04. Development of gnss receiver technologies for premium and general mass market
14 March 2017
2nd Fundamental Elements Info Day
European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Development of GNSS receiver technologies
for Premium and General mass market
• Call background
• Objectives and requirements
• Evaluation, timeline and budget
• GNSS mass market applications cover two market segments:
‒ Location Based Services (LBS), understood as consumer-grade GNSS applications accessible
on smartphones, tablets and wearables
‒ Internet of Things (IoT), understood for the purpose of this call as Machine to Machine
applications, using communication networks to connect objects and share/monitor their
• Performance requirements by these applications call for more accurate,
reliable and ubiquitous signals and services.
• Positioning solutions combine the use of GNSS with independent
measurements derived from augmentation sensors and radio technologies
• The perception of GNSS as an important battery drain slows down its adoption
in the IoT domain.
Call background (1/3)
Premium Mass Market (PMM)
• Upper segment of mass market applications with respect to general purpose mass-market
applications (defined later). For example:
‒ Semi-professional applications (like GIS on smartphones)
‒ Applications to assist visually or physically impaired (eHealth)
‒ Use of higher-end devices for trekking/geocaching/paragliding
‒ Tracking of high value goods and people.
• It requires higher performances than the ones achievable by popular mass-market
products such as trackers or step counters but less stringent than the professional ones
such as GIS receivers.
• Currently covered by GPS only or GNSS multi-constellation, single band.
• Issue to be addressed by the available funding: Galileo adoption is progressing, however
the solutions are not optimized for Galileo and usually do not use Galileo differentiators.
Call Background (2/3)
General Mass Market (GMM)
• Low end part of mass market applications:
‒ Mainly cost-driven
‒ Energy consumption and physical size are key drivers.
• GMM receivers aim at uses in, primarily, Internet of Things applications, for
‒ Low value objects and persons geo-fencing and tracking (with low accuracy
‒ Smart lightning
‒ Bike sharing, etc.
• Currently covered by other sensors/networks or GPS only, single band.
• Issue to be addressed by the available funding: GNSS is not included in very low
power solutions or low performance GPS only solutions are proposed.
Call background (3/3)
Development, integration, testing and demonstration
of hardware components, software or firmware filling
technology gaps for Premium Mass Market GNSS
devices. The developments shall:
‒ Be innovative
‒ Be compliant with specific market constraints
‒ Be ready to be integrated into a close-to-market device
and meet the applications requirements (TRL 7)
‒ Leverage Galileo differentiators
Development, integration, testing and demonstration of
hardware components, software or firmware filling
technology gaps for Internet of Things (IoT) or other General
Mass Market applications. The developments shall:
‒ Be innovative but cost efficient
‒ Meet the applications requirements
‒ Be compliant with other specific market constraints
‒ Close-to-market (TRL 7)
‒ Be ready to be integrated into a close-to-market device featuring
either single- (Galileo) or double-constellation (Galileo/GPS),
leverage Galileo differentiators whenever relevant
• Relevance of the proposal to the objectives of the call, credibility of the
proposed approach, and innovation of the solutions proposed:
‒ Overall quality of the proposal;
‒ Effectiveness of the prototype demonstration;
‒ Feasibility market implementation after the project.
• Impact in terms of economic and public benefits derived from the proposal:
‒ Maximisation of the benefits to citizens by the adoption of the results in the market
‒ Effectiveness, coherence and viability of the business plan.
• Credible and effective dissemination plan for the results in the best interest of
the European Union;
• Quality of the implementation:
‒ Coherence of the work plan;
‒ Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures;
‒ Appropriateness of the distribution of the tasks among the proposed resources.
Stages Date/time or
a) Publication of the call 12 March 2018
b) Deadline for request for clarifications 15 June 2018
c) Publication of the clarifications 22 June 2018
d) Deadline for submitting applications 12 July 2018
e) Evaluation period July to September 2018
Information to applicants on the outcome of the
g) Signature of the Grant Agreement [T0 + 8 months] November 2018
• Maximum budget allocated for EU funding:
• Number of projects:
Up to 8
• Indicative EU financing amount for each project:
EUR 500.000 - 1.500.000
• Maximum EU financing rate of eligible costs:
The call constitutes a good opportunity for:
• Already-established providers of solutions for mass
market to improve or expand their product portfolio
• Newcomers to facilitate the development of their own
solutions and their entry to the market
We are looking forward to receive your
proposals for this exciting opportunity!
High flexibility and scalability