EGNSS applications fostering green, safe and smart mobility

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Domaine de recherche :
Type de financement :
Type d'instrument :
Innovation Action
Deadline :
Mardi 05 Mars 2019
Budget indicatif :
entre 1 et 3 millions d'euros par projet
Budget total :
10 millions d'euros
Code de l'appel : LC-SPACE-EGNSS-1-2019-2020
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Specific Challenge:

The specific challenge of this topic is to develop innovative EGNSS based applications. These should lead to low emission (CO2 and air pollutants), safer, more secure, lower cost and higher performance mobility, and transport solutions that respond to the increased mobility needs of people and goods whilst improving transport service continuity.


Proposals may be submitted in any of the transport areas or propose a multi-mode approach:

  • Aviation: EGNSS solutions for modernising and improving air operations and traffic management technologies, addressing Communication, Navigation and Surveillance applications, including unmanned vehicles (e.g. GNSS based PBN and GBAS Cat II/III operations, advanced operations for approach and landing, surveillance and integrated information management, autonomous air vehicles such as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
  • Road: EGNSS solutions that reduce traffic, optimise fuel consumption and emissions, fostering cheaper, smarter, safer and greener transportation (e.g. automated and driverless cars, connected cars). EGNSS solutions in policy driven applications (e.g. digital tachograph, eCall), as well as innovative tolling services and leveraging Intelligent Transport Systems.
  • Maritime: EGNSS solutions that reduce emissions in shipping and increase efficiency, safety, and resilience (e.g. with reference to vessels navigation, traffic management, port operations, autonomous vessels).
  • Rail: EGNSS for cheaper, smarter, higher performance, safer and emission-efficient solutions (e.g. train signalling and control, contributing to the European Rail Traffic Management System, asset management, passenger and crew services, autonomous trains).
  • Public Transport: EGNSS for managing the public transport fleet in order to enhance the quality of public transportation reduce operational costs reduce traffic and provide savings in time and fuel.

Proposals should be built on the exploitation of the distinguishing features of EGNOS and Galileo, e.g.:

  • Multiple-frequencies E1, E5 and E6;
  • Galileo specific signal modulation, e.g. AltBOC;
  • Galileo Search and Rescue Service;
  • High precision and authentication services that will be provided by Galileo, i.e. in the frame of the Commercial Service and in the frame of the Open Service authentication (OS NMA).

Actions should deliver new innovative applications, with commercial impact and a clear market uptake perspective. EGNSS should be part and parcel of the envisaged solution(s). However, where a combination of EGNSS with other technologies, such as Earth observation satellite communication or other sensors is required to make the application(s) work, this can be included in the scope.

Proposals addressing PRS (Public Regulated Service) related applications are not in the scope of this action.

This topic contributes to the Horizon 2020 focus area "Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future".

Expected Impact:

  • Foster the EGNSS market uptake in transport. It should build on specific features and differentiators of Galileo and EGNOS, demonstrating the advantage of their use in smart and green mobility.
  • Contribute to the resource efficient, climate and environmental friendly transport that will be also safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society.
  • Encourage market take-up, taking into account infrastructure and regulatory requirements, coordination of multiple actors and projects.
  • Commercialisation of the products and services developed. Proposals should include a including a business plan.
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