SINSIN: Enhanced PLB, EGNSS receiver, and MEOLUT, according but beyond the standard, significantly improving the localization in difficult conditions, paving the way to a mass market SAR/Galileo service

Updated: Mar 29, 2018

Project details

Acronym: 
SINSIN
EU Contributions: 
1 312 850 €
Contract Number: 
776253
Project Call: 
H2020 – Galileo 3rd Call
Start Date: 
01/11/2017
End Date: 
31/10/2020
Duration: 
36

Contact

Coordinator: 
Daniel KATZ
MOBIT TELECOM LTD
Kiryat Ono
Kiryat Ono 5542106
Israel
Scientific Officer: 
Manuel Lopez
Background: 

The project’s overall objective is to develop a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) embedded with an enhanced EGNSS receiver, and respectively enhance a MEOLUT, enabling localization with only 1-2 satellites in view and improving the standard 'slow moving beacon' localization accuracy by a factor of x10, paving the way to an effective mass market terrestrial Search and Rescue service based on SAR/Galileo.

In particular, SINSIN project will target to: 

1. Implement a method for localization of beacons using 2 satellites (single burst) or 1 satellite (multi-burst). 

2. Implement a method to improve the standard localization accuracy of a 'slow moving beacon' by x10.

3. Develop a Personal Locator Beacon and enhance a MEOLUT providing improved localization as indicated above, the beacon implementing the Galileo RLS protocol and featuring substantially isotropic antennas for the uplink (SAR) and downlink (GNSS + RLS), practically enabling connectivity with any SAR/GNSS satellite above the horizon.

4. Disseminate the SINSIN products/ technology in at least one of the following scopes:

• Independent SAR systems, each comprising beyond the standard MEOLUT and beacons

• A European standard for SAR systems/service.

• A Cospas-Sarsat standard applicable to all beacons and MEOLUTs worldwide.

Partners: 
  • MOBIT TELECOM LTD
  • SAPHYRION SAGL
  • STMICROELECTRONICS SRL STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
FR
  • Thales Alenia Space France