MEOSAR Beacon prototyping

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01 January 2017 - 00:00
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Regulation (EU) No 1285/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on the implementation and exploitation of European satellite navigation systems and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 876/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 683/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

  • MEOSAR which will add Search and Rescue (SAR) capability to constellation of Galileo satellites. MEOSAR will enable an instantaneous and worldwide coverage, with distress beacons that will be detected and located more quickly and accurately than nowadays.
  • In this context, it is necessary to develop and demonstrate a Galileo-enabled MEOSAR beacon prototype.
  • This project aims to achieve the technological development by increasing the European industry’s innovation capacity and investing on E-GNSS differentiators for MEOSAR.

Updated: Jul 13, 2016