The project TREASURE kicked-off in Nottingham, UK, the 7th of February 2016. TREASURE will integrate signals from satellite navigation systems such as GPS, launched by the US, alongside Russia’s GLONASS, China’s BeiDou and Europe’s new Galileo system. Combining these different satellite systems to operate together is a new development known as multi-GNSS, which is key to provide instantaneous, high accuracy positioning anywhere in the world. The four-year project will focus on a service that will take the current use of GNSS - normally based on just one or two systems - to the next level, to provide accuracy of a few centimetres in real time, opening up a multitude of new possibilities.
The service, to be developed at prototype level, will benefit safety-critical industries like aviation and maritime navigation, as well as high accuracy dependent applications such as offshore drilling and production operations, dredging, construction, agriculture and driverless cars and drones, just to name a few.
Here a picture of the kick-off meeting in Nottingham, UK:
GPS World dedicated a news to this new European wide project. You can find it at the following link:gpsworld.com/eu-project-to-seek-treasure-in-multi-gnss-positioning/