Integrated GNSS and Mobile Communications
Integrating a GPS-EGNOS receiver into a communication terminal using the TETRAPOL standard.
The objective of NAVCOM is the development and demonstration of an Integrated
Navigation/ Mobile Communication User Terminal based on the TETRAPOL system. TETRAPOL
is a new fully-secured-digital solution designed to meet the growing needs and
expectations of highly-demanding Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) users such as
public safety forces, transport, or industry.
Within the project, two main specific
applications are foreseen – on the one hand tracking and tracing of mobile
targets, on the other hand security and emergency location determination. In the
context of these two applications, the user requirements will be defined in terms
of equipment features (size (mobile), low-power, low-cost, …) and the quality of
service (accuracy, frequency of location update, service availability …).
European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) will be used to improve
and augment the service of the satellite navigation system GPS. The implementation
of the GPS/EGNOS receiver will be characterised by the design, system simulation,
component design, prototyping and testing of all analog and digital components.
The GPS/EGNOS receiver will be assisted by and integrated in the communication
terminal using the TETRAPOL standard.
A subsequent demonstration phase has to verify the performance of
the system in the field of tracking mobile targets and security and emergency
location determination – all based on TETRAPOL to provide an Automatic Vehicle Localization
Fraunhofer IIS-A, Germany (lead)
IMST GmbH, Germany
IFEN GmbH, Germany
EADS Defence & Security Networks, France
TeleConsult Austria, Austria
European Space Agency (ESA)
Successfully completed in 2007