MAGIC
Management of Galileo Interferences and Counter Measures

Background & Objectives

The objective of the MAGIC project is to define and validate the technical solutions that will allow Galileo operators to offer an interference-free system. The three topics : detection, isolation and mitigation will be defined, studied and validated through theorical approach, software simulations and real field trials. Finally the MAGIC project will define the system GIMS (Galileo Interference Management System) implementing the ad-hoc technics and connectable to Local Element.

Objectives

MAGIC stands for Management of Galileo Interferences and Counter-measures. The objective of the MAGIC project is to define and validate the technical solutions that will allow Galileo operators to offer an interference-free system. The three topics: detection, isolation and mitigation will be defined, studied and validated through theoretical approach, software simulations and real field trials :

  • interference detection: This consists in determining with confidence that interfering signals are currently affecting the area being managed, and the interference characteristics. When appropriate, alerts shall be generated to inform users that any positioning and/or timing data still being obtained may no longer be reliably used;
  • interference mitigation: While interference is in place, mitigation mechanisms shall be activated so as to reduce its adverse effects;
  • interference isolation: Once presence of interference has been detected, actions shall immediately be taken to determine the interference source location. Such information will be of great value for the administrative / police procedures which will end forcing the interferer to cease transmissions.

Finally the MAGIC project will define the system GIMS (Galileo Interference Management System) implementing the ad-hoc techniques and connectable to Local Element.

Coordinator: 
GSA Project Officer: 
Eric Guyader
Total Cost: 
3 264 140 €
EU Contributions: 
1 874 020 €
Project Call: 
FP6 2nd Call
Contract Number: 
GJU/05/2416/CTR/MAGIC
Partners
Joanneum Research
Austria
FDC
France
TELETEL SA
Greece
Space Engineering
Italy
University of Bologna
Italy

Updated: Oct 11, 2018