The space downstream market is full of opportunities for companies developing GNSS-enabled chipsets, receivers and antennas – many of which are showcased in EUSPA’s first Fundamental Elements Catalogue.
“This catalogue not only showcases the success of the Fundamental Elements initiative, it also provides an overview of the opportunities for the space downstream industry,” says EUSPA Head of Market, Downstream and Innovation Fiammetta Diani.
Fundamental Elements is an R&D funding mechanism designed to support the development of innovative chipset, antenna and receiver technologies that industry would not yet invest in on its own initiative. In doing so, the programme helps accelerate the integration of European GNSS (EGNSS) into market-ready devices and solutions.
Now in its second call, the mechanisms has played a key role in positioning Galileo as the leading GNSS constellation we know today and in the development of the many GNSS-based applications that European citizens benefit from on a daily basis.
The Fundamental Elements Catalogue provides an in-depth overview of all the projects that received a combined EUR 70 million in funding during the first call.
One of those projects is the FANTASTIC project, which helped broaden the scope of professional GNSS applications by making them work in harsher conditions. To do this, the project developed technology for the optimal exploitation of the Precise Point Positioning (PPP) data provided by the Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS).
Also showcased in the catalogue is the AMETRINE project, which supported the uptake of the Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) service. It did this by developing an ultra-compact, market-ready SAR Return Link Service (RLS) beacon that can be incorporated into life-saving equipment.
An essential resource and a source of inspiration
These are just two of the 38 projects profiled in the catalogue. In addition to a general overview of each project, the catalogue includes information on the project’s target market, context and motivation, along with insights on the scope and challenges of the technical solution. Each entry also pays particular attention to how the project supports EUSPA’s mission of advancing the development and market uptake of EGNSS-enabled receivers.
Thanks to its easy-to-navigate, highly visual layout, the Fundamental Elements Catalogue is an essential resource for anyone interested in sourcing the developed technologies, products and services. It also serves as a source of inspiration for any corporation, SME, university, research organisation or public entity interested in participating in the current call, which aims to integrate Galileo’s key differentiators into receiver technologies.
“Looking at what the future holds, it is clear that Fundamental Elements will allow end-users from all segments to be part of a more competitive and strong EU Space landscape,” concludes Diani.
You can download your free copy here.
New calls are upcoming, all the relevant information on the open and foreseen for the year calls including details on the application process, can be found here.
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