SBAS-enabled Maritime Receiver
Fundamental Elements InfoDay 2018
Prague, 14th March
Manuel Lopez, Waterborne Sector
• Satellite-based Augmentation Systems are included in the IMO Res. MSC.401 (95) on Performance
Standards for Multi-System Shipborne Radionavigation Receivers
• SBAS is already adopted in shipborne receivers providing increased accuracy.
• However, today there is no maritime Standard or Guidelines for the implementation of SBAS in shipborne
receivers and the majority of these implementations do not take into account the information related to
the system integrity messages that is already broadcasted by SBAS.
• To complement IMO Res. MSC.401(95),
‒ RCTM SC-104 on DGNSS created a SBAS subgroup in 2016 to prepare Guidelines for the
implementation of SBAS in shipborne receivers and draft test specifications for a safety service
compliant with IMO Res. A.1046.
‒ IEC TC 80 is expected to finalise test specifications for the type approval of multisystem shipborne
radionavigation receivers with the support of RTCM by 2020.
Implementation of EGNOS using integrity data in
Name Type Summary Max.budget
(1) Secure the availability of commercial products from European
manufacturers of SBAS-enabled Shipborne Receivers.
(2) Develop and test SBAS-enabled Shipborne Receivers according to the
draft Guidelines, for the implementation of SBAS, submitted to RTCM.
a. Receiver firmware update, taking into account:
i. The minimum set of SBAS Messages to be processed by a
maritime receiver in compliance to IMO Resolution A.1046
operational requirements using SBAS SIS corrections and
ii. The recommended processing of messages as well as the
system alerts in compliance to the requirements of IMO Res.
b. Static and Dynamic Test Campaign in the laboratory.
c. Dynamic Test Campaign on a vessel.
(3) Support the finalisation of the draft Guidelines based on the results of
the implementation and the results of the tests.
(4) Support the SBAS standardisation process at RTCM and IEC including the
definition of tests specifications for the type approval. The support may
include attendance to meetings and preparation of test specifications.
1 Mil EUR
Development of SBAS-enabled Shipborne Receivers
Summary and objectives
Start Date: 01/03/2018
Duration: 24 months
Budget: 714,285 €
EU Contribution: 500.000 €
Participants: Kongsberg Seatex
The MAREC project will contribute to the ongoing work with SBAS standardisation for
SOLAS and non-SOLAS applications both for navigations equipment and for AIS. The aim is
to have guidelines for the implementation of SBAS in maritime available and to contribute
to the work on test specifications.
The project will create awareness of the benefits of using SBAS. The algorithms will be
implemented in several receivers and tested in a laboratory and in a real environment.
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