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Advanced Multi-Collection EGNSS Augmentation and Monitoring Network and its Application in Precision Agriculture

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Type of activity
Competitive project
Acronym
AUDITOR
Funding entity
Commission of European Communities
Funding entity code
H2020-687367-AUDITOR
Amount
200.105,39 €
Start date
2016-01-01
End date
2018-06-30
URL
http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/687367 Open in new window
Abstract
The goal of AUDITOR is the implementation of novel precise-positioning techniques based on augmentation data in custom
GNSS receivers to improve the performance of current augmentation services and reducing costs. These techniques are
already patented by the consortium and proven to offer better accuracy with faster convergence times than solutions
commercially available. More sophisticated atmospheric models will be implemented to provide better corrections of
ionospheric errors and further increase accuracy. All these advances will be integrated in a software demonstrator that will
use public data from GNSS networks to generate these correction data streams. These new receivers will enable cost-effective precision agriculture services to farmers, especially those with small and medium-sized businesses in areas of Europe.
The custom dual-frequency receiver module will follow an innovative approach by porting a GNSS software-defined receiver
to an embedded system that will integrate hardware accelerators to enable real-time operation in a low power system. The
form factor and capabilities of the resulting receiver will be comparable to those of existing professional receivers in the
market, while retaining all the advantages of software receivers: modularity, scalability, upgradability, and flexibility. Besides
providing multi-frequency multi-constellation support, this advanced receiver will allow very low level access to key internals
even at sample level, enabling the integration of other complementary techniques like interference analysis and monitoring
or authentication using remote servers for encrypted bands. The fact that the software layer will be the evolution of an existing
and successful open-source project, GNSS-SDR, will allow GNSS developers and researchers to customize the code of the
receiver to tailor it to their own applications or test their algorithms using this flexible receiver module, from reflectometry to
ultra-tight coupled GNSS/INS systems.
Scope
Europa
Plan
HORIZON 2020 (2014-2020)
Call year
2015
Funcding program
Pilar Lideratge Industrial
Funding subprogram
Lideratge en tecnologies facilitadores industrials (LEITS)
Funding call
Applications in Satellite Navigation-Galileo
Grant institution
European Commission

Participants

Scientific and technological production

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