Autonomous Indoor Outdoor Safety Tracking system
Grant agreement ID: 776425
Royal Military Academy (Koninklijke Militaire School)
Inertia Technology B.V.
Hulpverleningszone Centrum (Oost-Vlaanderen)
The objective of AIOSAT (Autonomous Indoor & Outdoor Safety Tracking System) is to progress beyond the state of the art by defining the AIOSAT concept, which aims to overcome limitations of GNSS usage in rescue interventions. For this purpose, GNSS positions are enhanced with EGNOS and fused with position information inferred from pedestrian dead reckoning and ultra wide band ranging data.
The main paths to the goal will be to define 1) the end-user requirements for the AIOSAT system, 2) the advanced positioning subsystem, 3) the communications subsystem, 4) the tracking and alerting application, and build an integrated prototype system to be validated during field tests.
The ultimate aim of the project is to disseminate and use the project outcomes, and thus in order to use and spread the knowledge acquired, a set of concrete, quantitative and customized activities is planned.
The main strengths of the AIOSAT consortium are threefold.1) It is composed of world class organizations with extensive and successful prior experience in the research areas related to the technologies employed. 2) The consortium involves two end-users, a technology provider, a university, a university-level military academy and two SMEs aiming at exploiting the project results as subsystem integrators, software and service providers. 3) The small size of the consortium avoids inefficiencies and work overhead typical in larger projects.
Ceit's role in the project
Ceit is the management, technical, financial and IPR coordinator of the project.
Technically, Ceit is responsible for the GNSS algorithm based on the Galileo enhancement of outdoor geolocalization. To that end, the integrity of the signal should be improved by the use of EDAS/EGNOS and software dedicated modules for the transitions from outdoor to indoor or mixed conditions.
As coordinator of the project, Ceit is also responsible for integrating the system, hardware and synchronization.