The Maritime LOPOS EGNOS Test Bed (MARLET)

Ship moving into harbour
EGNOS navigation information will compliment radar signals

The aim of this project was the demonstration of the European Geostationary Overlay Service (EGNOS) in the maritime environment in two domains: Hamburg port operations and in the context of the forthcoming installation of AIS transponders aboard seagoing vessels.

In particular, the following tasks were performed:

  • An examination of integrity for the LOPOS-generated GPS / GLONASS correctional data
  • A performance comparison between local production of correction data and use of EGNOS
  • A test of the operative use of EGNOS for commercial applications in shipping
  • An investigation of the suitability of EGNOS for alternative navigational solutions – namely AIS – for the intelligent and selective reduction in the amount of data to be transferred.

The MARLET project was initiated in December 2001 and was completed in December 2002.

Last update: 8 February 2006

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