EGNOS Navigation Terminals Development and Demonstration Activity Phase 2
(EGNOS NT 2)
Demonstration of the benefits of EGNOS for innovative
navigation terminal applications in the field of road transport, forestry, and shipping.
Vehicle, vessel, and pedestrian navigation terminals are heavily based on satellite navigation
services and are delivering positioning and navigation functions to the users. Sophisticated
terminals are a key element for actually realising the vast potential benefit brought through
a reliable positioning and timing service.
The project called EGNOS NT2 aimed at the industrialisation of the terminals demonstrated
in Phase 1, as well as extensive demonstrations of the applications in their operational environment.
TeleConsult Austria was responsible for the development of two navigation terminals for
application within mechanised forestry operations: a pedestrian terminal for the use
within forest inventory, and a vehicle terminal for application within the forest
logistic chain management.
The development of the terminals can be seen as innovative approach to
facilitate, automate, and accelerate logistic application flows within
forestry. By the use of the terminals, a reduction of costs and saving
of resources of up to 30% will be achievable for forest enterprises.
The main goals of the activity have been:
- to demonstrate the benefits of EGNOS in a set of professional applications
in road transport, forestry and shipping, all requiring an increased quality of positioning information
- to put the participating companies in a position to offer EGNOS-based end
customer products as a nearly market-ready solution
Euro Telematik AG, Germany (lead)
Inesc Inovação, Portugal
TeleConsult Austria, Austria
European Space Agency (ESA)
Successfully completed in 2005