Towards High-Accuracy Positioning in Automotive Industry

Towards High-Accuracy Positioning in Automotive Industry

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Sabadell (Spain)

Hybrid event

As we reach the end of our project MAGICA, we are pleased to announce our final event which will take place in Castellarnau, near Barcelona, on March 28. The event will be an occasion to showcase the performance of our high-accuracy automotive Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) antenna, which has been the core of our project. Our Consortium, along with EUSPA, the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency, will welcome a range of stakeholders interested to share know-how and exchange knowledge in the development of autonomous vehicles powered by GNSS technology.

In a nutshell, the main objective of the MAGICA project is the development of an innovative, compact, low-cost antenna for high accuracy positioning applications following the standards of the automotive market. After several testing and validation phases, we are delighted to see our antenna operating in several frequency bands, including L1/E1, L5/E5 and E6, and operating over different positioning satellite constellations like Galileo or GPS. While multi-constellation and multi-frequency antennas can be found in other markets, they do not fit the specific constraints of the automotive sector: compact size, robustness, cost-competitive, and suitable for high dynamic receivers. The uniqueness of our GNSS antenna meets all these constraints while ensuring the needs of the safety for autonomous driving applications.


09:00 Welcome
09:30 – 9:50 Speaker 1: Miquel Garcia, PhD – CTO Rokubun (positioning)
09:50 – 10:10 Speaker 2: Benoit Derat, PhD – Senior Director for Systems & Projects / Antenna-Based Solutions at Rohde & Schwarz (antennas testing)
10:10 – 10:30 Speaker 3: Aleksandar Jevtic, PhD – Head of Research at FICOSA ADAS (autonomous driving)
10:30 – 10:45 EUSPA presentation.
10:45 – 11:00 Consortium presentation
11:00 – 11:25 Coffee Break
11:25 – 11:30 Video (including presentation of MAGICA…)
11:30 – 12:15 MAGICA presentation and results
12:15 – 12:30 MAGICA key insights & Q&A
12:30 – 13:00 Demo
13:00 – Onwards: (pica-pica lunch & networking)

Join us in Spain on March 28! Register for our final event here.

The MAGICA project, with the support from EUSPA, started in 2018 with the pledge to design at least 3 new multi-frequency GNSS antenna geometries able to receive at least L1/E1, L5/E5, and E6 bands that fulfill defined requirements to develop a new antenna’s amplifier with multi-frequency answer, low noise behaviour, and low group delay between bands to ensure antenna’s phase centre stability. 
At the end, our Consortium — Rohde & Schwarz, Seat, Idneo — is pleased to have achieved outstanding outcomes with the efficient manufacturing and near commercialization of such an innovative prototype antenna specially adapted to automotive applications.

Join us in Spain on March 28! Register for our final event here.

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