HELIOS: Second Generation Beacon for GALILEO/EGNOS EGNSS Search And Rescue applications

Updated: Jul 28, 2016

Project details

Acronym: 
HELIOS
Total Cost: 
4 869 656 €
EU Contributions: 
3 471 628 €
Contract Number: 
687554
Project Call: 
H2020 – Galileo 2nd Call
Start Date: 
01/03/2016
End Date: 
30/04/2019
Duration: 
38

Contact

Coordinator: 
Alain Bouhet
OROLIA SAS
Village du hirgoat zi des cinq 26
56520 Guidel
France
Tel: 
33 297024917
Scientific Officer: 
Carmen Aguilera
Background: 

The HELIOS project aims at providing a Second Generation range of Beacons (SGB) and associated antennas designed to operate with the full capability of the new Meosar Cospas/Sarsat (C/S) International Programme, embedded in the Navigation Satellite Systems as GALILEO.

This system improves significantly the performance of localization introducing new capabilities and new operations impossible before will contribute to save more lives at sea and on land.

The key objectives of the HELIOS project are:

  1. Defining, developing Products (beacons and associated antennas) compatible with EGNSS & SAR services and latest end-users’ requirements.
  2. GALILEO EGNSS & SAR System validation.
  3. Certifications for commercialization.

Gathering the knowledge of major players recognized in their industry worldwide, the HELIOS partners project will give the vehicle to the European Industry to lead the way for safer, more innovative systems responding to current and evolving market problems.

Objectives: 

The  HELIOS  project  aims  at  providing  a  Second  Generation  range  of  Beacons  (SGB)  and associated antennas designed to operate with the full capability of the new Meosar Cospas/Sarsat (C/S) International Programme (a satellite-based Search And  Rescue (SAR) distress alert detection and information distribution system), embedded in the Navigation Satellite Systems as GALILEO.

Partners: 
BE
  • Sioen Nv
DE
  • Airbus Operations Gmbh
FR
  • Air France
  • Centre national d’études spatiales
  • Chelton Antennas
  • Orolia Sas