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NAVISP ELEMENT 1 (NAVISP-EL1-007): COOPERATIVE NAVIGATION AND CLOUD PROCESSING - EXPRO PLUS

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9059
Open Date: 28/07/2017
Closing Date: 22/09/2017 13:00:00

 

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.154.08
Prog. Ref.: NAVISP Element 1
Budget Ref.: E/0365-10 - NAVISP Element 1
Special Prov.: AT+BE+CZ+DK+FI+FR+NO+RO+CH+GB
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Ground Station / Baseband equipment / Telemetry and Telecommand equipment, Tracking, Ranging and Doppler measurement equipment, CODECS, ...
Techology Domains: RF Systems, Payloads and Technologies / Radio Navigation Systems/Subsystems / Ground Receivers
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Dir. Galileo Prog & Nav related activiti
Department: Strategy and Programme Department
Division: GNSS Demonstration Office
Contract Officer: Mezzadri, Monica
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Last Update Date: 28/07/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

This EXPRO+ procurement is part of the NAVISP Programme, under Elelment 1, Work Plan 2017.The current evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities, together with the proliferation in the last years of cloud platforms where storage and processing of data can, ideally, be handled on demand, has boosted the appearance of new applications and services in the positioning domain of potential interest for specific use cases. In particular, the processing in the cloud of GNSS signal snapshots can be of interest when targeting a gain in terms of power consumption or computational burden, offloading the local device or chipset from the full GNSSprocessing. Moreover, cloud processing allows the application of complex or advanced positioning or navigation solutions that require a high computational burden, or depend on the usage of heavy assistance information (e.g. radio and magnetic fingerprinting maps,detailed 3D maps, etc.). And, of course, new positioning applications or processing techniques can be derived from, or take advantageof, the crowd-sourced and/or cooperative processing of the GNSS signal snapshots and/or observables, as well as other measurements/data gathered by the low-end devices connected to the Internet, including those generated by user sensors and wireless communicationmodules. This activity shall study and develop new innovative positioning and navigation techniques relying on the exploitation of crowd-sourced data and GNSS signal snapshots and/or GNSS observables from low-end sensors or devices connected to the Internet, enabled by high-data-rate and low-latency wireless communication networks, and based on the cloud processing of the data.

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