SAT406M: An EGNSS application providing an end-to-end solution based on the SAR/Galileo service and particularly using the Return-Link-Message (RLM), to improve the mobility and safety of citizens

Updated: Aug 13, 2016

Project details

Acronym: 
SAT406M
Total Cost: 
1 426 250 €
EU Contributions: 
998 375 €
Contract Number: 
640387
Project Call: 
H2020 – Galileo 1st Call
Start Date: 
01/02/2015
End Date: 
31/01/2018
Duration: 
36
Project Type: 
Innovation Action

Contact

Coordinator: 
Daniel Katz
Mobit Telecom ltd.
87 Tsahal
Kiryat Ono 55451
Israel
Scientific Officer: 
Manuel Lopez-Martinez
Background: 

The proposal aims at developing and promoting an EGNSS application providing an end-to-end solution based on the SAR/Galileo service, particularly using the unique Return-Link-Message (RLM), to improve the Search and Rescue of people in distress, comprising:

  • An improved Personal Locator Beacon (PLB): wrist-worn, integrating a 406MHz Cospas-Sarsat compatible beacon and a Digital Selective Calling (DSC) transceiver compatible with marine VHF radios.
  • A new communication method enhancing the standard communication between the PLB and the SAR/Galileo system, using an innovative uplink solution compatible with Cospas-Sarsat standards, and Galileo Return Link downlink.

A specific application of the new communication method: monitoring the physiological status of the PLB user and communicating it to the SAR system on the uplink, then upon RLM receive on downlink, further use that method to assist the rescue operation.

Partners: 
ES
  • GeoNumerics SL
FR
  • Thales Alenia Space France