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 Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences of the University of Turin. The agenda can be found here.
The first day was hosted in the JRC facilities in Ispra, Italy. The event focused on spoofing: the hijacking of the positioning output of a navigation device by injecting a false signal into the antenna. The consortium discussed spoofing threats and presented two anti-spoofing techniques developed in the FANTASTIC program, one of which leveraging an innovative feature which will be introduced in the GALILEO constellation shortly.
The second day of the FANTASTIC final event took place at the Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences of the University of Turin, in the Grugliasco campus near Torino, Italy. This second event focused on precision agriculture and machine control. Within FANTASTIC several technologies were developed to increase the robustness of the positioning and attitude solution. The prototype was validated on an electrical tractor in challenging agricultural environments.
The attendees to the second day at the University of Turin campus were also able to see the electric cart used for the test in vineyards, orchards and greenhouses aside of other equipment realized by the DISAFA department.