TAG: ESNC

Drone project increases accuracy despite obstruction

December 7, 2016By
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The second-place winner in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition aims to improve surveying accuracy in urban canyons or under tree canopies. The project, Drones2GNSS, also took home the Special Prize offered by the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Space Geomatica Ltd.’s Tripolitsiotis Achilles joined with Panagiotis Partsinevelos, SenseLab Research, Technical University of Crete, to develop Drones2GNSS. Drones2GNSS includes a prototype... read more

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System of Systems: OCX passes first qualification

May 1, 2016By
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OCX Passes First Qualification Raytheon, US Air Force Complete Test Milestone On March 4, Raytheon successfully passed the first formal qualification test milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX). The new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy and... read more

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ESNC 2016 opens submissions for Galileo-enabled applications

April 4, 2016By
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The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) — the largest international competition for the commercial use of satellite navigation — is once again looking for outstanding ideas and business models. Renowned institutions and regional partners are set to award prizes worth a total of €1 million in more than 25 categories. The deadline for submissions is June 30. “In our modern, data-driven economy, satellite navigation... read more

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ESNC winner Sensolus keeps Antarctic scientists safe

March 7, 2016By
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Scientists will now wear safety trackers from a Belgium start-up company while working in Antarctica. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and harshest location on Earth. Temperatures can reach –90°C during winter and go down to –20ºC during summer. Winds can reach 250 km/h and visibility can sink to almost zero during whiteouts. With the potential for rapid changes in weather, all outdoor activities must... read more

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Life-Saving UAV Wins Top Prize in ESNC 2015

October 21, 2015By
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A UAV project, POSEIDRON, took top honors in the 2015 European Satellite Navigation Competition, which recognizes the year’s best innovations in commercial applications of satellite technology. POSEIDRON won over the international jury of experts with its remote-controlled multicopter built to support maritime search-and-rescue services — and took home the grand prize ahead of the European Satellite Navigation Competition’s 29 other winners. The award... read more

2015 GSA Prize Highlights GNSS Role in Internet of Things

October 21, 2015By

The 2015 edition of the European Satellite Navigation Competition GSA Special Prize was awarded to Rafael Olmedo for the KYNEO project. The project develops inexpensive, flexible Galileo and EGNOS enabled modules that allow ubiquitous positioning data for applications in the Internet of Things. Other winners of the competition are listed here. Described as an open innovation platform for the GNSS... read more

Next-Generation Tracker Debuts

August 1, 2015By

StickNTrack — an award-winning low-power tracker from Sensolus — is now active in eight European countries. StickNTrack guards and tracks position, journeys, motion and status of any non-powered asset without the hassle of charging batteries, managing SIM cards or an intrusive installation, Sensolus said. StickNTrack’s web-based service platform is tailored for low-power asset tracking communicating over the French-based Sigfox. Because Sigfox... read more

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ESNC 2015 Now Accepting Submissions

April 1, 2015By

The 2015 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), an international innovation competition that recognizes the best ideas in satellite navigation, will run from April 1 to June 30. Winners will be announced in October. There are more than 20 regions participating, and the ESNC will award prizes worth a total of €1 million in 30 categories. “Satellite navigation is an essential element of modern mobility and a... read more