Antenna and front-end modules for public regulated service applications
Background & Objectives
ARMOURS is targeted at LE and ME PRS receivers, with the widest potential market in the PRS application domain. Developments aim to give a tangible response to the problem of low-cost implementation of multi-frequency radios for professional applications. The fundamental idea behind ARMOURS is to support the deployment of GNSS PRS services on a larger scale and provide the PRS user communities with RF FE modules and antenna developments which will enable PRS terminal implementation at a reduced cost.
Work performed & results
The consortium is focused on producing functional prototypes of PRS antennas and front-end modules and their components, enabling practical testing and demonstration at the completion of the project. ARMOURS will design, develop and integrate compact multi-frequency antenna and FE modules for PRS applications relying on advances beyond the state-of-the-art in the fields of broadband multi-frequency GNSS FE ASIC, MEMS RF filtering for GNSS applications, and smart, wearable as well as miniaturized antennas at multiple GNSS frequencies. These advances have been deemed necessary to allow the implementation of LE PRS receivers (with the widest potential application domain) within the cost constraints imposed by the market, as receiver cost will likely represent one of the highest entry barriers for PRS services.