GRIMASSE: General aviation Rescue capacity Improvement for the worldwide Adoption of a Safe Solution based on European GNSS

Updated: Mar 29, 2018

Project details

Acronym: 
GRIMASSE
EU Contributions: 
1 925 713 €
Contract Number: 
776379
Start Date: 
01/11/2017
End Date: 
31/07/2019
Duration: 
21

Contact

Coordinator: 
Michel Monnerat
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE
100 boulevard du midi
06156 CANNES LA BOCCA
France
Scientific Officer: 
Carmen Aguilera
Background: 

The GRIMASSE project proposes an operational concept based on anchoring the Galileo SAR service in the SWIM information sharing concept implemented all around the world and in Europe in particular as SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research). The main objectives of the project are:
1. To improve the SAR detection and response to general aviation distress, through the integration of new features into the beacon for General Aviation, in terms of cost optimization, user-friendly aspects, integration of Galileo and EGNOS reception for improved encoded localization performance and reliability, and in-flight triggering capabilities
2. To optimize the responsiveness of RCCs towards the distress situations affecting aircrafts
3. To adapt the MCCs and MEOLUT to the data distribution of ELT-DT SAR alerts and specific accommodation of beacon inside general aviation airplanes and helicopters affecting the transmission performances.

Partners: 
  • ELTA ELTA
  • Pildo Labs PILDO CONSULTING SL
  • STMICROELECTRONICS SRL STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
ES
  • AERO CLUB BARCELONA SABADELL
FR
  • Thales Alenia Space - France
GB
  • British Light Aviation Centre Limited
SN
  • ASECNA AGENCE POUR LA SECURITE DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE EN AFRIQUE ET A MADAGASCAR