ESNC Winner 2016: One Step Ahead of a Civilian Drone Market

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overall_winner2_2016This year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition, a world’s heading creation height for forward-thinking applications in a field, centred on a subject of municipal worker use. On 25 Oct in Madrid, a 2016 book culminated in an awards rite featuring distinguished attention member and a winners of 32 categories, that enclosed 11 worker applications. Rafael outpost Frieken, Madrid’s informal apportion of education, youth, and sport, presented a grand esteem to a innovative confidence complement GUAPO, that promises to take a use of drones to a subsequent level.

GUAPO – A confidence complement for early worker detection, classification, and tracking

Drones have been one of a biggest trends of 2016. At a same time, concerns per a reserve of these inclination are flourishing due to a arise in media reports of drones crashing or encroaching on security-critical spaces. In response, a altogether winners of ESNC 2016 – Dr. Carmine Clemente and his group from a University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) – are building a singular satellite-based complement able of early worker showing and tracking. GUAPO factors in a electromagnetic characteristics of drones to offer continual coverage with low apparatus requirements. It so provides a cost-effective, sensor-based resolution for monitoring areas where confidence is paramount, such as in a insurance zones around airports. In addition, GUAPO is good matched to security-related activities in tie with vast events or worker deliveries in e-commerce.

Along with a competition’s EUR 10,000 grand prize, this innovative plan is now set to accept an endless package including cash, selling support, consulting services, technical assistance, and some-more as a leader of a United Kingdom’s informal ESNC prize. These advantages are designed to accelerate a idea’s serve expansion and marketplace entry.

Civilian drones: a expansion marketplace for GNSS

According to a latest worker news gathered by Business Insider, worker sales are approaching to transcend EUR 11 billion by a year 2021 – a poignant boost on a EUR 7 million a shred accounts for during present. Playing a distinguished purpose in this expansion will be blurb drones, a sales of that are projected to quadruple over a subsequent 5 years interjection to ongoing technological advancements and worsening cost competition.

In sequence to work safely, drones rest on satellite navigation signals such as GPS and Galileo for accurate positioning and orientation. They so paint a earnest expansion marketplace for tellurian satellite navigation systems (GNSS).

The ESNC’s first-ever try to residence this up-and-coming marketplace – a corner bid with Xunta de Galicia – was a rousing success: A full third of a 2016 winners were recognized for their innovative worker applications. An overview of a winning entrants in all of this year’s 32 categories is now accessible on foe website.

“The vast series of earnest worker applications a ESNC perceived this year will assist a partner regions in positioning themselves in this destiny segment,” adds Thorsten Rudolph, CEO of Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen and initiator of a ESNC. “Thanks to a new special esteem for UAVs, a foe has also serve solidified a repute as an engine of creation in new marketplace sectors.”

Europe’s creation network for satellite navigation
Having perceived some-more than 400 portentous business ideas and rarely modernized technical concepts, ESNC 2016 now offers solutions to a amicable and mercantile hurdles a universe now faces. Since 2004, over 300 prize-winners, scarcely 3,800 entries, and some-more than 10,000 participants from around a universe have remade a foe into a heading creation network in satellite navigation. As a result, a ESNC is now personification a pivotal purpose in a uptake of Europe’s EGNOS and Galileo programmes.

“Downstream entrepreneurs and start-ups play an critical role. They are a ones bringing EGNOS and Galileo down to Earth by a applications they develop. This is where a European Satellite Navigation Competition plays a essential role,” states Matthias Petschke, Director for a European Satellite Navigation Programmes of a European Commission. “The ESNC has amassed a lane record of success in fostering creation and focus expansion in satellite navigation given a launch in 2004.”

Satellite Masters Conference showcases a space-based technologies of tomorrow
The Satellite Masters Conference has turn an critical entertainment place for industries, scientists, and start-ups concerned in a blurb use of Earth regard and satellite navigation. Held during Madrid’s Circulo de Bellas Artes for a initial time, this year’s eventuality also supposing a gratifying environment for a ESNC awards ceremony. The winners had a possibility to benefaction their ideas to a general Earth regard and navigation stage and plead innovations in space-based technologies and services with those in attendance. The conference, that was instituted by AZO and co-organised this year by madri+d and Comunidad de Madrid with additional support from Deloitte, took place on 25-26 October. Scheduled to follow a really subsequent day in a same plcae was a H2020 Space Info Day, an eventuality organized by CDTI, Comunidad de Madrid, and madri+d.