Jean-Claude Dardelet, Thales Alenia Space
Introduction to the Session"EGNOS"
The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is improving the accuracy of the U.S. satellite
navigation system GPS down to 1 metre and delivering integrity signals that GPS alone cannot provide. Thanks to these signals,
the user is constantly informed as to whether he or she can trust the transmitted signal. Through a network of ground stations
and three geostationary satellites, EGNOS provides corrective signals for GPS, enabling European companies to use existing
navigation signals much more quickly and extensively. This is of particular importance for safety-of-life applications. Further
examples of the versatility of EGNOS include its use in aerial and naval navigation and in road and railway transportation.
The EGNOS Session will grant attendees a glimpse of the systemís current technological state and focus on its advantages over
using GPS alone. Example applications from various industries will round out the agenda.
Prof.Dr. Werner Enderle, European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA)
The European GNSS Programme EGNOS
This presentation will provide an overview of the current status of the European GNSS programme EGNOS.
Both the technical characteristics of this satellite-based augmentation system for GPS and the corresponding range of potential
applications will be covered.
Peter Hall & David Lewin
Real time rescue: Personal GNSS Tracker.
If a person falls into cold water then their survival time is very short. There is a concentrated focus on
safety issues in the maritime world, with the introduction of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS). This is an
internationally agreed set of safety procedures, types of equipment and communications protocols used to increase safety and aid
Luis Chocano, INECO
This POB project exploits a recognised gap in the Commercial and Marine Leisure markets, to combine a Crew Overboard Alarm and
a real time Tracking & Retrieval System. This device feeds into the vessels navigation system utilising existing equipment.
GNSS Introduction in the Aviation Sector in Europe - The GIANT Project
The GIANT project was born in response to the Galileo Joint Undertaking Galileo (European Commission Framework
Programme 6, call 2411) "GNSS Introduction in the Aviation Sector" with the aim of supporting the introduction of EGNOS and
Galileo services in the aviation market, while demonstrating that the required safety levels are maintained to the responsible
authorities, and to show economic and operational benefits to end users. Throughout the project lifetime, the activities
performed within GIANT address, amongst others, the safety aspects for the implementation of GNSS, the demonstration of the
operational benefits to airspace users through life trials and the cost-effectiveness of GNSS. Additionally, GIANT promotes GNSS
in aviation through the development of innovative applications, analysis of required technological developments (user terminal
and local elements) and covers any legal and regulatory aspects necessary for its successful implementation.
Heiko Thölmann, Presentec GmbH
EGNOS for Safety & Security