End-user and ATM communities
The NAVISAS project is committed to ensure that all safety and performance requirements established in the European ATM masterplan are adequately taken into account in the design of the NAVISAS APNT concept. It is unlikely that all GNSS constellations have an interference event at the same time, so the proposed concept will allow more precise and accurate position estimates, because there is an increase in the number of visible satellites. Combining multiple constellations improves signal availability allows designers to take advantage of the systems’ different characteristics. We believe this concept is entirely compatible with the design and development of an affordable equipment that general aviation, ultra light and very light aircraft owners and RPAS operators will be able to deploy with ease improving their navigation capabilities.
Small aircraft manufacturers, aeronautical industry and scientific communities
The core technologies behind the NAVISAS concept, the atomic micro-gyroscope and miniature atomic clock, rely on a similar cell. We believe this will allow bridging the gap between the price of navigation grade gyroscopes and the market constraints for affordable inertial systems and avionics in small aircraft. The combination of these components with multi-constellation GNSS navigation (i.e. using GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS, others or combinations thereof) is expected to bring a significant improvement to the availability and precision of air navigation services. NAVISAS is devoted to providing credibility to this concept and approach.
The NAVISAS project funded under the SESAR JU is working towards providing small aircraft owners and pilots with the capability to navigate with performance levels similar to airliners at affordable costs. NAVISAS expects this to enable small aircraft to operate in areas and in conditions where they cannot operate today and to improve safety for all airspace users.
This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 699387.