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
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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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Stay updated with latest developments and outcomes

FANTASTIC Video

In the video, we provide a wide overview on project activities, and on several of the tests carried on in the last two years. The project results were presented a few days ago in a two-days, two-locations workshop (all the info on this news). Reliability and...

Final Workshop

On June 24th and 25th the FANTASTIC team met GNSS researchers and stakeholders for the project final workshop. The workshop was split in two to highlight the scientific collaborations carried on with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the...

June update – new tests in apple and kiwi fields, and in steep vineyards

In this first week of June 2019, the FANTASTIC team carried on a new and very intense test campaign in three different locations, each one unique for different reasons. All the tests were carried on in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food...

May Update – First tests in a vineyard

In these first days of May 2019, the FANTASTIC team is starting to prepare the setup for a test in the vineyards that will be used for a part of the final tests of the project. Such tests aim at comparing the performances of FANTASTIC receivers and antenna with some...

March 2019 Update – FANTASTIC receivers under a greenhouse

In the last few days, the LINKS team started to investigate how the FANTASTIC receivers and antenna could work in a very harsh environment: under a greenhouse! Our electric kart in front of the greenhouse used for the tests It is interesting to observe the behavior of...
Digital Newsroom
Stay updated with latest developments and outcomes

FANTASTIC Video

In the video, we provide a wide overview on project activities, and on several of the tests carried on in the last two years. The project results were presented a few days ago in a two-days, two-locations workshop (all the info on this news). Reliability and...

Final Workshop

On June 24th and 25th the FANTASTIC team met GNSS researchers and stakeholders for the project final workshop. The workshop was split in two to highlight the scientific collaborations carried on with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the...

June update – new tests in apple and kiwi fields, and in steep vineyards

In this first week of June 2019, the FANTASTIC team carried on a new and very intense test campaign in three different locations, each one unique for different reasons. All the tests were carried on in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food...

May Update – First tests in a vineyard

In these first days of May 2019, the FANTASTIC team is starting to prepare the setup for a test in the vineyards that will be used for a part of the final tests of the project. Such tests aim at comparing the performances of FANTASTIC receivers and antenna with some...

March 2019 Update – FANTASTIC receivers under a greenhouse

In the last few days, the LINKS team started to investigate how the FANTASTIC receivers and antenna could work in a very harsh environment: under a greenhouse! Our electric kart in front of the greenhouse used for the tests It is interesting to observe the behavior of...

February 2019 update – Video

Finally the snow is gone! In the last days we were able to start a new set of data collections with the FANTASTIC receiver and antennas. The following video shows the typical data collection session realized in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural, Forest...

January 2019 update – The on-field tests are going on

The on-field tests are proceeding well. Currently they are suspended for a couple of days  because of the snow. Despite of the cold temperature, the team is performing several functional tests on field and is carrying out the first data collections with the FANTASTIC...

Project meeting in Erlagen at Fraunhofer IIS

Today, 20th of December 2018, the FANTASTIC team met at the Fraunhofer IIS facilities in Erlagen, Germany, to take stock of the situation. The project activities are on track. 2019 will be an intense year: test season is coming! 2019 will be an intense year! #Test...

GSA published a report on PNT in the agri-sector

The European GNSS Agency - GSA is promoting the use of GNSS technologies in Europe in several fields: one of the most interesting one is the agri-sector. Recently, GSA presented a report on user needs and requirements in the agriculture sector on position, navigation...

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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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
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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