EGNOS TRAN

EGNOS Terrestrial Regional Augmentation Network

EGNOS TRAN

Achievements

Investigations on the terrestrial broadcast of the EGNOS data. 

Brief Description

Due to the low elevation of the EGNOS satellites, their signal can hardly or even not be received in certain regions. Many present and also future applications require a high accuracy and also a high reliability of the position determination, which can easily be performed by EGNOS. But if the EGNOS signal can not be received, the requirements of those applications can no longer be satisfied. Therefore, EGNOS TRAN evaluated various technical methods to broadcast the EGNOS signal via terrestrial networks, like GSM/GPRS, Loran-C or GRAS. Also economic aspects were treated. Further, the project developed some application examples, for which a demonstrator have been developed.  

Facts

Project Partners

  • Telespazio, Italy (lead)
  • Airsys ATM, France
  • HiTec Marketing, Austria
  • Swedavia, Sweden
  • Telecom Italia Mobile, Italy
  • TeleConsult Austria, Austria
  • Thales Navigation, France

Customer

Acknowledgement:
EGNOS TRAN was carried out under a programme of and funded by the European Space Agency. The view expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.
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Financing

  • European Space Agency (ESA)

Status

  • Successfully completed in 2003