NICE (2008-2010)

NICE – has been defined with the support of the Alpine Rescue Team members of the Regione Piemonte (Italy).

It is a network-based positioning system exploiting the advantages of both the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS) associated to GPS and the available VHF communication infrastructure.

The positioning system is based on the raw GPS measurements collected by the user terminal and transmitted to a Local Element by VHF radio channels (or GPRS when available). Present R&D activities are also considering the integration of NICE with the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA).