Galileo Receiver for Mass Market Applications in the Automotive Area (2009 - 2010)

GAMMA-A application Galileo frequency bands GAMMA-A receiver
(a) GAMMA-A target application: automotive. (b) GPS/Galileo frequency bands. (c) GAMMA-A prototype receiver.


The objective of the project was to develop a 3-frequency GALILEO/EGNOS/GPS satellite navigation receiver concept primarily for automotive applications. The project had been setup to overcome today's problems, that no suitable precise receivers are available for the specific needs of automotive applications (e.g. advanced driver assistance systems), which provide precise and reliable localisation performance within the environmental conditions of automotive applications. Further drawbacks of today's solutions are large volumes and prices of receivers which provide the necessary accuracy by using 2 frequency GPS and GLONASS signals. The GAMMA-A project pushed the state-of-the-art of GNSS receivers by combining GALILEO, EGNOS, and GPS signals in an advanced 3-frequency receiver architecture combining the L1 GPS/EGNOS/GALILEO signals with E5a/L5 GPS/GALILEO and E5b GALILEO and by elaboration of relevant core technologies and new solutions for architecture and implementation of the receiver subsystems.
Funding: European Community's Seventh Framework Program (FP7) (GALILEO-2007-3.1-01 Mass Market Receiver). The project was managed by the European GNSS Agency.
Project Partners: Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS (coordinator), TeleConsult Austria GmbH, OECON GmbH, Tele+ Italia S.A.S., inPosition GmbH, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, IMST GmbH, University of Bologna, The 425 Company Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH, Thales Alenia Space, Volkswagen AG.