Second Generation Beacon for GALILEO/EGNOS EGNSS Search And Rescue applications
Background & 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, 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:
- Defining, developing Products (beacons and associated antennas) compatible with EGNSS & SAR services and latest end-users’ requirements.
- GALILEO EGNSS & SAR System validation.
- 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.