everis coordinates European project to achieve an improvement on UAV performances through EGNOS and Galileo
everis Aerospace and Defense leads the consortium of companies that will develop GSA's (European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency) GAUSS project. Within the framework of H2020 and with a duration of 3 years, this initiative intends to improve both security and positioning features of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with the aid of EGNOS and Galileo systems.
Apart from everis Aerospace & Defense, who will play the role of coordinator, there will be other participants in the project, more precisely the IRI (Institut de Robòtica i Informática Industrial), the Cranfield University, the University of Seville and the companies RINA Consulting, Aratos Systems and Satways Ltd.
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.
The integration of EGNOS and Galileo into drone and UAV technology enhances positioning and opens the door to a wide range of new applications and services. In fact, according to the latest edition of the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Market Report, by 2025 the installed base of GNSS devices in drones will reach 70 million – more than twice the sum of other professional market segments combined. But with this growing market comes growing concerns about how to ensure the safe operation of drones.
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.