Sensor-Augmented EGNOS/Galileo Receiver
for Handheld Applications in Urban and
Indoor Environments (SARHA)
Combine a modern Satellite
Navigation receiver with augmentation sensors and integrate the hybrid navigation
software directly on the receiver hardware. The project will demonstrate its capabilities
for personal mobility applications in unfavourable environment such as urban canyons and
The first design studies and prototypes of combined communication and navigation systems
have already been developed and some have even been demonstrated in various field tests.
Although the results are promising, the systems are still far from being introduced into the
market. Main obstacles are still system complexity, dimensions/weight, reliability, limited
operation areas and cost. Before such systems can be used in real service situations, the next
step towards a more user-oriented product has to take place. Such development requires close
cooperation between GPS/EGNOS/(Galileo) receiver manufacturers; application experts and
specialists in sensor fusion and system integration.
Based on their extensive experience in the development of sophisticated GPS/EGNOS/(Galileo)
products and applications, a team of SME companies and a research institute have come
together to develop a
user-friendly ‘Sensor-Augmented EGNOS/Galileo Receiver for Handheld Applications in Urban
and Indoor Environments (SARHA)’.
The SARHA project will concentrate on the decisive factors for user acceptance:
- Higher integration of components to reduce dimensions and weight;
- Easy handling and high automation;
- Robustness of the system;
- Maximum use of commercial components to reduce cost;
- Integration of data communication functionality.
TeleConsult Austria GmbH, Austria (lead)
OECON GmbH, Germany
u-blox AG, Switzerland
Dynatronics AG, Switzerland
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Galileo Joint Undertaking, under FP6 of the European Union
Successfully completed in 2007