
Recent flight trials for European GNSS solutions

Recent flight trials for European GNSS solutions

As part of the EGNSS4RPAS project, funded by the European Comission, has deployed recently dedicated flight trials to show how Galileo and EGNOS are able to commit to a safer and more efficient future of U-Space. …
Disaster management

Disaster management

European GNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) can provide a significant support in order to effectively manage the response to an emergency or a disaster. During distress events where the management of the consequences is critical, it is mandatory to have access to precise and updated information. GNSS makes a significant contribution during the mitigation phase ofRead More

GIANO – robust GNSS for critical infrastructure

Thales Alenia Space has been awarded a grant under the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Fundamental Elements funding mechanism for the development of the GIANO (Galileo-based TIming Receiver for CriticAl INfrastructure Robustness) receiver, which aims to make critical infrastructure more robust against interference, jamming and spoofing. The GIANO receiver will leverage Galileo and EGNOS-driven innovation toRead More

Development of a drone-borne Galileo receiver

European GNSS, EGNOS and Galileo, provides significant added value to drone navigation, positioning and related applications, and the use of their differentiators will be instrumental in opening up new business opportunities. RPAS are becoming the 3rd GNSS market segment for device shipments according to the last GSA market report. Drones generally integrate GNSS solutions inRead More

First GALILEO-enabled autonomous vehicles

Nowadays, GALILEO is a potential driver for the future navigation of autonomous vehicles. The last November 27th, demonstrations of autonomous vehicles took place at the University of Technology of Compiègne, France. These live demonstrations involved for the first time Gelileo-enabled autonomous vehicles made in the EU. Assisting participants to the event had the unique opportunityRead More

SAFEDRONE’s Open Day at ATLAS test center

The last November 28th, several test cases related to the SAFEDRONE project took place at the ATLAS Flight Test Center in Villacarrilo, Jaén. Demonstrations were aimed to show the latest state of the art technologies related to U-space and the integration of drones into the airspace. The test cases involved large number of drones andRead More
GALILEO AND EGNOS IN FOCUS AT EU SPACE WEEK

GALILEO AND EGNOS IN FOCUS AT EU SPACE WEEK

The European Space Week 2019 editions took place at the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni in the Finnish capital on December 3-5. It offered the opportunity to join the European Space applications community and discover the latest Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus applications and meet global leaders, award-winning entrepreneurs, start-ups and visionaries. Source …
Integration of UAS in U-Space

Integration of UAS in U-Space

CATEC (Advanced center of aerospace technologies) is sponsoring a new european project SAFEDRONE. It will tackle one of the major field trials in Europe, in Jaén. The trials will involve drones and conventional aircrafts sharing the same airspace at very low level (VLL) up to 120 meters of height. Through H2020 and SESAR JU, thisRead More
Deploying Galileo in UAS operations

Deploying Galileo in UAS operations

A consortium formed by GMV, VVA and FADA-Catec has assesed the Galileo and Egnos features and services in the UAS sector for Air Traffic Management and other different applications. …
GSA enhances integrity and precision of RPAS positioning

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 toRead More
Validation tests of remote activation of Galileo radio beacons

Validation tests of remote activation of Galileo radio beacons

The last 16th of September, several trials for using the Galileo Return Link Service (RLS) were performed in Madrid. This is a particular Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) for Distress Tracking (ELT-DT). …
Project GAUSS public deliverables

Project GAUSS public deliverables

GAUSS consortium has published the public deliverables of the project …
GSA references GAUSS within its portfolio

GSA references GAUSS within its portfolio

European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency has added GAUSS to its GNSS Project Portfolio including some project details; which increases awareness. See GSA …
EGNOS and Galileo – opening the door to new drone applications

EGNOS and Galileo – opening the door to new drone applications

With European GNSS providing the positioning accuracy that drones need to operate safely, more and more drone-based applications are hitting the market. The GSA highlighted a number of these innovative services during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. …
everis coordinates European project to achieve an improvement on UAV performances through EGNOS and Galileo

everis coordinates European project to achieve an improvement on UAV performances through EGNOS and Galileo

everis Aeroespacial, Defensa y Seguridad will coordinate the GAUSS project …
GSA highlights added value of GNSS of drones at WATM 2019

GSA highlights added value of GNSS of drones at WATM 2019

Galileo and EGNOS are increasing the safety and security of drone operations. …