Leveraging Galileo to bring the GNSS applications to the next level

Moving Professional GNSS Applications to the next level

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Field Aware Navigation and Timing Authentication Sensor for Timing Infrastructure and Centimeter level positioning
(FANTASTIC)

Field Aware Navigation and Timing Authentication Sensor for Timing Infrastructure and Centimeter level positioning
(FANTASTIC)

Developing enabling technologies to allow for a leap of professional GNSS applications over three use case scenarios

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The FANTASTIC solution aims to be a key component in professional positioning and timing applications. Based on an innovative “field aware” antenna technology combined with a multi-frequency receiver, leveraging on Galileo-specific features, such as the Commercial Service, pilot channels and frequency diversity, it will substantially broaden the scope of professional GNSS applications, making them work in harsher conditions, where they can’t today.

Commercial Service based Precise Positioning

Innovations introduced in this project will be based on the processing of the Galileo E6 Commercial Service, that with its enhanced navigation message is expected to improve current PPP performance.

Construction Machines and Tractors Control

Galileo specific signals features are exploited to enable the improvement of RTK availability and reliability mainly in harsh environment, where the received signal impairments can be mitigated.

Trusted GNSS Based Timing for Infrastructures

A first step towards secure commercial products will be made by implementing time authentication as well as spoofing detection and mitigation algorithms based on the Galileo authenticated signals.

Developing enabling technologies to allow for a leap of professionale GNSS applications over three use case scenarios

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The FANTASTIC solution aims to be a key component in professional positioning and timing applications. Based on an innovative “field aware” antenna technology combined with a multi-frequency receiver, leveraging on Galileo-specific features, such as the Commercial Service, pilot channels and frequency diversity, it will substantially broaden the scope of professional GNSS applications, making them work in harsher conditions, where they can’t today.

Commercial Service based Precise Positioning

Precise Point Positioning is the preferred positioning technique in many applications such as precision agriculture, off-shore and scientific applications, in particular at remote locations. Fantastic will develop the technology for the optimal exploitation of the PPP data provided by the Galileo High Accuracy Service, overtaking, in particular, the availability limitations of the current commercial services based on geostationary satellites.

Tractors and Construction Machines Control

Phase based positioning is a critical technology for controlling and monitoring machines in large construction projects and precise agriculture. Given the scale of the works and machines, reliability and availability of positioning is extremely important. The techniques developed in the project rely on a specific antenna design and Galileo signal peculiarity; they will enhance suitability of GNSS as high-precision positioning sensor.

Trusted GNSS Based Timing for Infrastructures

Timing is critical in many types of infrastructure such as telecommunication networks, electrical power distribution, financial transactions and transportations. GPS is currently used for precise absolute timing, but it lacks of security being the civil signal sensitive to spoofing attacks. Galileo will offer the solution with the Navigation Message Authentication and the Spreading Code Encryption planned for different signals.

The FANTASTIC project is funded by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) under the European Union’s Fundamental Elements research and development programme under grant agreement No. GSA/GRANT/01/2016

The FANTASTIC project is funded by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) under the European Union’s Fundamental Elements research and development programme under grant agreement No. GSA/GRANT/01/2016

Consortium

FANTASTIC is executed by top-tier European players that bring GNSS know-how, experience and market access all together

Consortium

FANTASTIC is executed by top-tier European players that bring GNSS know-how, experience and market access all together

Digital Newsroom

Stay updated with latest developments and outcomes

FANTASTIC presented at INTELEC 2018 in Torino, Italy

Today, October the 11th 2018, Marco PIni from ISMB, partner of FANTASTIC, presented the paper Dependancy of power grids to satellite-derived time: vulnerabilities and new protections at the 2018 International Telecommunications Energy Conference - INTELEC, held in...
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“FANTASTIC paper” won the best presentation award at ION GNSS+ 2018!

