FANTASTIC - Field Aware Navigation and Timing Authentication Sensor for Timing Infrastructure and Centimeter level positioning, aims to develop an enhanced positioning and timing engine for use as a critical component in professional positioning and timing applications. By leveraging on the characteristics of the new European navigation satellite system, Galileo, centimetre level accuracy, high availability, maximum reliability and hacker-proof security will be attained.

An innovative “field aware” antenna technology will be developed and combined with receiver-level Galileo-specific features based on the Commercial Service, the pilot signals and the frequency diversity. This will substantially broaden the scope of professional GNSS applications, making them work where they couldn’t work before.

Three specific use cases will be tested and demonstrated within this project: 

  1. Commercial Service based precise positioning. The innovations introduced in this project will increase the PPP solution availability, the convergence time (equivalent to “time to first fix”) through improving multipath mitigation.
  2. Machine control for construction, agriculture. In this use case the improvement of RTK availability and reliability will be demonstrated. 
  3. Timing. First commercial steps towards secure products will be made by implementing time authentication and spoofing detection and rejection in timing products. 

FANTASTIC has been funded under the Fundamental Elements programme of the GSA, a new EU R&D funding mechanism supporting the development of EGNSS-enabled chipsets, receivers and antennas, with the major objectives of facilitating the adoption of the European GNSS Systems and improving the competitiveness of the EU industry, by addressing specific user needs in priority market segments.


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