Research on EGNOS/Galileo in Aviation and Terrestr.. (EGALITE)
Research on EGNOS/Galileo in Aviation and Terrestrial Multi-sensors Mobility Applications for Emergency Prevention and Handling
Start date: Jan 1, 2012,
End date: Dec 31, 2015
"The EGALITE project is designed for intersectorial transfer of knowledge and staff training between large university from Poland, Silesian University of Technology, and two efficient SMEs: Pildo from Spain and LG Nexera from Austria. The project will achieve this goal in the field of multi-sensors mobility applications for emergency prevention and handling using European EGNOS/Galileo global navigation satellite system (GNSS). Through collaborative research programme, the partners will develop prototypes of original and innovative terrestrial and aviation GNSS applications. Starting with multisensor studies and exploiting professional integrating technologies, the EGALITE partnership will propose, implement, and verify in the field tests: (1) new functionalities to e-Call service intended to bring through mobile devices with integrated accelerometers rapid assistance to motorists involved in a collision or traffic jams anywhere in EU, (2) system aimed to prevent emergency for helicopters flying close to ground in foggy conditions by warning a pilot about proximity of electric lines using satellite navigation systems integrated with electromagnetic field sensors. The research will be carried out also in artificial intelligence and machine learning in order to recognise the type of emergency situation from sensor raw data supplemented by mathematical models. The project will study the employment of a hardware black box installed in vehicles that will wirelessly send information about airbag deployment, impact (measured by accelerometers), and fire (measured by thermal sensors) as well as GNSS coordinates to local emergency agencies. The use of mass-market mobile phones devices with integrated GNSS receiver in combination with accelerometer will be also considered in implementation of the enhanced e-Call service concept. For that purpose, investigating of the precision limits in positioning techniques for single frequency low cost GNSS receivers will also be studied."
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