GNSS and LORAN-C in Road and Rail
Development of an integrated GNSS/ LORAN-C system for applications in
road and rail transport.
GLORIA improves the market penetration of GNSS by combining it with the
existing terrestrial LORAN-C position determination system. This combination
improves the reliability and availability of the position determination and opens
the door to new applications and to major improvements in application designs
for road and rail transport.
For this, GLORIA tested the range of applicability and system performance of the
combined system under typical situations of road and rail applications. GLORIA
also developed and optimised receivers combining GNSS with LORAN-C and using the
complementary attributes of both approaches. Furthermore, it identified market
opportunities, assessed the potential and developed implementation strategies for the
most promising applications, with special emphasis on safety critical applications.
Finally, GLORIA investigated possible improvements of the GALILEO system
implementation mainly considering best benefits resulting from combinations with
terrestrial position determination.
Thus GLORIA was a major contribution to overcome technical limitations of
GNSS based services for the European citizen in land-mobile applications.
MAN Technology, Germany (lead)
HiTec Marketing, Austria
TeleConsult Austria, Austria
IST, 5th Framework Programme (European Commission)
Successfully completed in 2003