ESA Intended Invitation To Tender

18.154.02


Title: NAVISP ELEMENT 1 (NAVISP-EL1-016): GNSS/NON-GNSS SENSOR FUSION FOR RESILIENCE IN HIGH-INTEGRITY AVIATION APPLICATIONS - EXPRO PLUS - RE-ISSUE
AO Number: 1-9231
Program ref.: NAVISP Element 1
Tender Type: C
Quarter: 183
Tender Status: INITIATED
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0365-10 - NAVISP Element 1
Proc. Prop.: DAC
Special Prov.: AT+BE+CZ+DK+FI+FR+NO+RO+CH+GB+NL
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Navigation
Department: Strategy and Programme Department
Division: NAVISP Programme Office
Responsible: Mancini, Pierluigi
Techology Domains: Space System Software / Advanced Software Technologies / Advanced software functions
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Publication Date: 18-JAN-18

This EXPRO+ procurement is part of the NAVISP Programme, under Elelment 1, Work Plan 2018. The objective of this study is to investigate the benefits of sensors fusion of on-board aircraft sensors with GNSS, in order to overcome the current safety limitations ofGNSS (the protection levels and Time To Alert for example), to improve the system resilience to external perturbing factors, and toevaluate the impact this fusion would have on the user positioning algorithm. Sensors fusion is a promising path to overcome the performance limitations and improve the resilience of individual systems. The combination of GNSS with various types of additional measurements like ranging data (RA, LIDAR) or non ranging data (IMU, ADS, optical sensors) could lead to better, more robust position solutions and improve the situational awareness of the flight crew. The outcome of that study could help to define future GNSS mission requirements.