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

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FANTASTIC presented at the European Navigation Conference – ENC 2018

Today, May the 15th 2018, Marco Pini from Istituto Superiore Mario Boella - ISMB, partner of the project, presented FANTASTIC activities at the European Navigation Conference. In particular, Dr. Pini explained the motivations behind FANTASTIC, project's consortium and...
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GNSS Agriculture on GSA website

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Natural and artificial threats to GNSS

In the framework of the cooperation with the United Nation - Office for Outer Space Affairs -, Politecnico di Torino and Istituto Superiore Mario Boella organize an Experts Seminar at the beginning of May 2018. The seminar will focus on one of the hottest research...
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FANTASTIC at the Munich Satellite Summit 2018

The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit takes place on March 5-7, 2018 at the Old Bavarian State Bank in Munich, Germany. The convention gathers high-ranking worldwide speakers from industry, science and governments and provides the participants with a broad overview...
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Digital Newsroom

Stay updated with latest developments and outcomes

FANTASTIC presented at the European Navigation Conference – ENC 2018

Today, May the 15th 2018, Marco Pini from Istituto Superiore Mario Boella - ISMB, partner of the project, presented FANTASTIC activities at the European Navigation Conference. In particular, Dr. Pini explained the motivations behind FANTASTIC, project's consortium and...
Read More

Agriculture Robots: a new report about Precision Agricolture

Recently Xpodence Research published a new report about precision agricolture: "Agricultural Robots – Present and Future Applications with Advance Vision to Enable Ultra Precision Agriculture". The report highlights the relevance of precision agricolture in the next...
Read More

GNSS Agriculture on GSA website

On 6th March 2018, the European Parliament held a conference focused on Agriculture, now considered a new frontier also for the European economic and technological growth. The European Space Agency - GSA dedicated a news, Agriculture: A new frontier for European space...
Read More

Natural and artificial threats to GNSS

In the framework of the cooperation with the United Nation - Office for Outer Space Affairs -, Politecnico di Torino and Istituto Superiore Mario Boella organize an Experts Seminar at the beginning of May 2018. The seminar will focus on one of the hottest research...
Read More

FANTASTIC at the Munich Satellite Summit 2018

The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit takes place on March 5-7, 2018 at the Old Bavarian State Bank in Munich, Germany. The convention gathers high-ranking worldwide speakers from industry, science and governments and provides the participants with a broad overview...
Read More

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FANTASTIC Critical Design Review (CDR) meeting

On March the 13th 2018, the FANTASTIC Consortium and the GSA (the European GNSS Agency) will meet at the GSA premises in Prague (CZ) for a full day meeting, called “Critical Design Review”. This review is an official milestone of the project. It serves to agree on the...
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FANTASTIC at the GSA’s Fundamental Elements Info Day 2018

The European GNSS Agency is to host the second Fundamental Elements Info Day at its headquarters in Prague on March 14, 2018. The info day will focus on upcoming FE funding opportunities, as well as providing an update on the status of the programme. Representatives...
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A New UK Report Investigates Critical Dependencies on GNSS in Eight Critical and Service Infrastructures

The UK Government Office for Science released on January 30th, 2018, an 86-pages report entitled "Satellite-derived Time and Position: A Study of Critical Dependencies"...
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Without data, there is nothing…

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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