Personalised Applications based
on reliable Positioning, Communication
and GIS / Managementsystems in the
Develop a modular generic platform, which integrates the three core
technologies, based on state-of-the-art and COTS products.
To improve a stand-alone GPS positioning PANORAMA will
integrate GPS with additional sensors like accelerometers,
barometric height sensors, and magnetometer to bridge GPS
outages with dead reckoning. The potential of such a combined
system under alpine condi-tions will be evaluated within
the project’s field trials.
Many applications are based on the transmission of position
information from the mobile user in the field to a service
centre and the visualisation of the position data on a
digital map, e.g. the visualisation of the positions of
mountain rescuers at a (mobile) rescue centre, which co-ordinates
the rescue operation; “electronic hiking / biking / skitouring
guides”, etc. Due to the fact that GSM does not provide sufficient
coverage in alpine regions, a safety critical system can not be
based on GSM as sole means of communication. The PANORAMA approach
will combine GSM with satellite communication technology (based on
MEO satellites) to achieve high availability in remote areas for
reasonable prices. Additionally the potential of alternative
communication technologies like Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA)
will be evaluated.
The transmitted position information will be visualized using
adequate geodata (i.e. satellite image, aerial image, map, digital elevation
modell, ...) and specific information, like weather-, avalanch-... information.
Standard internet and GIS technologies will be used.
PANORAMA will develop a modular generic platform, which is based
on COTS products (to ensure low system costs) and which can be
adapted for various applications. Based on a detailed analysis
of the state-of-the-art, a concept for such a system will be
elaborated and be used to evaluate the three core technologies
in alpine environment. Based on the results of the field tests
a roadmap for the future realisation of a target system will
alpS GmbH – Zentrum für Naturgefahrenmanagement, Austria (lead)
Telematica e.K., Germany
TeleConsult Austria, Austria
GPS GmbH, Germany
Successfully completed in 2006