The paper dedicated to the new techniquethat was developed as part of the FANTASTIC project  in order to address spoofing attacks based on a perfect or nearly-perfect signal replica won the best presentation award at the ION GNSS+ 2018 in Miami, USA. The paper was...
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FANTASTIC at ION GNSS+

Our coordinator SEPTENTRIO is at the ION GNSS+ 2018 conference in Miami, USA, from the 24th to the 28th September with a booth, no. 318, where you can find the FANTASTIC flyers and all the information about our project! ION GNSS+ is considered the world’s largest...
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A field-test visit in Torino, Italy, to plan the upcoming tests

The FANTASTIC project is moving fast towards the test phase of our prototypes. Today, September the 13th 2018, our team visited the Univiersity of Turin Dept. of Agriculture facilities near Torino, Italy, to plan the next steps for the data collections, which will...
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Building prototypes: the first benchmark receiver has arrived!

FANTASTIC is now into its second year and has just passed its IRR – Integration Readiness Review. The next exciting phase, starting now, will focus on planning all the test activities needed to validate the FANTASTIC prototypes. Today, September the 11th 2018, the...
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Digital Newsroom

Stay updated with latest developments and outcomes

FANTASTIC presented at INTELEC 2018 in Torino, Italy

Today, October the 11th 2018, Marco PIni from ISMB, partner of FANTASTIC, presented the paper Dependancy of power grids to satellite-derived time: vulnerabilities and new protections at the 2018 International Telecommunications Energy Conference - INTELEC, held in...
Read More

“FANTASTIC paper” won the best presentation award at ION GNSS+ 2018!

The paper dedicated to the new techniquethat was developed as part of the FANTASTIC project  in order to address spoofing attacks based on a perfect or nearly-perfect signal replica won the best presentation award at the ION GNSS+ 2018 in Miami, USA. The paper was...
Read More

FANTASTIC at ION GNSS+

Our coordinator SEPTENTRIO is at the ION GNSS+ 2018 conference in Miami, USA, from the 24th to the 28th September with a booth, no. 318, where you can find the FANTASTIC flyers and all the information about our project! ION GNSS+ is considered the world’s largest...
Read More

A field-test visit in Torino, Italy, to plan the upcoming tests

The FANTASTIC project is moving fast towards the test phase of our prototypes. Today, September the 13th 2018, our team visited the Univiersity of Turin Dept. of Agriculture facilities near Torino, Italy, to plan the next steps for the data collections, which will...
Read More

Building prototypes: the first benchmark receiver has arrived!

FANTASTIC is now into its second year and has just passed its IRR – Integration Readiness Review. The next exciting phase, starting now, will focus on planning all the test activities needed to validate the FANTASTIC prototypes. Today, September the 11th 2018, the...
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The FANTASTIC Newsletter is online!

First of all, why a newsletter dedicated to a research project? This newsletter is a starting point to explore the themes, touched by our project, that are connected to the GNSS World! In this first issue we talk about GNSS and critical infrastructures, precision...
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New launch of Galileo Satellites

On July the 25th, the European Space Agency - ESA launched four more Galileo satellites. As reported by the European GNSS Agency - GSA in its press release "Galileo's 10th launch, and the 3rd in a row with the European Ariane 5 launcher, lifted off at 13:25 CEST on...
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“Time for Critical Infrastructure”, an interesting article on InsideGNSS

On July the 16th 2018, InsideGNSS published an interesting article about the satellite-derived time used in Critical Infrastructures "Broad Effort Underway on Assured, Accurate Time for Critical Infrastructure". The article focuses on the actions undergone by several...
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FANTASTIC will present a paper at the 2018 International Telecommunications Energy Conference

The paper Dependancy of power grids to satellite-derived time: vulnerabilities and new protections has been accepted for presentation at 2018 International Telecommunications Energy Conference, to be held in Torino, Italy from Oct 7-11, 2018. This paper intends to...
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FANTASTIC won the best paper award at the ICL-GNSS Conference 2018

The paper GNSS Measurement Exclusion and Weighting with a Dual Polarized Antenna: The FANTASTIC project presented by Daniel Egea-Roca from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - UAB, won the best paper award at the International Conference on Localization and GNSS –...
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Field Aware Navigation and Timing Authentication Sensor for Timing Infrastructure and Centimeter level positioning

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The FANTASTIC Project is funded by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) under the European Union’s Fundamental Elements research and development programme under grant agreement
No. GSA/GRANT/01/2016

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The FANTASTIC Project is funded by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) under the European Union’s Fundamental Elements research and development programme under grant agreement
No. GSA/GRANT/01/2016