Updated: Jul 28, 2016

HELIOS
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:

  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.

Coordinator: 
Alain Bouhet
OROLIA SAS
Village du hirgoat zi des cinq 26
56520 Guidel
France
GSA Project Officer: 
Carmen Aguilera
Total Cost: 
4 869 656 €
EU Contributions: 
3 471 628 €
Project Call: 
H2020 – Galileo 2nd Call
Contract Number: 
687554
Partners
Sioen Nv
Belgium
Airbus Operations Gmbh
Germany
Air France
France
Centre national d’études spatiales
France
Chelton Antennas
France
Orolia Sas
France