GRICAS: Galileo MEOSAR RLS Improvement for Better Civil Aviation Security

Updated: Mar 23, 2017

Project details

Acronym: 
GRICAS
Total Cost: 
2 783 637 €
EU Contributions: 
2 046 984 €
Contract Number: 
687556
Project Call: 
H2020 – Galileo 2nd Call
Start Date: 
01/01/2016
End Date: 
30/09/2017
Duration: 
21

Contact

Coordinator: 
Pauline Martin
Thales Alenia Space France
Avenue Jean-François Champollion 26
31037 Toulouse
France
Tel: 
+33 (0)5 34 35 68 14
Scientific Officer: 
Carmen Aguilera
Why this project is important for EGNOS/GSA/SatNav?: 

Background: 

Recent drama in civil aviation leading to losses of several aircrafts have shown an incapacity of quickly dispatching rescue means for potential survivals, and a surprising incapacity of determining the position of the aircrafts wreck, generating major researches expenses.

GRICAS proposes to develop a safety concept based on an innovative use of Galileo SAR service for a maximum rescue effectiveness. It includes the development of NG Beacons, innovative MEOLUT that optimizes the position accuracy even for high dynamic beacons, a new RLS employment concept,

and associated In-flight beacon activations triggers when detecting abnormal flight situations.

Based on key regulation S&R players within the consortium (CNES, BEA, DGAC), GRICAS is a unique opportunity to bring to the fore one of the essential Galileo differentiator compared to other GNSS, decisively contributing to the aviation safety.

With the innovations developed in GRICAS, Galileo will get a recognized service differentiator for the European Citizen Safety in aircrafts.

Objectives: 

GRICAS  proposes  to  develop  an  integrated  aeronautical  solution  aiming  at  reinforcing  the  civil  aviation safety. The system  relies  on an innovative use of the  full  potentialities  of  Galileo SAR service. The  overall solution comprises 3 products on which specific business plans can be built.

How does it work?: 

Results: 

Next Steps: 

Partners: 
ES
  • AERO CLUB BARCELONA SABADELL
  • Pildo Consulting SL
FR
  • Avions De Transport Regional
  • Centre national d’études spatiales
  • Elta
  • Thales Alenia Space France
IT
  • STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
SN
  • Agence Pour La Securite De La Navigation Aerienne En Afrique Et A Madagascar